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Montreal has been chosen as the venue for the 2016 Fringe World Congress.

The congress is a formal gathering for Fringe festival representatives across the world to share ideas.

A spokesperson from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival said: “Since the first Fringe World Congress, it has firmly established itself as a key event for Fringe organisers, allowing them to converse and collaborate about their respective festival operations.

“This kind of collaboration and international teamwork benefits all involved in Fringes across the world – from the participants and the audiences, to the staff and the local communities.”

The Fringe World Congress has been running since 2012, when it was first held in Edinburgh.

The 2014 festival also took place in Edinburgh, as part of the Culture 2014 scheme that accompanied the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Next year the hosts will be the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montreal, and take place on November 16 to 18.

David Jordan the President of Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals said: “The 2016 Fringe World Congress promises to be a lively and inspiring event against the beautiful and historical backdrop of the city of Montreal.

“The Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montreal is such a vibrant and diverse festival – I can’t think of a better place to host the Congress in 2016.

“”I’m looking forward to welcoming our international Fringe colleagues to Canada in 2016 and to continue to strengthen the world fringe community and raise awareness of the scale and importance of Fringe activity on the world stage.”

The last congress attracted 56 delegates from 38 Fringe festivals across the world.

The 2016 congress will be live streamed in a number of countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

The 2016 Fringe World Congress is taking place in Montreal in November next year. For more information, click here.