Ambassadors who helped bring a dozen international meetings to Montréal have been honoured by the city at a gala dinner.
The events, covering everything from AI to Thrombosis, are expected to attract 32,000 delegates to the Canadian city and pump $73m into the province of Québec.
Eighteen individuals were toasted at the evening function, which was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, last week.
Robert Mercure, president and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, said: “Montréal hosts more international events than any other city in the Americas, an honour attributable to our ambassadors and their commitment to advocating for their city and their scientific fields.
“The Recognition Award Gala recognizes the undeniable contribution and leadership of these Ambassadors, but also the role played by our industry partners, especially Tourisme Montréal and the Hotel Association of Greater Montréal,” he added.
Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx added: “For over 30 years, the Club’s Ambassadors have helped to make Montréal the city that hosts the greatest number of international events in North America.
“They include individuals who, through their efforts to attract thousands of delegates to Montréal, are enabling Québec to take advantage of a striking showcase among international clienteles.”
Professor Shirley Lehnert and Professor Jan Seuntjens
17th International Congress on Radiation Research – ICRR 2023, September 2023
Professor James J. Clark
18th International Conference on Computer Vision – ICCV 2021, October 2021
Professor Joelle Pineau and Professor Doina Precup
30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence – IJCAI 2021, July 2021
Professor Yola Moride
33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, August
Professor Wahab Almuhtadi and Mr. Ibrahim J. Gedeon
42nd IEEE International Conference on Communications – ICC 2021, June 2021
Professor Denis deBlois and Professor Lyne Lalonde
7th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, May 2020
Professor Ali Hafez
9th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery – ICGS 2018, September 2018
Professor Hany Moustapha, Emeritus Ambassador
Global Power & Propulsion Society Conference, GPPS 2018, May 2018
Professor Karim Benyekhlef and Professor Fabien Gélinas
21st Annual General Meeting – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - ICANN66,
Professor Fabrice Labeau, Emeritus Ambassador
IEEE SENSORS 2019 – The 18th IEEE Conference on Sensors, October 2019
World Robot Olympiad – WRO 2020, November 2020
Dr. Susan Kahn and Dr. Marc Rodger
XXXI ISTH Congress with 69th Annual SSC Meeting – International Society on Thrombosis and
Haemostasis, June 2023
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