Montréal honours its $73m conference ambassadors

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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.”

The ambassadors

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,

November 2019

Professor Fabrice Labeau, Emeritus Ambassador

IEEE SENSORS 2019 – The 18th IEEE Conference on Sensors, October 2019

Dominic Bruneau

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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