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Ambassadors help Québec venue to register ‘outstanding’ year

The Québec City Convention Centre has hailed an ‘outstanding’ year in which it hosted 210 events – including 71 conferences – and hosted more than 216,000 delegates.

The events harvested 221, 370 overnights for hotels in the city, which added $122m to its coffers, with a quarter of that total ($28.4m) picked up by the hotel and food services sector.

The economic gains from the conferences were an 11 per cent increase on the previous year.

Members of the Québec City Ambassadors’ Club, many of whom are research professors at Université Laval, helped land 11 of the 18 international conferences held at the centre in 2018–2019.

These events attracted more than 7,000 attendees and generated $14.7m for Québec City.

Conferences secured by ambassadors in 2018–2019

  • 7th World Conference on “Violence in Schools and Public Policies” and 7th Biennial Conference of the Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement (CQJDC)

Ambassadors: Claire Beaumont, Julie Beaulieu, and Marie-Ève Bachand

  • 16th World Conference Cities and Ports

Ambassadors: Mario Girard and Annick Métivier

  • 21st International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses

Ambassador: Younès Messaddeq

  • 13th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry

Ambassador: Normand Voyer

  • Workshop on Information Optics

Ambassadors: Simon Thibault and Pierre Marquet

  • 54th FBINAA Annual Training Conference

Ambassador: Gilles Martel

  • 2018 International Geographic Union (IGU) Regional Conference

Ambassador: Matthew Hatvany

  • 20th International Sedimentological Congress

Ambassador: Pierre Francus

  • Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Ambassador: Pascale Tremblay

  • ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information Engineering Conference

Ambassador: Clément Gosselin

  • Routes Americas 2019

Ambassador: Gaëtan Gagné

Over 232 events are already on the docket through 2023, including 20 international events. But the Centre continues to keep a close eye out for promising event opportunities for the region.