October 22, 2014

Québec City on top of the world!

The Québec City Convention Centre confirms nine new international conferences

Québec City is a powerful draw for organizations seeking a truly stand-out destination for their events. This attraction has come to the fore in recent months, with the city landing nine international conferences in head-to-head competitions with other world cities.

Hosting these conferences will boost Québec City’s business tourism receipts by nearly $15 million. The presence of more than 7,000 conference-goers works out to close to 20,000 nights at local hotels.

“This windfall for Québec City is the result of the hard work of influential individuals who’ve made a commitment to bringing and helping organize conferences of the international conference association they belong to” said Québec City Convention Centre President and CEO P.-Michel Bouchard. “The Québec City Convention Centre and its Ambassadors' Club provide the tools and support you need to smooth the bidding process and pave the way for our ambassadors to embark on this wonderful adventure. Thanks to them, Québec City is on top of the world!”


81st PEN International Congress (2015)
International writers forum
October 10 to 16, 2015: 500 delegates

20th International MICCAI Conference (2017)
(Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society)
1,000 medical imaging specialists coming to Québec City in 2017
September 10 to 14, 2017: 1,000 delegates
Ambassador: Simon Duchesne, Researcher, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) 14th Biennial Meeting
International geological society goes with Québec City
August 19 to 23, 2017: 700 delegates
Ambassador: Georges Beaudoin, Professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Université Laval,

ICA 2017 (Instrumentation, control, and automation)
The International Water Association (IWA) will meet in Québec City
June 12 to 14, 2017: 400 delegates
Ambassador: Peter A. Vanrolleghem, Professor, Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Université Laval

ISCAR 2017 (International Society for Cultural and Activity Research)
Québec City welcomes the 5th ISCAR International Congress in 2017
August 27 to September 1, 2017: 700 delegates
Ambassadors: Fernand Gervais, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Université Laval
Thérèse Laferrière, Director, CRIRES

CESSE 2017 annual meeting (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives)
A rich potential for further scientific conferences
July 25 to 27, 2017: 500 delegates

2018 International Geographic Union (IGU) Regional Conference
Québec to welcome 2,000 geographers in 2018
August 6 to 10, 2018: 2,000 delegates
Ambassadors: Matthew Hatvany and Laurent Bourdeau, Professors, Department of Geography, Université Laval

2018 FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) Training Conference and Exhibition
Over 1,000 FBI Academy officer graduates come to Québec City
July 20 to 25, 2018: 1,000 delegates

2020 5th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR)
800 agricultural engineers from around the globe to meet in Québec City in 2020
June 13 to 17, 2020: 800 delegates
Ambassador: Stéphane Godbout, Agri-environmental engineer and researcher at Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA)

A golden summer

Summer 2014 was truly exceptional for the Convention Centre, with 12 international conferences between June and August. Some 9,000 conference-goers stayed in Québec City hotels and were introduced to the plethora of local attractions, restaurants, and businesses. This led to over 25,000 hotel nights and $19 million in economic impacts.

These outstanding results are in a large part thanks to the marketing and sales efforts of the Convention Centre team, the addition of new meeting and conference space, and the arrival of services such as free high-speed wireless in all meeting rooms, exhibition halls, and public areas.