Event of the year
This distinction recognizes the outstanding work of an ambassador responsible for the North American or international event that generated the highest tourism returns for the Québec City area in the past year.
Jean Vavrek and Lise Bujold of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum received the 2016 Event of the Year Award for the XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress. The event drew 1,344 attendees to the Québec City Convention Centre in September 2016 and generated $3.5 million in tourism revenue for the area.
Jean-Simon Deschênes won the 2016 Event of the Year award for an organization for the JCI World Congress. The event drew 3,207 attendees to the Québec City Convention Centre in November and generated $7 million in tourist revenue for the area.