The Québec City Convention Centre just posted impressive results for 2017–2018, with 170 events hosted, including 56 conferences, 18 of them international. Research professors from Université Laval have been enthusiastic ambassadors, playing a key role in nine international conferences held at the Convention Centre. These events attracted some 20,000 attendees and generated over $15 million in economic benefits for Québec City.

Here are the nine international conferences held at the Québec City Convention Centre in 2017–2018 thanks to these inspiring ambassadors:


Peter Vanrolleghem

ICA 2017 – 12th IWA Specialized Conference on Instrumentation, Control, and Automation

Economic impact: $300,000


Michèle Auger

ISMAR 2017 – 20th Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance

Economic impact: $1.4 million


Angel Ruiz and Irène Abi-Zeid

IFORS 2017 – 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Economic impact: $5.3 million


Normand Laberge

5th International Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

Economic impact: $600,000


Georges Beaudoin

14th SGA Biennial Meeting (Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits)

Economic impact: $1.1 million


Simon Duchesne

20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI)

Economic impact: $3.4 million


Fernand Gervais

ISCAR 2017 – 5th International Congress of the International Society for Cultural-historical Activity Research

Economic impact: $1.1 million


Yves Desjardins

8th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health

Economic impact: $610,000


Louis-Philippe Boulet

2e Biennale de l’Espace francophone de pneumologie

Economic impact: $1.1 million