Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club and all of its members are feeling extremely optimistic for the future, despite that gatherings and events were recently prohibited due to the global pandemic. A case in point? Seven new influential professionals, mainly from Université Laval, have joined the Club. They will bring their experience to our organization—and major conventions to Québec City by 2022.

The contribution and hard work of the Club’s ambassadors is crucial for attracting major international events to Québec City. Thanks to their reputation in their respective fields and expansive network of contacts, these dynamic and influential partners help develop Québec City’s economy and expertise in several key industries. For example, in 2019 alone, 16 international conferences that were spearheaded by ambassadors generated over $11M in economic spinoffs for the city.

“The dynamic mindset of our ambassadors is simply amazing! Québec City’s business tourism will soon pick up again thanks in part to these researchers and scientist who are confident about holding events in the city and realized the advantage of getting involved in organizing international conventions. The Québec City Convention Centre as well as local hotels, venues, restaurants, tourist attractions, suppliers and all sectors of the city are looking forward to welcoming conferences, business meetings and other events again,” said Mr. Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President of Québec City Business Destination and President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre.


Here is a list of the new ambassadors who will be bringing major events to Québec City:  

Isabelle Larouche
Professor – School of Actuarial Science – Université Laval

Emmanuelle Careau
Vice-Dean, Social Responsibility
Faculty of Medicine – Université Laval

Patrick Daigneault
Paediatric respirologist – Clinical researcher – Associate Professor for Clinical Medicine
Head of the Pediatric Respirology Unit
Director of the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil at the CHU de Québec
Faculty of Medicine – Université Laval

Marie-Ève Clément
Full Professor – Department of Psychology and Psychoeducation
Canadian Research Chair on Violence Against Children
Université du Québec in the Outaouais region, Saint-Jérôme Campus

Pampa Dey
Assistant Professor – Civil and Water Engineering Department
Faculty of Science and Engineering – Université Laval

Charles-Darwin Annan
Full Professor – Civil and Water Engineering Department
Faculty of Science and Engineering – Université Laval

Marie-Hélène Gagné
Full Professor – Social Sciences Department
Partnership Chair for the Prevention of Child Abuse
School of Psychology – Université Laval


About Québec City Business Destination

Created in 2013, Québec City Business Destination is the official meeting and convention bureau where planners can get all the information they need to organize any type of business event in Québec City. It is the result of a partnership between the Québec City Convention Centre and Québec City Tourism. The two organizations brought together their sales forces in order to attract conferences, conventions, meetings and other events to Québec City.

About Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club

Under the management of Québec City Business Destination, the official meeting and convention bureau in Québec City, Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club offers one-stop consulting services that provide tools, resources, and financial support to local experts and industry leaders looking to organize North American and international conferences in Québec City. It brings together 150 influential and dedicated ambassadors who have organized a conference or have a viable project underway. Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club was founded in 1995 by the Québec City Convention Centre, Québec City Tourism, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Québec International and Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport later joined as partners.