Québec City, April 24, 2018. – Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club is pleased to announce the arrival of a new business partner within its organization, Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport. The addition of this important regional player will undoubtedly help promote the destination internationally.

“This is excellent news for Québec City and business tourism! The airport’s membership will have a positive impact on the Club’s growth and the work of 150 influential, dynamic ambassadors who invest in organizing and hosting both US and international conferences in Québec,” said Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre and President of Québec City Business Destination.

“We are very pleased to join the Québec City’s Ambassadors’ Club and contribute to promoting the greater region of Québec City. Having international conferences in Québec City is of paramount importance for our city’s economic and touristic growth. We are proud to help attract more of them,” said Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).

The ambassadors’ support of conferences is very important for Québec City. For more than 20 years (1996-2017), 225 ambassadors have helped land 186 US or international conferences for Québec venues, generating $171 million in economic spinoffs, including $103 million from events held at the Québec City Convention Centre.