During the Recognition Award Gala marking its 30th anniversary, the Ambassadors Club added 14 new members to its ranks — men and women actively involved in bringing 10 international conventions to Montréal. These major events will generate nearly $129 M in economic benefits for the city and the province, and attract 40,000 business tourists to Montréal. With the new appointments, the Club now has 287 members, including Appointed Ambassadors, Executive Ambassadors, and Emeritus Ambassadors having secured at least two major events for Montréal.
Ambassadors Appointed in 2015
- Dr. Fabrice Brunet
International Forum on Health, October 22 to 24, 2013
- Prof. Jean-Marie Dufour
11th World Congress of the Econometric Society, May 15 to 21, 2015
- Dr. Jacques Corcos, Emeritus Ambassador
45th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, October 7 to 9, 2015
- Prof. Roger Nkambou
25th World Wide Web Conference – WWW2016 – General Chair, April 11 to 15, 2016
- Dr. Jerzy Maciej Floryan
24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – ICTAM 2016, August 21 to 26, 2016
- Dr. Karen R. Cohen
29th International Congress of Applied Psychology 2018, June 24 to 29, 2018
- Dr. Vasile Minea
25e IIF – IIR Congrès international du Froid/International Congress of Refrigeration – ICR 2019, August 24 to 30, 2019
- Mr. Carl Desrosiers, Mr. Nicolas Girard and Mr. Michel Labrecque
UITP Montréal 2017 – International Association of Public Transport World Congress, May 13 to 17, 2017
- Mr. Marc Parent and Mr. Serge Tremblay
2017 Montréal World Police and Fire Games, July 28 to August 6, 2017
- Mr. Claude Carette and Mr. Michael de Santis
24th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems – ITS 2017, October 28 to November 2, 2017
Since anniversaries are often an opportunity to look ahead, the theme for this year’s Recognition Award Gala was “tomorrow’s leaders.” Dr. Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec, therefore seized the event to honour the four Star Student Researchers for February 2015 as selected by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, i.e. Gabriel Éthier-Majcher, Leora Witkowski, Jian Carrot-Zhang and Katarina Mihailovic. The competition makes it possible to recognize the excellent research being conducted by students and to foster research careers with Québec universities.
The photo album of the event is available on Flickr.