Founded in 1985, the Ambassadors’ club includes 280 influential and dynamic men and women who play an active role in advancing the reputation of the Palais des congrès and the city of Montréal among influential circles all over the globe.
Their goal is to encourage world leaders to choose Montréal for their next congress or major exhibition.
“Organizing an international congress is very rewarding. It’s an opportunity to take the best ideas and make them a reality, to generate interesting spinoffs for your industry, and to create a global network of contacts and friends.” Dr. Dominique Tessier, 6th International Conference on Travel Medicine
Want to become an Ambassador?
Interested in organizing an international event or nominating Montréal as a destination for an international event? Consult the Ambassadors’ Club brochure.
Presidents and members
|Dr Pavel Hamet
President of the Club
|Pr Hany Moustapha
Vice-president of the Club
Members include professors, researchers, and business leaders who have made an impact in their industry. For instance, Dr. Pavel Hamet, President of the Ambassadors’ club, has an impressive background. Appointed Ambassador in 1985 and President since 2011, Dr. Pavel Hamet, O.Q., MD, PhD, is very involved in his industry. Dr Hamet namely is a full professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine, chief of Gene Medicine and head of the Ecogenomics Platform for Complex Diseases at the CHUM.
Vice-president of the Club since 2015, Pr Hany Moustapha, a leader in the metropolis’ aerospace industry, was appointed as an Ambassador in 2006 and 2011. Instigator of the Aerospace Major Events committee, he is also full professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of AÉROÉTS, senior research fellow at Pratt & Whitney and executive chairholder of the NSERC-P&WC Industrial Research Chair on Propulsion System Integration and Optimization.
Each appointed Ambassador can benefit from certain privileges.
Ambassadors: ideal partners
The contribution of Ambassadors to the Palais des congrès is invaluable. They are privileged intermediaries who can develop strategic alliances, thanks to their contacts in different academic, organizational, and business sectors. Conventions confirmed with the help of Ambassadors have generated nearly a billion dollars of economic spinoffs for Montréal since 1983.
Why you should become an Ambassador
“Putting together and shepherding a major international event takes work. We cannot, however, deny the payback on so many levels: personal reputation, recognition from your peers, the positive fallout for your company or university, not to mention having the international spotlight shine on your field and Montréal.”, Dr. Jacques Corcos, Emeritus Ambassador, Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, 2005 and 2015
There are many reasons why you should become an Ambassador, including prestige, recognition, and visibility. Here are a few more:
- Generate significant intellectual spinoffs and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your sector of activity
- Associate your name with a major convention, a distinction that will follow you for the rest of your career
- Benefit from a considerable professional experience.