Ambassadors ClubMaking a difference in their fields

Chairing the organizing committee of an international conference has enabled hundreds of professionals to host their peers for the purpose of sharing knowledge and moving their respective fields forward. Have you ever considered adding organizing a major international conference to your business or career plan? Lending your name to a major convention is a legacy and also confers on you the title of Ambassador of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Club des ambassadeurs Palais des congrès Montréal

The Palais des congrès is a house of knowledge and business

There exists no better ally for anyone looking to live the adventure of organizing an event.

Since it opened in 1983, the Palais has become a leading expert in bidding for events. Its string of successes over the years has earned Montréal the title of top host city in the Americas for international conferences. 

The Palais’ seasoned team is made up of individuals who specialize in international bids. They possess extensive knowledge of the convention market and shepherd organizers through every step of the bidding process. This high level of support with a proven track record is also made possible by the outstanding research of the Palais’ business intelligence unit and the compelling data it provides, which turns bids into winning bids.

How to make a difference in your sector of activity by organizing an international congress?

or find the answer to this question by watching the video capsules below.

The Palais mission and the Ambassadors Club

A conversation with Luc Charbonneau, Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Alliances hosted by Rebecca Makonnen

The different stages of an international bid

Interview with Andrée-Anne Sauvageau and Marc-André Gemme, managers, International Business Development hosted by Rebecca Makonnen

Vision of Montréal

Interview with Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal*

Click on CC at the bottom of the screen for English subtitles

Gala du Palais - Ambassadeur Benoit Pelletier

Why get involved in the organization of an international convention?

For the opportunity to participate in your industry’s development by working on an international event that will showcase it, but also to:

  • Expand your professional network
  • Promote your sphere of activity and institution
  • Contribute to the advancement of your field
  • Profit from an incomparable professional experience
  • Associate your name with a major convention and benefit from the recognition that it brings
  • Enjoy the support and cooperation of the Palais at every stage of the process
Ambassadeur Charles Audet

The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors Club, which is made up of more than 350 leading figures from the scientific, academic and research worlds, help the Palais obtain and host international conferences.

Ambassadeurs Palais Gala 2022 Francesca M. Kerton

Why become an Ambassador?

Being actively involved in staging an international conference in Montréal has opened the way for hundreds of professionals, who have since been appointed Palais Ambassadors, to host their peers in service of advancing their field. The experience has also served to give their careers a vigorous boost.

Gala des Ambassadeurs 2024

The Palais Gala

The Gala du Palais pays tribute to our proud Ambassadors, eminent in their respective fields and worthy representatives of Montreal’s economic and intellectual excellence. is an event that is part of the activities of the Ambassadors Club.

Club des ambassadeurs Palais des congrès Montréal

A few words about the Club

Founded in 1985, the Ambassadors Club consists of 350 influential individuals who, while pursuing their professional activities, have been instrumental in bringing large-scale events to the Palais. Ambassadors are dynamic individuals who play an important role in contributing to the economic and intellectual advancement of Montréal and the province.

The Palais’ Ambassadors hail from every field and include university professors, researchers, and members of the business community. They are the crème de la crème of professionals, and are always happy to welcome new actors of change who will likewise contribute to their fields with the constant support, guidance, and expertise of the Palais.

Catherine Morency

Vice President of the Ambassadors Club

Engineer and full professor at Polytechnique Montréal’s Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, was appointed Vice President of the Ambassadors Club in 2022. She became an official Ambassador of the Palais in 2020 for obtaining the World Conference on Transport Research (2023). Pr Morency is a leading figure in the field of sustainable mobility and transportation.

Professor Catherine Morency
Vice President of the Ambassadors Club  

Club des ambassadeurs Palais des congrès Montréal

Associating your name with a major convention is recognition that lasts

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