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    Lepage Joins Quebec City Convention Centre

      The Government of Québec announced the appointment of Caroline Lepage as president and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. She succeeds Pierre-Michel Bouchard, who had held the position since 2007. Lepage was previously executive director of the Y.W.C.A. Québec Foundation. With a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in commerce, she worked in the field of economic and cultural development for more than 12 years before joining the private sector, when she acquired AGORA in…

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  • Venue Spotlight: Québec City Convention Centre

    There’s no one formula for the ideal event venue. In the case of the Québec City Convention Centre, however, there is an optimal blend of features, amenities and event services that make it a standout choice for planners. Opened in 1996, the Centre has become a staple of province’s capital city. The LEED Gold facility offers 300,000 sq. ft. of usable space, divided between modern conference and exhibition halls, meeting areas, lounges, a business centre, and retail outlets. The facility is…

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  • Québec City Convention Centre expecting more than 8,000 guests

    Press Release In July and August 2018, the Québec City Convention Centre will welcome over 8,000 Canadian, American, and international delegates for nine national and international conventions. These business tourists will have an estimated economic impact of over $12 million. “The Québec City Convention Centre’s activities this summer will have a major impact on the city’s economy, hotels, restaurants and businesses,” said Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard. “Visitors will certainly take advantage of the conference to enjoy our…

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  • Québec City Convention Centre generates $101 million economic impact

    Press Release Business is booming at the Québec City Convention Centre, the largest convention and meeting space in the Quebec City area. In 2017–2018, the Convention Centre hosted an impressive total of 170 events, including 56 conferences, 18 of them international. These events generated substantial economic impact for Quebec, to the tune of $101 million, a 10 per cent increase over the previous year. More than 205,000 conference-goers converged in the region and enjoyed the stellar services of the Québec City Convention Centre, with overall satisfaction rates…

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  • Embracing the “new” in Québec City

    The promise of new sights, surroundings, and adventures can be a powerful draw for event invitees. This is especially true in Québec City where a mix of historic ambiance and fresh experiences continues to draw tourists and event planners from across the globe. Québec City’s most recent draws include several new venues throughout the city. The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, for example, offers a blend of cutting-edge amenities and vintage atmosphere, and hosts large-scale functions of up to 1,300 guests. Originally…

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  • In With the Old. In With the New.

    Saying Québec City has aged well would be an understatement. For four centuries and counting, the Québec capital has enjoyed a never-ending Renaissance that has made it one of Canada’s top cultural hotspots and a popular destination for tourists and event planners alike. “Québec City is so easy to sell,” says Fernand Gervais, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, “It’s a promotional tool unto itself. It is a quintessential European city in the heart of North America.”…

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  • New executive chef at Québec City Convention Centre

    The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, are pleased to announce the arrival of a new executive chef as head of the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier will use his culinary passion to take the Convention Centre’s reputation for excellence to new heights. “Taking over the kitchens of the Québec City Convention Centre, known both in Québec and abroad for the quality of its cuisine, is a huge challenge. I’m proud to join…

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  • Life sciences generate four conferences for Québec City

    The life sciences industry is booming in the Québec City area and features prominently in the economy. The city is an innovation hub brimming with expertise and development potential thanks to its key players, research centres, businesses, and investment. This vitality is also reflected in the growing number of Canadian, American, and international organizations in this field choosing Québec City and the Québec City Convention Centre for their events. Plus, more than 30 per cent of events held at the…

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