The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the IRSST have decided to coordinate their actions and resources in order to help promote occupational health and safety (OHS) research by attracting major national and international conventions to Montréal, and hosting them at the Palais. This new partnership is in keeping with the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s ongoing drive to build strategic alliances, and it will help boost tourism revenues and intellectual wealth for the city and Québec.
“This new partnership with the Palais des congrès de Montréal will make it possible for the IRSST’s scientists and the many outside researchers we collaborate with to gain more exposure locally, nationally and internationally, and to promote the IRSST’s role and influence as an OHS research centre within workplaces all across Québec. The IRSST is pleased to be associated with the Palais des congrès de Montréal and its partners in this joint effort to foster OHS research and contribute to the economic development of the city,” stated Ms. Marie Larue, President and CEO of the IRSST.
The new agreement will span various forms, including information sharing, targeting the right conventions for Montréal, and developing an IRSST-Ambassadors Club award honouring researchers who played a role in attracting international conventions for Montréal and the Palais. Since 2014, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has established partnerships with the Fonds de recherche du Québec and Montréal InVivo, in addition to setting up an Aerospace Events taskforce.