For the very first time since its inception, the World Engineers Convention (WEC) of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) will be held in Canada, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from October 4 to 10, 2027. As a major international engineering event, the WEC 2027 will be attended by thousands of delegates from around the world who will engage in topics of interest for both the local and global engineering community.

The (WEC) is an international event for engineers, engineering students, educators, and researchers worldwide. The Convention’s goal is for participants to get acquainted with professional competencies of engineers, learn about up-to-date industry news and research from around the world, as well as tools to help solve current and future problems for the sustainable development of our society. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from global engineering experts, forge connections, and explore important topics in the engineering profession.

“With a thriving network of engineers, Québec and Canada are major destinations in the engineering community,” says Gerard McDonald, Engineers Canada CEO. “Hosting one of the world’s most renowned engineering events is a pinnacle moment for the Canadian engineering community. Engineers Canada is proud to support an event that will bring together perspectives and knowledge from various corners of the world right here at home, making an impact on our society’s sustainable future.”

Canada is renowned for its pool of qualified engineers, which includes over 300,000 members of the engineering profession represented by Engineers Canada. Montréal is considered a hub of engineering and scientific research, with 11 academic institutions, 200 research centres and many world-class consulting engineering firms. The city is also home to many organizations and headquarters dedicated to the aerospace, life science, health technology and transportation sectors.

Montréal's proposal, which was selected by unanimous vote of the WFEO General Assembly on March 10, 2022, was submitted by Engineers Canada, the Canadian national member of the WFEO, and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), a constituent member of Engineers Canada. This proposal was supported by a solid partnership between the Palais des congrès, Tourisme Montréal, the OIQ, Engineers Canada and MCI Group Canada.