2024 IFRRO

Welcome ! 

The Copibec team is delighted to welcome IFRRO members to the annual world congress of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisation (IFRRO).

Nearly 150 members from over 85 countries will be in Quebec City from September 30 to October 3, 2024.

Welcome to our beautiful province, and we hope you enjoy our joie de vivre!

A word from the IFRRO organizing committee

The 2024 IFRRO World Congress (IWC) will be the occasion for IFRRO members to gather and hold the organisation’s General Assembly (GA), the governing body of the federation. As IFRRO members will gather in Quebec City to decide on administrative matters pertaining to the GA, they will also have the opportunity to meet around several different topics, fora, committees and working groups. 

The IWC offers members the best opportunity to get to know each other in person, work together, plan for the future, learn from others, and build a network that is not available anywhere else.

Travel informations

You live outside Canada? Depending on the country you’re coming from, you may need, in addition to your passport, a visitor’s visa OR an electronic travel authorization (eTA) if you’re arriving by air.

For example, British citizens and visitors from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Spain and any other visa-exempt country must show a valid passport and, if arriving by air, an eTA. You must complete your eTA application form online before reserving your airline ticket for Canada. Check here to find out if you need an eTA or a visa.

For more information, visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or contact your country’s Canadian embassy or consulate.

Information from BonjourQuebec.com

From Quebe City: Jean Lesage International Airport, public transit services are at your fingertips to access downtown or any other location in the city.
Visit the Québec City airport website for more details on these services.

From Montreal: 
Visit the Montreal airport website for more details on its services.

Text credits: Jean Lesage International Airport website


The legal tender in Québec is the Canadian dollar (CAD). Bank notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, and coins in denominations of 5, 10 and 25 cents as well as of 1 and 2 dollars. You may still see 1-cent coins (or “pennies”), but they’re no longer used and prices are rounded up or down accordingly. In Québec, as a synonym for dollar, we use piastre (an old word of Spanish origin pronounced “piasse” and not “piesse”!) and instead of “cents” we talk about cennes and sous.

Credit cards

The leading credit cards—Visa, MasterCard and American Express—are widely accepted.


The easiest way to obtain Canadian currency is through a bank withdrawal. That way, you don’t have to bring large amounts of cash in your country’s currency and be limited to exchanging your money only when the banks or exchange offices are open. Banks are generally open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and sometimes on Saturday or until later on Thursday and Friday, depending on the bank.

Most automated banking machines or cash dispensers (linked to the Cirrus, PLUS System or Interac networks) will let you withdraw cash at any time, seven days a week. Keep in mind that service charges will apply (those for using the banking machine and those applied by your own bank).

Exchange office

There are numerous exchange offices in Québec’s main urban centres. Airports also offer exchange services. Some businesses accept American money, but tend to offer a much less competitive rate than the exchange offices.

Exchange rate

Use the Bank of Canada’s currency converter.

Information from BonjourQuebec.com

By the time you arrive in Quebec City, it will be early autumn all over the province. Temperatures are starting to get cooler, but not too cold. It's also the beginning of the colors in the trees.
For more information on the weather before you leave, we recommend Canada's meteo website

Bordered by the serene parkland of the Plains of Abraham and the chic urban atmosphere along Quebec City’s Grande-Allée, the Château Laurier offers true, authentic comfort. The Hotel Château Laurier… truly the premier event site in Old Quebec. Visit their website for more information.

Text credit: Facebook page of Hôtel Château Laurier Québec

Do you have a visual, hearing or physical restriction?
Consult BonjourQuebec.com's Tourism for people with disabilities section.

  • Take note that there will be a marathon from October 4 to 6, 2024 in Quebec City.

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For more information before you visit Quebec


For more information about the IFRRO World Congress in Quebec City, please visit IFRRO’s Members Zone.