What are the RBC Place London Ambassador Awards?

Initiated in 2000, RBC Place London Ambassador Awards recognize local individuals who are influential in bringing a conference or event to London.  Since 2000 the RBC Place London Ambassador Awards have recognized 102 individuals for their fervent support of RBC Place London and the city of London in bids to attract provincial, national and international conference and events.

RBC Place London Ambassadors have helped generate significant results for RBC Place London over our 30 year history. All totaled RBC Place London, with help from Ambassadors, has welcomed 2.8 million delegates producing a total economic impact of $271 million for the City of London over the past two decades.

To learn how you can help Bring the World to London, like our Ambassadors, contact us at info@rbcplacelondon.com




  • To recognize and thank individuals who were influential in attracting a major convention to RBC Place London
  • To encourage others to promote London as a destination
  • To increase awareness about RBC Place London, particularly among individuals who through their professional activities and involvement within various associations, can attract events to RBC Place London to create greater awareness and understanding about the economic impact of conventions and conferences to our community

Qualification Process:

  • Local host/contact who influenced the selection of London for the convention or conference held at RBC Place London for the first time.
  • Economic benefit of 200 delegates or more, multiple day event, convention or conference with hotel guestroom requirements
  • Confirmed by association as the appropriate individual to be recognized


2023 RBC Place London Ambassador Awards

In 2023, we recognized eight outstanding individuals whose passion and commitment to their respective organization brought an increased profile for London, and significant economic impact.

  • Dr. Catherine Neish: 54th Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (October 2022)
  • Crispin Colvin: Ontario Federation of Agriculture Conference & AGM (November 2022)
  • Peter Inch: Tim Hortons Brier - The Original 16 Patch (March 2023)
  • James Smith: Cdn Institute of Food Science & Technology Conference (June 2023)
  • Dr. Scott Shackleton-MacDougall: Birds as Bridges - AOS & SCO-SOC Joint Conference (August 2023)
  • Adam Thompson: Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference (August 2023)
  • Dr. Alida van Dijk & Dale Nikkel: Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Conference (April 2024)

2023 RBC Place London Icon Award:

  • Canada Life - Don Chapman


Award Recipients 2000-2023