Montréal plays a key role in the Québec economy and the scope of its activities has a ripple effect throughout Québec.
In this context, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal acts as a catalyst in connecting people at the forefront of economic development. The Board of Trade’s meetings are a perfect vehicle for brainstorming new and innovative ideas as well as large-scale projects for the benefit of Québec society as a whole.
As such, Bell is delighted to participate in Québec's dynamism in partnership with and as a pillar sponsor of the Board of Trade, and to be associated with “International Leaders,” a series that offers fresh perspectives to the entire community, while contributing to the growth and visibility of Montréal.
Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec
Desjardins Group fosters close relationships with entrepreneurs and the organizations that represent them. Our objective is not only to meet their financial needs and help them accomplish their goals, but also to join them in finding solutions and taking concerted action.
Our association with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM) as an anchor partner seemed a natural choice, especially since the city plays a driving role in Quebec’s economy and society.
Desjardins Group is firmly rooted in Greater Montréal. Our cooperative’s ability to connect with people and our financial expertise make us a key player for the development of the area.
Desjardins sees Montréal as a testing ground and a place to innovate. This is where we try out new approaches with our members with a view to serving them better. The cultural mix and urban density that is Montréal provide us with choice conditions for improving what we do.
Along with the CCMM, Desjardins Group is committed to furthering the prosperity of businesses and Montréal, itself. We support the CCMM’s action-oriented philosophy, which is based on dedication, credibility, proactivity, cooperation and forward thinking. What better way to promote cooperative values in the 21st century?
Guy Cormier, Chair of the Board President and CEO
Hydro-Québec is proud to be a pillar sponsor of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. For many years, the Board of Trade has shown exemplary leadership as the voice of the Montréal business community.
Montréal is a fertile ground for creativity and innovation. The Board of Trade and its members are dedicated to the development of the metropolitan area of Montréal. Hydro-Québec salutes the contribution of the Board of Trade to Quebec’s economic vitality, and our partnership in many of the Board of Trade’s activities demonstrates our commitment and interest.
Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rio Tinto is proud to be associated with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal as a pillar sponsor.
Our commitment to Montréal and its population is deeply rooted in the city’s history. For almost a hundred years, Montréal has played an important role in the history and growth of what is now the Aluminium product group of Rio Tinto, the global leader in the aluminium industry, and our world headquarters are located in the city.
Like the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, which plays an irreplaceable role in bringing together and stimulating the driving forces of the city’s economy, Rio Tinto has launched an array of initiatives to help create favourable conditions for the growth of Greater Montréal and the well-being of its population.
Rio Tinto’s contribution to the development of Montréal takes various shapes, ranging from our role as a major employer of highly qualified professionals to our support for cultural and social initiatives such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Centraide, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, a stunning building that connects art and science, for the pleasure of Montrealers and tourists from around the world.
In all of our host communities, our passion for excellence is our key to success. Joining forces with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, which shares this philosophy, was hence a natural choice. Together and with the collaboration of the Board of Trade’s other pillar sponsors, we intend to make a real difference and contribute to the prosperity of Montréal, a city about which we are proud and enthusiastic, with a bright future ahead of it.
Alfredo Barrios, Chief Executive, Aluminium
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to join ranks with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal as a pillar sponsor, to support its mission of fostering the city's economic vitality.
Firmly rooted in Montréal, SNC-Lavalin has been part of Quebec’s business landscape for more than a century. We have always taken great pride in our contribution to the construction of the emblematic works that have shaped the face of our city, and we will continue to lend our expertise to projects that are essential to the economy of Montréal and Quebec. Our 37,000 employees worldwide are proud to build what matters, creating lasting projects that bear witness to our commitment and contribution to the development of cities and the growth of countries all around the globe.
It was a natural step for us to pool our forces with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal in order to help promote the economic development and international reputation of the city we call home.
Neil Bruce, President & Chief Executive Officer