Long-standing partner of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Air Canada is proud to become a pillar sponsor to continue to develop this successful cooperation. Headquartered in Montréal, Air Canada is one of the city's largest employers and plays a strategic role in Montréal's economic development.
In recent years, Air Canada has led broad international expansion efforts, and Montréal is a strategic pillar in our unprecedented growth. Since 2012, we have added 34 new international routes, connecting our city directly to major international cities, such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Mexico City and Houston. Our international network opens Montréal to the world and represents an important economic development tool for companies that share our vision to become global leaders.
Our significant investments in aeronautics, equipment and other services also contribute to making Montréal a world-class aerospace industry hub, in addition to reinforcing our city's status as the world capital of civil aviation, hosting the headquarters of the ICAO and international organizations such as the IATA.
Through our increased collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Air Canada is committed to maintaining its contribution toward Montréal's economic growth.
Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer
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 Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal acts as a catalyst in connecting people at the forefront of economic development. The Chamber 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 Chamber, 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
As past president of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, I’m pleased that CGI is becoming a partner and assisting with the Chamber’s digital transformation.
Every year, CGI holds face-to-face meetings with over 1,000 clients around the world to develop our Client Global Insights detailing the latest issues and trends in the digital transformation of organizations in all fields. This global survey reveals practices and solutions that we are implementing for the benefit of the Chamber and its members.
CGI’s partnership with the Chamber confirms our commitment to the success of Montréal companies in all sectors and will allow us to play an even more active role in the city’s booming economy.
Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Past President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Over the years, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal has shown exemplary leadership as the voice of the Montréal business community. The city is fertile ground for creativity and innovation, and its highly enviable international reputation is a source of pride for us all.
This success is due in large part to the tireless efforts of the Chamber and its members who, for many years, have worked with drive and conviction.
Hydro-Québec salutes the Chamber’s contribution to the economic vitality of Québec. Our continued support, as a pillar sponsor, demonstrates not only our commitment to its activities, but also our abiding interest in its future success.
Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rio Tinto is proud to be associated with the Chamber of Commerce 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 Chamber of Commerce 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 Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, which shares this philosophy, was hence a natural choice. Together and with the collaboration of the Chamber 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
For the eighth consecutive year, SNC-Lavalin is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal as a pillar sponsor. In doing so, we are renewing our commitment to support the Chamber’s mission of fostering the city's economic growth and vitality.
Firmly rooted in Montréal, SNC-Lavalin has been part of Quebec’s business landscape for more than a century. At home, in Quebec, is where our work first garnered awareness, and now we are recognized for engineering excellence around the world.
We are proud of the level of excellence and rigor we have brought to important engineering and delivery of projects that have shaped the face of our city. And we will continue to lend our expertise to projects that are essential to Montréal’s prosperity and the entire province.
We are now geared for growth, creating lasting projects that bear witness to our commitment and contribution to the development of communities and cities all around the world.
Neil Bruce, President & Chief Executive Officer