The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

The business community marks the ICAO’s 75th anniversary

On the 75th anniversary of  the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and its partners paid tribute to an organization that makes an important contribution to the city’s reputation.

The celebration, which took place September 23, brought together 350 participants and was held during the second Montréal Civil Aviation Week. Leaders who were part of this initiative noted the ICAO’s important contribution to the prosperity of Greater Montréal.

“Montréal is a hub of civil aviation, and aerospace has become one of the city’s leading industrial sectors in large part thanks to the contribution of the ICAO. Montréal is proud to have been, for almost three quarters of a century, and to continue to be, the home to this renowned international organization.”

– Valérie Plante , Mayor of Montréal

“In addition to providing Quebec visibility abroad, the ICAO helps promote the vitality, competitiveness and expertise of Quebec’s aerospace industry, a major driver of growth and wealth creation for the province.”

– Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie


Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), speaks during 75th anniversary celebration. Photo : Ville de Montréal | Sylvain Légaré

 “Civil aviation is a sector that is central to the city’s economic prosperity. Activity at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and YMX Mirabel International Aerocity make a major contribution to prosperity. But it is the presence of key players, such as the ICAO in Montréal, that strengthens the vitality of the local aerospace industry.”

– Philippe Rainville , President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of the ICAO, and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the CCMM.
Photo: Ville de Montréal | Sylvain Légaré

“The ICAO has helped make the city the world capital of civil aviation and is one of the pillars of our aerospace hub. Its importance to and involvement in the city deserve recognition.”

– Michel Leblanc , President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

ICAO 75th anniversary celebration.
Photo: Ville de Montréal | Sylvain Légaré

“Montréal has the most renowned international organizations in civil aviation. The ICAO is the cornerstone of this ecosystem, which is unique in the world. We are proud to celebrate the presence and engagement of this prominent UN organization, which has had its roots in the city for 75 years.”

– Hubert Bolduc , President and CEO of Montréal International

ICAO 75th anniversary celebration.
Photo: Ville de Montréal | Sylvain Légaré

“Quebec’s aerospace cluster is an international standard bearer for its vitality, and that is in part because all of the players in the ecosystem are represented here. The ongoing involvement and support of the three levels of government also make it possible to offer programs and initiatives that meet the needs and challenges reported by SMEs and the concerns of larger companies.”

– Suzanne Benoît, President and CEO of Aéro Montréal, Quebec’s aerospace cluster

From left to right: Jean-Denis Charest, Vice-President, Business Development, Partnerships and Membership, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal; Philippe Rainville, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal;Mélanie Lussier, Vice-President, Operations, Aéro Montréal; Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister, Transport Canada; Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Fang Liu, Secretary General of the ICAO; Christian Dubé,Minister Responsible for Government Administration, Chair of the Conseil du trésor, Government of Québec; Robert Beaudry, City Councillor for the district of Saint-Jacques, Ville-Marie, Ville de Montréal; Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO, Montréal International. 
Photo: Ville de Montréal | Sylvain Légaré

Civil Aviation Week is made possible through the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan MontrealAéroports de MontréalMontréal InternationalAero Montreal, the Ville de Montréal and Quebec’s Government.

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