Montréal, November 26, 2018 – The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is proud to welcome its new pillar sponsors, Air Canada and CGI. These companies are joining a group of sponsors that includes Bell, Hydro-Québec, Rio Tinto and SNC-Lavalin – flagship companies that are committed to Montréal’s economic growth.
Air Canada consolidates its support for the business community
“Air Canada is a major player in the city’s economic development. It helps ensure the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau airport’s status as a global hub for air travel. Its many direct flights allow the city’s businesses to access strategic markets and develop foreign trade relationships more easily. We are therefore very happy to welcome Air Canada to the Chamber’s group of pillar sponsors and to announce its status as the official airline for the trade missions organized by our Acclr team of experts,” declared Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
“Air Canada is proud to become a pillar sponsor of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. As one of the 20 largest carriers in the world, with its head office in Montréal for the past 70 years and some 6,800 employees in the city, Air Canada plays a strategic role and is an important economic development tool in a context of globalization. For the past few years, Air Canada has put a great deal of effort into international expansion, and Montréal is one of the main beneficiaries of this unprecedented growth, with some 34 new flights since 2012,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada.
CGI will support the Chamber through a transformation that will benefit Montréal businesses
“With its 107,500 highly qualified employees and 5,250 companies in Greater Montréal, it is undeniable that the IT sector plays a central role in the city’s development. CGI is the largest Canadian company in this sector and the fourth largest worldwide. The Chamber will have the privilege of CGI professional support through its digital transformation and will be able to take advantage of the global perspectives that the company offers its clients in all sectors of activity. Our partnership with CGI will thus improve the experience and services we offer the city’s businesses, always with the aim of accelerating their growth and longevity. This way, Montréal’s entire business community will be able to benefit from the expertise of this innovative gem,” said Michel Leblanc.
“As the former president of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, I am happy that CGI is partnering with this organization and guiding it in its digital transformation. Every year we have meetings in person with over 1,000 clients around the world with whom we develop our Client Global Insights, which detail the issues and trends in the digital transformation of organizations in all sectors of activity. This global perspective is what we offer the Chamber and all our clients to support their development. The partnership of CGI with the Chamber confirms our commitment to the success of Montréal companies in all sectors and will allow us to contribute ever more actively to the momentum that Montréal is currently experiencing,” said Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI.
About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city’s businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM’s goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.
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