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The 2012 Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal: 17 candidates involved with the Montréal arts community

Montréal, May 22, 2013 – The co-chairs of the Honorary Committee for the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal, Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, and the Honourable Charles Lapointe, PC, President of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, are pleased to announce the 17 candidates for the 2012 edition of the awards, which recognize the involvement of business people in the arts in Greater Montréal. The winners will receive their awards on June 11, 2013 during a ceremony at the Théâtre Rialto, in a 1920s-inspired setting.

The jury that selects the winners is made up of Montréal luminaries from business and the arts. Doing the honours this year will be Éric Fournier, Partner and Executive Producer at Moment Factory, Alexandre Taillefer, Managing Partner of XPND Capital, Mario Tremblay, Vice-President for Public and Corporate Affairs at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Karla Étienne, Executive Assistant and performer at Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, and Isabelle Chassé, co-founder of 7 doigts de la main.

“There are some great alliances formed behind the scenes,” Moment Factory’s Éric Fournier says. “This is why we need to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the different sorts of partnerships between Montréal business people and the arts community.”

“What is most striking is the vision of the business people who get involved so generously,” says Karla Étienne from Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata. “These awards may plant an idea in the minds of other Montréal business men and women, so that even more arts organizations benefit from their involvement.”

The jury will study the 17 nominations, all submitted by cultural organizations that want to recognize the people and businesses that offered their support between January 1 and December 31, 2012.

The candidates are:

Hydro-Québec, sponsored by the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
P&G Beauty & Grooming, sponsored by Montréal Fashion Week
The Société de transport de Montréal, sponsored by Nuit Blanche (Montréal en Lumière)

DentsuBos, sponsored by Arion Orchestre Baroque
Globalex Risk Management Inc., sponsored by the Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS)
The Antonopoulos Group, sponsored by the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
La Firme, sponsored by the Montreal International Documentary Festival

Marcel Côté, Partner, KPMG, sponsored by the Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Pierre Lapointe, Chair of the Executive Committee, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., sponsored by La Manufacture
E. Noël Spinelli, Chairman of the Board of the Spinelli Group, Chairman of the Canadian International Organ Competition, sponsored by the Canadian International Organ Competition
Luc Paquet, President, Fordia, sponsored by Pentaèdre
Jacques Parisien, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Astral Media Inc., and President, Astral Radio, sponsored by Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History
Damien Silès, General Manager, Société de développement social de Ville-Marie, sponsored by the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra

Michel de la Chenelière, President, Fondation de la Chenelière, sponsored by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Marc Poirier, President, Magnus Poirier, sponsored by the Musée du Château Dufresne
Bernard Stotland, FCA, sponsored by the Opéra de Montréal
Michael Tevel, Manager, Strategy and Planning, CGI Group, sponsored by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Celebrating commitment June 11 at the Rialto
The Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal will be presented June 11 at the Théâtre Rialto, with luminaries from the worlds of arts and business celebrating the winners who are involved with the arts.

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About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.

About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
A dynamic partner in artistic creation in Montréal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal supports and recognizes excellence in professional artistic creation, production and dissemination through financial support, advice and cooperative and development efforts. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has contributed through its base-building efforts to the development of “Montréal, Cultural Metropolis.”


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Sylvie Paquette
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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Tania Orméjuste
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Conseil des arts de Montréal
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