MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the celebrations
surrounding the 5th anniversary of Montréal's designation as a UNESCO City of Design, the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to acknowledge the
creators who, through the quality of their work, contribute to our
city's reputation and development.
"For several years now, the Board of Trade has been committed to
promoting creative and innovative talent. We firmly believe that this
talent is an essential driving force for Montréal's economic vitality.
Design is at the heart of the projects that have contributed to
Montréal's renown. It is therefore one of our strengths and one of our
hallmarks," declared Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of
"To ensure Montréal's leadership as a UNESCO City of Design, we
encourage designers to incorporate design criteria from the very
beginning of their projects. This aspect serves as a powerful business
development tool in our city. In fact, over the last few years, several
innovative projects of all stripes have been dependent on design. One
need only think of the launch of the Quartier international or even of
BIXI," mentioned Michel Leblanc.
"The Board of Trade invites its members and the business community as a
whole to keep design alive and to further make it the centre of their
new initiatives. The strengthening of the marriage of design and
business will be a tremendous asset for Montréal, which can rely on a
pool of talented designers to shape our city," added Michel Leblanc.
"In June, the Board of Trade will hold its Fashion and Clothing
Strategic Forum. This event will be a concrete demonstration of our
local creators' ingenuity and of how design contributes to the
profitability of our businesses, so as to make Montréal even more
creative and prosperous," concluded Michel Leblanc.
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.
SOURCE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL
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Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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