8th edition of Export Alliance Construction: An exceptional showcase for manufacturers in Quebec's construction sector



    MONTREAL, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal and its team at the World Trade Centre Montréal, in partnership with
the Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation
and the Société d'habitation du Québec, held the eighth edition of Export
Alliance Construction at the OMNI Mont-Royal Hotel yesterday.
    This important networking event, the largest of its kind in Quebec,
enabled Quebec exporters of construction products and equipment to forge and
strengthen business ties with buyers from Western Canada, the American
North-East, and for the first time, England. This year, some sixty
participants from the residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional
construction sectors held a total of 240 meetings.
    "In organizing Export Alliance Construction 2009, through the
intermediary of its experts at the World Trade Centre Montréal, the Board of
Trade aimed to help Quebec companies counter the effects of the current
economic slowdown by developing new markets and expanding their business
networks. They had a chance to meet with major buyers who travelled here to
learn about their products. The quality and added value of Quebec products
were on clear display," declared Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
    This event was made possible by a partnership with the Ministère du
Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation and the Société
d'habitation du Québec as well as the collaboration of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Canada - Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, the
Association de la construction du Québec, Export Development Canada, and the
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

    For more information on Export Alliance Construction, please visit its
Web site at www.exportalliance.com.

    Through its experts at World Trade Centre Montréal, the Board of Trade of
Metropolitan Montreal offers international trade services to the greater
business community with the support of Canada Economic Development.




For further information:

For further information: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations,
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,
sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca


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