Montréal International is honoured by the Association des professionnels en
développement économique du Québec and the International Economic Development
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Montréal International receives three prizes for the excellence of its Greater Montréal promotion tools

MONTREAL, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal International has been awarded three prestigious prizes by two organizations grouping professionals in economic development, which are the Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec (APDEQ) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). These distinctions underline the excellence of the Greater Montreal promotion tools developed by Montréal International.

On the occasion of its 50th congress which took place between September 30 and October 2 2009, APDEQ awarded several prizes within the framework of the 2008-2009 Promotional Tools contest. The purpose of this contest is to recognize the best communication tools from the economic development organizations of Québec, in terms of quality and originality. It is within this context that Montréal International was awarded the Coup de cœur du jury award from APDEQ, for a promotional video entitled It's your turn to choose Montréal. This video presents Greater Montreal's multiple assets, particularly its high-technology industries, its dynamic business environment, its international character and its exceptional quality of life. Produced as a trilingual DVD (English, French, and Chinese), it addresses foreign investors and qualified workers, as well as international organizations.

On October 6 2009, in Reno (Nevada), at the IEDC annual conference, Montréal International was also awarded a prize for its promotional video. This prize rewards the best promotional tool produced by an economic development organization in the general purpose promotion category. This is the second time that Montréal International is recognized by IDEC, since in 2007; that year, MI was the recipient of a prize in the general information brochure category.

Moreover, APDEQ awarded a second prize to Montréal International in the Information Tools category for its Attractiveness Indicators 2009-2010, a publication intended to help foreign investors looking for an investment site gather more information on Greater Montréal.

"We are particularly proud that we have been attributed such prestigious distinctions as those awarded by organizations of experts such as APDEQ and IEDC. These prizes constitute an important recognition of our work in promoting Greater Montréal on the international scene and a great satisfaction, particularly in the context of increasing international competition between metropolitan regions to attract foreign investments", declared the President and CEO of Montréal International, Mr. André Gamache.

About APDEQ

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, APDEQ is an association which groups nearly 500 members, from all the Québec regions, who exercise consulting functions while contributing to the stimulation of entrepreneurship and to support the creation and development of enterprises in the various economic sectors. It aims to uplift the profession of Professional in Economic Development, in addition to continuing to improve the competencies of its members through various trainings. To learn more, please visit APDEQ Web site at: www.apdeq.qc.ca.

Concerning the International Economic Development Council

Headquartered in Washington DC, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. Its mission is to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for communities, members and partners. To learn more, please visit IEDC Web site at: www.iedconline.org.

About Montréal International

Montréal International (MI) was created in 1996 as a result of a private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of metropolitan Montréal and to enhance its international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign investment, international organizations and qualified workers, supporting the development of innovation and metropolitan clusters, and promoting the competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal International is funded by the private sector, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community), the City of Montréal and the Governments of Canada and Québec.

Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract more than $7 billion in foreign investment to Greater Montréal. From these investments, more than 40 000 jobs have been created or maintained. To date, MI's activities have also allowed more than 25 international organizations to establish themselves in the city and attract more than 3 000 qualified foreign workers. To learn more, please visit MI Web site at: www.montrealinternational.com.

SOURCE Montréal International

For further information: For further information: Benoît Lefèvre, Communications Advisor, Montréal International, (514) 987-9323, benoit.lefevre@montrealinternational.com


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