MONTREAL, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - From April 16 to 18, Montréal will host
the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ops Forum 2007, to be held
at the Palais des congrès in the city centre. For three days, more than
1,000 delegates and 400 exhibitors will take part in numerous conferences,
plenary sessions and workshops focussing on sound security and management in
the aviation industry.
"We are proud that our beautiful city has been chosen to host this major
convention, which brings together key players from the international aviation
industry," says Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.
"Although Montréal has been the head office of the prestigious organization
for over 60 years, many participants will be discovering the city's many
charms for the first time. It represents a great opportunity for our tourism
industry to treat guests to Montréal's renowned hospitality while benefiting
from economic spin-offs estimated at $1.5 million," adds Mr. Lapointe.
Founded in Havana in 1945, today IATA counts some 270 airline companies,
which represent 94% of air traffic around the globe. Its mission is to develop
airline travel while applying international regulations and standards and
holding stakeholders accountable.
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for
developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing
conditions of the market.
For further information:
For further information: Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public
Relations, Product Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514)