MONTREAL, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal,
and Mr. Alan DeSousa, member of the Montréal executive committee responsible
for economic development, sustainable development and Montréal 2025, will head
a consortium of Montréal decision-makers in Cannes, where they will take part
in the 18e Marché international des professionnels de l'immobilier (MIPIM)
(world's premier real estate summit). This major event, the largest of its
kind in the world, is the leading showcase for international real estate
projects as it plays host to more than 25,000 professionals in the industry
from 75 countries. It is a unique opportunity for Montréal to highlight the
city's investment potential to foreign investors and decision-makers.
At this high-profile exhibition, Mayor Tremblay will discuss the Montréal
vision of urban sustainable development and promote the major projects soon to
take shape in Montréal. He will be a speaker at the conference of mayors and
ministers, discussing ways to achieve a balance between environment quality
and real estate investment profitability. The conference will also be attended
by Singapore's Minister for National Development and the Mayor of Stuttgart.
Various networking activities are on the mayor's and Mr. DeSousa's
agendas, highlighting creativity, innovative know-how, as well as Montréal's
unique living environment and potential for growth.
"A presence at MIPIM is essential for Montréal because of the
exceptionnal visibility it gives the city. The event will also be an
opportunity to get the attention of foreign investors," said Mayor Tremblay.
Mr. Alan DeSousa will be attending MIPIM for the second year in a row. He
also will travel to Mérignac and Bordeaux, to secure foreign investment,
especially in the field of aeronautics. Mr. DeSousa will be accompanied by Mr.
Elie Farah, Vice-president, Investment, Montréal International, and Claude
Normandeau, Chief Executive Officer, Technoparc Saint-Laurent.
Montréal was the first North American city to take part in MIPIM, and
this year, it will be attending the event for the second year in a row. The
City of Toronto will be attending MIPIM for the first time.
Consortium Montréal - MIPIM 2007
The first Consortium Montréal - MIPIM was created by the city in 2006 and
was made up of seven organizations. This year, the group is made up of 12
partners. Consortium Montréal - MIPIM 2007 is composed of the following
businesses and organizations: Aecon, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Caisse de
depôt et placement du Québec, Centre hospitalier universitaire de l'Université
de Montréal (CHUM), McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), DevMcGill and
Nomade, Fasken Martineau, Montréal International, Société d'habitation et de
développement de Montréal, Technoparc Saint-Laurent métropolitain, and the
Ville de Montréal.
For further information:
For further information: François Goneau, Division des relations avec
les médias, Ville de Montréal, (514) 868-5859; Source: Darren Becker, Cabinet
du maire et du comité exécutif, Ville de Montréal, (514) 872-6412; Johanne
Royer, Responsable des communications, Consortium Montréal (Canada), (514)