AMERICANA 2011 - RÉSEAU environnement thanks Environment Canada for $75,000 in financial support

MONTREAL, Jan. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - RÉSEAU environnement would like to thank Environment Canada and Environment Minister Peter Kent, who announced today a financial support of $75,000 for the organisation of the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, AMERICANA 2011. The ninth biennial edition of the event will take place from March 22 to 24 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

"This financial support demonstrates to the international and Canadian audience the dedication of the Canadian government toward the environmental industry's development and advancement. We are very pleased with this announcement, which will enable us to promote even more Canada's environment industry and our event around the world," said Mr. Michel Lamontagne, president of RÉSEAU environnement, AMERICANA's initiator and organiser.

AMERICANA, which was launched in 1995 and is held every other year, is recognised as one of the largest events of its kind in North America. It draws more than 8,000 participants, 350 exhibitors and 200 speakers from some 50 countries around the world. Furthermore, it provides a venue for more than 650 business meetings through its International Business Matchmaking Forum.

AMERICANA 2011 is made possible with the support from the governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as the financial participation of numerous commercial partners, including Golder Associates.

About RÉSEAU environnement (www.reseau-environnement.com)
RÉSEAU environnement has been active since 1962. With more than 2,000 members, it is the largest association of the environmental industry in Quebec. Its mission is to bring together environmental specialists, business people, municipalities and industries in Quebec to ensure the advancement of science and technology, promote expertise and support environmental activities, within a sustainable development perspective. RÉSEAU environnement is the initiator and the organiser of AMERICANA, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference and the Salon des technologies environnementales du Québec (STEQ).

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