ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Mineral
Exploration Association (QMEA) is pleased to announce that Denis
Coderre will act as the honorary chairman at its annual convention
which will be held from October 21st to 23rd. The first edition to be held in the great metropolis will bring
together investors, prospectors, geologists and service providers who
contribute to the development of Quebec's mining industry.
Denis Coderre, Mayor of the City of Montreal, has accepted to act as the
honorary chairman of the convention, connoting the support for the
mineral industry, which includes contractors, to the socio-economic
development of the large metropolitan region and all the middlemen. "It
is an honour to participate in this event, which will contribute to
maintaining the importance of this industry in the development of the
community. 16,000 jobs depend of the mining industry itself in the
Montreal area", explains Mayor Coderre.
On the way to Montréal
Previously held in Quebec City, the largest get-together of the Quebec
Mineral Industry will take place at Place Bonaventure in Montréal.
Encompassing a grand network of service providers and consultants in
many fields, the City of Montreal includes more than 1800 small and
medium businesses representing the largest concentration of mining
expertise in the province. Philippe Cloutier, geologist and president
of the AEMQ Board of Directors, has stated "This launching in the City
of Montreal will create a distinctive atmosphere in our industry,
specifically in the investment milieus and the North American markets.
Our members will benefit immensely. With its new name, Xplor will create a greater visibility on the local as well as on the
Xplor : Québec Mining Exploration Convention, a reference in the industry
Last year, QMEA assembled more than 2000 conventioneers and 200
exhibitors. Once again, participants can expect conferences and
workshops of the highest quality. Xplor stands out as being highly
developed in the business world and in the networking opportunities,
making the convention a not-to-be-missed event.
About Québec's Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA)
QMEA is a professional and industrial association representing
stakeholders working in the field of mineral exploration in Quebec.
Founded in 1975, the Association's mission is to promote exploration of
the mineral resources in Quebec and their contribution to the
provincial economy. QMEA comprises over 2000 individual members and
almost 300 corporate members. It is administered by a 20-member Board
of Directors representing the various components of the industry. The
Association organizes an annual convention entitled Xplor which brings together the Quebec mineral enterprises and will be held
at Place Bonaventure in Montreal from October 21 to 23, 2014.
Image with caption: "Xplor: The Québec Mining Exploration Convention, October 21-23, 2014, Place Bonaventure, Montréal (CNW Group/Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140603_C8211_PHOTO_EN_41019.jpg
Image with caption: "Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and honorary chairman of the convention (CNW Group/Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140603_C8211_PHOTO_EN_41015.jpg
Image with caption: "Philippe Cloutier, President of the Québec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) Board of Directors (CNW Group/Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140603_C8211_PHOTO_EN_41017.jpg
SOURCE: Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ)
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