Griffintown Multimedia City Welcomes AQT, the Largest ICT Business Network in Quebec

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On the first of December, the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) relocated to 32 Soeurs-Grises Street in Montréal Quebec (H3C 2P8).

New offices have been optimized to foster closer ties between our members and provide a business centre, training facility, and consulting space for stakeholders in the ICT industry. AQT's 10 staffers will share a semi-open office area conducive to brain-storming and creative thinking.

"Since our lease was coming due, we decided to find an equivalent-sized office space that would better reflect the growth and image of AQT members, as well as our stature as a network that represents the most dynamic SMEs and sets a benchmark for the Quebec ICT industry, stated Nicole Martel, Chief Executive Officer of AQT. In addition, being in the heart of Multimedia City and visible to passersby and visitors, this new location is more readily accessible and enhances the visibility of the AQT and its members."

A venue to implement the AQT Board of Directors' new triennial plan:

  • Growing the industry's reach and representation on the strength of our network, in our capacity as industry spokesperson to various bodies, and through the publication of industry data.
  • Helping companies enhance performance through the implementation of best business practices by providing members with activities and services in conjunction with willing partners and sponsors.
  • Promoting networking and business partnerships amongst members through local and international networking opportunities, guides, and access to a technological platform.

Specific Interest Groups. Specific Interest Groups provide a prime example of the impact of this move. Unlike AQT Peer-to-Peer groups that connect members based on their functions, Specific Interest Groups are designed to empower ICT CEOs and executives by providing relevant information based on their specific areas of interests, markets, and business practices. Beginning this coming January, groups comprised of no more than 15 people will be able to take part in "round table" events from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m. to discuss strategies and best practices.

Business Centre for members passing through Montréal. An office has been specially equipped for members who are just passing through! In addition to the usual services (office furniture, audio-visual equipment, and reception desk), users will have robust technological infrastructures at their fingertips. They will also have access to training facilities and a conference room for business meetings.

Cloud Computing will enhance AQT operations. Thanks to help from its members, AQT has acquired robust technological infrastructures which are essential to the overall effectiveness of the team. Local infrastructures will be migrated through cloud computing by Oriso while favouring the streamlining of information technologies. In addition, thanks to a new and fully Web-accessible database implemented this past fall, an enhanced system has been put into place to allow members to update their own data.

Technological platform designed to promote business partnerships. A new Web site will be rolled out as early as January; designed by K3 Media, the new site is more in tune with the image of AQT members. In addition, it will be possible by this spring to search our extensive database for partnership opportunities thanks to a brand new technological platform.

AQT takes the opportunity to thank its members who provide technologic services and solutions. And on behalf of its members AQT would like to thank all sponsors and partners who supports its projects and activities to pursue its mission. List of sponsors and partners available on aqt website : http://www.aqt.ca/en/partners.htm.

About the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) www.aqt.ca

The Quebec Technology Association promotes innovative SMEs in the ICT industry by helping their CEOs and management teams reach business development objectives.

Now the largest ICT business network in Quebec, the AQT, a non-profit, self-funded organization, provides its 500 member and affiliate companies with local and international networking opportunities, as well as business comparison and improvement tools - true building blocks of success!

SOURCE: Quebec Technology Association (AQT)

For further information:

AQT - Valérie Danger, Director of Communications and Projects, 514 874-2667, ext. 118, vdanger@aqt.ca

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