MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the Opening Plenary Session of AMERICANA 2013, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, organized by Réseau Environnement, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
This 10th biennial edition of AMERICANA will gather some 10,000 participants from all around the world and welcome Belgium as the Country of Honour. The regions of Brussels-Capital, Flanders and Wallonia will proudly showcase Belgium's environmental expertise as part of a major delegation of companies and experts.
Canada's Minister of the Environment, Peter Kent, the Minister President of the Government of Flanders, Kris Peeters, Quebec's Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Yves-François Blanchet, as well as the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, will be participating in AMERICANA's Opening Plenary Session. AMERICANA will unfold from March 19 to 21.
Over the course of these three days, more than 250 speakers will discuss major current issues concerning environmental technologies and sustainable development. Close to 350 exhibitors will also be on hand to showcase their expertise. Moreover, 650 international business meetings are scheduled between international buyers, major contract givers, qualified suppliers and distributors.
AMERICANA 2013 is made possible thanks to the support of the governments of Canada and Quebec as well as the financial participation of business partners including SNC-Lavalin and Golder Associés.
About Réseau Environnement
Réseau Environnement has been active for 50 years now and represents the largest multi-sector group of environmental experts in Québec. Its experts are active in all sectors. Its main fields of activity are drinking water and wastewater, soil and groundwater, air and climate change, waste management as well as biodiversity. Today, Réseau Environnement represents more than 2,200 members, including 400 companies, 200 municipalities as well as some twenty or so government and parapublic agencies.
WHEN: Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Palais des congrès de Montréal - Hall 517 D
ADDRESS: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5
METRO: Place d'Armes station (Orange line)
SOURCE: Réseau Environnement
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Information, accreditations and interview requests:
Eric Barbeau, CASACOM
514 286-2145, ext. 223