Media Advisory - Announcement of the finalists for the prestigious Mercuriades business Awards

MONTRÉAL, March 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) is pleased to invite media representatives to a press conference on Friday, March 13, to unveil the finalists of the 35th annual Mercuriades Awards, the much coveted contest of Québec business, trade and entrepreneurship.

Since 1981, the Mercuriades have remained faithful to their mission to reward and promote the expertise, creativity and excellence of Québec businesses.  In 35 years, the competition has received more than 10,000 applications, selected 5,000 finalists and announced 550 winners, 95% of which are still in business today. The 2015 edition has markedly increased the number of applications by 32%.

Most of the finalists will be attending the press conference.

Date: Friday March 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Place: RBC Royal Bank, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 41st floor

Event Details

11:00 am 

Arrival of guests


Official welcome


Word from Ms. Françoise Bertrand, President and CEO of the FCCQ


Word from Mr. Martin Thibodeau, RBC Royal Bank, president of the Mercuriades gala evening


Word from Mr. Christian Lapointe, BDO Canada, official contest assessor


Word from Mr. Alain Denis, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, partner for the finalists' regional tour


Official announcement of the finalists by Mr. Ben Marc Diendéré, La Coop
fédérée, partner for the finalists' recognition


Closing words by Mr. Michael Novak, contest president


Group photo


Cocktail and buffet 

1:00 pm

End of event


For more information on the Mercuriades Awards:


About the FCCQ


With its extensive network of more than 140 chambers of commerce and 1,100 corporate members, the FCCQ represents over 60,000 businesses and 150,000 businesspeople involved in all sectors of the economy throughout Québec. As the province's premier business network, the FCCQ serves as both a federation and a provincial chamber of commerce. Its members—be they chambers of commerce or businesses—share a common goal: to foster an innovative, competitive business environment.


SOURCE Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec

For further information: Marilyne Marcoux, Communications advisor, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, Tel. : 514 844-9571, ext. 3227, Cell : 514 647-4745,


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