The AQT is calling for nominations for the CEO of the Year - Investissement Québec 2012

MONTREAL, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Technology Association today issued a call for nominations for the 2012 Investissement Quebec CEO of the Year Award. Since 2003, this annual award has been shining the spotlight on CEOs of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) companies in recognition of their exemplary leadership and outstanding contributions to the visibility of the Quebec ICT industry.

"Investissement Québec is thrilled to support the CEO of the year award. Finalists for this award stand as ambassadors and capable representatives of the Quebec ICT industry, a dynamic sector and powerful driver of our economy", stated Jacques Daoust, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.

How to nominate someone?

Do you know a CEO who has concluded a transaction that impacted his company's growth and direction, overcome a major management challenge, entered into a strategic alliance, finalized a merger or acquisition, or reached new heights of technological innovation? Fill out the form below to nominate him or her for this award:

After carefully assessing all nominations, an independent jury comprised of CEOs of ICT companies and representatives of Investissement Québec and the Quebec Technology Association will select three finalists.

"Candidates are assessed on innovation and the scope of their achievements in relation to challenges, the availability of human and financial resources, as well as the company's size. Year after year, they embody our industry's vitality and creativity, as well as the determination and daring of Quebec entrepreneurs", said Nicole Martel, CEO of the Quebec Technology Association.

Finalists receive substantial media attention thanks to the support of Les Affaires, our media partner, helping them gain increased notoriety both for themselves and their businesses.

The three finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their projects and the winner will be chosen by his peers by way of a secret ballot during the Investissement Quebec CEO of the Year Award Night. This prestigious award will be presented during CEO Vision 2012, an exclusive event for CEOs of Quebec technology companies, to be held from February 22 to 25, 2012.

Past winners

2011 - Claude Mc Master, Technologies D-BOX
2010 - André d'Orsonnens, Druide informatique
2009 - Pascal Pilon, Averna Technologies
2008 - Alain Paquin, Komunik
2007 - Didier Gombert, Objectif Lune
2006 - David Gellerman, Advantech
2005 - Jean Mignault, Technologies 20-20
2004 - Karol Brassard, Nexxlink Technologie
2003 - Dennis Wood

The Quebec Technology Association (AQT)

The Quebec Technology Association has over 500 corporate members and affiliated members. It represents information and communications technology companies in Quebec and brings together ICT executives. It supports them in achieving their growth-related goals. Through its growth Accelerator, it also provides them with a wide array of services and business networking activities in addition to facilitating access to best management and marketing practices.

About Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec's mission is to foster the growth of investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in every region. It offers businesses a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. It is also responsible for tax incentive administration and foreign investment prospecting.



For further information:

AQT - Valérie Danger - Tel : 514 874-2667 or

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