The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Mid-year report: discover the Chamber’s noteworthy positions and events

Highlights from January to June 2019:

discover the Chamber's noteworthy positions and events

96

INTERVIEWS GRANTED

52

Print and Web

30

TV

14

Radio

59

BLOG POSTS

35

PRESS RELEASES

8

BRIEFS

3

OPEN LETTERS

1

STUDY

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook

20,936
followers

Twitter

21,685
followers

Twitter

12,778
followers

62

EVENTS
 

12,719

Participants
 

6

TRADE
MISSIONS

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Innovation and disruptive technology Innovation and disruptive technologies

Fiscal, economic and regulatory agility Fiscal, economic and regulatory agility

Internationalization of local businesses Internationalization of local businesses

Modern, efficient infrastructures Modern, efficient infrastructures

Availability of skilled labour Availability of skilled labour

Other issues Other issues

January

Infrastructures modernes et efficientes Publication

“The consultations on the impacts of the Royalmount project should serve as a springboard to explore recurring and predictable questions about the development of these areas, which are still sparsely populated but located near public transit routes and access to existing busy highways.”

Royalmount, a sign of the city’s regained momentum brief

projet Royalmount

Agilité économique, fiscale et réglementaire Publication

February

Innovation et technologie de rupture Publication


Innovation et technologie de rupture Event

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada, at the Chamber to report on his government’s Innovation and Skills Plan.

Navdeep Bains

Innovation et technologie de rupture Event

Nearly 850 leaders from different industries took part in the second Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence to assess the impact of artificial intelligence on the city’s economic development.

Forum stratégique sur l’intelligence artificielle

March

Autres dossiers Event

Randi Zuckerberg, a tech entrepreneur and leader, addressed an audience of more than 1,800 people, including several hundred female students, to promote tech careers to women as part of the Ubisoft Women in Tech initiative.

Randi Zuckerberg

Agilité économique, fiscale et réglementairePosition statement

Disponibilité d'une main d'oeuvre qualifiéePublication

Special report on French in the workplace published in La Presse+ on International Francophonie Day.

Journée internationale de la Francophonie

Agilité économique, fiscale et réglementaireEvent

Eric Girard, Minister of Finance of Quebec, and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada, came to outline their respective budgets.

Eric Girard
Bill Morneau

April

Infrastructures modernes et efficientesPosition statement


Agilité économique, fiscale et réglementaire Publication

Infrastructures modernes et efficientesPublication

The Chamber proposes ten recommendations to guide the special urban planning program (Programme particulier d’urbanisme, PPU) responsible for the development of the sector in the coming years.

Programme particulier d’urbanisme

Infrastructures modernes et efficientes Publication

The Chamber provided the OCPM with its brief presenting an analytical framework and recommendations for reviving the economy of Montréal East.

cadre d’analyse et des recommandations pour relancer l’économie de l’Est de Montréal

Infrastructures modernes et efficientes Event

On CN’s 100th anniversary, Jean-Jacques Ruest, President and Chief Executive Officer, reviewed the group’s activities and the major challenges ahead.

Jean-Jacques Ruest

May

Autres dossiers Acclr – Business Services

secteur des technologies

Innovation et technologie de rupture Event

The Chamber and Propulsion Québec announced the results of a new comparative study of regulations and public policies on electric and smart transportation at the Strategic Forum on Transportation.

Forum stratégique sur les transports

Infrastructures modernes et efficientes Event

The Chamber organized the fourteenth Major Metropolitan Projects Strategic Forum, which brought together more than 600 business leaders at the Palais des congrès.

Forum stratégique sur les grands projets

Infrastructures modernes et efficientesPosition statement

Recommendations during public consultations and hearings on Bill n°17: An Act respecting remunerated passenger transportation by automobile.

projet de loi no 17

Autres dossiers Event

Thirteen scholarships were awarded to outstanding high school students.

Treize bourses d’études

Innovation et technologie de ruptureEvent

Elmar Mock, Swatch’s professional inventor and co-founder, was invited to address an audience of more than 700 people during the third Strategic Forum on Innovative Manufacturing.

Forum stratégique sur le manufacturier innovant, Elmar Mock

Innovation et technologie de rupture Event

Martin Coiteux addressed the business community for the first time since his appointment as Chief Economist at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Martin Coiteux

June

Infrastructures modernes et efficientes Position statement

Autres dossiers Acclr – Business Services

Two hundred people from the business community gathered to network and enjoy a cruise on the St. Lawrence.

Guy Laliberté

Autres dossiers Event

Mayor Valérie Plante presented her vision of the city’s social, cultural and economic diversity to 450 representatives of the business community.

Avenue McGill College
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