International organizations: choose Montréal for “its status as a world capital of civil aviation!”

October 18, 2018

  → An exclusive interview with Christoph Schewe, Managing Director, International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations

Did you know that Montréal is home to 65 international organizations, the largest number in North America after New York and Washington? The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) are just two of the many prestigious organizations that contribute to Montréal’s exceptional international reputation.

Montréal is recognized as the capital of civil aviation with 10 organizations specialized in the field. The presence of these players encourages networking and collaboration, a key element in the decision of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) to move to Montréal!

For Christoph Schewe, Managing Director of the IFALPA, what sets Greater Montréal apart is:

1) Its large community of international organization. Montréal is Canada’s most international city!

2) A strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and America. Montréal is a hub for air, sea, rail and road transportation.

3) A safe and stable social and economic environment.

Ensuring aviation safety worldwide from Montréal

Located in London since its founding in 1948, IFALPA, representing almost 100 Member Associations with over 100,000 airline pilots, decided to move its head office to Montréal in 2012 to be closer to other industry key players involved in aviation safety. With the support of Montréal International as well as its partners, the move has been a success. Indeed, the organization is more active than ever in its new home. “Being close to our partners has made a big difference,” says Christoph Schewe, IFALPA Managing Director.

A project in Montréal? We can help!

Do you wish to establish your international organization in Greater Montréal? Montréal International can assist you, free of charge, throughout your project, whether it’s to set up a new organization or expand an existing one.

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