From October 13 to 17, 2012, Montréal International (MI), in collaboration with the City of Montréal’s Bureau du design (design office) and Tourisme Montréal, welcomed five international journalists from major specialty magazines in creativity and design. Representatives from Azure (Toronto), Zupi (Brazil), Volume (Netherlands), Dxi (Spain) and 90+10 (Argentina) took part in the press tour.
The journalists were received by Helen Fotopulos, City of Montréal’s Executive Committee member for Culture, Heritage, Design & Status of Women; Jacques St-Laurent, President and CEO of MI; and Tanya Churchmuch, Assistant Director of Tourisme Montréal. The tour included visits to Cirque du Soleil and Moment Factory, as well as meetings with several Montréal designers and architects.
On October 16, the journalists also attended the Facteur D event, organized by Mission Design, which presented 47 projects in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban planning and multidisciplinary design.