Montréal, December 14, 2015 – On November 26, Montréal International (MI) held a reception to honour some 60 international organizations (IOs) established in Montréal. More than 130 participants attended the event hosted by Royal Bank, a partner of Montréal International and a partner of choice for international organizations.
Harout Chitilian, Vice-Chair of Montréal’s Executive Committee and committee member responsible for information technology and the Smart and Digital City, Martin Thibodeau, President, Québec Headquarters, Royal Bank of Canada, Tony Loffreda, Treasurer of the Board, Montréal International, and Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, Western Québec, RBC Royal Bank, Jean Laurin, Vice-Chair of the Board, Montréal International, and President and CEO, NKF Devencore, as well as Stéphanie Allard, Vice-President, International Organizations, Montréal International, were in attendance to recognize the central role IOs have played in driving growth in Greater Montréal and shining a global spotlight on the region.
The reception was not only an opportunity for networking and discussion, but also a chance for Montréal International, Royal Bank and government partners to reaffirm their commitment to support the IO community in Montréal. “We understand just how strategic international organizations are to Montréal, and we are determined to see them grow and expand in our region,” said Stéphanie Allard.
“RBC is constantly upgrading its offer to international organizations in Montréal by providing service packages that meet their needs and those of their employees. RBC wants to make all its resources available to Montréal organizations so that our city remains their destination of choice,” said Tony Loffreda, Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services.
Through its dedicated IO program, Montréal provides financial, strategic and logistical assistance to international organizations thanks to the support of Canada Economic Development, Québec’s Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, and the Ville de Montréal.