Montréal, December 14, 2015 – Contact MTL is growing! On the occasion of a monthly event organized by ONLYLYON ambassadors, held on December 1, Montréal International and some partners of Contact MTL have officially launched in Lyon Contact MTL, a network of volunteers committed to promoting Québec’s metropolis to the world. More than 2,000 ambassadors are already part of Contact MTL.
Close to 20 leading Greater Montréal institutions and organizations with complementary missions, networks and expertise have joined forces under the program to strengthen Greater Montréal’s position as an economic, technological, cultural and higher education powerhouse.
“A metropolis is first and foremost a collective project,” said Mayor of Montréal and Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Denis Coderre. “Contact MTL is a unique opportunity to show the world that Greater Montréal has international-calibre assets. I invite our proud and passionate citizens to become actively involved by becoming ambassadors to promote our metropolis to the world.”
Montréal International, initiator and coordinator of Contact MTL, believes that a city’s ability to attract foreign investment, international organizations, skilled workers, students and international conventions is largely determined by its image.
“The Contact MTL initiative stems from a shared desire to enhance Greater Montréal’s international profile and strengthen its position as a leading economic, technological, cultural and higher education metropolis,” explained Louis Arseneault, Vice President – Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications, Montréal International. “With increasing competition among the world’s major cities, a metropolis’ ability to attract foreign investment, international organizations, skilled workers, students and international conventions is largely determined by its image,” he added.
Official Contact MTL kick-off events have already been held in Montréal, Paris, New York and Hong Kong. The network currently has more than to 2,000 ambassadors and over 4,500 followers on its Twitter accounts (@GrandMTL, @GreaterMTL).
To sign up: contactmtl.com
Anyone interested in promoting Greater Montréal by becoming an ambassador can sign up online at www.contactmtl.com. It’s easy and free of charge. Ambassadors are provided with a range of tools, including successes and news about Greater Montréal’s specific strengths, communication channels via Twitter and other social media, as well as a wealth of information available on the brand new Contact MTL web platform.
Contact MTL founding partners
Various partners teamed up with Montréal International to launch Contact MTL: Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, McGill University, Concordia University, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, Aéroports de Montréal, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, City of Montréal, Développement économique de Laval, Agglomération de Longueuil, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Regroupement des collèges du Montréal métropolitain, Table des préfets et élus de la couronne sud, Montréal Council on Foreign Relations, and the Réseau des délégations et délégations générales du Québec à l’étranger.