Dear members, dear partners,
I recently had the opportunity to attend the inauguration of Air Canada’s new year-round non-stop flights between Montréal and Toulouse. I shared this special moment with Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, Hubert Bolduc, President of Investissement Québec International, Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal, Martin Massé, Vice President, Public Affairs and Vice President, Sustainability of ADM Aéroports de Montréal, and David Rheault, Vice President, Government & Community Relations of Air Canada.
This new link between France and Québec will allow our two hubs to quickly benefit from a smoother exchange of talent, knowledge and best practices. It will also be an undeniable asset in further stimulating the interest of foreign investors in doing business in Québec. Just as our SMEs have recently turned to internationalization, I hope this new link will encourage others to follow the same path.
As a cluster, this type of event gives us an incredible platform to showcase and expand our ecosystem. It’s also a great way to exchange ideas with our partners from other associations and be inspired by their best practices.
As I prepare for another edition of the Paris Air Show (SIAE), I’m convinced that the energy we are putting into developing our relations with Europe represents real added value for our members. By expanding the cluster’s network and strengthening our partnerships, we are enriching our knowledge, helping to facilitate the export of our products and, above all, creating fertile ground for all our members with international ambitions. I’m sure that the Paris Air Show will once again be a good illustration of this.
I very much hope I’ll have the pleasure of meeting you there and discussing these issues with you at this key industry event.
Mélanie Lussier, President of Aéro Montréal