Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

June 15, 2012 14:22 ET

Harper Government Grants Funding to Montreal International Institute for Business Studies to Host Conference of Montreal

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 15, 2012) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Montreal International Institute for Business Studies has received funding for the 2012 Conference of Montreal.

"The Harper Government is giving another boost to economic growth, business opportunities and Montréal's international reputation with this support to the Conference of Montreal," said Minister Lebel.

The Montreal International Institute for Business Studies is an NPO which has been organizing the Conference of Montreal since 1995. This international annual forum brings together representatives from the economic and business environment, public and private, to discuss global economic issues. With as its theme "A Global Economy in Transition: New Strategies, New Partnerships", the Conference of Montreal will welcome some 3,000 participants, more than 770 of whom represent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The mission of the Conference of Montreal is to heighten knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents. Its objectives include promoting information sharing, free discussions and meetings to develop international relations by inviting political, economic, trade union and cultural leaders to weigh in on the major issues of our time.


This $450,000 in non-repayable funding has been granted under Canada Economic Development's Business and Regional Growth program.

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Contact Information

  • Genevieve Sicard
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Canada Economic Development