Initiated by SDC Vieux-Montréal (the Old Montreal business development corporation) in 2013, the AVENIR VIEUX-MONTRÉAL (the future of Old Montreal) conference aims to bring together any and all partners and influencers who have a stake in the old quarter’s economic development. The basic goal is to encourage dialogue on important issues and projects that look promising in terms of visibility for Old Montreal. This event also brings together the quarter’s business people, retailers, workers and residents, all of whom are deeply interested in what is happening in their neighbourhood.
In partnership with Ville-Marie Borough.
1st Edition // November 12, 2013, Centre Phi
Introduction to the conference
Robert Astell, Attorney | President, SDC Vieux-Montréal (capsule)
Alain Dufort | General Manager, Ville-Marie Borough (capsule)
Alain Dubuc | Journalist and conference host (capsule)
Danièle Boulard | Independent researcher, and Benoit Duguay | Professor, ESG UQÀM (capsule)
BLOCK 1: French as a language of business
Martin Bergeron | Public relations officer and spokesperson, Office québécois de la langue française – OQLF (capsule)
BLOCK 2: Communities and neighbourhood life
Roxanne Pitre | Inspector and Chief of police station 21, SPVM (capsule)
Aubin Boudreau | Director General, Accueil Bonneau (capsule)
BLOCK 3: Business development
Léopold Turgeon | CEO, Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD – Quebec retail business council) – (capsule)
Christian Bourque | Vice-President, Léger Marketing