Quebec City, June 29, 2016 – Four months away from the largest business congress ever to be held in Quebec City, the JCI Quebec 2016 committee is proud to announce the participation of such a large-scale company as Molson Coors thanks to an important partnership. This is a significant contribution in addition to the contributions of different private companies, the government of Canada, and the provincial government, all of which are supporting this congress.
“It is a source of pride to know that the leaders of a world-class company are behind us. The Molson brothers are an example for many entrepreneurs due to their vision and commitment to community and innovation,” asserts Jean-Simon Deschênes, Congress Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Molson Coors’s financial support also comes with another piece of good news: Geoff and Andrew Molson will give a keynote session for the thousands of congress-goers who will be descending on Quebec City from October 30 to November 4. The Molson brothers’ session is another addition to the eventful program that includes, among others, Chris Hadfield’s conference. “This event showcases the energy that characterizes the business community of the Quebec City region. This congress is also an opportunity to promote burgeoning entrepreneurial youth across the province. As an entrepreneur, I am very glad to support the most significant business congress to be held in the provincial capital,” claims Mr. Geoff Molson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Molson Coors Brewing Company.
INVALUABLE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Molson Coors’s contribution complements the over $430,000 in private partnerships that have already been confirmed by Bell, Desjardins, KPMG, and Lavery. “We are still maintaining our goal of $800,000 from the private sector. I invite business people to participate in this prestigious congress that will contribute to the influence of our region and that will afford participants the opportunity to learn and grow, and to connect to the international market,” insists Mr. Yvon Charest, president of the Ambassador’s Club and President and Chief Executive Officer of iA Financial Group.
Parallel to the private financing, a non-refundable contribution of $404,500 has been awarded by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). The congress is also receiving support from the Quebec government, Jean Lesage International Airport, the Quebec City Convention Centre, and the Quebec tourism office is also backing the event.
“We are grateful for these contributions and would like to thank all our partners as well as the provincial and federal governments for their support. These contributions are emblematic of the trust that entrepreneurs, elected officials, and the community have placed in this project, and will allow us to fund the preparations for the largest business congress to take place in Quebec City,” added Deschênes.
CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE OF 2,400 FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS
Countries such as Japan, India, France, and Germany will be well represented. More than 120 registrations from Canada will also be part of the delegation. This will result in exceptional notoriety and visibility for the provincial capital, for Quebec, and for Canada. With $15,000,000 in estimated economic benefits for the region, this will be a unique opportunity for Quebec City’s business community to showcase its energy and to discuss with participants from around the world.
For more information about the congress program and registration fees, please visit the congress website: jciquebec2016.com
ABOUT JCI QUÉBEC 2016
Created by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Québec (JCCQ) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Canada, the JCI Québec 2016 committee is responsible for JCI World Congress Québec 2016.
Founded in 1915 by Henry Giessenbier in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, JCI oversees close to 5,000 Junior Chambers around the world and brings together more than 175,000 young business people and active citizens aged 18 to 40 in nearly 125 countries.
JCI Canada is committed to being the leading development organization for youth under 40 years of age and includes all Junior Chambers from Vancouver to Halifax. The Junior Chamber of Commerce Québec joined JCI Canada in 2002. With more than 500 members, JCCQ is the world’s second largest local chapter of JCI.
JCI Québec 2016 | www.jciquebec2016.com
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