July 21, 2017
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“History of Ships”: The Port of Montreal's first immersive exhibition opens at the new cruise Terminal

In the context of the 375th anniversary celebrations of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, the Port of Montreal has launched its first immersive exhibition entitled “History of Ships”. Open since July 19, 2017, it offers the public an opportunity to sail back in time to relive the milestones in the progressive growth of our city’s port.

The exhibition shows and tells the rich history of the Port of Montreal and its pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the City of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. It also marks the opening of the first port center on port activities in Quebec. Nearly 480 curious visitors were at hand on the opening day of this exposition of eye-catching works.

“We are delighted to introduce Montrealers and visitors to the Port of Montreal’s rich history, at no cost. This exhibition aims to raise public interest in our city’s marine heritage and to showcase the benefits and value brought by the Port of Montreal. The year 2017 is a great opportunity to remember the bonds uniting the destinies of the Port, the City of Montreal and Canada,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA.

Open to the general public, this free-to-attend exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., including Monday, September 4, 2017. Invite your family and friends to this rendezvous with your History.

To learn more, visit the exhibition’s Web page and read the press release here.

In brief

Appointment of Ms. Nathalie Pilon to the Board of Directors for the Montreal Port Authority

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, hereby appoints Ms. Nathalie Pilon to be a director of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), to hold office for a term of three years, in replacement of Ms. Anik Trudel, whose term of office has expired.

Ms. Pilon is currently the President of ABB Canada since October 1, 2015. In 2011, the Women's Executive Network appointed Ms. Pilon as one of Canada's 100 Most Influential Women, and in 2015, she was awarded the Leadership prize by the Association of Quebec Women in Finance (AQWF).

Prior to joining ABB Canada, Ms. Pilon began her career with the audit and consulting firm KPMG. She has held several positions such as President of Thomas & Betts Canada and Vice-President of Low Voltage Products Division for ABB Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from HEC Montréal.

With a Board of Directors going majority female, the MPA welcomes this appointment, which contributes to advancing Canadian female leaders.

The Board of Directors warmly thanks Ms. Trudel for the time, energy and judicious advice she so generously offered for the good governance of the MPA and wishes Ms. Pilon the best of luck and much success.


The MPA welcomes the Government of Canada's Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) joins other key players of the Canadian maritime industry in welcoming the federal government’s announcement of a $2.1 billion investment to develop the country’s trade and transportation corridors.

This initiative provides $2.1 billion over 11 years to strengthen Canada’s trade infrastructure, including ports, waterways, airports, roads, bridges, border crossings and the rail network, and also improve communication between them.

“We applaud this initiative and these major investments. Ports, like the Port of Montreal, are real economic engines and marine transshipment hubs for goods that are essential to Canadians’ quality of life and the trade that ensures our prosperity. We are confident that this initiative will stimulate investment and innovation within Canada and will enable the development of improved and more efficient transportation corridors,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA.

The MPA is currently exploring opportunities to pursue its own business development initiatives and to keep providing outstanding infrastructure to its partners.

Check out the Government of Canada’s press release here.


Réal Couture appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Montreal

The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Montreal (CCEM) has appointed Réal Couture as Chair of their Board. M. Couture is the Vice-President of Finance and Administration at the Montreal Port Authority. He has been a member of the CCEM Board since 2010 and has excellent knowledge of the Eastern Montreal business community.

This appointment bears witness to the business community’s high level of appreciation and confidence in the leaders at the Montreal Port Authority, and leaves no question as to what a crucial role the Port of Montreal plays in our city’s economic development.

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