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Presentation made by Mr. Elie Farah, ENG., Vice President Investment, Montreal International during his visit to Spain on March 26, 2009. Interesting information on Montreal, Economy, Projects and ...

Presentation made by Mr. Elie Farah, ENG., Vice President Investment, Montreal International during his visit to Spain on March 26, 2009. Interesting information on Montreal, Economy, Projects and description of "Montreal International" Organization.

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  • SPAIN – CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Mr. Elie Farah, Eng., Vice President, Investment, Montréal International March 26, 2009
  • GREATER MONTRÉAL
    • 82 municipalities
    • Territory of 1 600 sq. mi.
    • Population of over 3.7 million inhabitants; nearly half of the population of Québec
    • GDP of $123 billion; nearly half of Québec’s GDP
    MONTRÉAL METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY
    • 11 institutions of higher learning
    • 168,000 university students, including 17,000 foreign students
    • Ranks 1 st in North America for the number of university students per inhabitant
    • Ranks 1 st in Canada for university research funding
    • Ranks 1 st in Canada for the number of research centres and university researchers
    • Ranks 1 st in Canada for the number of patents held
    GREATER MONTRÉAL A leader of the knowledge economy
    • At the crossroads of North America and Europe
    • A United Nations city, through the presence of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN)
    • 70 international organizations are located
    • in Montréal
    • Ranks 2 nd for international conferences and
    • meetings in North America, after New York
    • A highly qualified workforce, and the most
    • bilingual and trilingual city in North America
    • (some 80 languages spoken)
    GREATER MONTRÉAL An international city ICAO
  • GREATER MONTRÉAL A gateway to world markets with key infrastructures
    • Two international airports
    • - Passengers: Pierre-Elliott Trudeau (12 million passengers. Rate of satisfaction: 97%)
    • - Cargo: Montréal-Mirabel
    • The Port of Montréal
    • - The shortest route between Europe and the heart of North America
    • - Over 25 million tons of cargo handled each year
    • Two major railway companies
    • - A connection to all regions of Canada and the U.S.
    • Greater Montréal is a leader in the new economy. It excels in the high tech and innovation sectors, namely in the areas of:
    • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
    • Life Sciences
    • Aerospace
    • These three clusters combined represent 11% of private-sector jobs in Greater Montréal.
    GREATER MONTRÉAL A high tech leader
  • Montréal International
  • Mission To contribute to Greater Montréal’s economic development and to enhance its international status. Mandates 1. Attract foreign investment 2. Increase the presence of international organizations 3. Facilitate the relocation of strategic foreign workers 4. Support the development of competitive clusters 5. Stimulate the development of innovation MONTRÉAL INTERNATIONAL
    • Public-Private Partnership
    • 110 member companies and institutions
    • The Government of Canada
    • The Government of Québec
    • The Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (82 municipalities)
    • The City of Montréal
    OUR MEMBERS AND PARTNERS
    • Our Board of Directors consists of 30 members: 20 from the private sector and 10 from the public sector
    • Committees
    • Executive Committee
    • Management and Human Resources Committee
    • Verification and Finance Committee
    • Investment Greater Montréal Committee
    • FODIM Advisory Committee
    Pierre Brunet Chairman of the Board OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • Territories: USA, Europe, Areas of China, India and the Persian Gulf
    • Approaches: Sectoral and geographical
    • Networks:
    • Business, finance and government
    • Partnerships: Cities, Local development corporations
    OUR MANDATES 1. Attract foreign investment
  • Investissement Grand Montréal Organigramme IGM 2009 30 janvier 2009 Inde et Golfe Persique Anik Lévesque Chargée de projets Élie Farah Vice-président IGM Suzanne Savoie Directeur dév. des affaires Est Marie-Claude Harvey Directeur dév. des affaires Centre Dave Murphy Vice-président OI Technologies environnementales , Nouveaux matériaux / Nanotechnologies Allemagne, Autriche, Suisse Aérospatiale, TIC , Cinéma, Bois et papiers, Biens de consommation Élie Farah p.i. Directeur dév. des affaires Sciences de la vie André Hubert Adjoint au vice-président (+ Partenaires et Filiales) Chine Dave Murphy Directeur dév. des affaires Chine Gene Nicholas Osidacz Directeur dév. des affaires Pays Anglophones Pierre Brouillard Directeur dév. des affaires Aérospatiale Ginette Audet Directeur de projets Ronan Caillo Directeur dév. des affaires Pays Francophones Johan Eile Directeur dév. des affaires T.I.C. Alexandre Lagarde Directeur de projets Sciences de la vie, Agroalimentaire , Textile (mode) Claire Yu Chargée de projets Énergie, Chimie, Plasturgie Immobilier, Construction, Tourisme et loisirs Pierre Cléroux Directeur, dév des affaires Inde et Golfe Persique Dave Murphy Directeur dév. des affaires Chine Pierre Brouillard Directeur dév. des affaires Aérospatiale Ginette Audet Directeur de projets Louise Thiboutot Directeur dév. des affaires Ouest Johan Eile Directeur dév. des affaires T.I.C. Sciences de la vie, Agroalimentaire , Textile (mode) Claire Yu Chargée de projets Timothy Flaherty Chargé de projets Transport / Logistique , Centres d’appel, Finance Europe Véronique Bourgault Secrétaire de direction Sectoriel Khady Diallo Fall Secrétaire de direction États-Unis
    • Attraction: Promotion,
    • candidacy & bids
    • Integration: Staff, fit-up, location assistance, networking
    OUR MANDATES 2. Increase the presence of international organizations
    • Development: Strategic advice,
    • financial support
    • Expansion : Strategic intervention
    • Advice on hiring
    • Help in obtaining official documents
    • Support for spouses
    OUR MANDATES 3. Facilitate the relocation of foreign workers
    • Support their implementation
    • Participate in their development
    • Initiate joint projects and missions
    • Provide specialized services
    OUR MANDATES 4. Support the development of competitive clusters
    • Strategic watch
    • Mobilization of key players
    • Development and marketing of the Montréal region’s innovation potential
    • Support the vitality of innovation
    • in the region
    OUR MANDATES 5. Stimulate the development of innovation October 6 and 7, 2008
      • 1 550 subsidiaries of foreign companies
          • About 80% of all foreign subsidiaries in Quebec
          • Annual expenditures of over 19 B$ in Québec
          • About 15% of Greater Montreal GDP
      • They employ over 133 000 persons
          • 75% of all employment by foreign subsidiaries in Quebec
          • 7% of total employment in Greater Montreal
          • 11% of all private sector jobs in Greater Montreal
    Sources : Montréal International and the Institut de la statistique du Québec FDI IN GREATER MONTRÉAL
    • Based on Statistics Canada data, companies under foreign control, when compared with enterprises under local control:
      • Have generally a higher productivity ;
      • Offer higher remuneration to their employees ;
      • are more innovative ;
      • are more prone to invest in R&D ;
      • are more likely to invest in state-of-the art technologies .
    FOREIGN INVESTMENT PAYS Source : Statistics Canada, november 2007
    • 30% of the employment in the three main competition clusters are created by subsidiaries of foreign companies
    • In Life Sciences, 11 of the top 12 employers are subsidiaries of foreign companies
    • In 2007-2008, 2/3 of the investment projects valued at more than 10M$ were announced or realised by subsidiaries of foreign companies
    • Recent examples :
      • Aerspace: Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter, RTI Claro, LISI Aéronautique, Thales, Sonaca NMF, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca, AAA Canada, etc.
      • Gaming : Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Eidos, VMC Game Labs, Cyanide, Javaground, Eyetronics, etc.
      • Life Sciences: Sandoz, Boehringer Ingelheim ,Sanofi-Aventis, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics, Schering-Plough, etc.
    FDI IN GREATER MONTRÉAL
  • 2005 GREATER MONTRÉAL CLUSTER STRATEGY
    • 21.3% decrease during the 1988-2008 period
    • Manufacturing sector has been struggling these last few years mainly because of the rise of BRIC and the Canadian dollar
    THE DECLINE OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR Source: Statistics Canada
    • 39.6% increase during the 1988-2008 period
    • Services sector gained more than 120,000 jobs during the last five years (2004-2008 : +8.6%)
    • Represents more than 80% of Greater Montréal’s total employment
    THE RISE OF THE SERVICES SECTOR Source: Statistics Canada
  • THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HIGH TECH SECTORS Employment in selected sectors – Greater Montréal According to North American Industry Classification (NAICS) codes From a traditional to a knowledge-based economy, driven by technology, creativity and innovation… Source: Statistics Canada
  • AN OVERALL REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE LABOR MARKET A global drop in the unemployment rate Source: Statistics Canada A DECADE OF ECONOMIC REVIVAL HIGH TECH BUBBLE - WORLD ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THE NEED FOR CHANGE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION… ECONOMIC RECESSION Unemployment Greater Montréal, 1988-2008
  • THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
    • Science
    • Scientists
    • Infrastructure
    • Financing
    • Fiscal Incentives
    The 5 Pillars
  • Thank you ! Élie Farah, Eng. Vice President Investment Greater Montreal Tel : (514) 987- 8191 Fax: (514) 499-9547 E-mail: elie.farah@montrealinternational.com 380 Saint-Antoine St. West Suite 8000 Montréal, Québec H2Y 3X7 www.montrealinternational.com