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Quebec Technology Association (AQT) to Host Annual Conference of North American Technology Associations

Montreal will host the members of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) in an exchange of best practices to support over 16,000 technology companies represented by various regional organizations in Canada and the United States

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) was chosen by the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) as organizers of the prestigious annual conference that brings together regional technology associations from across North America. Thus, an elite group of more than 125 representatives from various organizations will meet in Montreal from July 16 to 18, 2014 to share business tactics, exchange views on current industry trends and enrich the tools they use - all in an effort to better represent their respective members. This event is held every year in a different North American city. The choice of AQT as conference host this year is an acknowledgement of its proactivity and proven ability to orchestrate major events, while highlighting the technology industry's vitality in Montreal and across the province.

For two days, leaders from approximately 50 associations throughout Canada and the United States will share their experiences, ideas and the various programs they've implemented. The goal is to inspire other regional associations to offer maximum support for the growth and innovation of their member companies and their respective ecosystems. Several associations from U.S. cities and states, including Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Florida, Texas and Oregon, have already confirmed their attendance at the event.

The conference program will address the state of the industry, best practices and the development of inter-association relationships, and feature an analysis of the impact of regional sector associations on the technology industry in general.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to organize, in collaboration with our Canadian counterparts, this focal event that brings together leaders from technology associations across North America - leaders who work towards a common goal each day: to support and represent an innovative and fundamental sector in our economy," said Nicole Martel, CEO of AQT.

The annual TECNA summer conference is a unique opportunity for member associations to engage in knowledge transfer, rich discussions on emerging industry trends and the development of peer-to-peer relationships. More than 16,000 technology companies across North America will benefit from this proactivity and ongoing commitment to always provide the best tools to support their growth.

To learn more about the event (TECNA members only), visit: http://www.technologycouncils.org/events-calendar/summer-conference-2014.html.

About the Quebec Technology Association (AQT)

The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) promotes the visibility of innovative SMEs in the ICT industry at a provincial scale, while acting as a sector representative. The AQT supports CEOs and their executive teams in their business growth and development, by providing them a real toolbox. Now the largest ICT business network in Quebec, the AQT is a non-profit and self-funded organization representing more than 500 corporate members and members by affiliation. The association provides local and international networking opportunities, improvement tools and benchmarking. The building blocks of success! For more information, visit http://www.aqt.ca/en.

About the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA)

The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents almost 50 IT and technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 16,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. For more information, visit http://www.technologycouncils.org and connect with us on Twitter (@TechCouncils).

Contacts:
Jessie-Kim Malo
Simard Hamel Communications
514-287-9811, ext. 25
j.k.malo@shc.ca

Valerie Danger
AQT
514-874-2667, ext. 118
vdanger@aqt.ca

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