I would like to give a warm thank you to political decision makers, business owners, investors and all the participants at this event, in particular, those who crossed the ocean to be here. Montréal is a city open to the world and already shares its know-how with several African cities. Your presence here reinforces even further those economic, political and cultural ties between our communities.
I would also like to pay tribute to the exceptional work of the promoters and organizers of the Forum who have shown the richness and diversity of African culture to Montrealers each year for the last 14 years.
This year, the Forum features Morocco, a country whose vitality shines throughout Africa as well as in Québec. The Moroccan community is strong, engaged and active in Montréal. Thanks to its creativity and its innovative sense, this community carries out important projects in the field of business and in all spheres of Montréal life.
I hope this Forum will open new horizons and allow you to create fruitful partnerships and exchanges.
Mayor of Montréal