Call for Nominations for the CEO of the Year AQT-Investissement Québec

Call for Nominations for the CEO of the Year AQT-Investissement Québec

Montreal, November 6, 2018 -The AQT is launching the 17th edition of the AQT – Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Contest and invites presidents of techno companies to submit their candidacy by January 7th. Leading a tech company is an exciting challenge, the achievements of the leaders deserve to be recognized!

The AQT -Investissement Québec PDG prize is the largest business recognition addressed exclusively to CEOs of tech companies.

Your achievements deserve to be recognized
Recognizing the innovative nature of the initiatives and challenges identified by the presidents of companies, the AQT-Investissement Québec AQT award of the year ensures the influence of the CEO or of the CEO with his peers, as well as with the Quebec economic community.

When applying, the company CEO benefits from extensive media coverage and a short corporate video. In addition, he or she enjoys high visibility through the communication tools of AQT and Investissement Québec while generating a sense of pride for current and future employees, pleased with the recognition obtained by management. Lastly, the three AQT – Investissement Québec AQT finalists will be invited as speakers at one of the “5 @ 7 AQT Entrepreneur Paths” in the following year.

Selection process for finalists and winner
Following the submission of nominations, before January 7, a jury made up of representatives of the techno industry and Investissement Québec will select three finalists who will be particularly prominent.

Lastly, the nominee-e-CEO of the year AQT-Investissement Québec is the one who obtains the majority of the votes of the jury (30%) and the votes of the participants in Vision PDG (70%). The award is presented at the gala evening on February 21, 2019, the largest business forum that brings together technology presidents to discuss governance issues and get out of the loneliness of the CEO.

Do like the 100 nominees who have submitted their candidacy in the past and submit your application by January 7, 2019.

Additional details:

  • Information on the winners of previous years;
  • Selection criteria ;
  • Information on the CEO Vision event, the summit meeting of the Quebec Tech CEOs at Mont-Tremblant.

AQT in brief

The Quebec Technology Association (AQT), the inescapable techno business network, provides executives with a stimulating and world-class environment that is conducive to the growth of their business and industry. With its 500 members, it brings them together to increase the performance of their organization. A self-funded non-profit organization, the AQT represents the entire industry in decision-making bodies and is among the top 10 techno associations in North America.

Investissement Québec in brief

Investissement Québec’s mission is to foster growth in investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in all regions. The company provides businesses with a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. In addition, she is responsible for administering tax measures and prospecting for investments abroad.


Marie-Claude Lavoie, Marketing Communications Manager – AQT
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