A Local Entreneur will Lead the CMA 2014 Economical Component


April 3, 2012 CMA Press Release

A well-known entrepreneur in the New Brunswick and regional business community is appointed coordinator for the economical component of the CMA 2014. In the past few years, Mrs. Francine Landry was awarded many distinctions recognizing her sense of business. She held many important positions in her career including Assistant Director and Economic Development Officer for the Northwest Industrial Commission during 14 years

The Executive Director for CMA 2014, Leo-Paul Charest is pleased to announce this new acquisition for the event. “The CMA 2014 organization welcomes the partnership with the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité du Nouveau-Brunswick (RDÉE NB) and especially the fact that we managed to attract a person of the calibre of Francine Landry to lead the economic component. With a projected economic impact of more than $55 millions in the region, we aim to make a pillar of the Congress out of the economic component and a major contributor to its success.

Johanne Lévesque, RDÉE NB manager, believes that Ms. Landry represents a good element to fully realize the expectations and foster the necessary partnerships to contribute to the success of the economic component.

As coordinator, Francine Landry will focus on encouraging and building the economic initiatives in relation with CMA 2014. She will be working closely with economic organisations on the Acadia of the Lands and Forest territory (i.e parts of Maine, New-Brunswick and Quebec).

Francine Landry who officially started as coordinator on April 2nd, is looking forward to meeting the challenges in front of her: “The 2014 World Acadian Congress is a unique opportunity to develop permanent links between our regions, demonstrate our creativity, promote our quality of life, create business opportunities and collaboration between entrepreneurs and other leaders in our communities.”

The World Acadian Congress is an event that happens every five years and brings together the Acadian diaspora throughout the world. Activities will be delivered throughout the Acadia of the Lands and Forests region during 17 days, from August 8th to 24th, 2014. The event is community based with the intention of showing the heritage, the culture and other regional charm.