"Our best days in Quebec and across the Americas lie ahead," President and CEO Brian Porter tells attendees
MONTREAL , Feb. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today concluded its inaugural Quebec Growth Technology Conference in Montreal . Scotiabank's President and CEO Brian Porter joined other business and technology leaders, to discuss Quebec's growing stature as a global technology hub and its continued focus for Scotiabank moving forward.
"We are pleased to host our technology conference here in Montreal—a market that is critically important to us," Porter told attendees. "We have a long history in this province—we opened our first branch in Montreal in 1888."
"Over the past 132 years, we have steadily grown our Quebec operations," said Porter. Looking forward, he shared that Scotiabank aspires "to continue growing our presence in Quebec by investing in more salespeople across retail and business banking, and by establishing a larger presence with businesses and in the community."
As one example of the Bank's commitment to the province, Porter cited Scotiabank's 2018 acquisition of Jarislowsky Fraser, "a tremendous Quebec success story and a strong global brand."
Luc Ouellet , Scotiabank's Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking in Quebec spoke to the growth of the Bank's wholesale banking business in the Quebec technology space. "We have built our corporate and investment banking team and expertise in Quebec , and we are proud to deliver industry leading banking solutions for a growing number of technology clients here in Quebec and across the country," said Ouellet.
Scotiabank's growth efforts are guided by three principles: a commitment to being a leading bank in the Americas, which includes building on its success in Canada ; championing customers across its footprint; and building a team that's ready to win.
"By adhering to these principles, we will ensure that our best days in Quebec and across the Americas lie ahead," said Porter.
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