It is an honour for the City of
Montréal to be playing host to the 112th edition of the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Annual Conference, from July 16 to
19, 2017. Over the course of these four days, senior managers from different
police services will gather under the theme of “Policing in a digital society:
risks and opportunities.” This topic is especially important for Montréal, one of the
smartest cities in the world.
It is my strong belief that the issues
raised during this conference are in line with the security concerns expressed
by the population, in an era where digital use is growing and new technologies
attract all sorts of criminals and scammers.
Because commercial trading also depends
on cyber-safety, this conference is of course of utmost importance for the
development of our companies.
I would like to mark the initiative of
the CACP, who chose Montréal to discuss the major cyber-safety issues of the
I would also like to salute the work of
everyone participating in this conference, who will come up with solutions to
develop safe ways for the society of the future to exchange in cyberspace.
On behalf of myself and all citizens,
welcome participants—we hope you will enjoy your stay in Québec’s metropolis.
I hope you will use this opportunity to
take in the culture Montréal is known for—ranking it among the capitals of
creativity and innovation—and
join into the celebrations marking the 375th anniversary of its founding.
It’s an event not to be missed!
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal