Approximately 100 customers and Canadian officials were welcomed by ABB to an evening reception last week at the Caisse de dépôt in downtown Montreal. The event represents the Canadian leg of a Global tour launched earlier this year, celebrating ABB’s 125 year history.
Guests enjoyed dinner and a live musical performance as well as presentations by Bernhard Jucker, President Region Europe and Member of the Group Executive Committee and Country Managing Director, Nathalie Pilon on the subject of ABB’s latest technological accomplishments.
Special guest Doris Leuthard, Vice President of the Swiss Government, raised a toast to ABB and the assembled guests for contributing to strong relations between Switzerland and Canada. “Both Canada and Switzerland will be investing a great deal in the next few years in modernizing infrastructure, improving energy efficiency and promoting the use of renewable energy. Networking and cooperation will become essential in the future. So let us exchange ideas and experiences! Let us learn from one and another!”
She left the stage with a congratulations to ABB on its 125 year anniversary commenting, “I encourage you all to continue to demonstrate the courage, open-mindedness and pioneering spirit that have characterized the company during the past 125 years and enabled it to go from strength to strength.”
Bernhard Jucker, provided a short history of the company founded in 1891 as Brown, Boveri & Cie. He described ABB’s extensive operations in Canada, and its contributions to the Canadian energy landscape. He went on to discuss the tremendous potential of the Internet of Things, Services and People – connecting machines with each other and with data processing services in ways that can generate huge new efficiencies. He talked about how ABB is helping its customers, and the world, take advantage of the digital revolution.
The event wrapped up with a fantastic musical performance by Canadian violinist Lara St. John, and a fond farewell by Nathalie Pilon who concluded by thanking ABB’s valued customers and promised, “We will work very hard to keep earning your trust for another 125 years.”
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