Success for the Virtual Gala des Dubuc

Company of the Year: Groupe Alfred Boivin

On 12 May, Rio Tinto participated in the Gala des Dubuc as a presenting partner. The Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Saguenay-Le Fjord (CCISF) organises this event every year to reward Saguenay entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves during the previous year.

The gala was held virtually for the second year in a row, and despite the distance the CCISF was able to create a festive and lively atmosphere, thanks in part to Marie-Ève Jean and Yousef Tadjer, the two hosts of the evening.

To ensure that everything ran smoothly without any technical problems, the partners and award presenters had pre-recorded their messages. Among them, Sébastien Ross, Managing Director of Quebec Operations, who represented Rio Tinto at the event, spoke at the opening of the gala and presented the Company of the Year award to the Groupe Alfred Boivin for being the region’s most outstanding company in 2020. “All of the companies nominated this evening have shone this year through their resilience, leadership, and sense of innovation,” said Ross. “These values of excellence and strength are equally important to Rio Tinto and will make it possible for us to meet the challenges ahead together.”

The event was a real success even though it was held virtually. The CCISF has announced that the next edition will take place on 12 May 2022 at the Théâtre Banque Nationale. The partnership between Rio Tinto and the CCISF is long-standing, and a three-year renewal of the agreement was also announced.