KENTVILLE, NS - An Annapolis Valley delegation is travelling to France for the International Network of Michelin Cities Conference.
County of Kings Mayor Peter Muttart, Kentville Mayor Sandra Snow and Dan Mullen of the Valley Regional Enterprise Network will attend the conference in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on Nov. 26. This is where Michelin’s head office is located.
The International Network of Michelin Cities is an initiative launched by the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. It brings together representatives from more than 40 cities and communities around the world that have a Michelin production site or research centre in order to exchange cultural, planning and sustainability best practices. There is a Michelin tire plant in Waterville, Kings County.
The delegates endorse the purpose of the conference and are unanimous in their assessment that the opportunity to introduce the Kings region to a diverse, worldwide group couldn’t be overlooked.
“We know that we will receive and share good practices in this business, cultural and personal exchange,” Muttart said. “Just as important, however, is the fact that we will be leveraging the opportunity to promote the value case for our region to over 40 delegations from across the world. We have a great deal to offer. Communicating that to a world-wide audience is a meaningful opportunity.”
The opportunity was also extended to Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell and Berwick Mayor Don Clarke but they won’t be able to attend because of scheduling conflicts. Both have expressed support for the initiative and faith that the delegates attending are willing and able to represent the entire Kings region.
For more information on the International Network of Michelin Cities, visit www.inmc21.com.