MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A)(TSX: QBR.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aldo Giampaolo to the position of President and CEO of Quebecor Media Entertainment & Sports Group. Mr. Giampaolo will bring more than 25 years of experience in managing, promoting and producing major local, national and international events, including the management of arenas and major venues for sporting and cultural events, to Quebecor when he joins the Corporation on July 8, 2013.
"We are very happy to welcome Aldo Giampaolo to the Quebecor team," said Robert Dépatie, President and CEO of Quebecor. "Aldo is a seasoned event manager, a leader in the field. His extensive expertise in the management of major events and large venues is recognized world-wide. We are privileged to have the benefit of his experience, which we will draw on for the management of the Québec City Amphitheatre, among other things. This key appointment is very much in keeping with our mission of remaining Québec's sports and entertainment leader by attracting the most talented people to Quebecor."
"It is an honour for me to join a leading Québec company such as Quebecor," said Aldo Giampaolo. "I am very enthusiastic about taking up the many challenges that have been entrusted to me. Together, we will make Québec City and the Québec City Amphitheatre a hub of sports and entertainment for the benefit of all spectators, starting with Québec City residents. I want to thank the management of the Cirque du Soleil, including Guy Laliberté and Daniel Lamarre, for the confidence they placed in me in recent years. I was deeply attached to the organization and proud to be part of it. I am confident that Cirque du Soleil will continue producing international successes and bringing Québec talent to the global stage. I wish them all the best."
Aldo Giampaolo's biography
Aldo Giampaolo has an impressive track record in show business with 25 years of experience in event production and promotion and in the management of multipurpose venues. He was Vice President Operations of the Montréal Forum from 1986 to 1996, during which period he also served as Executive Project Director of the new Bell Centre for two years. He subsequently became Executive Vice President and General Manager, occupying that position from 1995 to 2001. He then founded Gillett Entertainment Group (which became EVENKO in 2010) and was its President from 2001 to 2004. In 2006, Aldo Giampaolo joined the Cirque du Soleil and served in a number of senior positions related to world tours, including Executive Producer, Arena Tours Division, and Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Touring Shows.
Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.A)(TSX: QBR.B) is a holding company with a 75.4% interest in Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada's largest media groups, with more than 16,000 employees. Quebecor Media Inc., through its subsidiary Videotron Ltd., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and mobile telephony. Through Sun Media Corporation, Quebecor Media Inc. is the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada. It also operates Canoe.ca and its network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada. In the broadcasting segment, Quebecor Media Inc. operates, through TVA Group Inc., the number one French language conventional television network in Québec, a number of specialty channels and, through Sun Media Corporation, the English-language SUN News channel. Another subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., Nurun Inc., is a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media Inc. is also active in magazine publishing (Publications TVA Inc.), book publishing and distribution (Sogides Group Inc., CEC Publishing Inc.), the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products (Archambault Group Inc., TVA Films), sporting and cultural event management (Event Management Gestev Inc.), video game development (BlooBuzz Inc.), DVD, Blu-ray disc and videogame rental and retailing (Le SuperClub Vidéotron ltée), the printing and distribution of community newspapers and flyers (Quebecor Media Printing Inc., Quebecor Media Network Inc.), outdoor advertising (Quebecor Media Out of Home), news content production and distribution (QMI Agency), and multiplatform advertising solutions (Quebecor Media Sales).
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