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Innovative Manufacturing

Quebec’s manufacturing sector springs into action Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

Plan your digital transformation and seize all the opportunities that the 4.0 revolution will bring to your business during the second Strategic Forum on the Innovative Manufacturer.

Come discover how our manufacturing businesses can successfully make the change to 4.0 and become world leaders!

Participate in the Strategic Forum and:

  • Get inspired by businesses that made the change successfully
  • Find solutions to obstacles preventing manufacturing businesses from acting
  • Explore innovations and best practices from around the world
  • Access the exhibition hall to discover innovative projects and business opportunities
  • Participate in a business luncheon after the Forum with a prominent guest
  • Network and find business opportunities

Three activities in one day!

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Overview of the program

7:30 a.m.: Registration, breakfast and networking
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Strategic forum
8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Presentations and expo
12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Business luncheon


Welcome message and introduction

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Dominique Anglade Deputy Premier
    Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation
    Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy
  • Pierre Gabriel CôtéPresident and CEO
    Investissement Québec
  • Monique F. LerouxChair, Economic and Innovation Council
    Chair of the Board, Investissement Québec

Part I – Quebec shifts to 4.0: concrete benefits for the manufacturing industry

Reflection on the Quebec manufacturing industry’s momentum: rapid progression supported by the digital

  • Louis J. DuhamelStrategic Advisor – Growth Enterprises

How sustained investment in innovation accelerates the growth of our manufacturing SMEs: three cases of success

  • Danielle Lafond,President
  • Jean MarcouxCEO
    CIF Métal
  • Véronique RoyDirector of Operations
    Plastique Micron

The face of Quebec manufacturing is changing thanks to energetic newcomers

  • Solenne Brouard GaillotCEO & Founder
  • Alexandre Leclerc,CEO

Part II – The technologies and strategies that promote our innovative manufacturers

Quick presentations by local SMEs that have incorporated cutting-edge technology that supports 4.0 manufacturing.

Topics discussed: smart plant, internet of things, big data, cloud computing, industrial robot, augmented reality, simulation tools and cyber security.

Part III – Accelerating the innovative manufacturer’s momentum in Quebec

How can we solve the labour shortage in Quebec?

  • Pierre Fortin Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics
  • Claude ProvostSenior Vice President, Shared Services and Organizational Development
  • Annie PellerinVice president, Human Resources and Communications

The key to APN’s success

  • Yves ProteauCo-President
  • Antoine ProteauData science Manager

Welcome to the age of the industrial internet

  • Marco AnnunziataHead of Business Innovations and Former Chief Economist, General Electric Co.
    Author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and Threats

Participation in the Forum includes access to the expo and a business luncheon with a prominent guest. More details to come.

Who should participate in the Strategic Forum on innovative manufacturing?

  • Manufacturing business leaders who want to be equipped for the 4.0 revolution
  • Managers looking for new business models
  • Suppliers and developers of solutions for manufacturing businesses
  • Those in charge of technological advances and innovation
  • Training centres and learning establishments supporting manufacturing workers
  • Investment funds
  • The city’s business community
  • And anyone else interested in the subject

Quebec’s manufacturing industry in numbers:[1] :

  • $69.3 billion in direct and indirect profits
  • 90% of Quebec exports
  • 765,000 jobs, including 470,000 direct jobs
  • 22.1% more than the service sector’s average salary
  • 14.1% of Quebec’s economy
  • 30% of foreign direct investments in Canada
  • 55% of R&D expenditures

[1] Source : The Future of Quebec’s Manufacturing Industry, Deloitte, 2015 Edition, the ISQ and Statistics Canada.



Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information on the program: 

Alexandre Genest
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4056

Registration deadline: May 09, 2018
No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only cancellation notices sent by email at will be accepted.


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