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Innovative Manufacturer

The Québec manufacturing sector undergoes a revolution Events A French-to-English simultaneous translation service will be available to participants

Learn more about a rapidly evolving sector that is vital to Quebec and its metropolis

Want to innovate in your processes and harness new technology to increase your productivity? Develop products for export? Train your employees to improve their performance? If so, you’re an innovative manufacturer!

Attend the forum bringing the Quebec tour of the Innovative Manufacturer initiative to a close* and join representatives of the business community, elected officials, local and international experts, financial backers, and researchers, as well as top-level business leaders from throughout Quebec.

By taking part in this forum, you will:

  • Hear renowned local and international speakers discuss how important it is for our manufacturing companies to go digital in order to stay ahead of their competitors and even outpace them
  • Learn about successful strategies and innovative solutions to help you grow and effectively go Industry 4.0
  • Benefit from the vision and advice of local and international experts and business leaders
  • Visit a trade fair showcasing innovations that are shaping the manufacturing industry of tomorrow
  • Assess the various funding options available to companies in the sector
  • Discover the new face of the qualified workforce powering the sector

The manufacturing sector is a pillar of Quebec’s economy, which alone represents:

  • 89.2% of exported goods
  • 58.5% of R&D expenditures

The manufacturing industry in Greater Montréal represents:

  • 13.4% of the metropolitan region’s GDP
  • 220,000 jobs, that is 46% of manufacturing jobs in Quebec
  • Privileged access to human capital and new skills, thanks to 11 universities, 58 colleges, and several centres of excellence

* From October 2016 to February 2017, Investissement Québec, the Government of Quebec, and several other partners organized a Quebec tour aiming to inform companies of resources that can support and equip them to more easily integrate new technology, modernize their facilities, and export their products.

For more details on the initiative:


Do not miss this event which will take place in the presence of:

  • Dominique Anglade Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation
    Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy

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This discount price is being made available to you through our partnership with Investissement Québec

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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Alexandre Genest
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4056
agenest@ccmm.ca

No reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only cancellation notices sent by email at reservations@ccmm.ca will be accepted.

Location

Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC
H2Z 1H5

Place-d'Armes

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This forum is ecoresponsible


Program:

Opening remarks

The city’s strategic assets for making the most of the Industry 4.0 era

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Powering innovative manufacturers

  • Pierre Gabriel CôtéPresident and CEO
    Investissement Québec

Title to come

  • Gaétan Morin President and Chief Executive Officer
    Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Québec’s cities: mobilized for the booming development of innovative manufacturers

  • Alexandre CussonFirst Vice President of the UMQ
    Mayor of Drummondville

PART I - Portrait of an innovative manufacturer: a growth occasion for the industry

The state of Québec manufacturing: a dynamic business environment

  • Louis J. DuhamelStrategic Advisor – Growth Enterprises
    Deloitte

Going 4.0 to remain competitive and become prosperous

  • Luc CharetteDirector, Operations Management
    Pfizer
  • François-Xavier SouvayChairman of the Board, President and CEO
    Lumenpulse
  • Yves ProteauCo-president
    APN

The revitalization of the American manufacturing industry: what are the lessons for Québec?

  • Harry MoserPresident and founder
    Reshoring Initiative

PART II - Strategic levers for fully going 4.0

Beyond financial services: manufacturing innovation as seen by experts

  • Sylvie PinsonnaultVice-President, Venture Capital, Innovation and Innovative Manufacturing
    Investissement Québec
  • Alain DenisSenior Vice-President – Innovation
    Fonds de solidarité FTQ
  • Sylvain DupuisManaging Vice President, Investments
    Desjardins Business – Capital régional et coopératif
  • Tamara Zimmerman AVP Innovation
    Banque de développement du Canada

PART III - Becoming an innovation leader: solutions within our companies’ reach

Process and Product Innovation

  • Stéphane ChayerVice President, Building Technologies
    Siemens Canada

Practical strategies for facing changes: 3 speed-presentations by Québec SMEs

  • Nancy SimoneauPresident
    Groupe Simoneau
  • Martin JoyalPresident
    Yourbarfactory
  • Steve GélinasDirector, strategy and innovation
    Optel Vision

A planned approach to innovation: testimony of an industry leader

  • Ted Graham Head of Open Innovation
    General Motors

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