The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Quebec at Hannover Messe: taking action!

The economic mission to Hannover Messe in Germany organized by the Chamber, ended April 5. After spending a week with global leaders in manufacturing, the Quebec delegation came home inspired and better equipped to tackle the digital transition.

Quebec well represented in Germany

Organized by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) and the Québec Government Office in Munich, in partnership with Investissement Québec and the Chamber, the economic mission was a success.

“To support Quebec companies in their digital transformation, Quebec needs to stay in step with major global trends. The Hannover trade fair is the perfect place to acquire industrial expertise and learn everything there is to know about Industry 4.0. It has become a key event for Quebec organizations.”

- Pierre Fitzgibbonn, Minister of Economy and Innovatio


The Quebec delegation was one of the largest at the trade fair. It had over 130 participants from close to 80 companies and organizations from Quebec’s ten regions. One of the objectives of the economic mission was to facilitate business opportunities and partnerships between companies and their international ecosystem.


“The mission to Hannover Messe gave us a chance to learn about the most spectacular advances in technology applied to the manufacturing sector and to have encounters that will foster business development and promote Quebec know-how.”

- Pierre Gabriel Côté, Investissement Québec


The time for action

Companies are migrating to new manufacturing processes based on digital technology and artificial intelligence. The Montréal business community is mobilized to support and facilitate this transition.


“Companies that attended Hannover Messe lived up to Quebec’s reputation for innovation. They showcased world-calibre technologies and processes. The economic mission was also a great opportunity for participants to draw inspiration from best practices observed in Germany and to establish strategic partnerships.”
- Michel Leblanc, president and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal


“I am proud to have led a delegation with such strong regional representation, including local players that will be able to help companies make the shift to digital technology. I am confident that this economic mission will deliver results.”

- Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation



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