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Local trade: Protectionism or a real opportunity for our companies and merchants?

Alexandre Taillefer, Managing Partner of XPND Capital Virtual activities and content The speech is presented in French.

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You can now watch our virtual talk with Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber, and Alexandre Taillefer, Managing Partner at XPND Capital and Chair of the Board of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), who discussed the launch of the Panier Bleu and the economic situation in Quebec and Montréal.

In particular, they focused on:

  • The appeal by Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation, to shop locally;
  • The relevance of the Panier Bleu initiative for local Quebec commerce and local products;
  • Quebecers’ purchasing behaviour with respect to online commerce;
  • Strategies for companies to export their products over the web;
  • The future of Montréal’s commercial arteries and the development of online shopping.

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