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convertgence Strategic Forum

Accelerating the green transition of urban businesses Events The activity will take place mainly in French

Registration deadline: March 14, 2024

Registration Forum program and speakers EXPERT-LED SESSIONS

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time.

Time is running out to reconcile economic development and green transition.

Forum Grands Projets

It’s time to take action for a sustainable future.

Companies in major urban centres have a key role to play in this transition. It’s in this context that the Chamber and BMO have joined forces to roll out the convertgence initiative, which aims to support the acceleration of urban business greening.

Don’t miss the convertgence Strategic Forum, the must-attend event for any company wishing to integrate more sustainable business practices.

A full day of conferences, panels and seminars awaits you. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in practical expert-led sessions and meet organizations in the exhibition area that can assist you in your green transition.

A networking cocktail will close the day and provide an ideal opportunity to network with experts, speakers and other companies committed to the ecological transition.

On March 15, oin us for a unique and productive day at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth: give your company a sustainable strategy to enhance its growth.

Reserve your place now to take action!

Registration

A winning and productive strategy to accelerate your green transition strategy

An enriching experience: attend talks and panel discussions in the morning and take part in expert-led sessions in the afternoon.

A host of business opportunities

Take advantage of networking opportunities throughout the day, from breaks, meals and expert-led sessions to the closing networking cocktail hour.

Exhibition area

Explore our exhibition area, where organizations will be on hand to help you accelerate your transition.

Participate in this forum to:

  • Find out more about the new convertgence initiative, which encourages the business community to rapidly integrate sustainable business practices;
  • Better understand the benefits of taking action and the need to adapt to tomorrow’s economy;
  • Equip your company to motivate the start or acceleration of going green by integrating environmental business practices;
  • Draw inspiration from real-life examples of transitioning and celebrate leaders who have demonstrated their positive impact;
  • Network and meet ecosystem leaders - specialists in climate transition and sustainable business practices, organizations sharing a common interest in sustainable development, etc.

With the participation of:

  • The Honorable Steven Guilbeault Minister of Environment and Climate Change See biography
  • Pierre Fitzgibbon Minister of Economy, Innovation, and Energy
    Minister responsible for Regional Economic Development
    Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region
    See biography

The key moments of our program

Find out about our speakers and the agenda for the day:

7 a.m. - Welcome: Breakfast and networking

7:40 a.m. - Opening remarks

  • Katerine-Lune Rollet Master of ceremony

Winning formula for accelerating your ecological transition

Decarbonization, green economy, ecological transition, carbon neutrality: business managers, let’s explore these concepts together and learn how to integrate them effectively into your growth strategy.

Get a sneak peek at the results of the latest survey conducted by the Chamber and Léger on the level of progress made by businesses in Greater Montréal on integrating sustainable practices into their business strategy.

  •  
    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
BLOCK 1
BLOCK
1

Political discussions

Going green: from ambition to action

Find out more about the engagement of Montréal’s ecosystem and the commitment of its leaders to the green transition. Discussions will focus on progress made, the challenges ahead and the drivers your business has at its disposal to overcome obstacles and accelerate your move to green.

Montréal: a carbon-neutral city? Assessment and outlook

Come and discuss our progress over the past year and our next steps. What are our common goals, synergies and collaboration with the Montréal Climate Summit?

  • Grégoire Baillargeon President
    BMO Financial Group, Quebec

    Vice-Chair
    BMO Capital Markets
  • Mylène Drouin Regional Director of Public Health
    Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

    Co-Chair, Montréal Climate Summit and Steering Committee Member
    Montréal Climate Partnership
  • Karel Mayrand President and CEO
    Foundation of Greater Montréal

    Co-Chair of the Steering Committee and co-founder
    Montréal Climate Partnership

Facilitation:

  •  
    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Tribune and political discussions

  • Pierre Fitzgibbon Minister of Economy, Innovation, and Energy
    Minister responsible for Regional Economic Development
    Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region
    See biography

Planning with ambition: a tool for mobilizing your teams and boosting your performance

See the benefits for employees, clients and business partners of organizations making the transition.

  • Guillaume Brossard Vice-President, Development, Marketing and International Relations
    The Port of Montréal
  • Stéphane Chayer Strategic Advisor to the President
    PLAN/NET ZÉRØ, Concordia University
  • Martin Massé Vice-President, Public Affairs and Sustainability
    Aéroports de Montréal

Facilitation:

  • Jessica Bouchard Vice-President, Public and Economic Affairs and Impact Initiatives
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Financing and challenges: overcoming obstacles to a successful green transition

  • Bertrand Millot Head of Sustainability
    CDPQ

Pilot project: make a real impact by decarbonizing your value chain

Find out how you can mobilize all the players in your value chain to meet your company’s environmental criteria.

  • Luciano Barin Cruz Director, Office of Sustainable Transition, IDEOS hub
    HEC Montréal
  • Sonia Hernandez Partner, ESG
    KPMG in Canada

Networking break

BLOCK 2
BLOCK
2

Sustainability = growth: propel your company into the future

A number of solutions are available to help you reduce your business’s carbon footprint. Learn new ideas, winning approaches, local champions and tools that are tailored to your situation.

How to set your decarbonization targets and the plan to achieve them

  • Prabh K. Banga
    Prabh K. Banga Vice President, Sustainability
    Aecon

Circular economy: optimize your resources and boost your profits

See how a business can benefit from adopting circular economy principles.

  • Tommy Bouillon
    Tommy Bouillon President
    Brique-Recyc/Maçonnerie Gratton
  • Emmanuel de Gouvello
    Emmanuelle Géhin President and CEO
    Recyc-Québec

Logistics: decarbonize your business by improving efficiency

Learn about ways to optimize supply chains to reduce carbon emissions in the delivery of goods in urban areas, and solutions for greening the supply chain.

  • Catryn Pinard President and CEO
    Nationex
  • Jade Trépanier Co-founder
    Les emballages PickPack

Facilitation:

  • Michelle LLambías Meunier CEO
    Propulsion Québec

Zero-emission buildings: invest in the future and cut your costs

Discuss existing concrete ways of facilitating the construction of adapted and resilient infrastructure, as well as the benefits and economic gains for businesses carrying out energy-efficient renovations.

  • Eddy Cloutier Vice-President, Sustainable Development
    BPA
  • Prabh K. Banga
    Chris Stern President and CEO, co-founder
    Carbicrete

Animation

  • Isabelle Dubé-Côté President and Chief Executive Officer
    Écotech Québec
BLOCK 3
BLOCK
3

Montréal: A green economy leader? The key decisions to get there

Montréal has what it takes to position itself as an environmental leader. Find out how your business can help us exceed our carbon targets!

Carbon capture: a profitable and sustainable future for your company

  • Frédéric Lalonde Co-founder, Deep Sky
    CEO and co-founder, Hopper

Meeting Québec’s energy challenges: from innovation to action

  • Éric Bernier Vice-President, Business Customers and Energy Solutions
    Hydro-Québec

Diversifying our energy sources: an asset for Québec and your company

  • Stéphanie Trudeau Executive Vice President, Québec
    Énergir

Political discussion

  • The Honorable Steven Guilbeault Minister of Environment and Climate Change See biography

11:55 a.m. - Conclusion of the morning session

12 p.m. - Lunch and networking

1 p.m. - Major conference

Demystifying sustainability standards: a practical guide for businesses

Learn more about the impact of sustainability standards on the Canadian business environment and on your business: prepare, in order to avoid surprises.

  • Geneviève Mottard President and CEO
    Ordre des CPA du Québec
  • Charles-Antoine St-Jean Chair
    Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB)

Facilitation:

  • Florian Roulle Vice-President, Sustainable Finance
    Finance Montréal

2 p.m. - Start of expert-led sessions

Choose from a range of expert-led sessions based on your objectives and industry, where you will work in small groups on concrete aspects of your strategy.

2:30 p.m. - Major conference

  • Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer
    L’Oréal Canada
    See biography

4 p.m. – Networking cocktail hour

5 p.m. – End of the event

Thanks to our committed partners, we’re delighted to be able to offer exceptionally affordable admission, encouraging mass participation from a wide range of players at this must-attend full-day event that includes conferences, activities, networking, and a networking cocktail. Join us for a unique experience where accessibility meets excellence!

Prices

Members Non members
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – GENERAL ADMISSION
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – GENERAL ADMISSION
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
$160 *
$200 *
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND STARTUPS
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND STARTUPS
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
$160 *
$160 *
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – MANAGER + 1 EMPLOYEE
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
CONVERTGENCE STRATEGIC FORUM | Friday, March 15, 2024 – MANAGER + 1 EMPLOYEE
*If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
$300 *
$300 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Matthieu Csernel​
Head, Programming
514 669-6698
mcsernel@ccmm.ca

Registration deadline: March 14, 2024
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 substitution notices sent by email at reservations@ccmm.ca will be accepted.

Location

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 4A5

Bonaventure

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This event is part of the convertgence initiative, co-developed in partnership with:

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