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International business at the heart of our companies' growth

Enhance local potential and stand out internationally Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

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Internationalization forum/

The economic recovery is clearly underway. Borders are reopening and businesses are once again conquering new markets. However, supply chains remain fragile, protectionism is gaining ground and inflation is high. Attracting talent is more crucial than ever. Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility are becoming increasingly important in order to do business in Quebec and elsewhere.

The environment is changing, but the goal of promoting Montréal on the international stage remains a key priority for ensuring sustainable growth.

How can we adjust our business strategy in this context and take advantage of existing resources to boost our exports? How can we position the city to make it more attractive to potential talent and investors?

This edition of the Forum will once again bring together experts to provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of international markets and better equip businesses of all sizes that are looking to expand or attract capital and talent.

It will be an opportunity to learn about successful businesses that are paving the way and inspiring others. You will also hear from key players whose mission is to support you in your internationalization projects and position Greater Montréal and Quebec advantageously on the international stage.

By participating in this forum, you will:

  • Expand your network by meeting local businesses and foreign subsidiaries
  • Learn how to break into new markets and boost your exports in the current context
  • Be able to attract and retain new talent
  • ·
  • Be inspired by real-life examples of subsidiaries that have recently established themselves in Montréal

This forum will give you the tools you need to promote your business internationally. You won’t want to miss it!

Join us in person!

We will warmly welcome you with breakfast.

Each participant in attendance will be given a gourmet boxed meal.

Experience this truly live event and meet the speakers.

Take advantage of our smart networking tool to make new business contacts.

Program:

The program of the day will be announced shortly


8:00 a.m. Master of ceremonies:
  • Sihem Neggaz Director, Marketing
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:05 a.m. Introduction :

  • Hubert Bolduc President
    Investissement Québec International
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Stéphane Paquet President and Chief Executive Officer
    Montréal International

8:40 a.m. Immigration: A key solution to labour shortages

  • Jean Boulet Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration

  • Stéphane Drouin Vice-President, Québec Purchasing Strategy and Economic Development
    Investissement Québec
  • Louis J. DuhamelPresident
    LJD Conseils
  • 9:25 a.m. Panel – Innovating to remain competitive in an uncertain environment

    • Sophia Bennaceur Regional Head
      Morgan Stanley Montréal
    • Naomi Goldapple Vice-President, AlayaLabs
      AlayaCareS
    Moderator:
    • Lyne Dubois Vice President
      Investissement Québec – CRIQ

    BLOCK II – INTERNATIONAL: A CONCRETE RESPONSE TO THE CHALLENGES OF TALENT AND MANPOWER

    10:10 a.m. Panel – The race for talent: Attraction and retention

    • Christian Bernard Vice-President, International Talent, Business Intelligence and Communications
      Montréal International
    • Stéphanie Dupas Senior IT Recruitment Advisor
      Astek Canada
    • Nicolaas Loerakker Vice President, Talent Acquisition
      Astek Canada
    • Claire Manhes IT Recruitment Lead
      Astek Canada
    Moderator:
    • Elise Le Dref Director, Talent and Diversity – Acclr
      Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

    BLOCK III – TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

    11:00 a.m. Panel – International development support resources

    • Alexandre Faria Vice-President, Quebec Region
      Export Development Canada
    • Jean-Philippe Pépin Vice President, Client Delivery
      BDC
    • Ghislain Robichaud Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner
      Regional Office (Quebec and Nunavut)
      Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
    Moderator:
    • Erandi Motte Cortés Senior Director, International Markets, Entrepreneurship and Business Information
      Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

    12:00 p.m. Export practices: Lessons learned from Quebec champions

    • Emmanuel Duchesne President and Chief Executive Officer
      EXO-S
    • Éloïse Harvey CEO
      EPIQ Machinery
    • Robert Presser Vice President
      ACME Engineering Products Ltd.
    • Alain Courchesne President & Founder
      DoggyBathroom
    Moderator:
    • Marie-Eve Jean Vice-President, Export
      Investissement Québec International

    12:20 p.m. Networking Lunch

    BLOCK IV – GREATER MONTRÉAL: STANDING OUT AS A WORLD METROPOLIS

    1:20 p.m. Panel – Testimonials from foreign subsidiaries established in Montréal

    • Stevens Murray Site Director
      Galderma
    Moderator:
    • Alexandre Lagarde Vice-President, Foreign Investments
      Montréal International

    Closing remarks from the co-developers

    • Hubert Bolduc President
      Investissement Québec International
    • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
      Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    • Stéphane Paquet President and Chief Executive Officer
      Montréal International

    Prices

    Members Non members
    IN-PERSON – Internationalization Forum
    IN-PERSON – Internationalization Forum $300 * $400 *
    ONLINE - Internationalization Forum
    *One transaction per participant, by email. This transaction entitles one person to access the event.
    **If you have any questions, please write to us at reservations@ccmm.ca.
    ONLINE - Internationalization Forum $200 * $300 *

    Contact et informations

    By phone:

    514 871-4001

    For more information

    Mariya Dyomina
    Special Projects Manager
    514 871-4000, ext. 4045
    mdyomina@ccmm.ca

    For any questions about your login on the day of the Forum, please send an email to:
    reservations@ccmm.ca.

    Registration deadline: June 03, 2022

    No cancellations or refunds as of 48 business hours before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted until the event is held. Please send cancellation notices by email at reservations@ccmm.ca.

    Location

    New City Gas

    950 Ottawa Street
    Montréal, Québec
    H3C 1S4

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