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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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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.


The program of the day will be announced shortly

Master of ceremonies:
  • Sihem Neggaz Director, Marketing
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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

Block I – Issues and challenges of internationalization

The environment is changing, which is generating quite a bit of uncertainty and new demands. Businesses looking to boost their presence in international markets need to adapt.

  • Understand the impact of macro issues on global markets
  • Respond to the current uncertainty, new demands and ever-growing competition
  • Understand the context from the perspective of Montréal businesses

Internationalization: Major global issues and their impact on companies

  • Jean-François Prince Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services   
  • Stéphane Drouin Vice-President, Québec Purchasing Strategy and Economic Development
    Investissement Québec

Innovation, a lever for expansion in foreign markets

  • Sophia Bennaceur Regional Head
    Morgan Stanley Montréal
  • Naomi Goldapple Vice-President, AlayaLabs

Block II – Adapting to new challenges: Companies that stand out internationally

Despite this context, some businesses have stood out locally and internationally over the past two years in terms of investments, exports and attracting and retaining talent. We will illustrate this with real-life examples of businesses that have rethought their business model and successfully made the shift.

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

Testimonials from foreign subsidiaries established in Montréal

  • Stevens Murray Site Director
  • Ubisoft Montréal
  • Alexandre Lagarde Vice-President, Foreign Investments
    Montréal International

Good export practices: Lessons learned by Quebec champions

  • Éloïse Harvey CEO
    EPIQ Machinery
  • Robert Presser Vice President
    ACME Engineering Products
  • Alain Courchesne President & Founder

Block III – Taking advantage of the game in foreign markets

Against this shifting and complex backdrop, what are the drivers that will enable Montréal to maintain and even improve its attractiveness and international position?

Toolbox to better exploit international markets

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

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


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Mariya Dyomina
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4045

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Registration deadline: June 03, 2022

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