Major housing projects have the potential to positively transform Greater Montréal and make it the standard in urban innovation.
On June 5, the 17th edition of our flagship Major Projects Forum was held. The 2023 edition was an opportunity to get the scoop on highlights of a study conducted by the Chamber. It aims to address the metropolitan region’s housing needs by 2040 by setting out a vision for the future of density, mobility and land-use planning.
Discussions with specialists from different backgrounds followed to identify concrete solutions to housing issues and enable the realization of bold and sustainable projects.
- A construction company or real estate developer
- An organization involved in housing, construction or urban planning
- A housing professional: urban planner, architect or engineer
This event is for you!
Participate in this forum to:
- Get the scoop on the highlights of the Chamber’s study on the 2040 vision to address housing needs in Greater Montréal;
- Share your vision for housing in the metropolis over the next 10 years;
- Explore innovative solutions to build and accelerate large housing projects;
- Learn about options for converting office towers into residential buildings;
- Discover inspiring showcase projects;
- Keep up to date on current and upcoming housing projects in the metropolitan area.
Take advantage of our smart networking tool to:
- Access the list of participants;
- Plan your professional networking meetings during the Forum in advance;
- Meet with experts, key players or organizations facing the same challenges.
Enjoy an interactive experience and take part in enlightening discussions with our speakers.
Take advantage of our work spaces for your business calls and meetings.
Learn more about the program:
7:00 a.m. Doors open: Welcome coffee and networking
7:30 a.m. Welcome by the master of ceremonies
7:30 a.m. Introductory note
7:50 a.m. Discussion – What is the metropolitan area's future?
8:05 a.m. Political discussion
2040 vision: toward smart densification
Get the scoop on the study conducted by the Chamber on the 2040 vision to address the housing needs of Greater Montréal. Learn more about population projections and strategies for achieving green and harmonious densification.
8:25 a.m. Panel – Developing, planning and building the living environments of tomorrow
Vincent KouChief Investment & Development Officer
Élise ProulxHead of Quebec Economic Development
8:50 a.m. Talk – The Kirkland Project: Creating a sustainable and inclusive model
Answer housing needs and focus on high potential areas
Join our panelists to identify concrete solutions to housing challenges and enable the realization of innovative and sustainable projects.
9:00 a.m. Panel – Acting now: developing high potential areas
Christian YaccariniPresident and CEO
Société de développement Angus
9:15 a.m. Panel – Accelerating urban development in Montréal
Jean-Philippe HébertCo-Founder and Co-President
Groupe HD immobilier
Philippe KrivickyAssistant General Manager, Economy and Visibility
Ville de Montréal
Groupe immobilier Broccolini
9:35 a.m. Networking Break
10:10 a.m. Talk – The legal perspectives of a balanced territorial development
10:25 a.m. Political panel – The vision of urban development of the three mayors of the metropolitan region
Stéphane BoyerMayor of Laval
Vice-President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
Catherine FournierMayor of Longueuil
Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
Valérie PlanteMayor of Montréal
Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
10:45 a.m. Discussion – Reinventing downtown: how to ensure the vitality of the real estate sector
Jean Laurin Principal & President, Québec, Chartered Real Estate Broker, Broker of Record
Major trends in the future of urban development
Join us for a stimulating discussion to discover bold projects that showcase our vision for Greater Montréal.
10:55 a.m. Panel – Pathway to carbon neutral buildings: meeting the climate challenge
Patricia Alleyn, M.Sc., GCB.D, CCEP-I, CRHAVice-President, ESG and Integrity
Martin Raymond Senior Vice-President, Real Estate Investments
Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
11:15 a.m. Talk – Integrating industrial sectors into urban living environments
Gervais JacquesPresident and CEO
Véronique Proulx President and CEO
Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec
David Tournier Partner
11:30 a.m. Flash presentation
11:40 a.m. Talk – Densification and innovation: the keys to a connected city
11:50 a.m. Closing remarks:
12:00 p.m.: Networking lunch
1:00 p.m.: End of the event