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Transportation Infrastructure

Transforming Montréal through more sustainable infrastructure Events The speech will be delivered in French only.

Who the Forum is for? Why participate? Experience the Forum in person

Strategic Forum on Transportation Infrastructure

Join us on Monday, April 24 for our twelfth annual Strategic Forum on Transportation Infrastructure. This is a must-attend event for key players in the Greater Montréal transportation ecosystem, the business community and the political world aims to discuss the development of major passenger and freight transport infrastructure projects and to reflect on the future of the transport industry in terms of technological and ecological innovation and find out about opportunities.

  • A key player in the transportation ecosystem
  • A player in transportation infrastructure
  • A player in freight transportation
  • A player in passenger transportation
  • A technology company modernizing transportation networks and infrastructure

This event is for you!

Participate in this forum to:

  • Learn how public transit infrastructure and sustainable mobility solutions can redefine the city's economic development
  • Get an overview of the passenger and freight transportation industry in the Greater Montréal area, particularly with regard to the development of major infrastructure projects that have already been completed or are planned.
  • Discuss solutions for funding public transit infrastructure
  • Learn how to develop better pan-Canadian and international connectivity through our infrastructure
  • Explore what can be done to make innovation and the environment at the heart of our transportation infrastructure development, foster urban development and promote mobility in urban areas
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  • Plan your professional networking meetings at the forum in advance
  • Meet with experts, key players or organizations facing the same challenges.
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Enjoy an interactive experience and take part in informative discussions with our speakers.

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Discover the preliminary program:


7:30 a.m. ‒ Welcome of participants: breakfast and networking

8:00 a.m. Welcome note

    Katerine-Lune Rollet Master of Ceremonies

8:05 a.m. ‒ Introductory Remarks

    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:10 a.m. ‒ Major future projects in the transportation industry

  • The development of major transportation infrastructure projects in Greater Montréal
  • The state of affairs and business opportunities in the passenger and freight transportation industry in the Greater Montréal area

8:10 a.m. Political discussion

    Geneviève GuilbaultDeputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility
    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:35 a.m. ‒ Major freight transport infrastructure projects

Learn how the freight industry is adapting to current challenges, such as the effects of economic downturns, labor shortages, changes in supply chains, profitability and transportation logistics. We will examine the state of the industry by rail, sea and road, as well as major projects underway to meet the ever-changing needs of the sector.

    Andreea CrisanPresident and CEO
    Andy Transport
    Daniel DagenaisVice-President, Port Performance and Sustainable Development
    Administration portuaire de Montréal
    Martin Guimond Vice-President, Transportation, Eastern Region
    Mathieu CharbonneauChief Executive Officer

9:05 a.m. ‒ Major public transportation infrastructure projects

Find out how the public transit industry is adapting to today’s challenges during our panel discussion.

We will also discuss lessons learned from major infrastructure projects of the past few years, including the Blue Line extension and Pie-IX BRT, the status of REM East, its decision-making horizon, its connection to downtown, its final proposal and its implementation.

Finally, we will discuss the decompartmentalization of the territory for transportation development, particularly in terms of infrastructure and data sharing.

    Éric Alan CaldwellChair of the board of directors
    Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
    Executive committee member and city councillor – Hochelaga District
    Ville de Montréal
    Benoît Gendron General Manager
    Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM)
    Sophie MauzerolleMember of the Executive Committee
    Responsible for transportation and mobility
    Ville de Montréal
    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:30 a.m. ‒ Networking Break


10:00 a.m. ‒ Infrastructure at the heart of improved transportation network connectivity

  • Interprovincial connectivity: The future of rail to ensure the connectivity of the metropolis.
  • International connectivity: ways to optimize aviation.

10:00 a.m. ‒ Analysis and Characteristics of the HFR Project

Learn how the connectivity of the metropolitan transportation network can play a key role in the economic development of Greater Montréal. Join our discussion to learn more about the initiatives underway to strengthen transportation network connectivity and their impact on the region's attractiveness to investors, businesses and workers.

    Vincent RobitailleAssistant Deputy Minister
    High Frequency Rail

10 : 15 a.m. – Analysis and Characteristics of the TGV Project

    Ian HodkinsonHead, Technical Sales and Marketing ‒ Transit Systems

10:35 a.m. ‒ International connectivity: ways to optimize aviation

Learn more about the future of the aviation industry and international connectivity at our panel discussion. Join us to explore the potential of green aviation to address climate change.

    Yves LalumièrePresident and CEO 
    Tourisme Montréal
    Martin MasséVice President, Public Affairs, and Vice President, Sustainability
    ADM Aéroports de Montréal
    Jessica BouchardSenior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs and Downtown Relaunch
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

10:45 a.m. ‒ Networking Break


10:55 a.m. ‒ Innovation as a lever for competitiveness and productivity

  • Applying green and sustainable certifications in the design of a major transportation project
  • Innovative and green transportation solutions for tomorrow's transportation

10:55 a.m. ‒ Welcome to the future: heliports and flying cabs

Learn about the latest advances in electric air cabs, including the outcomes of Harbour Air's first commercial flight in 2019 and updates since. Also explore the potential of the infrastructure network planned to accommodate electric flying cabs, which could be transporting cargo and medical equipment in regions across Quebec by 2030.

    Dr Fethi ChebilCEO and Founder

11:10 a.m. ‒ The application of green and sustainable certifications in the design of a major transportation project

Today, more and more clients are requiring an ENVISION certification for their major infrastructure project. Very early in the design stage, BIM comes into play to establish ENVISION targets, integrate and track them throughout the life cycle of a project, from design to construction and all the way to operations, making it possible to identify, among others, the wetlands to be protected, the habitats of endangered species, the materials and their lifespan and the GHG emissions released by the materials used.

    Yousif JabakCoordinator, Integrated Digital Delivery
    Clément Boisselier, ENV SP Advisor, Environment

11:30 a.m. ‒ Innovative and green transportation solutions for the future

Learn how intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are transforming the future of urban mobility.

We will also discuss technological and ecological innovation in the metropolitan transportation ecosystem to ensure a sustainable and resilient future. Join us to learn more about emerging trends and recent developments in urban mobility.

    Marie Hélène Cloutier Executive Director, Customer Engagement, Partnership and Mobility Innovation
    Louis CogginsSenior Manager, Sales Specialists and Solutions Architects
    Rogers Business
    Maxie Lafleur CEO
    Michelle LLambias Meunier Vice President, Operations
    Propulsion Québec

11:55 p.m. – Closing remarks and conclusion

    Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

12:00 p.m. ‒ Lunch and Networking

Join us on April 24 to help reshape our city!


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Strategic Forum on Transportation Infrastructure
Strategic Forum on Transportation Infrastructure $350 * $450 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Mariya Dyomina
Special Projects Manager
514 669-6711

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


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