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For an economy open to the world

Talent, investment and trade for a successful recovery Events The talk will be delivered in French

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Participate in the Strategic Forum on internationalization and its virtual expo.
An opportunity to discover or rediscover the services your company can rely on and to recruit international talent.

For this third edition of their internationalization initiative, the Chamber, Investissement Québec International and Montréal International invite you to prepare for the resumption of global discussion during a full day of activities with a Strategic Forum in the morning followed by a virtual expo in the afternoon

  • Take stock of the strategies implemented to support companies in their internationalization initiatives and the services available to them.
  • Get the tools you need to cope with labour shortages by recruiting internationally.
  • Expand your network by meeting the players in the metropolitan area's international ecosystem.

Strategic Meeting Exhibitors Webinars

Summary of the day:

Starting at 9:00 a.m. Networking and smart networking

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Strategic Forum

10:10 a.m. - Political speech

  • The Honourable Mélanie JolyMinister of Economic Development and Official Languages
  • Nadine Girault Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie
    Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration
  • Luc RabouinVille de Montréal Executive Committee Member, Responsible for economic and commercial development, and design

10:50 a.m. - Panel 1: Working together for our companies' internationalization and a successful recovery

  • Hubert Bolduc President and CEO
    Investissement Québec International
  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Catherine Loubier Delegate General of Québec in New York
    Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie
  • Stéphane Paquet President and CEO
    Montréal International


  • Diane LangloisVice-Presidente, Corporate and Public Affairs and Government Relations
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

11:40 a.m. - Panel 2: International recruiting, a solution to the workforce challenges available to all companies

  • Amélie Castonguay Director, Human Resources
  • Stéphanie Langlois Director of Human Resources
  • David Lebel Manager, International Business Strategy Development
    Business Partnerships and International Development, Complementary Networks

  • Vincent Neuberg, CRHAHuman Resources Business Partner
    Opal-RT Technologies
  • Valérie Vanderstappen Senior Advisor, Talent Acquisition
    LGS, an IBM Company


  • Christian BernardVice-président, International Talent, Business Intelligence and Communications
    Montréal International

1:30p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Virtual Internationalization Expo

  • Participate in webinars.
  • Meet the players in internationalization at their booths.
  • Discover their services for internationalization and recruiting.
  • Participate in virtual interviews between IT recruiters and candidates during Journées Québec Tech.


1:45 p.m. – Recruit internationally with Montréal International

Did you know that Montréal International can help you recruit international talent through its dedicated services? Join us for this webinar and find out more!

  • Publish your job offers on our recruitment platform and recruit qualified workers from strategic geographic pools.
  • Take advantage of the support with immigration procedures our team can provide to your company in obtaining temporary work permits for your new recruits.
  • Publish (free of charge) your job offers on a dedicated website and recruit Montréal's international students and graduates for internships and full- or part-time jobs requiring less than 3 years of experience.

Your speakers:

  • Christian BernardVice President, International Talent, Business Intelligence and Communication,
    Montréal International
  • Mathieu Lefort Director, International Students; Interim Director, International Talent Attraction,
    Montréal International
  • Caroline BoucherDirector, International Mobility,
    Montréal International

2:20 p.m. - Technology to conquer new markets

Good planning can take you far, especially in export markets. Based on the typical journey of a company wishing to commercialize an innovative product, discover the export standards overview and its usefulness for conquering new markets. With Investissement Québec – CRIQ, learn when and how to test your products to ensure that they comply with the prescribed standards of the markets you are targeting.

Your speakers:

  • France AugerIndustrial Advisor,
    Investissement Québec - CRIQ
  • Audrey Bonin Industrial Advisor,
    Investissement Québec - CRIQ

2:55 p.m. – Everything you need to know about exporting and the financial assistance that goes with it

A goal without a plan is just a wish! If you want to ground your projects in reality, come and plan your export project with our Acclr international trade experts. Our team will help you define your export plan and prepare your grant applications. Join our webinar to find out more!

You will learn:

  • Everything you need to know about government financial assistance to support your development outside Québec
  • The individual and/or collective support we provide to build your plan and plan your export projects
  • About a dedicated consulting team that listens to your needs and issues

Your speakers:

  • Céline Chataigner-ReboulInternational Commissioner,
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Anna Poljičak International Commissioner,
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Ophélie Pavoine Head, Consulting Services and Export Programs,
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Discover our exhibitors:

Learn more about their services and how they can help your business:

Acclr Services

Acclr Services brings together the services offered by the Chamber in the areas of business development, international trade, business information, help in seeking funding and group insurance. Acclr Services aims to accelerate business creation and growth.

Investissement Québec International

Investissement Québec is a government corporation that plays an active role in Québec's economic development. It provides creative solutions for businesses and guides them in their development.

Through its Investissement Québec International arm, the Corporation also strives to bring more foreign talent and investment to every region of Québec and offers specialized assistance to Québec businesses looking to diversify their markets and expand their exports.

Montréal International

Recruit international talent

  • Recruit international workers on MI's new platform and make the most of qualified talent, which upon obtaining a work permit.
  • Find your young talents among the international students and graduates of Montréal.

Carry out an expansion project

Sector Gateway

Developed in the context of the pandemic, the Sector Gateway program is a virtual solution that matches economic actors from various industries with talent from immigrant backgrounds. The solution relies on a smart matching platform and an innovative recruitment approach. 

And more to come!

The program and exhibitors will be announced as they become available

Welsh Government office in Canada

We get things moving in Wales, as you'll see for yourself as soon as you get in touch. Our team in Montréal (covering all of Canada) will connect you with someone who can help according to your need. From general enquiries about the future of your business in the UK, to showing you what Wales has to offer, we'll give you an immediate attention. The Welsh Government has staff and offices in locations around the world and the Canada team is ready anytime for a chat about setting up operations in Wales.

Export Montréal Ouest, Développement économique Saint-Laurent

ExMO is a regional export promotion organization that is a division of Développement économique Saint-Laurent. Funded by both the federal and provincial governments, ExMO offers a wide range of customized support services to West Island companies to assist them with their export and foreign market development projects.

Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie

The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie coordinates the international action of the Government of Québec. Its know-how, in-depth knowledge of global issues and ability to act and identify business opportunities in foreign markets directly contribute to the economic development and prosperity of Québec.

Its network abroad consists of 33 government offices located in 18 countries. They provide services and advice to Québec businesses, creators, researchers and institutions, in addition to organizing activities that are adapted to the local environment in which each office is located.

Business Services – Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale

Emploi-Québec's business services are there to support you in:

  • Workforce development
  • Organization of work
  • Employee training, recruitment and engagement

The services will be adapted to your challenges and your business reality, with a focus on human resources. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Financial assistance tailored to your needs
  • Employment integration services
  • Wage subsidy programs

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, we equip Canadian companies with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. Underlying all our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business.


The experienced, thoroughly knowledgeable PME MTL experts are devoted to ensuring the success of all business ventures, be they for profit or part of the social economy. Whether you need advice on finalizing your business plan, seeking financing, management issues, recruiting or mentorship, our advisers are there for entrepreneurs and to support businesses at every step along the way.


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By phone:

514 871-4001

For more info on the program:

Matthieu Csernel
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4032

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