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Strategic Forum: Creative Industries

The evolution of an industry on the rise Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

Our creative industries inspire our dreams and attract attention all over the world. They are contributing admirably to Montréal’s economic development and growth.

Our creative industries have been shaping our identity for decades with their dynamic combination of multidisciplinary creativity and new technologies. This sector is a precious asset that should be supported and promoted so that it can continue to grow and succeed internationally.

On December 3, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal will present a new study that gives an exhaustive report of this multifaceted ecosystem. This occasion will be an opportunity to bring together representatives from all kinds of creative industries and highlight their contributions to our city.

  • Seize this unique opportunity to rediscover the potential of this vibrant sector;
  • Participate in a major event in order to increase your business opportunities and partnerships in Quebec;
  • Network with key players in the business community, the political world and the industry’s flagship companies.

Who should participate in this forum?

  • SMEs and independent workers in the field
  • All organizations and educational institutions involved in this ecosystem
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7:15 a.m. - Registration and networking buffet

7:50 a.m. - Welcome message and introduction and presentation of the study’s key findings and the sector’s economic impact

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

  • Céline HuotVice-President, Strategy and Organizational Development
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:10 a.m. - A word from the mayor

  • Valérie Plante Mayor of Montréal
    President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

8:25 a.m. - Agile renewal: the impetus behind excellence

  • Daniel LamarrePresident and CEO
    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Part 1 - Innovation: the ultimate distinction for success

8:50 a.m. - Vibrant living arts: a Quebec specialty

  • Mikaël FrascadoreSenior Director, Production & Programming for Illuminart
    L'Équipe Spectra

  • Marie-Joëlle TremblayDeputy General Manager
    Ballets Jazz de Montréal
  • Nadine MarchandDirector
    Montréal complètement cirque


9:10 a.m. - Equipping, financing and training to create an impact

  • Elsie LefebvreDirector
    La Ruche

  • Nathalie MailléExecutive Director
    Conseil des arts de Montréal


9:30 a.m. - Transcending habits and customs for growth

  • Mélanie DunnPresident and CEO
  • Yannis MallatCEO
    Ubisoft Canadian Studios
  • Nathalie BondilDirector General and Chief Curator
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Claude ProvencherPresident & Cofounder

9:55 a.m. - Break and networking

Part II - Quebec creative genius taking on the world

10:25 a.m. - Supporting, guiding and propelling our champions

  • Louis Vachon, C.M.President and CEO
    National Bank

10:45 a.m. - Putting the spotlight on the development of Quebec content

  • Sophie FerronPresident, Executive Producer
    Media Ranch

    Video Video
  • Nadine GellyExecutive Director


11:05 a.m. - Behaviour’s iconic crusade

  • Dominique LebelSenior Vice-President, Business Solutions
    Behaviour Interactive

11:20 a.m. - Internationalization: the strategic secret to our growth

  • Alexandre LemieuxCofounder and Business Development

  • Debbie ZakaibExecutive Director
    mmode – La Grappe métropolitaine de la mode

  • Carl Breau CEO

Part III - Cultivating collaboration to shine

11:40 a.m. - Strengthening the ecosystem’s synergies

  • Éric FournierPartner and Executive Producer
    Moment Factory


11:55 a.m. - Business models of the future: predicting them accurately

  • Alexandre TailleferManaging Partner
    XPND Capital

12:15 p.m. - A word from the Minister

  • Nathalie Roy Minister of Culture and Communications
    Minister Responsible for the French Language

12:35 p.m. - Closing message and beginning of networking lunch


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TICKET(S) - FORUM $150 * $250 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more info on the program:

Julie Dagenais
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4056

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


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