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Strategic Forum on Major Projects

The city is regaining momentum—join us to discuss the city’s major projects. Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

Participate in the new edition of our Strategic Forum on Major Projects, a not-to-be-missed event for 15 years now.

Master of ceremonies

  • Jessica BouchardSenior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs and Downtown Relaunch
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Block 1 – Infrastructure and real estate at the heart of the city's recovery

1:30 p.m. – Welcoming remarks

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Catherine McKennaMinister of Infrastructure and Communities
    Government of Canada
  • Valérie Plante Mayor of Montréal
    Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

2:15 p.m. – Discussion – Strategic investments in Greater Montréal

  • Ehren Cory Chief Executive Officer
    Canada Infrastructure Bank


  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

2:30 p.m. – Talk – Collaborative models as a driver of sustainable development

  • Philippe Jünger Alternative Delivery Director
    Construction Kiewit

2:40 p.m. – Talk – Relaunching Greater Montréal with alternative procurement models

  • Ilan Dunsky Partner and National Co-Chair of the Infrastructure and PPP group Dentons Canada LLP

2:55 p.m. – Discussion – Promoting real estate projects in a climate of sustainable development

  • Jean-Marc Fournier CEO
    Urban Development Institute of Quebec


  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Block 2 – Creative projects for the future and vibrant sustainable neighbourhoods

3:15 p.m. – Talk – Espace Montmorency, key to Laval's development

  • Audrey Anne BouclinSenior Director, Innovation
    Selection Group
  • Martin Raymond Vice-President, Investments
    Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
  • Frédérick Truchon-Gagnon Director, Public Affairs and Communications

3:25 p.m. – Talk – NOVIA: in the heart of New Longueuil

  • Annie LemieuxPresident
    LSR GesDev

3:35 p.m. – Seminar – Innovation and biodiversity at the heart of Montréal Space for Life projects

  • Julie Jodoin Acting Director
    Montréal Space for Life

3:50 p.m. – Forum – Accelerating the development of Montréal's east end

  • Harout Chitilian Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Development and Strategy
    CDPQ Infra

4 p.m. – Seminar – Innovative and sustainable practices in the construction sector

  • Marie AmiotPresident and CEO
  • Carolyne Filion, M. Eng. Innovation Manager – R&D and Special Projects

Block 3 – A new era for downtown

4:15 p.m. – Seminar – High-speed real estate projects

  • Vincent Kou, LL. B. Chief Investment and Development Officer
    Brivia Group

4:25 p.m. – Seminar – A downtown landmark gets a makeover

  • Brian FaheyUrban Planner
  • Anik ShoonerArchitect, Senior Partner
    Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

4:35 – Speech by Luc Rabouin

  • Luc RabouinVille de Montréal's executive committee member, responsible for economic and commercial development, and design

4:40 p.m. – Panel – Dreaming the downtown of tomorrow

  • Yves Lalumière President and CEO
    Tourisme Montréal
  • Josée Noiseux Chair of the Board of Directors
    Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • Laurence Vincent President


  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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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