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Major Metropolitan Projects Strategic Forum

Spotlight on the vitality of the real estate sector Events

On May 6, 2019, discover the emblematic real estate projects that are being planned for the city. Come take part in the 14th Strategic Forum on major projects that are redefining the cityscape.

Montréal has continued building momentum, distinguishing itself by the vitality of its real estate sector. One indisputable sign of this vitality is its innovative character, from design to implementation.

More than just a vector for economic growth, these grand projects showcase the metropolis, transform neighbourhoods and contribute to the structural development of underused land.

This exceptional forum will highlight the industry’s issues and challenges, while touching on the themes of urban planning, heritage and the environment.

Take this opportunity to discuss design, architecture and construction with key public and private players.

Seize the business opportunities that stem from the presented projects.

Don’t miss this chance to discover the future image of our city!

Schedule for the day:

12:30 p.m.: Registration and networking coffee
1 p.m.: Beginning of presentations
2:45 p.m.: Networking brea
3:15 p.m.: Presentations resume
5 p.m.: End of presentations and networking cocktail (participants offered one free drink)


12:30 p.m. - Registration and networking buffet

1 p.m. - Opening remarks and introduction

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Part I - Overview: Montréal in Transformation

1:10 p.m. - Projet Nouveau Centre: The Art of Redefining the Downtown Experience

  • Claude Sirois President, Retail
    Ivanhoé Cambridge


1:20 p.m. - How the MIL Campus is Transforming the City

1:30 p.m. - 1111 Atwater: A Living Environment at the Foot of the Mountain

  • Francis Charron President
    EMD construction

1:40 p.m. - Broccolini Marks Saint-Jacques Street with its Victoria Project on the Park and the Construction of the National Bank's New Head Office

  • Roger Plamondon President – Real Estate Group

1:50 p.m. - Royalmount Project: A Multifunctional Urban Centre

  • Andrew Lutfy President & CEO

Part II - Building the City of Tomorrow

2 p.m. - Urban Development: Creating Conditions for Success

  • Laurence VincentCopresident
  • Martin GalarneauPartner

2:20 p.m. - Innovation in Construction: Future Trends and Opportunities

  • Stéphane Chayer Vice President, Smart Infrastructure and Government Affairs Quebec
    Siemens Canada
  • Pierre Pomerleau President and CEO

2:35 p.m. - Break and networking

3:05 p.m. - HEC Montréal Returns to the Heart of the Business District

  • Michel Patry Director
    HEC Montréal

3:15 p.m. - Green Spaces and Biodiversity: The Forest Comes to the City

  • Malin Anagrius General Manager
    Soverdi, Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain
  • Viviane CrouxVice President, National Accounts
    TD Commercial Banking

3:25 p.m. - Building Differently: The Social Economy Taking Over Real Estate

  • Laurent LevesqueCoordinator
    Unité de travail pour l’implantation de logement étudiant (UTILE)


Part III - Opportunities to Seize

3:35 p.m. - Enhancing Our Heritage Buildings

  • Dinu Bumbaru, C.M. Policy Director
    Héritage Montréal
  • Georges CoulombePresident
    Gestion Georges Coulombe inc.

3:50 p.m. - Embarking on the Faubourgs Sector Project

  • Pierre-Jacques LefaivreExecutive Vice-President
    Groupe Mach Inc.
  • Ron Rayside Architect, Senior Partner
    Rayside Labossière – Architecture, Design, Urban Development
  • Laurence Vincent Copresident

4:10 p.m. - District Central: From an Industrial Sector to a Business District

  • Hélène VeilleuxExecutive Director
    District Central

4:20 p.m. - Creating an Impetus for Revitalizing East Montréal

  • Guy Laganière President
    Groupe C. Laganière
  • Christian Yaccarini President & CEO
    Société de développement Angus
  • Andrée De Serres, Ph. D. Chairholder
    Ivanhoé Cambridge Real Estate Research Chair
    École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM)
  • Caroline Bourgeois Borough Mayor of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
    Associate councillor responsible for economic development and for the eastern Montréal

4:40 p.m. - Addresses by elected officials

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

4:55 p.m. - End of the Forum and networking cocktail
One glass of wine will be offered per participant


Members Non members
Ticket(s) $250 * $350 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Véronique Lauzon
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4006

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.


Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC
H2Z 1H5


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