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Strategic Forum on Cleantech and the Green Economy

Come and listen to sector experts and discuss the priority actions to be implemented as part of the Relaunch MTL movement. Events The speeches will be delivered mainly in French.

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Quebec is a model of sustainable growth and high-quality job creation, thanks in large part to its dynamic clean technology sector. Citizens and governments see the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for a green economic recovery. In this regard, clean technology is considered by many as essential to Quebec’s economic prosperity by contributing to the energy and ecological transition through the development and implementation of innovations and new, more efficient technology.

Event format in a nutshell

  • Starting at 7 a.m., log on, join the movement and take part in a networking session (optional)
  • Conferences starting at 8 a.m.
  • Around 12:30 p.m., end of conferences
  • Discussions between all participants until 2 p.m. (optional)
  • Virtual booths throughout the activity


7:00 a.m. Access to the platform and networking period

8:00 a.m. Opening remarks

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Benoit CharetteMinister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change
    Minister Responsible for the Laval Region
  • Mélanie JolyMinister of Economic Development and Official Languages
  • Luc RabouinVille de Montréal's executive committee member, responsible for economic and commercial development, and design

8:30 a.m. Talk - Presentation of current conditions and action plan for a green and sustainable recovery

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Denis LeclercPresident and CEO
    Écotech Québec

8:55 a.m. KPMG Group brainstorming session to enhance the action plan to strengthen the sector

  • Stéphan DroletEngagement Partner, Advisory Services
    Province of Québec
    Partner and National Leader, Forensic Accounting

9:20 a.m. Technology showcase: Presentation of technologies
Québec, a cleantech incubator

Discover technologies from many local innovative companies:



  • Amélie Bergeron-VachonDirector, Innovation and Commercialization
    Écotech Québec

9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion - Prioritizing the acceleration of innovation

  • Richard ChénierGeneral Manager
  • Marilou Cyr Director
    Zone Agtech
  • Patrick GagnéPresident and CEO
    Ecofuel Accelerator


  • Alain BoudreaultVice-President, Strategy and Innovation
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

10:20 a.m. Panel Discussion - Standing out through research and collaboration

  • Sylvain CoulombeAssociate Vice-Principal
    Innovation and Partnerships
    McGill University
  • Marie GagnéPresident and Chief Executive Officer
  • Nicolas TurgeonDirector, Industrial Environmental Performance
    Investissement Québec – CRIQ


  • Rémi QuirionChief Scientist of Québec
    First leader
    Fonds de recherche du Québec

10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion - Financing our cleantech industry to strengthen our cluster

  • Christian BrosseauVice-President, Investments Structuring Capital, Energy & Environment
    Fonds de solidarité FTQ
  • André-Lise Méthot Founder and Managing Partner
    Cycle Capital
  • Bicha Ngo Senior Executive Vice-President, Private Equity
    Investissement Québec
  • Mark Anthony Sdao Vice-President
    Investment, Venture Capital and Digital Strategies
    Desjardins Capital


  • Vincent MoreauExecutive Vice-President
    Écotech Québec

11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion - Overcoming marketing and international development challenges

  • David ArsenaultPresident
  • Nadine BrassardPresident
    Commerce International Québec
  • Lynn Côté Cleantech Lead
    Export Development Canada
  • Marie-Ève JeanVice-President of Exports
    Investissement Québec International


  • Erandi Motte CortésDirector, International Markets and Entrepreneurship Development – Acclr
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

11:50 a.m. Focus Group – Taking action for a greener economy

  • Sophie Brochu President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kim ThomassinExecutive Vice-President and Head of Investments in Québec and Stewardship Investing


  • Denis LeclercPresident and CEO
    Écotech Québec

12:20 p.m. Closing remarks and presentation of working session highlights

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

12:25 p.m. Networking

2:00 p.m. End of the Forum


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Strategic forum on clean technologies and the green economy
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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information: 

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

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