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Strategic Forum on Construction and Infrastructure

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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The Construction sector is one of Quebec’s economic powerhouses, responsible for more than 500,000 jobs and representing over 12% of the province’s GDP. It also offers high added value, contributing to Quebecers’ quality of life and enhancing our business environment through the construction of new and more efficient buildings and infrastructure across the province. Historically, this sector has always played an important role in public economic stimulus strategies. This remains true today, given the government’s clear priorities to fast-track major construction and infrastructure projects. The current situation presents opportunities to find new solutions for workforce challenges, to develop advanced technologies that will help our businesses stand out, and to re-examine the way builders do business to improve their efficiency.

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

  • Jean BouletMinister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity

8:25 a.m. Talk – Presentation of current conditions and the Action Plan to Strengthen the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Luc BourgoinChief Executive Officer
    Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)

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

  • Nathalie Labelle Partner, Audit

9:20 a.m. Panel Discussion – The pandemic’s impact on the construction industry and its major projects

  • Harout Chitilian Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and Development
    CDPQ Infra
  • Erik RyanExecutive Vice-President, Strategy, Marketing and External Relations
  • Pierre Tremblay Director, Sciences, Technology and Innovation


  • Jessica BouchardDirector, Content Strategy and Economic Affairs
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:55 a.m. Panel Discussion – Pressing labour needs: 20,000 more workers still required in Greater Montréal

  • Jean-François ArbourPresident
    Groupe SCV inc.
  • Jean-Pierre GauthierSenior Vice President
    Kiewit Corporation
  • Diane LemieuxPresident and Chief Executive Officer
    Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)


  • Jean-Philippe ClicheSenior Economist
    Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)

10:25 a.m. Talk – Fostering efficiency in projects throughout Greater Montréal

  • Steve BoulangerExecutive General Manager
    Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ)
  • Jean-Marc FournierPresident and CEO
    Urban Development Institute of Quebec (IDU)
  • Pierre HamelDirector of Legal and Government Affairs
    Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)


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

11:00 a.m. Reinventing the construction sector: new technologies and partnerships

  • Carolyne Filion, Eng. Innovation Manager – R&D and Special Projects
  • Ivanka IordanovaIndustrial Research Chair in the Integration of Digital Technologies in Construction
  • Guy PaquinGeneral Manager, Corporate Strategies and Special Projects Department


  • Joseph FayeDirector, Corporate Services
    Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)

11:35 a.m. Panel Discussion – Real estate projects' contribution to Montréal's recovery

  • Philippe O. BouclinVice President, Real Estate Development
    Selection Group
  • Laurence VincentCo-President


  • Julie DesjardinsDirector, Public Affairs
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

12:05 p.m. Developing Eastern Montréal

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Christian Yaccarini President and CEO
    Société de développement Angus

12:30 p.m. Closing remarks and presentation of working session highlights

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

12:35 p.m. Networking

2:00 p.m. End of the Forum


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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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