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Attend the second Forum on Internationalization.

The objective of this gathering is to promote the internationalization of Montréal, whose influence is largely attributable to its economic fabric.

This edition of the Forum will unveil the highlights of the study currently being conducted by Chamber experts who are comparing Greater Montréal to the top cities in the world. 

You will have the opportunity to learn about companies’ success stories and promising strategies to strengthen the internationalization of Greater Montréal and Québec.

The day’s four pillars: 

  • Increase and diversify exports of goods and services
  • Capitalize on the contribution of foreign investment
  • Attract, integrate and retain international talent
  • Strengthen cybersecurity in data exports

This day will also be an opportunity to highlight the foreign subsidiaries that have established themselves in Montréal in recent years.

By participating in the Forum, you will be able to:

  • Expand your network by meeting with local companies and foreign subsidiaries;
  • Learn how to enter new markets and increase your exports;
  • Attract and retain new talent;
  • Be inspired by various cases of subsidiaries that have recently set up in Montréal.

This forum will give you the keys to promote your company on an international level. So don't miss this must-see event!

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The program for the day will be announced shortly. Reserve your spot now!

  • Pierre FitzgibbonMinister of Economy and Innovation
    Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region
  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Hubert Bolduc President and Chief Executive Officer
    Montréal International
    Investissement Québec International
  • David Arsenault CEO, Effenco Development
  • Christelle Fasano Senior Director, Business Development, Pharma & Biotech
  • Francis BailletVice-President, Corporate Affairs
  • Donna Henry Chief Financial Officer
    Reel FX
  • Alain Vallée General Manager
    Blue Solutions
  • Jean-David Scott Vice-President, SpaceJet Montréal Center
  • Annie Loiselle Vice-President, Talent Attraction
    Larochelle Groupe Conseil
  • Nicolas ClusiaultVice-President, HR and Special Projects
    Momentum Technologies
  • André Laperrière Executive Director
    Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
  • Béatrice CoutureCo-Chair
  • Alexandre TailleferManaging Partner
    XPND Capital

Who should participate in this forum?

  • Decision makers in large companies and SMEs
  • Anyone wishing to develop their business
  • Any manager looking for innovation, financing or skilled labour
  • Business people and institutional players in Greater Montréal
  • Decision makers of foreign subsidiaries located in the metropolitan area, especially those that have settled here in the past two years
  • Executives of Québec companies operating internationally or wishing to do so


Members Non members
Rate for the full day from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rate for the full day from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $225 * $325 *
Rate for the Business Luncheon only from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rate for the Business Luncheon only from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $95 * $135 *
Rate for a table of 10 at the Business Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rate for a table of 10 at the Business Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $855 * $1350 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more info on the program:

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

Registration deadline: January 29, 2020

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


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The 2020 Montréal International Awards :
Celebrate the companies that contribute to the promotion and growth of Greater Montréal here and abroad.

Business luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:30pm

As part of the Strategic Forum on International Exchange at the Heart of Economic Growth, for the second edition of the Internationalization initiative, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Montréal International and Investissement Québec have decided to organize an awards ceremony to honour companies that contribute to Quebec’s influence and growth here and abroad.

Four awards will be presented to companies that have distinguished themselves in the following categories:

1. Best Export Strategy
2 Best Foreign Investment Strategy
3. Best International Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy
4. Best Digital Data Management Strategy

These categories represent the four areas analyzed in the study on international exchanges and are also the four themes of our Strategic Forum.



All companies established in Greater Montréal are eligible to participate in this contest. They must complete the application form by the deadline of Friday, December 6, 2019, to be considered for this competition.

Category 1 : Best Export Strategy

Category 2 : Best Foreign Investment Strategy :

Category 3 : Best International Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy :

Category 4 : Best Digital Data Management Strategy :


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