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Innovative Manufacturing: The Transition to the Digital Era

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Following the great success of the third Strategic Forum on Innovative Manufacturing last year, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Investissement Québec are organizing a fourth edition of this event, which will take place on May 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay.

Learn more at this prestigious Forum, where Quebec companies can discuss and prepare for the shift to manufacturing 4.0.
Come increase your productivity.

This day will be full of advice and lessons from our experienced speakers.

It will be an opportunity to:

  • Get inspired by companies that have successfully taken the 4.0 shift;
  • Find solutions to the obstacles that are preventing you from taking action;
  • Explore innovations and best practices from here and around the world;
  • Learn which investments have the best growth prospects for your company;
  • Understand how to manage your workforce in order to retain and acquire new talent;
  • Learn how to lead the change;
  • Learn how to increase your productivity or reduce your costs;
  • Discover how digital transformation and 4.0 technology can open new markets to you, here and abroad.


7:00 a.m. Doors open
Reception, coffee, networking and expo visit

8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Presentations
Noon:Networking buffet lunch

The lounge and networking area are accessible all day long.
4:30 p.m. – End of the event

Opening remarks

Block I – Tangible results of successful automation and modernization
Block II – Capitalizing on your 4.0 transformation for growth
Block III – The levers to accelerate your 4.0 transformation

International speaker

The lounge and networking area are accessible all day long.

Your participation in this forum includes:

  • Breakfast and the networking buffet;
  • Access to all talks and to the international speaker;
  • Networking in the B2B meeting zone: Organize targeted B2B meetings with a smart networking tool
    • Create your profile to optimize your networking based on your priorities.
    • The intelligent matchmaking algorithm will suggest meetings that we think are the most useful for your goals.
    • Schedule your meetings and hold them in our dedicated B2B networking space.
  • Access to the trade show to discover innovative projects and meet companies that can assist you in your digital transition.

Who should participate in this forum:

  • Manufacturing SMEs that haven’t begun their digital transformation;
  • Manufacturing SMEs undergoing a digital transformation;
  • IT SMEs;
  • Suppliers of 4.0 solutions;
  • Players in the manufacturing industry;
  • Anyone interested in innovation and technology.

See some of our speakers

  • Benoit BrouilletteGeneral Manager
  • Jean-François CôtéPresident & CEO
    District M
  • Sylvain GarneauChairman of the board and CEO
    Groupe Lacasse Inc.
  • Étienne LacroixFounder & CEO
  • Louis TêtuChairman & CEO
  • Dragan TuticPresident
    Oneka Technologies

We will be announcing new speakers as we go along, so stay tuned!

The exhibitors


TICKET(S) $175 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information: 

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

For more information on booth rental 

Milen Minchev
Coordinator, Special Projects
514 871-4000, ext. 4043

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


Grand Quai

Terminal 1
200 de la Commune Street West

Montréal, Quebec
H2Y 4B2

Champ de Mars

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Discover the exhibiting companies during the forum:

A - C - D - E - F - G - I - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - V

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La marque Acclr de la Chambre regroupe les services de l’organisation en matière de développement d'affaires, de commerce international, d’intelligence d'affaires, de soutien à la recherche de financement, de main-d'œuvre (Interconnexion) et de francisation.


Adfast is an innovative manufacturer specializing in assembly technology, such as caulking, urethane, polyurethane foam, adhesives and metal fasteners, for manufacturers and contractors.

Its three fully automated and “Vitrine 4.0” certified factories in St-Laurent, its high-tech research and development lab and its nine North American distribution centres allow it to serve customers locally and efficiently, at low cost.

Andromedia Technologies

Andromedia Technologies helps improve the overall performance of factories by facilitating the adoption of smart telemetry, with AIoT sensors to monitor the health of machines and processes, and by implementing automated predictive maintenance with AI.

Centris Technologies

Centris Technologies specializes in the development and integration of custom software and control solutions for the digital transformation of manufacturing companies as well as intelligent products (IoT).

Control systems, data acquisition, historization, traceability, automated dashboards, and complete vertical integration of PLC-SCADA-MES-ERP are at the heart of what Centris does.

CRIQ – Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec


Services Québec offers citizens simplified access to government programs, employment and social solidarity services, as well as human resources consulting services and tools to help businesses recruit, train and mobilize throughout Quebec.

Femmes 4.0
GLM Conseil

GLM is a revolutionary community that works in synergy with you to achieve your goals. Our experts from different fields will support you in your daily management and offer solutions for digital transformation that will improve your processes, such as: more rigorous management, adapted software, coaching to improve operations, and digitization of all activities and processes.

Intelligence Industrielle

Intelligence Industrielle offers a simple and universal solution to collect, analyze and leverage data from production equipment. Combining intelligent sensors and real-time dashboards, it provides manufacturing companies with the visibility they need to optimize their production activities.

Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec’s mission is to contribute actively to the economic development of Quebec by stimulating corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of investment and exports in all regions of Quebec. It offers support services for companies and entrepreneurs, especially for technology, as well as adapted financial solutions and investments. Through Investissement Québec International, it is responsible for supporting companies in the export process and prospecting for foreign investment.

Invest-AI – Ivado Labs


With the support of its ecosystem—a network of academic, industrial and institutional members—IVADO is working to develop leading-edge expertise in the various fields of digital intelligence (including data science, artificial intelligence and operations research) and is helping to transform scientific discoveries into concrete applications, economic opportunities and benefits for society.



Create, modernize, integrate and maintain digital and technological solutions.

Logient offers consulting, development and management services that make your life easier, all under one roof. With more than 1000 projects completed in the last 20 years, Logient stands out for its holistic approach and client focus.


We are the largest distributor of electric and automation equipment in Quebec. Our products and services are mainly intended for the commercial, residential, industrial, OEM, institutional and municipal markets.

Our partnership as an exclusive distributor of Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley products for the province of Quebec positions us as a strategic company for Industry 4.0.

Meeting the stringent requirements of our various clientele is our top priority.


Merkur has been Quebec’s leader in manufacturing engineering since 1994. We are one of the 25 largest engineering firms and one of the top 300 SMEs in Quebec. At Merkur, we contribute to the productivity and innovation of manufacturing companies by offering innovative, professional and relevant solutions.

Meta 4.0

At the forefront of Industry 4.0, Meta enables extraordinary productivity thanks to an intelligent production system. Developed, tested and implemented in real production environments, Meta draws on 40 years of manufacturing expertise to support all aspects of your business. Meta integrates systems such as machine interfaces, ERP, MES, CAD, etc., in order to generate a flow of data throughout the supply chain. This integrated architecture, incorporating optimization algorithms and automatic learning, allows our solution to contextualize data, capture know-how and automate decision making.

Micro Logic
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation

MQQ – Mouvement québécois de la qualité

The mission of the Mouvement québécois de la qualité is to support organizations in exploring, implementing and sharing best business practices so that they can become ever more efficient in their sectors of activity. The MQQ's vision is to be the benchmark and partner of choice for Quebec organizations in terms of performance and emerging and innovative business practices.



With its multidisciplinary team of 135 professionals, NOVIPRO helps you define and carry out projects related to:

  • IoT and IoT platform
  • IT/OT industrial communication
  • Cybersecurity and business continuity
  • Integration of IT platforms
  • Advanced analytics (AI)
  • Schedule optimization
  • Simulation
  • Cloud computing
  • ERP


At OVA, virtual and augmented reality technology uses artificial intelligence to identify faulty equipment and components, significantly reducing repair times for supply chain operators and optimizing the overall process. In addition, our tool, StellarX, allows anyone to become a content creator and easily collaborate between plants via a virtual avatar using our proprietary remote support technology.


Master your space! PreVu3D helps you benefit from 3D capture technologies by providing a simple, interactive and intuitive software.

REAI – The Grouping of Industrial Automation Companies
Scale AI
Sir Steward

STIQ – Maillage industriel

Founded in 1987, STIQ is a multi-sector association of Quebec companies whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chains to promote the growth of our economy. With Quebec's largest manufacturing network, STIQ acts as a performance activator by creating successful partnerships and rolling out customized improvement programs.

Stratégie Agilean

Agilean provides ALIX – Smart Assistant (software service), which includes features for the real-time optimization of operations, and also offers consulting and training on operational efficiency for all types of companies.

ALIX takes charge of planning and optimizing production, which facilitates the implementation and maintenance of a culture of continuous improvement, saves time and cuts costs by measuring the performance of resources, equipment (via IIoT) and stocks (raw materials to finished product) in real time. With constant access to a holistic view, our customers can understand their production times, make necessary corrections and improve their operations in a simple, easy-to-use web interface.

VKS – Visual Knowledge Share ltée

VKS is a smart factory solution and Industry 4.0 leader through its Digital Work Instruction solution which helps companies standardize best processes, eliminate tribal knowledge and reduce paper on the shop-floor. Create and share step-by-step visual work instructions, collect live quality data through interactive forms and monitor operator efficiency and productivity through real-time reports and KPIs to obtain 100% traceability on all aspects of the manufacturing process.

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