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The battery industry as a model for sustainable development

For a more competitive and green economy Events The talk will be delivered in French


The Quebec government recently announced its intention to invest $1.4 billion to develop the lithium battery industry and thus become a world leader in the electrification of transportation.

Quebec has everything it takes to set up a complete value chain for the development of the battery industry, from ore extraction to battery production and recycling.

The Chamber wishes to contribute to making the major lithium battery project an exceptional opportunity for economic growth in Quebec by organizing a Strategic Meeting with the stakeholders who support and make up the value chain.

The program

Who this event is for:

  • Quebec companies involved in the manufacturing, assembly and recycling of lithium-ion batteries
  • Quebec companies that produce and market electric vehicles
  • All other companies or organizations in the battery supply chain
  • Key players in the electric transportation ecosystem: research chairs and laboratories, universities and colleges
  • Economic development organizations
  • Political figures
  • Media

Brief agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. Networking

  • 9 a.m. Start of the conferences (political speeches and a panel of companies representing the value chain in the development of the battery industry)

  • 11:00 a.m. Networking

The program

8:00 a.m. Networking

9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks

Master of ceremonies
  • Alexandra Troubetzkoy Director, Public Affairs and Communications
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:05 a.m. Introduction

  • The Honourable Pascale St-Onge Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
  • Pierre FitzgibbonMinister of Economy and Innovation
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:45 a.m. Panel – Seizing the opportunities of a promising sector

  • Sarah HoudeCEO
    Propulsion Québec
  • Jean-François Béland Vice-President
    Ressources Québec – Investissement Québec

10:10 a.m. Panel – For a complete and 100% local value chain

  • Benoit CouturePresident and CEO 
    Lithion Recycling Inc.
  • Eric Desaulniers, MSc, P. Geo Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Nouveau Monde Graphite
  • Patrick Gervais Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
    Lion Electric
  • Maxime Vidricaire CEO
  • Jessica Bouchard Senior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs and Downtown Relaunch
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

11:00 a.m. End of conferences


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more info on the program:

Mariya Dyomina
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4045

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