2013 Buyer/Supplier Day - More than 200 exclusive business opportunities coveted by 120 Québec SMEs

MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 500 B2B meetings are scheduled today between 23 high-profile prime manufacturers and 120 Québec-based SMEs at the seventh edition of the Buyer/Supplier Day, organized by STIQ.

The meetings will follow a meticulously planned "business speed dating" format. STIQ pays careful attention to matching expertise provided by the SMEs with the concrete supply requirements expressed by the prime manufacturers. This attention to detail means that each company attends relevant meetings, and those precious few minutes are optimized.

"OEMs are facing fierce international competition and they're looking to reduce the numbers of their suppliers," explains Normand Voyer, Executive Vice-President, STIQ. "It is therefore essential for Québec SMEs to position themselves within major players' supply chains without delay. Otherwise, a great many contracts traditionally awarded to Québec-based subcontractors could be transferred to foreign companies that are more proactive. With this event, we want to give local suppliers the opportunity to present their expertise directly to buyers of these corporations, which are true economic forces."

Leveraging its contacts network in the manufacturing sector and its extensive knowledge of Québec's industrial capacity, STIQ will be hosting, for the seventh year in a row, prime manufacturers active in prominent industry segments, at various points along international supply chains.

Aerospace/Defence
  • Aerolia Canada
  • BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
  • CAE
  • Esterline CMC Électronique
  • L-3 Communication MAS Canada
  • LATECOERE Services Canada
  • Mecachrome Canada
  • Mercedes-Benz Canada
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • The Boeing Company
Transportation
  • Camoplast Solideal
  • Groupe Cambli Inc.
  • Rheinmetall Canada
  • Spectra Premium
Energy
  • Clean Current
  • Enercon Canada
  • Rolls-Royce Canada
  • Siemens Canada
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Natural resources / Various manufacturing activities

  • Advanced Dynamics Corporation Ltd
  • Aluminerie Alouette
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Pharmascience

Examples to follow to ensure growth for Québec industry

In conjunction with the scheduled B2B meetings, three conferences will be presented, on the theme Innovation: The Key to Supply Chain Optimization in Québec.

Leading off, the National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) will profile its initiative aimed at improving manufacturing SMEs' competitiveness through digital technology. Tecnickrome Aéronautique, a company that benefits from this program, will be on hand to testify to the tangible impact of new technologies on its development.

Representatives of Mecachrome Canada and Groupe Meloche, will then give a talk on the two companies' recent partnership, which aims to address growing worldwide demand in the aerospace industry.

Lastly, STIQ will welcome Pascal Aguettaz, Vice-President, Corporate Services, with Cascades, as its keynote speaker for a luncheon conference.

About STIQ

STIQ is an association of Québec-based manufacturing enterprises. Its mission is to improve supply-chain efficiency by helping suppliers to develop, diversify their customer base and identify business opportunities with buyers. It offers suppliers professional and technical research, evaluation and assistance services and organizes numerous networking and training events.

SOURCE STIQ

For further information:

Michelle Vyboh
Communications Manager, STIQ
Mobile: 514 914-4571
E-mail: mvyboh@stiq.com
Website: www.jdof.ca