MONTREAL, May 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) brings together CEOs and Head of Sales and Marketing of ICT companies at the 10th edition of the Big Bang, the Information, Communications and Technology commercialisation forum at Centre Mont Royal. With more and more executives looking to expand their business outside Quebec, one morning has been added to cover the subject. While the first day of the forum, on June 6th, will cover the challenges of selling innovation, the morning of June 7th will focus exclusively on doing business outside Quebec.
A boot-camp on exportation on June 7th, from 7:30 am to 12 pm
Former Canada's Ambassador to OECD Kimon Valaskakis, will kick off this boot-camp dedicated to growth outside Quebec with an update on what's happening in the economic world and an overview of the threats and opportunities for our SMEs internationally. The imminent economist consulted by the G8 and the international press will then give the floor to Joan Vogelesang, President of Toon Boon Animation, a successful multinational present in 122 countries. The program will finally be capped off by Dominique Deneault, from Trebora Conseil, who will coach attendees on how to develop the ideal DNA of a global player.
"74% of ICT SME are active outside Quebec, versus 13.6% of all the SME in Quebec. ICT SMEs have developed a large and diversified network of contacts that AQT will strenghen this year by announcing several partnerships with different organisations" said Nicole Martel, CEO of AQT.
A dozen of foreign companies will be onsite looking to partner with Quebec companies. At the same time, ICT entrepreneurs active on more than a 100 countries will exchange on how to do successful business outside Quebec.
The boot-camp of June 7th will be taking place from 7:30 am to 12 pm at the Centre Mont Royal. Seats are limited. See detailled program.
On June 6th : a concentration of specialist expertise within the reach of SMEs
What is in your buyer's mind and what are the challenges and obstacles to Cloud adoption? Here are some of the issues the field experts and speakers will address at this annual meeting of movers and shakers of the Quebec ICT industry. While examining possible solutions, they will identify trends and provide opportunities to learn from peers who have successfully implemented innovative sales and marketing strategies. Among invited speakers: Robert Walsh (Forensic), Alain Paquin (Whatsnexx), Hugo Boutet (Oriso) Jean-Pierre Beaulieu (Uniselect) et Joan Vogelesang (Toon Boom).Les entrepreneurs globetrotteurs à distance Vincent Guyaux (Metafoam) et Didier Gombert (Objectif lune). Michael O'Neil (ex IDC - IT Canada), Ian Rae (Bitcurrent) Adrian Davies (Whetstone), Dominique Deneault (Trebora Conseil).
Big Bang: a highly-qualified networking opportunity for ICT SMEs Executives
- A Brazilian cocktail to celebrate the Big bang's 10th anniversary. AQT members and players of the ICT industry will celebrate the 10th anniversary the evening of June 6th during the Brazilian cocktail.
- ''Le Pavillon des technologies'' will allow participants to discover the latest offerings of: Forgestik - Gestisoft -Netelligent - Objectif Lune - Technologies informatiques Codi - Ubity -
- Last year, Big Bang was the most discussed subject on Twitter the day of the event. The hasthtag #bigbangaqt is already active to join the discussion along with a dedicated group on linkedin.
Since 2002, the Quebec Technology Association has been hosting the Big Bang event, its signature ICT sales and marketing forum, to help participants improve sales & marketing efficiency.
The organizers would like to thank the Big Bang partners: ANIM, Acces2Sales, Développement économique Innovation et Exportation Québec, Direction informatique, Essor Assurances, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, ID Impact, IEClub, Legault Joly Thiffault, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, ROI Vision, Les affaires.com, WCIT 2012, Yes Winnipeg.
The Quebec Technology Association www.aqt.ca has over 500 corporate members and affiliated members. It represents information and communications technology companies in Quebec and brings together ICT executives. It supports them in achieving their growth-related goals. Through its growth Accelerator, it also provides them with a wide array of services and business networking activities in addition to facilitating access to best management and sales & marketing practices.
For further information:
AQT - Valerie Danger at 514 874-2667, ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org