"Strengthening the various links in the supply chains is vital to improving our industries' competitiveness on the world stage."
Richard Blanchet, CEO, STIQ
MONTRÉAL, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - STIQ has set up more than 500 business meetings between 30 high-profile prime manufacturers and some 150 Québec-based SMEs for the 9th edition of its Buyer/Supplier Day, taking place today.
Meticulously planned meetings
"Strengthening the various links in the supply chains is vital to improving our industries' competitiveness on the world stage," explains Richard Blanchet, Chief Executive Officer, STIQ. "Buyer/Supplier Day enables this convergence of supply and demand, providing our local SMEs with an initial point of contact with prime manufacturers which isn't always easy to do. For those buyers, it's an opportunity to meet 15 to 30 potential suppliers in a single day, so it's a quick and efficient way of discovering new procurement sources. The first contacts made at this event have often led to important contracts being awarded to Québec-based suppliers, because our method maximizes the chances of success."
STIQ indeed pays careful attention to matching expertise provided by the SMEs with the concrete supply requirements expressed by the prime manufacturers. That attention to detail means that each company attends relevant meetings, with those precious few minutes optimized by the "speed meeting" format.
Record number of prime manufacturers
Leveraging its contacts of choice in the manufacturing sector, its extensive knowledge of Québec's industrial capacity, and the collaboration of its partners, STIQ is welcoming a record number of prime manufacturers this year. These major international players, active in Canada, the U.S. and France, are seeking qualified suppliers to fill specific needs in various industry segments.
Energy and resources
Various manufacturing activities
Defence and security
Target content for manufacturers
Along with the meetings, STIQ is providing participants with targeted content that addresses manufacturers' concerns. Autobus Lion and Verbom, leading players in the transportation sector — which has one of the most well structured supply chains in Québec — will be sharing the secrets of their success on world markets. Daniel Lussier, Chief of the Société de transport de Montréal's Strategic Procurement Division, will be giving a presentation on the transit authority's responsible procurement strategy. And throughout the day, various experts will be providing participants with practical training tips on sales, marketing and information technologies.
Founded in 1987, STIQ is a multi-industry association of Québec-based manufacturers whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chains and promote the development of our economy. Boasting the most extensive manufacturer network in Québec, STIQ acts as a performance activator, creating productive supply/demand and implementing tailor-made improvement programs.
For further information: Michelle Vyboh, Communications Manager, STIQ, Phone: 514 875-8789 / Mobile (October 22 only): 514-658-7159, E-mail: [email protected], Website: www.jdof.ca, Twitter: @STIQReseau