MONTREAL, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Michel Leblanc, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to a Board of Trade Strategic Forum on the manufacturing sector, February 21 at 7 a.m.
The manufacturing sector is critical to Québec and Montréal. In 2010, 16.3% of the province's GDP depended on this sector, which alone generated $41 billion in direct benefits and $26 billion in indirect benefits. This industry is in a period of transition, with some talking in terms of the start of a new industrial era.
Against a backdrop of change, this event will help you understand the challenges manufacturers are facing and the strategies they need to implement to ensure their sustainability.
Élaine Zakaïb, Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, will attend the Forum.
|Date:||Friday, February 21, 2014|
|Time:||7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
|Location:|| Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Media accreditation required.
INTODUCTION - A LOOK AT THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Partner, Strategy and Performance
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Head of Investments
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
I. MANUFACTURERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Center for Manufacturing
Operational Excellence, SAP Canada
Peerless Clothing Inc.
InteliBuild and Management
Canam Group Inc.
II. NEW DRIVERS OF COMPETITIVENESS: AUTOMATION AND ROBOTIZATION
President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Manufacturing
III. MANUFACTURERS OUT TO CONQUER THE WORLD
Hélène V. Gagnon
Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Achieving Excellence System
Minister for Industrial Policy and The Banque de développement économique du Québec
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
SOURCE: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
For further information:
Please confirm your presence with Michelle LLambias Meunier, Advisor, Media Relations, by phone at 514 871-4000, ext. 4042, or by email at [email protected].