WEConnect International conference in Montreal

MONTREAL, Sept 19, 2014 /CNW/ - On September 30 and October 1, WEConnect International in Canada will bring together over 200 people: women entrepreneurs and corporate directors from across the country to Montreal for its annual conference.

"WEConnect International has been working in Canada since 2008, and we were eager to bring the conference to Montreal this year," said Astrid Pregel, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada. "By collaborating with the Québec Business Women Network (RFAQ), we have put together an impressive agenda that offers some of the most unique and lucrative opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses." 

Over the course of the two-day event, attendees will also learn how to grow their companies and network with representatives from corporations, including BDC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, D&B, Desjardins, Fasken Martineau, IBM, Merck, Nelly De Vuyst, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Walmart.

WEConnect International is a corporate driven global non-profit organization that facilitates sustainable economic growth by increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed in global value chains. In Canada, the organization works with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members, and outstanding women business owners to help the country's women-owned businesses succeed in local and global value chains. 

The Québec Business Women Network (RFAQ), since 1981, contributes to the professional achievement and success of its thousands of members: entrepreneurs, leaders, managers and professionals. The RFAQ distinguishes itself by the strength of its networking support, its partnership cells (small network of members helping each other), its training, its economic benefits and its international links with the Francophonie. It is also recognized for its promotion and socio-economic leadership for all women and to the accompaniment of the leaders in their business development. Here are some of its exceptional initiatives: since 2001, the award Gala "Prix Femmes d'affaires du Québec", the Business Women Economic Development Program in association with WEConnect International and the creation of a new Network for young women entrepreneur, the Québec Young Business Women Network (RJFAQ).

For information, www.rfaq.ca.

Image with caption: "Réseau des Femmes d'?affaires du Québec, Développement économique Féminin and WEConnect International (CNW Group/Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140919_C2213_PHOTO_EN_5759.jpg

SOURCE: Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec Inc.

For further information: Source: Lyse Mailhot, Québec Women Business Network (RFAQ), Tél. 514 521-2441


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