Attractiveness Forum | November 4, 2016

Register to Greater Montréal Attractiveness Forum and improve your business climate

A city’s business attractiveness is defined by its ability to attract foreign capital, such as foreign investment, international organizations and foreign talent. That’s what Greater Montréal needs to focus on for the region and its businesses to thrive at a time when wealth creation in open economies is more dependent on foreign markets than it has ever been.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes hold and global competition intensifies, the world’s biggest cities must come together to get ahead. And the best place to start is the very first Greater Montréal Attractiveness Forum, on November 4, 2016, organized by Montréal International to promote Greater Montréal as an attractive and competitive investment destination.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP. CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACTION PLAN. IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS CLIMATE.

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WHAT:
Greater Montréal Attractiveness Forum

WHO: Industry, economic and institutional players

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palais des congrès de Montréal

WHY:
To raise awareness among decision-makers that attractiveness is key to economic prosperity
To recognize the contribution of foreign subsidiaries to the economy
To identify the actions that will improve the attractiveness of Greater Montréal

“We are convinced that the commitments and recommandations issued during the Forum will result in the improvement of Greater Montréal’s attractiveness and will lead to several announcements of foreign direct investment projects.”

Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO, Montréal International

Guests of Honor

Dominique Anglade

Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy

Rita de Santis

Minister responsible for Access to information ans the Reform of Democratic Institutions

Denis Coderre

Mayor of Montréal President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Guest speaker

Marek Gootman

Fellow and Director, Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives
Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

The importance of FDI for Metropolitan Areas: Strategies, Challenges and Best Practices

PROGRAM :

CLICK HERE to view the full program in PDF.

7:30 am – Welcome of participants

8 am – Opening presentations

9:30 am to 12 pm – Simultaneous workshops

Workshop 1 : Bringing in foreign talent to address the shortage of highly skilled workers

Workshop 2 : Education as a solution to increase the talent pool

Workshop 3 : Take advantage of the digital revolution

Workshop 4 : The economic promotion of Greater Montréal internationally

Workshop 5 : The support system for foreign investors

12 pm – Luncheon “Tribute” to foreign subsidiaries and award ceremomy

2:30 to 4 pm – Summarized report of the workshops by the Attractiveness Concil and announcement of the forthcoming action plan and speakers.


Committed members of Greater Montréal Attractiveness Council 

Aerospace
• Mario Sévigny, Co-President, MSB Design (Sogeclair)
• Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, CAE

Video games and visual effects
• Francis Baillet, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft
• Chloe Grysole, General Manager, Cinesite Montréal

Life sciences and health technologies
• Paul Lirette, President, GSK Pharma Canada
• Max Fehlmann, President and CEO, NEOMED Institute

Information and communication technologies
• Michel Péladeau, Head of Group R&D Incentive Programs, Ericsson
• Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director, Google Québec

Clean technologies
• Jean-Luc Monfort, CEO, Blue Solutions

Agri-food
• Ben Marc Diendéré, Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, La Coop fédérée

Transport and logistics
• James Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal

Business community
• Raymond Bachand, Strategic Advisor to Norton Rose Fulbright, President of the Institut du Québec and Chairman of the board of directors of Tourism Montréal
• Jacques Ménard, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMO Nesbitt Burns, President, BMO Financial Group, Québec and Chairman, Montréal International
• Henri-Paul Rousseau, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Power Corporation du Canada
• Roland Lescure, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
• Gabriel Bran Lopez, Founding President, Youth Fusion and President, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal

University
• Alan Shepard, President and Vice Chancellor, Concordia University

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