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Making Connections: Quebec-Maine Business Forum

March 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Due to the weather forecast, this event had been postponed. We look forward to hosting this event at a future date.  

Between 2011 and 2015, trade between Québec and Maine increased by more than 30%.

Québec is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces, spanning 1,667,712 km2, which is nearly 3 times the size of France and more than 40 times that of Switzerland. Canada’s second most populist province, nearly 80% of Québec’s population is concentrated along the St. Lawrence River, around the Gaspé Peninsula, and in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi regions. Residing in the most highly urbanized areas, half of its 8.3 million inhabitants occupy less than 1% of its territory.

The geographic proximity and diverse economy of Québec present many opportunities for Maine businesses in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, construction, food, green building, energy, and life sciences sectors to name only a few.

The program will include a market overview of doing business in Québec, a presentation from COREX Québec on their innovative business networking platform, and a panel discussion led by industry experts highlighting trends and opportunities in advanced manufacturing and life sciences.

The registration fee is $45 for MITC members and $65 for non-members. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Advance registration is required.



Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Brenda Garrand, Maine Honorary Consul of Canada
Marie-Claude Francoeur, Quebec Delegate to New England, Quebec Government, Boston

Doing Business in Quebec
Tom Creary, Senior Advisor, FCCQ, Montreal

Doing Business in Maine
John Endicott, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development


COREX Opportunities
Tom Creary, Senior Advisor, FCCQ, Montreal

Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing
Moderator:  Yann Lamarche, Quebec Government, Boston

Bryan Bozsik, Maine Bioscience Association
Sophie Cerny, Quebec Government, Boston
Lisa Martin, Manufacturers Association of Maine
Eric Tessier, Granby Industriel, Granby

Lunch/Case Study
Gilles Cote, Kruger Energy, Montreal

1:00 – 2:00



March 14, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Maine 04210 United States
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