"An SME can spend years trying to organize a meeting with a buyer. During the 6th edition of STIQ's Buyer/Supplier Day, they can meet with as many as twelve in a single day!" - Normand Voyer, Executive Vice-President, STIQ MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 500 business meetings are expected to take place today between 24 integrators/OEMs and 140 small and medium-sized Québec manufacturing firms at the 6th edition of the Buyer/Supplier Day, a record number for the event organizer, Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ). These B2B meetings have been rigorously planned using a unique software that enables STIQ to match procurement needs with the expertise offered by participating SMEs. Thus, everyone benefits from useful meetings and the few minutes of exchange facilitated by this "business speed dating" initiative will be sufficient to ascertain any mutual interest. "Alone, SMEs can spend years trying to organize a meeting with a buyer," explains STIQ Executive Vice-President Normand Voyer. "STIQ gives them the opportunity to directly showcase their expertise to buyers from a multitude of large Québec and international companies — all in a single day! In this way, these integrators/OEMs discover qualified suppliers that they would perhaps never have thought of, and new partnerships are often forged during this initial contact." As a result of its continuous business development efforts, STIQ is, once again this year, hosting world-class buyers representing a variety of important industries. Aeronautics Transportation -- CAE -- Bombardier Transport -- Meloche Group -- CEIT Intérioriste -- Innotech-Execaire -- General Dynamics Land -- L-3 Communications MAS Systems Canada -- Mecaer America -- Nova Bus - Division of -- Sonaca Montréal Volvo Group Canada -- Textron Systems Canada -- Oshkosh Defense - Division of Oshkosh Corporation -- RAD Technologies -- Rheinmetall Canada -- Société de transport de Montréal (STM) -- Soucy International Energy Various resources and manufacturing -- Acciona Windpower North America -- Aluminerie Alouette -- Enercon Canada -- Lumec - Division of Philips -- Rolls-Royce Canada - Energy Electronics Division -- Rayco-Wylie Systems -- Vestas Wind Systems A/S -- Voith Hydro Trailblazing SMEs reveal the secrets of their success While the B2B meetings are taking place, the 2012 Buyer/Supplier Day event is also featuring three exceptional conferences on the theme "The International Growth of Québec SMEs." Executives of Varitron Technologies and Camoplast Solideal are taking turns explaining the strategies used by their firms to position themselves in the global market. Sonaca Montréal and Mecachrome Group, for their part, are making a joint presentation on the partnership they developed in order to become a major aeronautics integrator. About STIQ STIQ is an association of Québec-based manufacturing enterprises. Its mission is to improve supply-chain efficiency by helping suppliers to develop, diversify their customer base and identify business opportunities with buyers. It offers suppliers professional and technical research, evaluation and assistance services and organizes numerous networking events. Michelle Vyboh Communications Manager Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ) Telephone: 514914-4571 E-mail:email@example.com Website:www.stiq.com SOURCE: SOUS-TRAITANCE INDUSTRIELLE QUEBEC (STIQ) To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2012/16/c7093.html CO: SOUS-TRAITANCE INDUSTRIELLE QUEBEC (STIQ) ST: Quebec NI: ARO TRN -0- Oct/16/2012 12:00 GMT
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