Québec's largest gathering of manufacturers beats records

"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:mvyboh@stiq.com Website:www.stiq.com


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