2013 Buyer/Supplier Day - More than 200 exclusive business opportunities
coveted by 120 Québec SMEs
MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 500 B2B meetings are
scheduled today between 23high-profile prime manufacturers and 120
Québec-based SMEs at the seventh edition of the Buyer/Supplier Day, organized
The meetings will follow a meticulously planned "business speed dating"
format. STIQ pays careful attention to matching expertise provided by the SMEs
with the concrete supply requirements expressed by the prime manufacturers.
This attention to detail means that each company attends relevant meetings,
and those precious few minutes are optimized.
"OEMs are facing fierce international competition and they're looking to
reduce the numbers of their suppliers," explains Normand Voyer, Executive
Vice-President, STIQ. "It is therefore essential for Québec SMEs to position
themselves within major players' supply chains without delay. Otherwise, a
great many contracts traditionally awarded to Québec-based subcontractors
could be transferred to foreign companies that are more proactive. With this
event, we want to give local suppliers the opportunity to present their
expertise directly to buyers of these corporations, which are true economic
Leveraging its contacts network in the manufacturing sector and its extensive
knowledge of Québec's industrial capacity, STIQ will be hosting, for the
seventh year in a row, prime manufacturers active in prominent industry
segments, at various points along international supply chains.
-- Aerolia Canada -- Camoplast Solideal
-- BAE Systems Hägglunds AB -- Groupe Cambli Inc.
-- CAE -- Rheinmetall Canada
-- Esterline CMC Électronique -- Spectra Premium
-- L-3 Communication MAS Canada Energy
-- LATECOERE Services Canada
-- Mecachrome Canada -- Clean Current
-- Mercedes-Benz Canada -- Enercon Canada
-- Oshkosh Defense -- Rolls-Royce Canada
-- The Boeing Company -- Siemens Canada
-- Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Natural resources / Various manufacturing activities
-- Advanced Dynamics Corporation Ltd
-- Aluminerie Alouette
Examples to follow to ensure growth for Québec industry
In conjunction with the scheduled B2B meetings, three conferences will be
presented, on the theme Innovation: The Key to Supply Chain Optimization in
Leading off, the National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance
Program (NRC-IRAP) will profile its initiative aimed at improving
manufacturing SMEs' competitiveness through digital technology. Tecnickrome
Aéronautique, a company that benefits from this program, will be on hand to
testify to the tangible impact of new technologies on its development.
Representatives of Mecachrome Canada and Groupe Meloche, will then give a talk
on the two companies' recent partnership, which aims to address growing
worldwide demand in the aerospace industry.
Lastly, STIQ will welcome Pascal Aguettaz, Vice-President, Corporate Services,
with Cascades, as its keynote speaker for a luncheon conference.
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 and training events.
Michelle Vyboh Communications Manager, STIQ Mobile: 514 914-4571
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