2013 Buyer/Supplier Day - More than 200 exclusive business opportunities coveted by 120 Québec SMEs

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 
by STIQ. 
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. 
Aerospace/Defence                    Transportation 

    --  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
    --  ArcelorMittal
    --  Pharmascience

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.  

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 and training events.

Michelle Vyboh Communications Manager, STIQ Mobile: 514 914-4571 
E-mail:mvyboh@stiq.com Website:www.jdof.ca 
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