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STIQ’s Buyer/Supplier day features top OEMs

October 6, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 6, 2011, Montreal - For the fifth edition of the Buyer / Supplier Day, Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ) will bring together prime manufacturers and local SME suppliers for individual business meetings.

This annual gathering, attended by more than 300 decision-makers every year, will take place at the Hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville on Thursday October 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Set up in speed-dating style, this unique formula gives SMEs the opportunity to introduce their products and services directly to the major Québec and foreign companies attending the event. Nearly 400 business meetings, planned ahead of time according to the prime manufacturers' subcontracting needs and the suppliers' capacities, will be held during the event.

"We have seen concrete results at the last four editions, and purchase orders can be signed on site. That day, we make every effort to help prime manufacturers and suppliers do business efficiently," explains Normand Voyer, Executive Vice-President of STIQ.

Once again this year, STIQ is bringing together an impressive list of prime manufacturers:


   —  Acciona North America          —  IBM Canada Ltd
   —  Aluminerie Alouette            —  Innotech Execaire
   —  ArcelorMittal Mines Canada     —  Jacobs
   —  Bell Helicopter                —  L-3 Communications MAS
   —  Bombardier Transportation      —  MDA
   —  CAE                            —  Mecachrome Canada
   —  CEIT Intérioriste              —  Mecaer Amérique
   —  Esterline CMC Electronics      —  Moventas
   —  Héroux-Devtek                  —  Rio Tinto Alcan

High-calibre conferences

The individual meetings will be preceded in the morning by a series of workshops on the theme "Québec SMEs facing the world market." Manufacturing SMEs will speak about the way they have succeeded in the international market even when faced with increasingly strong foreign competition. A luncheon will follow, featuring a high-calibre keynote address.


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