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1/27/2018  - Quebec-New York B2B Rendezvous

Location: West Side Ballroom
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 3:30 PM
Member Price: $150.00 / Non-Member Price: $150.00


The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) presents this event to provide an opportunity for companies in the ground transportation and aerospace cluster to meet and network with potential collaborators, clients, and suppliers. Coordinated B2B meetings and presentations from Garry Douglas, and industry groups such as Aero Montreal will round out the day’s events, concluding with a tour at Norsk Titanium. Don’t miss this chance to expand your network and build on your connections in the cluster with companies from Quebec, New York and beyond.

The B2B offers participants the opportunity to schedule business meetings using an online platform. This platform enables participants to fill their corporate profile and request or offer meetings to other participants. The meetings will be coordinated in 20 minute blocks.

8:00 - 8:30       Registration

8:30 - 8:45       Welcome

                         Garry Douglas, President and CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce

8:45 - 9:30       Manufacturing and Transportation Equipment Associations

                         (examples - AAUNY/MACNY, NUAIR, CEG, Quebec Ground Transport Association)

                         Danielle Johnson, Director, North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment

                         Andrew Kennedy, President and CEO, Center for Economic Growth

9:30 - 9:45       Coffee Break

9:45 - 10:15     U.S. Customs and Border Protection

                         Ross O'Laughlin, Import Specialist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:15 - 12:00   Matchmaking

                        Breakout session – Exporting services

                        Michelle Capone, Director of Regional Development, Development Authority of the North Country

                        Kathryn Bamberger, Senior International Trade Manager- Northeastern Region, Empire State Development

                        Breakout session - Business Expansion Services

                        Jay Amer, Director, Canada, Global NY- Empire State Development                       

Lunch 12-1      Keynote

                         Suzanne Benoit, President, Aero Montreal

1:00 - 2:00       Matchmaking

                         Breakout Session– Workforce Development

                         Sylvie Nelson, Executive Director, North Country Workforce Development Board     

                         Greg Hart, Regional Director for the North Country, Workforce Development Institute

2:30 - 3:30       Norsk Titanium briefing and Tour (at Norsk facility)


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