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Québec-New York Transportation Rendezvous & B2B

Québec-New York Transportation Rendezvous & B2B

  • West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903 Get Directions at Google Maps
  • 3.19.24 Export to outlook
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Member: $150.00 / Non-Member: $150.00 / Partner: $150.00

Cost: $150 per person - price includes breakfast, lunch, and post-event reception (payment due upon registration)

The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans), a subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the date for its upcoming Québec-New York Transportation Rendezvous & B2B.

This in-person event, hosted in partnership with Aéro Montréal, Propulsion Québec, FuzeHub, and the Québec Government is an opportunity for manufacturers and companies in the ground transportation and aerospace industries to meet and network with potential customers, suppliers, and resources. In addition to an exciting day filled with informational sessions, panels, and presentations, attendees will have access to a B2B platform they can use to request meetings to find new customers, suppliers, or assistance.

Building on the success of our 2022 event - you won't want to miss this chance to expand your network and build connections with companies from New York, Québec, and beyond!

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30am: Registration

8:30-9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Main Ballroom)

  • Garry Douglas, President and CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Geneviève Latour, VP Communications, Strategic Partnerships, and Community Relations, Propulsion Québec
  • Jarrod Morley, Director - Innovation, Competitiveness & Productivity, Aéro Montréal
  • Everton Henriques, NY MEP Solutions Director,, FuzeHub

9:00-10:15am: Plenary Session – Future of Transit from an Authority Perspective (Main Ballroom)

  • Moderator - Frederic Langlois, Transportation and Energy Attaché, Québec Government Office in New York
  • Frank Annicaro, Senior Vice-President, NYCT DOB and MTA Bus Company
  • Carm Basile, CEO, CDTA
  • Kyle Meehan, Transit Director, CitiBus, City of Watertown NY
  • Marc-André Varin, General Manager, ATUQ

10:30am-12:30pm: Matchmaking and B2B Meetings (Meeting Room 1)

10:30-11:30am: Breakout Session #1 - Becoming A Part of the Supply Chain: A How To Panel (Meeting Room 2)

  • Moderator - Steve Melito, Senior Solutions Specialist., FuzeHub
  • Nicolas Letendre, President, Letenda
  • Ryan O’Shea, Regional Supply Chain Director, Alstom
  • Steve Eaton, VP of Operations, Norsk Titanium

11:30am-12:30pm: Breakout Session #2 - Advanced Air Mobility Corridors (Meeting Room 2)

  • Moderator - Jarrod Morley, Director - Innovation, Competitiveness & Productivity, Aéro Montréal
  • Blain Newton, Chief Operating Officer (COO),, Beta Technologies
  • Patrick Champagne, VPorts/Aero Montreal

12:45-2:00pm: Lunch and Keynote Address (Main Ballroom)

  • MC - Martine Hébert, Québec’s Delegate General in New York
  • Consul General Robert T. Sanders, U.S Consulate General in Montreal
  • Nivardo Lopez, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, New York State Executive Chamber, Governor Kathy Hochul Administration
  • Minister Christopher Skeete, National Assembly of Québec

2:15-3:15pm: Matchmaking and B2B Meetings (Meeting Room 1)

2:15-3:15pm: Breakout Session #3 - The Battery Ecosystem in Québec and New York (Meeting Room 2)

  • Moderator - Geneviève Latour, VP Communications, Strategic Partnerships, and Community Relations, Propulsion Quebec
  • John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST
  • Per Stromhaug, Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, SUNY Binghamton
  • Sarah Larose, Director - Battery Sector, Investment Quebec

3:30-5:00pm: Post Event Reception at Beta Technologies - sponsored by the Québec Government

  • Location: 31 Colorado Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12903

Why Attend?

  • Find new customers, suppliers, and resources via our B2B matchmaking platform hosted by B2B/2GO.
  • Obtain timely information on topics relevant to the transportation equipment and aerospace industry from our keynote speakers and in our panels/breakout sessions.
  • Make powerful new connections and collaborations within our bi-national Québec-New York Transportation Equipment and Aerospace Cluster.
  • Attracted more than 150 attendees in 2022 (despite COVID/border restrictions) who engaged in more than 100 B2B meetings 

Who Should Attend?

Representatives of aerospace and ground transportation equipment manufacturers and service providers. This includes executives, supply chain managers, sales and procurement managers, human resource officials, and more!

We also encourage representatives from organizations that support this industry such as universities, vocational schools, economic development organizations, and cluster support organizations, among others to attend.

Consider having two or more from your organization attend to maximize your opportunity to take advantage of all the event will offer - networking, B2B matchmaking, and panels/breakout sessions.

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