Financing Seminar and Holiday Networking Dinner




Year after year, our Financing Seminar helps to reinforce collaboration and exchanges between aerospace companies.

This year, we will collaborate with the cluster Finance Montréal to oragnise the event.

Our event is taking place on Monday, December 11,  at the Westin Montréal Hotel in the afternoon and is followed by a cocktail and a networking dinner.

Participants are welcomed to register starting at 1:30 PM. 





1:30-2:00 – Participants Welcoming (Montréal Room Foyer)

2:00-3:30  - Participants chooses 1 of the 2 following workshops:

Workshop 1 :   

Foreign exchange hedging : a tool to minimize your company's risk, presented by Antoine Lajoie of Finmetrix.

  • Case study – How to define hedging policy tailored for your company?
  • Management process of multi currencies cash flows.


Workshop 2 :     

Export Lab (by EDC) with the following themes:

  • Encourage business consolidation in order to gain new market shares
  • NAFTA, a challenge that create new opportunities


Presented by :

Alexandra Bell, Directrice de comptes Principale, Lead sectorielle Aérospatial, Québec, Exportation et développement Canada

Jamie Benizri, Avocat, Directeur et Fondateur, Legal Logik

Ernest Furt, Accountant, Tax Specialist, Fuller Landau LLP

Laurent Ducom, Vice-President, General Manager at Arnprior Aerospace Inc.

Julie Perreault, Sector Advisor - Aerospace | Global Trade


3:30-4:00 - Networking break

4:00-4:30 – Overview of aerospace market situation

By Benoit Poirier - VP & Industrial Products analyst at Desjardins Securities

4:30-5:15 - Main conference presented by our event partner Fonds de solidarité FTQ :  

International growth: How to make successful acquisitions, avoid protectionism measures and how to take full advantage of international trade agreements & available financing mechanisms

Presented by :

Louis J. Duhamel, Conseiller Stratégique, Deloitte

Guy Boutin, Conseiller principal aux investissements, secteur aérospatial, FSTQ

Hugo Lorrain, Head of Sales and Programmes, Héroux-Devtek

Nancy Venneman, Présidente, Altitude Aerospace

Jean-Francois Hamel, Président, PMC innovation





5:30-6:30 – Networking cocktail

6:30 – Holiday Networking Dinner

Welcoming speech by Mme. Suzanne Benoit and lunch of Gilles Demers prize. Allocution and presentation of MACH FAB 4.0 selected projects, total planned investment and MACH plaque ceremony                                   


Speech by Mr. Gaétan Morin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fonds de solidarité FTQ.


Presentation of MACH FAB 4.0 selected projects, total planned investment and MACH plaque ceremony.

9:00 – End of dinner

Cancellations must be made in writing (by email) three business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given and a $100 penalty will be charged if the notification is received after December 5, 2017.

To reserve one table or more, please select seating in multiples of 10. For example, if you select 20 tickets, you may want to allocate 7 on Workshop #1, 7 on Workshop #2 and the remaining 6 for the dinner.

If you want to attend to the dinner only (cocktail included), please use the appropriate button.

For any registration support, please contact Eva Wolf: 514 987-9390

If you would like to reserve a room at the Westin Montreal hotel, a promotional price of $201 per night (taxes and fees included) for the nights of December 10, 11, and 12 is available through this link. Deadline to reserve is Wednesday, November 15, 2017

General Information


December 11, 2017


Hôtel Westin Montréal, 270, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 0A3

Lead partner



Finance Montréal