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Newsletter CargoM - March 2019

Dear readers, 

We are pleased to share with you the latest news from CargoM. 

On November 19, more than 1,800 people converged on the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal for the third edition of our Career Day in Transportation and Logistics, organized in partnership with Service Quebec’s regional department for the Island of Montreal. Robert Beaudry, City Councillor for the Saint-Jacques district and responsible for economic and commercial development and government relations on the City of Montreal’s Executive Committee, and Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority and Chair of the Board of Directors of CargoM, launched the event. Fifty-five companies were present to offer participants numerous job opportunities available in the industry. Several hundred students also came and were able to learn more about the trades in our sector, listen to speakers, try out simulators and see truck demonstrations. We can already confirm that our 4th edition will be held on November 5th. Feel free to contact us to book your booth space now. Career Day is also an opportunity to promote all the stakeholders in the supply chain. 

With the same focus on showcasing the advantages of our sector, a few weeks ago we officially launched our new website www.montrealtransportlogistique.ca/en. The objective of this promotional tool is to promote the Greater Montreal hub to business people and users of our supply chain. Also to promote our sector, in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), we organized industrial visits to demystify the 4.0 shift. Details of these two projects can be found in THE MEDIAsection. 
The Cluster has not missed a step representing the hub of Greater Montreal this year. We attended major conferences such as Cargo Logistics Canada 2019 in Vancouver and Retail Industry Leaders Association - Link 2019 in Orlando. Both events are a must to meet key players in the North American supply chain. Always with the objective of promoting Montreal and its greater region internationally, CargoM will be present at the Transport Logistic conference and trade fair in Munich from June 4 to 7, 2019. In 2017, approximately 2,000 companies were present and more than 50,000 people visited the trade fair. CargoM will take this opportunity to organize a promotional evening for our logistics chain. The General Delegate will welcome us to the Quebec residence in Munich to host this evening. If you are interested in participating in the Munich mission and/or sponsoring our event, please contact me: [email protected]

To raise awareness of our industry and its importance for Greater Montreal and the province, we recently had the opportunity to meet with Éric Girard, Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Laval region, and Chantal Rouleau, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for Montreal and the Greater Montreal region. We presented the sector challenges, the mission and the main actions and orientations of the Cluster. We will certainly have the opportunity to work closely with these government departments. We were excited to learn that Transport Québec's Sustainable Mobility Policy - 2030 will be maintained and the advisory committee that emerged from this policy will now be permanent. CargoM's expertise will be put to good use. 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new members AGD Verchères Express, Cole International and Transcare Logistics Corporation. 

In closing, don't forget to keep Tuesday, June 11 free. That is the day we are holding our annual meeting of CargoM members, followed by a networking activity. 

Happy reading, http://www.cargo-montreal.ca/infolettres/infolettreMars2019-en.html

Mathieu Charbonneau, 
Executive Director, CargoM