Working Group 1 – Sector Development Opportunities
Committee co-chairs :
Madeleine Paquin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Logistec Corporation
Laurent Tourigny
Trac-World Freight Services Inc.
Working Group 1 – Sector Development Opportunities

Propose development perspectives and opportunities.

Provide Greater Montreal’s freight transport and logistics sector with tools and measures to improve their competitiveness and increase their contribution to the region’s economic development.


In charge of this working group Amy Lombard :

Build on the Savannah model to align all the actions of Working Group 1 (Foreign Trade Zone Center, sites and innovation zones, terminal opening hours, etc.) and present success stories aligned with the Savannah model

Benchmark the practices of other industrial sectors to support economic development

Participation in JOC Toronto and CargoM’s promotional campaign for industrial parks in Ontario along the Highway 401 corridor

Oversee the request for creation of an innovation zone for freight transport and logistics in Montreal

Work on the possibility of sharing a pavilion with several companies in our supply chain at the Transport Logistic Munich event in June 2021

Promotion and international distribution of the Ambassador Guide to promote the strengths and advantages of the logistics and freight transport hub

Study on the cold chain to understand industry trends and prepare infrastructure accordingly

Rollout tools and promotion of the Foreign Trade Zone Center

Organization of two information workshops on Foreign Trade Zone programs and economic development tools

Welcoming foreign delegations and organizing events with the consulates located in Montreal to present and promote the sector



Improve the efficiency of transportation and logistics in Greater Montreal.

Identify the keys to success to attract new distribution centres and make Greater Montreal a recognized and sought-after hub for its competitiveness.

Achievements 2019

Presence and involvement in the work of the industrial port zone (ZIP) committees of Contrecœur‑Varennes, Sainte-Catherine and Montreal

International mission to Munich, during a transportation and logistics trade fair, to attract new investors and partners to the Greater Montreal supply chain

Review and release of the Ambassador Guide:

  • Finalization of promotional tools (USB key, website)
  • Launch of
  • Distribution of the Guide to several Canadian embassies abroad

Submission of briefs and reports:

  • Transport and Logistics for the Pointe-de-l’Île industrial sector vision of development as part of developing Montreal East
  • Bonaventure Bridge Redevelopment brief for Montreal’s public consultation office, the OCPM
  • Participation in the OCPM and brief submitted on the development in the Assomption-Sud-Longue-Pointe sector

Workshop and conference on e-commerce in partnership with CEFRIO

Participation in Transport Minister Chantal Rouleau’s consultation on Quebec’s new Maritime Strategy and submission of a brief

Workshop as part of the development of CargoM’s 2020-2022 strategic plan

Port of Montreal Building
2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue
Wing 2, Suite 2100
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3R5

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