Working Group 1 – Sector Development Opportunities
Committee co-chairs :
Madeleine Paquin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Logistec Corporation
Martin Ball
WIPTEC pick, pack & ship
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 :

Cité for Sustainable Mobility:  

  • Completion of the detailed study to characterize the needs  and financial framework 
  • Search for funding to create the showcase, for the pro motion of resources, for the service offer and for projects  
  • Identification of partners interested in hosting and testing  new solutions to integrate the experimentation network 
  • Identification of possible projects to be carried out, so as  to accompany them in their development 
  • Rollout of the service offering  

Preparation of a round table on food security detailed study by the logistics committee of the logistics committee of the Round on the capacity of Greater Montreal’s cold chain  

Collaboration on studies and position papers to raise aware ness among elected officials on the issues of urban planning  regulations at the municipal level 

As a member of the CMM’s Food Security Table Committee, participation in the work of the study conducted by SIAPARTNERS on the movement of goods in the metropolitan area 


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.


Following the launch of the innovations zones, the next steps on the Cité for Sustainable Mobility project were: 

  • Funding obtained from the MEI to conduct a detailed study aimed at defining needs in order to build a strategic  and financial vision, in addition to rolling out projects over a two-year period 
  • Designation of the project manager, Mr. Victor Poudelet, to head the Cité for Sustainable Mobility  • Submission of the file to the MEI in February 2021 
  • Tour of partners to present the project and identify needs:  58 letters of support obtained, Identification of some 40 research, development and experimentation projects , Identification of about 10 infrastructure projects (laboratories or pooled equipment, on or off campus)
  • Partnership with Ernest & Young (EY) for detailed planning of the Cité’s rollout

CargoM chairs the action committee of the CCMM’s round table on food security: 

  • Obtaining seat of Chair on Logistics Action Committee  
  • Recruiting members 
  • Establishing priorities, particularly in relation to the cold chain 
  • Targeting of projects and studies 

Continuation of the activities of the Foreign Trade Zone Centre. Several actions were carried out. For more details, please click here to refer to page 18 of our annual report 

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