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Global aerospace event to examine sustainable development

Sept. 27, 2012, Montreal - Aéro Montréal in collaboration with the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), is holding today and tomorrow at the Palais des congrès de Montréal the 2nd edition of the Global Supply Chain Summit - aerospace under the theme "Sustainable development with regards to supply."


September 27, 2012
Carey Fredericks

This event is chaired by Janice Davis, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Aerospace,

This industry initiative is in response to a need as expressed by SMEs, that by improving the sustainability of their supply chain it will help them to stand out from the growing competition. The Summit will bring together nearly 400 industry representatives from Québec, Canada and abroad, including SMEs, OEMs, policy makers and journalists.

"To stay in the race and maintain its position in the world, Québec's aerospace industry must continue to mobilize and bring solutions to the various challenges and be ready for the long-term growth of the sector," said Gilles Labbé, Chairman of the Board of Aéro Montréal and President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek. "The Summit that begins today will provide unique opportunity to spark concerted discussions on the issue of sustainable development within the supply chain."

"This event, which represents the first activity of the organizations regrouped under Aéro Montréal, will give aerospace SMEs tools that will help them to better meet the needs of their customers, in particular the compliance with new environmental standards," adds Suzanne M. Benoît, CEO of Aero Montréal. It will also help them position themselves within the Canadian government's military procurement program."

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The Summit program includes conferences and workshops that will address the structural changes that are taking place within the aerospace industry, such as OEM's growing preference for integrators. More than 500 B2Bs are also planned to allow participating companies to network with each other and develop business opportunities.