Seeking Solutions for SMEs

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REDD, the francophone arm of  NBS, invites you to Montréal to take part in a three-day sustainability conference, from October 28 - 30, to bring innovation to small to mid-sized entreprises (SMEs).

This conference will promote and discuss practical solutions to developing in-house sustainability expertise, quantifying sustainability benefits and staying competitive while marketing responsible products. REDD will feature:

  • mixed expert panels bringing together researchers and managers;
  • short communication sessions developing particular aspects of SMEs sustainability challenges;
  • participatory and creative workshops designed to create innovative solutions.

Each day of the conference will be dedicated to a particular challenge for SMEs.

Discussion will be predominately in French. Participants should be comfortable with a conversational level of French to benefit from the conference.

Program

October 28

How can SMEs develop in-house sustainability expertise?


9:00 - 10:45
Facilitator:

François Labelle, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

Speakers:

Jean Rochette, Associate, Quebec Manufacturing Fund / Produits Neptune

Jean Cadieux, Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

10:45 - 12:45
Short Communication Sessions
12:45 - 2:00
Lunch
2:00 - 4:15
Creative and Participatory Workshops

October 29

How can the benefits of sustainability be quantified for business?


9:00 - 10:45
Facilitator:

TBD

Speakers:

Agnès Beaulieu, General Manager, Insertech

Sandrine Berger-Douce, Professor, École nationale supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne

Greg Laflamme, Chief Operations Officer, Vestshell

Haykel Najlaoui, Expert Consultant, Neuvaction

10:45 - 12:45
Short Communication Sessions
12:45 - 2:00
Lunch
 2:00 - 4:15
Creative and Participatory Workshops

October 30

How can SMEs develop in-house sustainability expertise?


9:00 - 10:45
Facilitator:

Laure Waridel, Executive Director, CIRODD

Speakers:

Steve Teasdale, Co-founder, Innu-Science

10:45 - 12:45
Short Communication Sessions
12:45 - 2:00
Lunch
2:00 - 4:15
Creative and Participatory Workshops

How to Get There

Salle polyvalente (SH-4800) du pavillon

Sherbrooke (SH)
Université du Québec à Montréal
200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec, H2X 3P2

Location of Pavilion

Accessible to wheelchairs from 201, avenue du Président-Kennedy (through the 3rd floor of Pavillon PK and Pavillon CB).

map pav

By Metro: Place-des-Arts Station, green line

By Bus: Lines 24, 55, 356, 363

Bixi: Parking at the Holy Family / Sherbrooke crossing

By car: UQAM Parking, 2020 rue St-Urbain Montreal (accessible from Evan street via Kimberly or St-Urbain).

For more information: 

Phone: +1 (514) 987-3000 ext. 7898

Email: polefr@nbs.net