June 2 to 4, 2019
Montréal, Canada

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La mobilité intelligente vecteur de prospérité

Prosperity through smart mobility

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Skyline - Grand Quai du Port de Montréal
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About SEUS-CP Alliance

The Government of Québec will host the 12th annual Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Conference, taking place from June 2 to 4, 2019, in Montréal under the theme of smart mobility.

The SEUS-CP Alliance is an economic forum founded in 2007 at the initiative of the Québec government and the state of Georgia. It is aimed at increasing trade, promoting bilateral investments, and stimulating technological and scientific exchanges among member states and provinces.

Six U.S. states (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and six Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Québec) comprise the alliance. Members meet annually at a conference held on an alternating basis in Canada and the United States.

This alliance is a privileged network for Québec and contributes to the development and strengthening of its political and institutional ties with member states and provinces.

Smart Mobility to propel Alliance partners

Smart mobility refers to using information technologies and new technologies in transportation modes and systems. The technologies are applied to these modes and systems to make mobility more sustainable, innovative and efficient. Québec stands out internationally owing to its expertise and know-how in intelligent electric transportation and is recognized as a leader in artificial intelligence.

Anchor Companies

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Arrival of delegates
Registration at the hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Montréal

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Individual Head of delegation (HOD) and business delegation meet & greet for Québec, the State of Mississippi and Newfoundland and Labrador

Please refer to your coordinator for the room.

5:20 pm – 6:00 pm

HODs, anchors companies and sponsors private meetings

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome reception


7:30 am – 8:40 am

Networking breakfast for delegates
Opera Foyer

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Opening ceremony of the 12th annual Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Conference
Opera B

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee break
Opera Foyer

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Panel A: How to invest in smart mobility projects: good practices for smart investors
Opera C

- Ms. Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice president, passager experience, marketings & sales, Keolis Canada
- Ms. Catherine Gosselin, Technology Outreach Officer, Quebec Affairs, The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
- M. Éric Dequenne, Vice-président, International Affairs, Investissement Québec

Moderared by Ms. Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada in Atlanta

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

B2B Meetings
Opera A

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Luncheon. Keynote speaker : Gervais Jacques, Executive director, Atlantic, aluminium, Rio Tinto
Opera B

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel B: How north american companies can take advantage of the latest developments in logistics and supply chains to support their exports?
Opera C

- M. Benoit Montreuil, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and Professor and Co-Director Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Mr. Stacy Watson, Director, Economic and Industrial development, Georgia Ports Authority
- M. Sylvain Pelchat, Vice-Président of Global Sales, Laxson GPS

Moderated by Mr. Alexandre Montpetit, Director - Growth and Development, Montréal Port Authority

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

B2B Meetings
Opera A

3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Coffee break
Opera Foyer

4:45 – 6:15 pm
(optional activity,
on registration)

4:45 pm Departure by bus from the hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal to the Centre des sciences de Montréal

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Visit of the exhibition of electric vehicles as part of the Impulsion MTL International Fleet Forum

6:00 pm

Reception & official dinner hosted by the government of Québec


7:30 am – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
Opera B

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Panel C : Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility: Montréal's Experience
Opera C

- Mr. Gilles Gervais, Vice-president operational performance, Groupe Robert
- Mr. Gilles Savard, CEO at IVADO and professor, Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal
- M. Macky Tall, Head of Liquid Markets and President And Chief executive officer, CDPQ Infra

Moderated by M. Mark Maclean, Senior Director, Americas & Entrepreneurship – Foreign Investments, Montréal International

9:30 am – 12:00 am

B2B Meetings
Opera A

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee break
Opera Foyer

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Closing Luncheon hosted by the State of Georgia
Opera B

1:15 pm

Departure by bus from DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal to the Movin' On Summit venue
1862, rue Le Ber, Montréal, Québec H3K 2A4

Note: Business Attire unless noted

MU, Ville-Marie, ElMac Gene Pendon, 2017
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Businesses, economic development officials, partners from all member jurisdictions are invited to take part in the SEUS-CP conference. A unique opportunity to meet with experts at a number of networking events and business-to-business meetings in the field of smart mobility.

Business Governmental delegation

Registration fee: $350 CA

Terms and conditions
View of the Old Port of Montréal - La Grande Roue
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B2B Program


Schedule face-to-face meetings on our B2B Matchmaking Online Platform

All participants have access to the business networking platform before the event to start planning for their participation. It facilitates appointments among participants whose needs are compatible.

Create B2B Profile

Our Service

At B2B/2GO, we know that technology is even more powerful when combined with the human touch: we offer a comprehensive concierge service and continuous support.

Registration will open at the beginning of April.

Consultation of registered companies will start mid-April.

The 25-minutes one-on-one meetings, with 5 minute transitions, will be held at the same venue as the event on Monday June 3rd, and Tuesday June 4th.

BIXI - McGill College Avenue
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U.S. Member Profiles

Canadian Member Profiles

Mauvais Garçons
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Plan your trip

Book your accommodations.

*Preferential rate until May 10, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Montréal
Price per room: CA$289 + taxes

Book your group rate for SEUS-CP Conference.

By phone : 1 514 285-1450 ou 1 800 361-8234

Delta Montreal by Marriott
Price per room: CA$225 + taxes

Book your group rate for SEUS-CP Conference.

By phone: 1-514-286-1986 or 1-844-860-3753

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