Industry gathers for Quebec City trade events (September 26, 2010)
Quebec City was centre stage for the only Canadian plastics industry trade show in 2010. More than 400 busines...
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Quebec City was centre stage for the only Canadian plastics industry trade show in 2010. More than 400 business leaders, decision-makers and delegates from across Canada attended the PCM Expo, Forum Canada 2010 and “Honoris Innova” award presentation, all staged at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel in Quebec City from September 23 to September 24.
The PCM Expo, sponsored by Canadian Plastics magazine and Plastiques et Moules magazine, featured 39 exhibitors and 10 seminar presentations, and drew approximately 200 attendees.
Speakers and attendees at Forum Canada 2010, presented by the Federation of Plastics and Alliance Composites (FEPAC), discussed key challenges that face their companies in the plastic and composites industries. Headlining the event, Warren Evans, an international expert on strategic industrial vision, spoke on evolving trends and strategic elements in industrial planning in the current difficult economic context. New information technologies and the social media, he said, will have a major impact on companies’ products, reputation and future success.
Held as part of Forum Canada 2010, the “Honoris Innova” awards recognized a number of innovative Quebec-based companies. A total of 10 awards were given out, including “Education and New Skills” to vocational trainer Centre Sectoriel des Plastiques; “Energy Efficiency” to bag and film manufacturer Balcan Plastics; “Dynamic Contribution” to Leonce Tremblay, founder and president of equipment supplier Anplast Inc.; “Marketing” to pipe manufacturer Corma Inc.; “Outstanding Achievement” to Bernard Poitras, president of packaging supplier Micron Plastics.
Five of the ten winners received “Sustainable Development” awards: bottler Naya Waters Inc., resin manufacturer Felix Compounds, footwear maker Genfoot Inc., packaging and insulation supplier Polyform Foam Plastics Inc., extruder NovaTech Group, custom injection molder Plastiques Moore, packager and extruder IPL Inc., and mold designer Exacad.