Guests


The Forum of Ideas welcomes speakers and experts from around the world who inspire reflection and discussion. In addition, several facilitators and organizing members are involved in organizing this great gathering.

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François Adam

General Manager, Innovative Vehicle Institute
Vice-president, Academia, InnovÉÉ
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Michel Angers

Mayor, City of Shawinigan
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Marie-Claude Arguin

General Director
City of Lac-Mégantic and the Lac-Mégantic reconstruction office
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Serge Beaudoin

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Martin Beaulieu

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Jean-Pierre Bélanger

Co-founder and co-director
Forum of Ideas for Quebec
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Pierre Bernier

CEO, Groupe Ambition
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Jean-Marie Bézard

Co-founder and Vice President of the Scientific Committee
Forum of Ideas for Quebec
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Ruma Bose

Entrepreneur, investor, author and philanthropist
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Éric Boucher

General Manager and International Commissioner
48e Nord International
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David Bourdages

General Manager, Centre d'initiation à la recherche et d'aide au développement durable (CIRADD), Carleton-sur-Mer, Gaspésie
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Valérie Bourgeois

Director of heritage dissemination and of Boréalis
Corporation de développement culturel de Trois-Rivières

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Frédéric Bourgeois Leblanc

​Project lead, ​Public relations and corporate affairs
Citoyen Optimum
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Marc Bros de Puechredon

Chair of the Executive Committee
BAKBASEL, Basel, Switzerland
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Jan-G. Charuk

Energy Consultant
Former Secretary of the Hydro-Québec US Advisory Committee
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Guy Chiasson

Professor of Political Science and Regional Development
Université du Québec en Outaouais
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Frédéric Côté

Chair, Gaspé Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
General Manager, Wind Energy TechnoCentre, Gaspé
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Carol Cotton

Director
Technocentre for Information Technology and Communications (TCICT)
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Philippe Couillard

MNA for Roberval and Premier of Quebec
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Chantal Dali

Research Professional, UQTR
Laboratoire de recherche et d'intervention sur le développement de l'entreprise dans les pays en développement (LARIDEPED)

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Josée Dallaire

General Manager
Centre for Geomatics of Quebec 
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Jim de Wilde

Co-founder and member of the Scientific Committee
Forum of Ideas for Quebec
University professor and venture capitalist
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Marie Fall

Professor of Geography and International Cooperation, UQAC
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Éric Forest

Canadian Senator 
Former Mayor of Rimouski and President of the UMQ
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Stéphane Forget

Chief Executive Officer
Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
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Marie-José Fortin

Professor at Université du Québec à Rimouski
Canada Research Chair in Regional and Territorial Development
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Jean-François Garneau

Founder, Director and Vice President of the Scientific Committee
Forum of Ideas for Quebec
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Jean-François Gauthier

President
Institut de Gouvernance Numérique
Co-founder of the Démocratie ouverte francophone group
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Francis Gosselin

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Vicki-May Hamm

Mayor, City of Magog
Vice-chair, Magog Technopole Board of Directors
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Bradley Jensen Murg

Professor of Political Science
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
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Didier Kaba

Administrator of an education and health facility
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Léa Kaba

Economist and Professor of Economics and Finance
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Michel Lamontagne


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Gilles Lapointe



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Frédéric Laurin

Professor of Economics
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières School of Management
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Armel Le Coz

Co-founder of the Démocratie ouverte francophone group
Creator of the Territoires hautement citoyens program
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Jean Lepage

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Pierre Lortie

Senior Advisor, Business, Dentons Canada LLP
Co-founder and member of the Scientific Committee
Forum of Ideas for Quebec
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Jacques-François Marchandise

Co-founder and Director General
FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération)
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Julie Martel

Senior Consultant
Paradigme Affaires Publiques
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Jean Matte

General Manager of the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec and former General Manager of Rimouski
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Claire Mayer

General and Artistic Director
DansEncore
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Nicole Ménard

Member for Laporte
Chair of the Government Caucus
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Romuald Messina

CEO
Société de conseil m.i.4.D. inc.
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André Métras

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William Morrison

Professor, University of New Brunswick
Co-Executive Director of the Health and Education Research Group (HERG)
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Philippe Nadeau

General Manager
Digihub Shawinigan
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Abdoul Echraf Ouedraogo

Demographer, researcher, consultant and lecturer
Université du Québec à Rimouski
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Jean Perras

Former Mayor of Chelsea
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Stéphane Pipon

CEO
MDI Conseils et Technologies
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Ronald Poupart

Former Deputy-Secretary General, Government of Quebec

Photo de Tinasoa  Razafindrazaka

Tinasoa Razafindrazaka

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Research on SMEs, UQTR
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Antoine Robitaille

Vice President
MDI Conseils et Technologies
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Nathalie Rochefort

President, DeGama Solidarity Coop and Head of Interrelations and Liaisons, Tornade Rouge
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Natalie Rousseau

General Manager
Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra
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Alain Rousset

President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council
(Aquitaine/Limousin/Poitou-Charentes)
President of the Aquitaine/Euskadi/Navarre Euroregion
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Georges Roy

General Manager, Economic Development, Conseil de la Nation Innu Matimekush-Lac John
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Colette Roy-Laroche

Former Mayor, Lac-Mégantic
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Janick Sandrin

Human Resources Consultant
Scalis AG, Zurich, Switzerland
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Pierre Sauvé

Senior Economist
World Bank, Geneva, Switzerland
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Bernard Sévigny

Mayor of Sherbrooke and President of the UMQ
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Henri Thibaudin

Economist and head for business development
DAMÉCO
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Frederick Tobin

CEO, UP! Engagement Consulting
Lecturer, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
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Ruth Vachon

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Kim Valade

Director of Sales, Meglab
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Mathieu Vigneault

President and CEO
Réseau Trans-tech