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The CDPQ-HEC Montréal Going Global Program

CALLING ALL GROWTH-MINDED ENTREPRENEURS!

Take advantage of a unique learning formula that combines training, networking and coaching

  • Do you own or co-own a business that is growing in leaps and bounds?
  • Are your sights set high? Do you foresee a day when your goods or services will be available worldwide?

Executive Education HEC Montréal and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec have put together a great program to propel your company internationally.

Next cohort starts January 9, 2019.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


Goals

Prep your business to go global! Bone up on international markets, growth strategies, operational excellence, marketing, business risks, financial issues, leadership and management teams.

Approach

  • A series of eight breakfasts and three evening events to fuel conversation, spark inspiration and bring you first-hand accounts from other forward-thinking entrepreneurs who have a wealth of invaluable “been there, done that” information to share.
  • Visionary entrepreneurs like Alexandre Taillefer (XPND), women who have taken up the going global challenge like Isabèle Chevalier (BioK+) and experts who are helping female entrepreneurs scale their business beyond the Quebec market like Chia-Yi Tung (Orchimédia).

Is this for you?

Entrepreneurs and leaders of small, growing businesses with global aspirations.

Special features

  • Learn directly from established experts and entrepreneurs who have made their mark on the international arena – and network with the crème de la crème!
  • Accelerate the growth of your business and break into new competitive markets
  • Develop your management skills with tools to help you plan, measure and improve your international growth strategy
  • Target new markets and define your five-year plan for taking the world by storm

Program

Dates Contenu

January 9
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Caisse de dépôt et placement

Kick-off reception
Introduction to international trade

  • Context, trends, outlooks
  • Program outline

January 16
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Opportunities abroad: How to get ’em and how to vet ’em (Part I)

  • Assessing markets/countries based on their overall attractiveness

January 23
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Opportunities abroad: How to get ’em and how to vet ’em (Part II)

  • Assessing markets/countries based on your competitive advantages

January 30
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Culture-related drawbacks and opportunities

  • Understanding the six dimensions of culture and their respective metrics

February 6
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Playing by the rules

  • Legal, tax and ethical considerations

February 20
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Caisse de dépôt et placement

“Pitch It!” reception

  • Market opportunity presentations

February 27
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Going global your way

  • Exporting, licenses, franchises, partnerships, M&As, direct investments, etc.

March 13
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Selling to a global market

  • High-impact, low-cost strategies for raising your international profile

March 20
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Rethinking your supply chain

  • Strategies for making your chain more resilient in a protectionist world

March 27
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
HEC Montréal

Financing your international expansion

  • Overview of funding mechanisms and programs

April 10
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Caisse de dépôt et placement

“Pitch It!” reception

  • Presentation of your concrete five-year plan for going global to potential investors and mentors

Coordinator

Jean-François Ouellet, Fellow, CIRANO, PhD (Marketing), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Innovation Management)
Associate Professor, HEC Montréal.


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