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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.
Deadline for submissions: December 16, 2018.

 

 


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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