4th edition of the Gala MercadOr in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region!

15 November 2022

Announcement release


The MercadOr Gala of the 48e Nord International was back this year for a 4th edition. Four winning companies were made public on November 15, 2022 at the Polonais Cocktail Bar in Rouyn-Noranda. These companies will have the chance to represent the region at the Gala Mercador provincial in 2023.


Mr. Daniel Misiano, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Ms. Valérie Lemay, Executive Director and the entire team of 48e Nord International, would like to thank:

Ms. Nancy Lessard, Senior Account Manager, Abitibi-Ouest, Desjardins

Mr. Lorne Baribeau, Senior Account Manager, Regional Network, Investissement Québec

Ms. Marie-Pier Bernard, Regional Director, Espace d’accélération et de croissance de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue

who have resolutely accepted the mandate of the jury committee for the nomination of the winning companies of the 2022 MercadOr Gala.


Congratulations to the winners:


Sustained export growth: Global LVL

Market diversification: HydroTech Mining

Export Leader: TrueRC Canada

New exporter: BGI Analytics


The winning companies received a trophy, a creation by artist Jean-Pierre Houde, Atelier Carbone and a gift from Desjardins.

The evening was an opportunity to network and pay tribute to the winners of the MercadOr Gala in our region in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.


Important dates:


September 4, 2022: Provincial forms go online

September 4 to November 15, 2022: Regional events held

November 30, 2022: Deadline for submission of regional applications

December 1 to 15, 2022: Validation of regional applications

January 16 to February 15, 2023: Interviews and deliberations for provincial finalists

March 2023: Provincial finalists announced

April 25 to May 24, 2023: Export Month

May 24, 2023: MercadOr Quebec Gala


MercadOr Quebec


MercadOr Québec, organized by Commerce International Québec, highlights the efforts and successes of companies that export their services, products and expertise to the four corners of the world. From Vancouver to New York, via Tokyo and Rome, thousands of Québec companies are promoting our province abroad.




Initiated in 1999 by the Ministère des Finances et de l’Économie du Québec, the MercadOr Gala recognizes the efforts and successes of exporting companies from a regional perspective. Taken over by several regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX), this recognition and enhancement event has become, over time, a must in some regions. Since 2018, Commerce International Québec, the ORPEX network, is proud to offer Québec entrepreneurs a national edition of MercadOr Québec.


For more information about the Gala MercadOr Abitibi-Témiscamingue, please write to the following address:

For more information about the MercadOr Québec Gala, visit the


About 48e Nord International


48e Nord International is a passionate, committed team ready to help companies achieve their goals through sustainable business development. It serves Quebec companies in the mining industry and all companies in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.


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Priscilla Ventura

Communication and Events Coordinator, 48e Nord International 



For interview :

Daniel Misiano

Chairman of the Board of Directors, 48e Nord International

President, MBI Global



Contact information:

Valérie Lemay

Executive director, 48e Nord International


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