Who are we?
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.
– Did you know? We are part of the Quebec Orpex network.
48e Nord International is a catalyst for business development that helps companies achieve their goals. It collaborates with companies to develop innovative ways to improve their positioning, commercialization, and exports by:
- Leading companies through a supportive business development process
- Creating pathways to develop entrepreneurs’ core skills
- Equipping companies with critical tools and information about domestic and foreign markets
- Facilitating direct collaboration with private companies, economic stakeholders, and government partners to help companies grow successfully as they develop their business domestically and internationally
What defines us
We support your company through COLLABORATION. We become your teammates, joining your ranks to understand your concerns and help you achieve your goals through co-creation and co-development. That collaboration doesn’t just apply to participating companies, either—it also applies to our partners, our stakeholders, and our own team. In other words, it’s interconnected teamwork.
Everything we do is marked by the BOLDNESS of our ideas, our actions, and our aims. We are bold enough to reach new heights.
Thanks to our AUTHENTICITY in every interaction, in every relationship, and at every level of our organization, we foster strong, fruitful discussions to help you define your needs and achieve your goals.
The partnership between 48e Nord International and Optis began with the launch of the Mine verte et connectée [Green and Connected Mines] initiative. As part of the program’s first group, we were able to benefit from coaching that helped us develop our network, commercialize our services, and connect with major mining companies.François Bolduc-Teasdale, CEO, OPTIS
We participated in the ReActor48 program while receiving consulting services to help orient Mécanicad’s export strategy. We were extremely impressed by 48e Nord International’s methodology, approach, and hard work, as well as their support as we developed our Western Canada market.Jocelyn Lacroix, Mécanicad
Do you run a business in Quebec’s mining industry? What about a business in Abitibi-Témiscamingue?
You’re in the right place!
We’re here to help you:
- Capitalize on business opportunities to enter new markets
- Enhance your skills through strong development programs
- Access commercialization and export consultants
- Complete exploratory and trade missions, both domestically and abroad
- Connect with a prime network of contacts and experts around the world
A TOP TEAM!
Valérie Lemay is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in communication and holds a master’s degree in sociology from the Université de Québec à Montréal. She has nearly 20 years of experience in communication, having worked in regional development and collaboration as a professional and consultant in marketing and communications.
Development and Digital Marketing Consultant
Graduated in marketing and international trade from Laval University in Quebec. Expert in digital project management and marketing strategies. He has worked for several years with SMEs, supporting them in their growth and transformation projects.
Commercialization and Special Projects Advisor
Charline Lessard-Desrochers holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the Université de Montréal. She is currently specializing in administration at the Université de Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Communication and Events Coordinator
Priscilla Ventura has a degree in event project management and marketing. She is currently specializing in business management at HEC Montréal.
Commercialization and Export Advisor
Entrepreneur for the last 20 years, in the retail and food service sectors, particularly in business creation, but also in buyouts. Having worked in collaboration with First Nations, sitting on various committees and graduates in business management, the opportunity to support local entrepreneurs in their international development is a logical continuation of her career.
Logistics and Research Support Advisor
Olivier Bilodeau graduated from the Institut Maritime de Québec à Rimouski in 2013 with a degree in transport logistics.
Digital transformation advisor - Mining
Holding a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and with nearly 10 years of experience in project management, he has accumulated extensive experience in the mining sector. He has worked in innovation, technology project management and artificial intelligence.