24 Nov 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Upon the initiative of President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio and Senior Manager, Transaction Support, Souheil Chaker, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton held its fourth annual sharing and networking cocktail for those who studied in an Ivy League university.

More than 100 attended this unique event

In a festive and casual atmosphere, the popular event took place on October 2, 2014 on the 23rd floor of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices in Montreal with more than 100 attendees.

(Note that the Ivy League is a group of private universities in the Northeastern U.S. that are among the oldest and most prestigious of the country.)

Cocktail Ivy League 2014

Thanks to all who attended this memorable evening. Until next year when Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton holds the fifth annual Ivy League cocktail!

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21 Nov 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Emilio B. Imbrilgio - CIBPA

On November 12, 2014, Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton–the largest accounting firm in Quebec–shared the firm’s ideas to boost economic growth, create jobs and make our society more competitive before 200 guests.

The dinner-conference organized by the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association (CIBPA) allowed Emilio to continue promoting his ideas for a stronger and more competitive Quebec with an economic speech that has resonated with many during several other business events over the past few months.

He took the opportunity to underscore the undeniable contribution of the Italian community and its business owners to Quebec’s success, as supporters of our society and economy’s growth and reputation.

The measures stemming from Emilio’s four main ideas translate to four pillars of economic development. They include Entrepreneurship, Education, Employment and Sustainable Development.

For Emilio, “We sometimes forget just how strong Quebec’s potential is. Our society is bursting with talent. Our labour force is trained and very bilingual. We have experienced entrepreneurs, ambitious decision-makers, plentiful natural resources, and abundant, clean and renewable energy sources. But despite these advantages, Quebec needs to do far more if it wants to take a place among the most competitive, innovative and productive regions in the world. Our public debt is hindering our growth. Taxpayers, whether citizens or companies, are tired of having to constantly dip into their pockets […] The key to our collective success is creating wealth ”, he said, kicking off his speech.

Emilio’s four main ideas with specific measures can be summarized as follows:

 1. Encourage entrepreneurship through tax incentives

  • Make it fair from a tax point of view to sell a business, whether selling to family or foreign interests.
  • Hold a public consultation to measure the impact of reducing or eliminating corporate taxes for SMEs, and define clear rules without reducing the government’s tax base.

2. Take advantage of export opportunities

  • Take advantage of the soon-to-be official free trade agreement with Europe to develop new markets. Canada will be the only country in the world with free access, baring a few exceptions, to the two largest markets on the planet. Including North American consumers, Quebec has a potential market of over 900 million people!

3. Train and attract talent more effectively

  • Start teaching basic concepts at the high school level about credit, public debt, the cost of public services, and the importance of creating a budget.
  • Improve the process for selecting and integrating immigrants by creating other agreements, such as the France-Quebec agreement, to recognize the qualifications of professionals from other regions.

4. Exploit natural resources respectfully and sustainably

  • Develop a framework that supports long-term investments and infrastructures, specifically in terms of ports and railways.

Emilio B. Imbrilgio - CIBPA

Emilio B. Imbriglio with colleagues from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton: Mario Venditti, Partner, Patrick Ouimet, Partner, Marco Berretta, Partner, Mike Deninno, directeur, Emilio B. Imbriglio, president & CEO, Éric Bergeron, Partner, Rick Sassano, Partner, et Tony Vescio, Partner.

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21 Nov 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

In an article published in Les Affaires, Martin Deschênes, Assurance Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, explains why Quebec executives no longer seem interested in taking their companies public.

To learn more, see the November 1 article:

De PME à géantes (From SMEs to giants)

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18 Nov 2014
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

Les MercuriadesMontréal, November 18, 2014 – For a second consecutive year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very pleased to be presenting the Mercure Entrepreneuriat award in connection with the prestigious 2015 Mercuriades contest organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).

“For over 65 years, our firm has been central to the growth of dynamic local enterprises, supported by some 2,400 resources in more than 100 offices. Recognizing the entrepreneurial talent of our wealth creators ties in with our constant concern to provide them with the means to pursue their goals. It gives us great pleasure to reward those who have implemented measures for fostering the growth and innovation of their business in order to reach their full potential,” said Emilio. B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

The Mercure Entrepreneuriat – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is intended for SMEs and large enterprises. It highlights well thought out business planning processes for the growth of an enterprise over time, which could imply different strategies, in particular: the development of new markets or niches; an upturn in growth due to a new product or business strategy; the adoption of innovative distribution channels; the efficient realization of a merger or acquisition; etc.

For more information on the FCCQ’s 2015 Mercuriades contest, the categories, including the Mercure Entrepreneuriat Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, or to submit your application, go to www.mercuriades.ca. There are no registration or application fees. The application deadline is December 19, 2014.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Source:

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
letendre.francis@rcgt.com

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