14 Mar 2012

The Plan Nord initiative, taking place over a 25-year period, will bring about $80 billion in investments during this period and create or consolidate on average 20,000 jobs per year, for an equivalent of approximately 500,000 person-years. It is one of the largest economic, social and environmental development projects ever carried out in Quebec. This is why Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud that the knowledge and expertise of its professionals can contribute to this important future project. In this respect, the Firm will be sharing its expertise at numerous major upcoming events, including two in April.

Emilio Imbriglio, Partner in Charge of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group and Chairman of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Board of Directors is pleased to have been named Co-Chair of the Conference on the Development of Plan Nord Infrastructure Projects, an event organized by the Canadian Institute as part of its Plan Nord Series, set to take place on April 4 and 5, 2012, at the Montréal Intercontinental Hotel. Emilio will also lead a panel on taking advantage of infrastructure-based business opportunities and a workshop on financing infrastructure projects. This conference is a unique opportunity to address critical issues related to funding, business opportunities, partnerships with communities in Northern Quebec, environmental issues, regional development and much more.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will also be part of the sponsors and exhibitors taking part in the Salon Plan Nord organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal on April 20 and 21, 2012, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Come discover the extensive range of services offered by our Firm, which have made it possible for us to develop multidisciplinary expertise serving the Plan Nord. Also, during the Natural Resources Forum on Friday, April 20, 2012, Emilio Imbriglio will be delivering a speech on the challenges, risk management and business opportunities north of the 49th parallel. This presentation is part of the first half of the day on the importance of the natural resources sector within the metropolitan economy. Our experts will be more than pleased to answer your questions about the Plan Nord at this event.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to take part in the Plan Nord initiative and increase sustainable wealth for our future generations.