About
Us

Export Outaouais supports and advises local businesses in the development of their export strategies outside of Quebec and on international markets.
We offer tailored consulting services, specialized workshop and privileged access to potential customers, partners and experts at the heart of the markets you want to develop.

Affiliated to the Chambre de Commerce de Gatineau, Export Outaouais is mandated by the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation, and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. In harmony and collaborative support with our regional and international partners, Export Outaouais supports more than a hundred local businesses each year in achieving their export objectives.

OUR MISSION
In synergy with our regional and international partners, Export Outaouais’ mission, is to stimulate the exports of goods and services from businesses across the Outaouais region by helping them to develop, consolidate or diversify their markets outside Quebec and internationally.

Our role is to…
STREAMLINE
As an entrepreneur, you juggle with a high level of complexity. Developing international markets and exporting your products and services will make things even more complex. Dozens of assistance programs are available in Canada and Quebec to help you navigate through your international development ventures. Our role is to streamline and simplify your life by directing you to the right supports, the spot-on program, the reliable person at the right time and almost anywhere in the world.

ACCELERATE
Developing new markets takes time and patience. It takes an average of one to three years to penetrate a new market. Through our international networks such as Commerce International Québec, Export Québec, the Trade Commissioners Network of Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Embassies, Export Outaouais acts as a multiplier for each of your actions and increases their effectiveness. You will no longer have to waste time or money.

PROMOTE SYNERGIES
The Outaouais Region is fortunate to foster on its territory experienced exporting businesses operating in dozens of countries. True standard-bearers of the Outaouais Region within foreign markets, these companies are a vital asset when it comes to having access to their networks and expertise. Our role is to facilitate and nurture these exchanges or connections between new exporting businesses and experienced exporters. Having the ability to connect with another entrepreneur that went on the same path you are about to embark on will provide valuable insight into your export project.


OUR
TEAM

JULIE MOFFATT
Director

direction@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 222

With 11 years of experience in communications and marketing in large organizations in the Outaouais region, Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and communications from the University of Ottawa. She has more than 7 years of experience in management and leadership positions, including 4 years with a renewable power generation organization with activities on all continents. Actively involved in the region’s business community, her analytical mind, creativity and agility allows her to provide great value to the exporting businesses we support and to our partners in the region and internationally.

SIMON LALANDE
Communications Coordinator

info@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 231

In 2015, Simon graduated from the University of Ottawa in the communication program, specialized in public relations. In addition to being an expert in the realization of major events, he stands out for his ability to create networks and develop lasting relationships with partners in a variety of fields. As Communications Coordinator, Simon promotes and implements Export Outaouais various initiatives. Having experience as an entrepreneur himself, Simon knows how much an organization like Export Outaouais can make a difference in an exporter’s journey and can truly have a positive impact on their success.

FLORIAN LECLERCQ
lead export advisor

conseils@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 223

Florian has more than seven years of experience in providing advisory services, implementing export development strategies and developing commercial action plans for the private and public sector, in Canada, France and French Polynesia. He also completed a master’s in International SME Development at the University School of Management (IAE) in Caen, France. As our Senior Export Advisor, Florian provides a tailored approach to the businesses we support and brings a solid expertise in market development strategies and market research.

JULIE MOFFATT
Director

direction@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 222

With 11 years of experience in communications and marketing in large organizations in the Outaouais region, Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and communications from the University of Ottawa. She has more than 7 years of experience in management and leadership positions, including 4 years with a renewable power generation organization with activities on all continents. Actively involved in the region’s business community, her analytical mind, creativity and agility allows her to provide great value to the exporting businesses we support and to our partners in the region and internationally.

SIMON LALANDE
Communications Coordinator

info@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 231

In 2015, Simon graduated from the University of Ottawa in the communication program, specialized in public relations. In addition to being an expert in the realization of major events, he stands out for his ability to create networks and develop lasting relationships with partners in a variety of fields. As Communications Coordinator, Simon promotes and implements Export Outaouais various initiatives. Having experience as an entrepreneur himself, Simon knows how much an organization like Export Outaouais can make a difference in an exporter’s journey and can truly have a positive impact on their success.

FLORIAN LECLERCQ
lead export advisor

conseils@exportoutaouais.ca
819 243.2246 poste 223

Florian has more than seven years of experience in providing advisory services, implementing export development strategies and developing commercial action plans for the private and public sector, in Canada, France and French Polynesia. He also completed a master’s in International SME Development at the University School of Management (IAE) in Caen, France. As our Senior Export Advisor, Florian provides a tailored approach to the businesses we support and brings a solid expertise in market development strategies and market research.


ADVISORY
COMMITEE

Chantal Plamondon
Charles Blais
Claude belisle
Guillaume Lachapelle
Steeve Lavoie
MARTIN ROY
PIERRE CYR
Chantal Plamondon

Chantal Plamondon is President and Co-Founder of LifeWithoutPlastic.com (“LWP”), an online outlet of zero-waste products and alternatives to plastic products, online since 2007. The company also designs and wholesales products under its brand from warehouses located in the United States and Belgium.

In December 2017, Chantal co-authored the book “Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-By-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy”, which quickly became a best seller on Amazon.

Chantal is a lawyer (McGill), holds a graduate degree in management (HEC) and a master’s degree in business ethics (University of Ottawa).

Charles Blais

Native from La Petite-Nation in Outaouais, Charles Blais oversees the activities of Wood Collective, a cluster of wood processing companies in the Outaouais. As a niche of excellence, Wood Collective accompanies and supports businesses in the development of strategic capacities.

A forest engineer and holder of a MBA, Charles has, over the years, directed the activities of an SME in forest management, the activities of wood supply and transformation in a large manufacturing company, as well as the activities of a multidisciplinary team in socio-economic development in the Outaouais region.

Claude BELISLE, M.Sc. P. ENG.
EXPORT OUTAOUAIS PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER NORDIASOFT / PRESIDENT LMRC ASSOCIÉS

Claude Bélisle graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in Engineering Physics and later obtained a M.Sc. Physics with specialty in optical systems. Over his 30 year career in research and development at Defence R&D Canada and Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), he has been involved in a wide range of technologies, from microwave-photonics, communications networks, software defined radios, and satellite communications. He successfully exploited new wireless technologies to address the requirements of policy makers, regulators, military, first-responders, and service providers. Claude also sits on the steering committee of the Wireless Innovation Forum where he holds the position of Technical Director.

Guillaume Lachapelle

Guillaume Lachapelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Quebec in Outaouais where he has won several academic competitions in Business Strategy and Marketing, as well as an excellence scholarship. Guillaume is the proud co-owner and co-president of Boulons Éclair, a wholesaler-distributor of specialized hardware and an exporting business from the Outaouais region. It’s with brilliance and tact that he propels the growth of the company across Canada and the United States. With his feet firmly anchored in concrete, he is determined to bolt a glorious future for the Outaouais and its community.

Steeve Lavoie

Steeve Lavoie is the CEO and founder of Allied Scientific Pro. He has over 20 years of experience in the laser and sales industries. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, he has held positions at Delta Photonics and Melles Griot Canada throughout his career. In 2011, he embarked on entrepreneurship and founded ASP, a high-tech company specializing in the field of photonics, which includes companies such as Boeing and Toyota.

MARTIN ROY
Executive Assistant, Outaouais Regional Director at Ministry of Economy and Innovation
PIERRE CYR
Advisor, Outaouais Business Office

OUR
PARTNERS

Export Outaouais’ activities are made possible thanks to the support of:

 

 

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Passeport Export Partners

 

 

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