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Montreal, Canada - Factory Tours: Volvo Group (Nova Bus), Lion Electric and more!

When: Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24, 2022
Where: Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada - Factory Tours: Volvo Group (Nova Bus), Lion Electric and more!

A Business Development Mission for Manufacturers in Transportation

Who Should Attend | Confirmed Agenda | Cost | June 2 Pre-Trip Reception | Confirmed Tours | COVID Policies | Sponsors and Partners

Contact Monica Takacs with questions.

To celebrate the return of the direct flight between Montreal and Pittsburgh and the opening of international borders, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is excited to take a group of manufacturers to Montreal, Quebec, to visit transportation and electric vehicle manufacturers. This trip aims to connect our regions through business development and networking opportunities. Our regions have a lot of synergy, and each region has a lot to benefit by these connections!

Who Should Attend?

  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemicals 
  • Industrial Automation 
  • AI/Data Analytics 
  • Autonomous Vehicle/Robotics 
  • Industrial Controls 
  • Precision Machining 
  • Power Distribution 
  • Contract Manufacturers
  • Other Companies in the EV Supply Chain (Approval by Tech Council Required)

Confirmed Agenda (Subject to Change)

Monday, June 20 

  • Group Flight to Montreal on Air Canada from Pittsburgh - 3:40 PM - 5:10 pm

Tuesday, June 21 

  • Personal Meetings and/or Walking Tour of Old Montreal (Extra Cost)

Wednesday, June 22

  • Morning Site Visit to Volvo Group – Nova Bus 
  • Lunch at Invest Quebec
  • Afternoon on Own for Meetings or Free Time

Thursday, June 23

  • Morning Site Visit to Lion Electric
  • Afternoon Site Visit to CAMBLI 

Friday, June 24 

  • Group Flight on Air Canada to Pittsburgh, 1:20 - 3:00 PM

More to be announced soon!


We have a handful of sponsored free flights from Air Canada, reserved for manufacturers, available leaving Pittsburgh on Monday, June 20, coming back to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 24. Other flights will be discounted if you prefer to travel on another day.


$299 | This includes a program administration fee, ground transportation to and from the factory tours. and lunches. 

Pre-Trip Reception

We will have a pre-trip reception at the Pittsburgh Technology Council office so that the delegation may meet each other on June 2. We’ll also have representatives from Air Canada, Invest Quebec, and the Consulate General of Canada in attendance to talk about what to expect. RSVP to Monica Takacs at

Reception Details -


We’d like your commitment ASAP so that we may arrange the flights and the local transportation between site visits in Montreal. 

Confirmed Site Visits (Subject to Change)

Nova Bus (Volvo Group) - Driven by your needs, Nova Bus sets its expertise to develop vehicles that can handle the toughest challenges. We are providing sustainable transit solutions, including environmentally friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles, and integrated intelligent transportation systems.

  • Financial strength of the Volvo Group
  • Global technology from a world leading organization
  • Workhorse of the industry
  • Tailored solutions for customers and markets
  • Industry leading parts and service support

Lion Electric -  The Lion Electric Co. is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. We design and manufacture all-electric school buses, midi/minibuses for special needs or urban transit as well as urban trucks. Lion is a leading OEM in transportation electrification in North America. We design, manufacture, and assemble many components of our vehicles, including chassis, battery packs, cabin and powertrain.          

CAMBLI - Whether you operate in the public, private or civil sector, you can count on our secure trucks to get the job done right. As North America’s leading maker of armored vehicles, we build innovative trucks that are up-to-task for cash transportation, high-risk law enforcement operations or crowd control.

COVID Policies

Please review current COVID travel requirements from the CDC and Canada

Sponsored by 

Air Canada

Special Thanks to

Invest Quebec

Consulate General of Canada


Contact Information:

For content or logistics questions - Program Director: Monica Takacs, Sr. Director for Industry Networks,
For registration questions - Megan Colf, Assistant Director of Special Events and Programs,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
For membership questions - Kristina Wesling, Business Development Manager,