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Montreal, Canada - A Business Development Mission for Manufacturers in Transportation

When: Tuesday, June 21-23, 2022

Where: Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada - A Business Development Mission for Manufacturers in Transportation

Contact Monica Takacs for more information and to be first to know the complete details.

To celebrate the return of the direct flight between Montreal and Pittsburgh and the opening of international borders, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is very excited to announce that we will be taking a group of manufacturers to Montreal, Quebec to visit aerospace 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.

The trip will feature several Pittsburgh manufacturers and technology companies in the electric vehicle, aerospace, and transportation supply chain. 

Who Should Attend?
• Advanced Materials
• Chemicals 
• Industrial Automation 
• AI/Data Analytics 
• Autonomous Vehicle/Robotics 
• Industrial Controls 
• Precision Machining 
• Power Distribution 
• Contract Manufacturers

We are working with the Consulate General of Canada and Invest Quebec to set up site visits focused on economic development, trade, and benchmarking between the Pittsburgh delegation and Canadian companies

Confirmed Agenda

Tuesday, June 21

  • Arrival Reception –casual meetup at a bar/restaurant with the group. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

  • Morning Site Visit – CAMBLI or Nova Bus
  • Lunch or Happy Hour with Investissement Québec 
  • Afternoon Site Visit CAMBLI or Nova Bus  

Thursday, June 23, 2022

  • Visit to Lion Electric - 921, chemin de la Rivière-du-Nord; Saint-Jérôme J7Y 5G2 (Québec) 

Unconfirmed Agenda 

We are also in talks to confirm Bell Helicopter and Bombardier Business Aircraft


We have a handful of sponsored free flights from Air Canada available leaving Pittsburgh on Monday, June 20, coming back to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 24. Other flights will be discounted. 


We are still working on costs but anticipate that this program will cost about $250pp. This will include some group ground transportation and food.  Hotel will be on your own, but we will work on recommendations. The final program charge will be dependent on covering our costs in Montreal. 

Pre-Event 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.


We’d like your commitment by May 20, if possible, so we may work on the flight details with Air Canada. After May 20, the free flights may not be available. 

Confirmed Site Visits

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.

Unconfirmed Site Visits (subject to change)

Bell Helicopter - We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Bombardier Business Aircraft - For 50 years, we have shaped private flight. Today, our portfolio of business jets are the product of a strong heritage and visionary innovation.

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,