Perspective North

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Learn about and attend events where members of PwC’s Perspective North team discuss topics related to opportunities in northern Quebec. Feel free to share these events with your colleagues.

Ninth Edition of the Forum Autochtone on Land and Natural Resources Management (available in French only)

September 30, 2013 at 9 am, Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, Montréal

Nochane Rousseau, Partner and PwC’s Leader for the Mining Industry for the province of Quebec and for PwC’s Perspective Nord initiative, and René Albert, Partner and PwC’s Leader of Tax Services for the mining sector, will be hosting a conference entitled “Understanding Quebec’s New Mining Tax Regime”.


Past events

Global economic forecast and the role of emerging markets

November 15, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Parliament Building, 1045 Des Parliamentaires, Quebec City

Nochane Rousseau will be panellist during the conference presented by HSBC and his présentation will be around "Emerging markets and the mining industry”. He will also take part in the Q&A session moderated by Stéphane Paquet, Editor-in-Chief of Les Affaires.

Emerging markets and the mining sector
Key trends looking forward

Montreal Economic Mission – South/North
Organized by PwC, Lavery, Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters and AGC

June 17-19, 2012 – Northern Quebec

Nochane Rousseau, Leader, Mining Company Services in Quebec and Plan Nord Initiative, will be accompanying business leaders and other mining actors. The participants will travel across Northern Quebec in order to meet with the primary stakeholders and to raise public awareness of the project. For further details, please contact PwC’s Plan Nord team.

Read our press release to learn more (available in French only).

In-depth conference: Business partnerships with First Nations communities
Organized by the Institut Canadien

June 12-13, 2012 – Hotel InterContinental – Montreal

Creating trust-based relationships, capitalizing on business opportunities associated with natural resource development in Northern Quebec and building solid business partnerships with First Nations communities and mining industry actors.

June 12, 8:30 - 10:00 am – Identifying growth sectors in which the mining industry and First Nations communities can benefit from multiple business opportunities. Marc-Stéphane Pennee,Partner, Audit and Assurance, member of PwC’s Plan Nord initiative and First Nations specialist, will be a panellist. Click here pour further details and to sign up.

In-depth conference: Business partnerships with First Nations communities

Mining entrepreneurship within Plan Nord

May 23 – 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: this session will feature concrete solutions for getting down to business (in French).

Nochane Rousseau, Leader, Mining Company Services in Quebec and PwC Plan Nord Initiative, will be hosting this workshop on the future of mining entrepreneurship in Quebec. Join us at the event site! Click here for further details.

Conference: C2-MTL – Commerce + Creativity
In partnership with PwC

May 22-25 – 172 Dalhousie (corner of William), Montreal.

Keep an eye out for innovation! Finding creative solutions to business issues is what we do to help our clients. On May 23, PwC will be helping to reinvent the business conference concept as the host of five unique simultaneous collaborative workshops, including the following:

May 23 – 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Mining entrepreneurship within Plan Nord – this session will feature concrete solutions for getting down to business (in French).

Nochane Rousseau, Leader, Mining Company Services in Quebec and PwC Plan Nord Initiative, will be hosting this workshop on the future of mining entrepreneurship in Quebec. Join us at the event site! Click here for further details.

Seminar: Americas School of Mines” – 15th edition
Organized by PwC

May 15-17, 2012 – Scottsdale Resort and Conference Centre, Scottsdale, Arizona
Join us for an intensive training session on the latest developments affecting the mining industry in the areas of management, tax and accounting procedures, and much more! The program of activities includes a mine visit.

May 15 – 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Mining Updates from Selected Countries Around the World
Nochane Rousseau, Leader, Mining Company Services in Quebec and Plan Nord Initiative, will give a presentation on the mining potential of Quebec and the Plan Nord, among other international mining projects.

May 17 – 8:30 am - 4:45 pm: Plenary session
Jacques Daoust, President and CEO, Investment Quebec, will be one of the panellists. He will be discussing Plan Nord-related issues.

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Conference: Plan Nord—Developing winning partnerships
Organized by Les Affaires Series—Les grandes conférences Les Affaires

Thursday, April 19, 2012 
Fairmont Château Frontenac, Québec
Approaching the Plan Nord and its challenges—find out how partnerships will be key to its success.

10 a.m. to noon: Seeking solutions! Infrastructure—A tremendous challenge
Richard Deslauriers, Managing Director, Deals, specialist in Project Finance and Public-Private Partnership, will be moderating the debate. The topics will include: what are the financing options? how to work a PPP? what are the challenges related to infrastructure and the winning strategies to address them. 
Click here for more information.

Café series 
Organized by the MEQ (Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Office of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Café series is a distinguished exchange between members of the MEQ and a leader in the world of politics, business or international institutions. Nochane Rousseau, Partner, Leader, Mining and PwC’s Plan Nord Initiative, will share his views on the Plan Nord. Please see more information below.

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Plan Nord round table
Organized by HumaniTERRE 

Monday, January 30th, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m. – HEC Montréal, IBM theatre 
This roundtable is intended to be an engaging reflection on the Plan Nord and its impact on the environment, economy and people. 

From 8:55 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – First panel: industry perspectives 
Nochane Rousseau, leader, Mining and PwC’s Plan Nord Initiative, will participate in a panel, give his point of view on the industry issues and answer questions.

Plan Nord infrastructure challenges, business opportunities and partnerships
Organized by the Canadian Institute

Montreal: Tuesday/Wednesday, December 6-7, 2011, Omni Mont-Royal Hotel
This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss how the various Plan Nord projects will be carried out. In addition, challenges will be identified with a view to capitalizing on the resulting business opportunities and understanding the viewpoints and considerations of all players. Don’t miss this major event!

Capitalizing on business opportunities and economic benefits stemming from economic development projects in the territory covered by the Plan Nord: identifying and meeting challenges
Tuesday, December 6 – 8:15-10:00 a.m.
Nochane Rousseau, leader, Mining and PwC’s Plan Nord Initiative, will host and participate in a panel on the challenges and opportunities created by the Plan Nord. Representing a wide range of backgrounds, the other panellists will provide complementary viewpoints on the topic at hand.

Wednesday, December 7 – 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Richard Deslauriers, managing director, Deals practice, specializing in infrastructure and project financing, will provide an update on the infrastructure generated by the Plan Nord (ranging from needs definition to delivery) and on related challenges and issues.

Capturing Plan Nord’s Mining Potential from the Outset

Toronto, Ontario: December 1, 2011

Join Nochane Rousseau, PwC’s Quebec Mining Services and Plan Nord Initiative leader, for an informative discussion on the strategic advantages and unique business opportunities available to your mining company through Plan Nord. The discussion will cover:

  • How to leverage the opportunities provided by Plan Nord
  • Associated challenges to overcome
  • What kind of infrastructure is needed
  • Possible partnership areas

To learn more, download the presentation.

Conference: The future of mining operations ... today!
Organized by Laurentide Controls

May 1st Montréal Club Saint-James, room Midway

Learn how automation, work procedures and expertise are key elements to meet the current needs of the mining industry.

Nochane Rousseau will present the Quebec's mineral potential and Plan Nord, and demonstrate how to leverage this new territory.

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Perspective North: PwC’s vision for the sustainable and integrated development of Northern Quebec.