Quebec Technology Association

Quebec Technology Association

September 25, 2013 07:30 ET

Launching of the AQT's Center for Growth

A new range of services designed for ICT entrepreneurs seeking to accelerate their companies' growth

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 25, 2013) - The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) revealed yesterday its new Growth Center during its annual kick-off cocktail party. All the leaders working in the information and communication technologies (ITC) area now benefit from a large range of tools to help them improve their management practices and accelerate the growth of their company.

In order to offer better solutions to ICT companies, the AQT developed, with the financial support of the National Research Council Canada (NRCC), this new program based on knowledge sharing in order to guide the participants to success.


1 - Executive coaching for CEOs by CEOs is designed to help ICT entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their company.

Up to 25 hours of coaching can be arranged through regular meetings with an experienced leader in the ICT sector. Meeting length, schedules, and frequency are determined with the coach at the beginning of the program. Our coaches are: Gilles Pépin, François Aird, Serge Beauchemin, Pierre Campeau, Luc Filiatreault, Martin Le Sauteur, Jean Champagne, Richard Brossoit and François Rainville.

"Participants receive personalized support to help them clarify growth challenges, while developing strategies to propel them to new heights" says Nicole Martel, CEO at AQT.

2 - Reference center : Our reference center maintains a collection of resources covering the four main ICT management functions: strategy, marketing, financing, and human resources. The Centre gives your company's key decision makers access to a series of useful documents and tools, such as expert tips and tricks, statistical studies and reports, as well as a variety of sector-specific and general business items.

3 - Events : The AQT offers networking events specially designed for ITC leaders' needs. Thanks to those events, CEOs can expand their professional network and extend their knowledge in management. Moreover, private meetings with experts will be scheduled all year long.

The center for growth is directly connected to the AQT's main mission, which is to support the CEOs and their executive teams in their growth by giving them the tools they need for their expansion. It is a well known fact that coaching is a key step leading to success. By offering a privileged access to a group of successful entrepreneurs, AQT's executive coaching program promise to offer great value to its participating members.

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The Quebec Technology Association (AQT) promotes the visibility of innovative SMEs in the ICT industry at a provincial scale, while acting as a sector representative. The AQT supports CEOs and their executive teams in their business growth and development, by providing them a real toolbox.

Now the largest ICT business network in Quebec, the AQT is a non-profit and self-funded organization representing more than 500 corporate members and members by affiliation. The association provides local and international networking opportunities, improvement tools and benchmarking. The building blocks of success!

Contact Information

  • Caroline Doyon
    Simard Hamel Communications
    514 287-9811, ext. 25

    Valerie Danger, Project and communication's director
    514 874-2667