A Word from the President
A word from the President
Hello everyone,The stories we hear about the global economic situation is often bleak. The major economic powers such as Europe and the United States are no longer what they were and need to rethink their strategies. Even China has not achieved the expected growth rates. In Quebec we are doing quite well and this is encouraging but we must continue to make the effort to stay afloat.
Many of our entrepreneurs have understood the need to maintain a high level of productivity by updating their equipment, adding automated cells, and revising their management systems. When you see large companies such as Research In Motion and Apple falter, we understand that Innovation is essential as long as it provides real benefits to targeted customers. To succeed, we must constantly find new ideas and new technologies and to surround ourselves with highly qualified and creative people. Diversity is a factor that we hear about more and more. When our exports to the U.S. decline significantly, we must consider other markets. This is not easy to execute. To make things possible, some choose to make partnerships or alliances with investors and representatives located abroad. Diversity also applies to the level of sectors of activities. Take the example of Saudi Arabia, whose oil sector represents now only 20% of its economic activity.
In fact, everyone tries to make the right choices. At the same time, collaborative networking is becoming increasingly important. How many technical or commercial questions circulating on electronic social networks get almost instant answers? The number is incalculable.
Thus, to adapt to the reality of our era, I am pleased to announce that we have created a Group on LinkedIN named SPE Quebec. I invite you all to join it if it is not already.
We still continue to offer opportunities for networking in person!: Golf Tournament, Christmas dinner, cocktails, technical conferences, etc.
THIS YEAR THE QUEBEC SPE CELEBRATES 65 YEARS! THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 AND WE INVITE ALL INDUSTRY PERSONNEL TO COME CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY WITH US! For more details, watch our e-mails or visit our website: www.spequebec.org.In the meantime, I wish everyone a new year filled with success and challenging projects.
Marie-France Sosa, President
Plastiques GPR inc.
Sales and Business Development
Cell.: (438) 874-7277, Tel. : (450) 889-7277, Fax : (450) 889-4936