About us

Promotion Saguenay

Our mission

Promotion Saguenay is the economic development society in Saguenay. This self-governing corporation with 55 employees, is supported by a board of directors composed of men and women in business from various branches of economic activity. Promotion Saguenay began in September, 2002, during the fusion of various companies in economic development from the former municipalities, which are now part of the extensive City of Saguenay.

Efficient structure for economic development

Promotion Saguenay is an integrated organization that unites a wide range of services and expertise in industrial, commercial, tourist and airport development.

Its mission is to contribute to Saguenay's economic development by mobilizing and accompanying entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the territory. It also takes care of promoting the destination and implicating in diversification efforts for the tourist, events and cultural offering.

Industry

  • Prospecting
  • Support for companies that want to establish in Saguenay
  • Industrial park development and promotion
  • Support and accompaniment for foreign investors

Commerce and services

  • Support development in the commercial sectors
  • Renewal and promotion of the downtown areas
  • Support in the search for premises and land

Business services

  • Financial aid and financing options
  • Help with creating a business plan
  • Advice for start-up, expansion, acquisition or takeover
  • Promotion of entrepreneurship
  • Mentoring service

Tourism

  • Development and promotion of the Saguenay destination
  • Development of international cruise lines
  • Support for congresses and sporting events
  • Management of the visitor information centres

Saguenay-Bagotville Airport

  • Management and operation of the regional airport
  • Development of passenger and partner services
  • Promotion of the destinations offered from Saguenay
  • Aeronautics park

Support for events and organizations

Financial support for:

  • Organizations and economic activities
  • Congresses and sporting events
  • Festivals and events

Initiatives

  • Management and development of the Bureau du Cinéma
  • Management of the tourist bus
  • Management and promotion of the emplois.saguenay.ca website
  • Development of the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay
  • Management of the Les Découvertes du Fjord boutique

Partner

 The Fjord-of-Saguenay RCM is Promotion Saguenay's partner for the promotion of tourist attractions offered throughout the territory.

For more information: http://www.mrc-fjord.qc.ca/

Board of Directors

Governed by 16 business men and women

Members of the board



Josée Néron
Josée Néron
President
Mayor of Saguenay
Jean-Marc Crevier
Jean-Marc Crevier

Municipal councillor
Ville de Saguenay
Michel Potvin
Michel Potvin

Municipal councillor
Ville de Saguenay
Martin Harvey
Martin Harvey
Municipal councillor
Ville de Saguenay
Eric Larouche
Éric Larouche
Tourism


Eric Rousseau
Éric Rousseau

Industry
Nathalie Lajoie
Nathalie Lajoie

Union
Marlène Bouchard
Marlène Bouchard

Education
Gérald Savard
Gérald Savard 

 MRC du Fjord du Saguenay
Prefect
Lise Bernier
Lise Bernier

Professional
Caroline Giroux
Caroline Giroux

Retail business
Gilles Déry
Gilles Déry

Communal
Pierre-Philippe Tremblay
Pierre-Philippe
Tremblay

Agriculture and
agrifood
                                                                                

Our team

55 permanent employees and 110 seasonal employees 

Management team

Patrick Bérubé
Patrick Bérubé

Chief Executive Officer
Priscilla Nemey
Priscilla Nemey

Executive Vice-president
Martine Racine
Martine Racine

Director of Finance
Louise Bélanger
Louise Bélanger

Director
Saguenay-Bagotville
Airport
Claudia Fortin
Claudia Fortin

Business Services
 Director
Claude Bouchard
Claude Bouchard

Industrial Development &
Corporate Affairs Director
Nathalie Gaudreault
Nathalie Gaudreault

Tourism Director
Ruth Vandal
Ruth Vandal

Communication &
Marketing Director
Nadia Tremblay
Nadia Tremblay

Strategy and projects 
Assistant Director