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DEVELOPMENT

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EXPORTS AND

MARKETING

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SUPPORT AND COACHING

News

NEW! GIMXPORT has produced two magnificent videos which display the distinctive character of the participants of the fishing industry in the Gaspe and Magdalen Islands. Read more >>

Upcoming activities

GIMXPORT organises a range of activities (trade missions, information and training sessions, etc.) for the benefit of its members. Here is the current activity schedule. >>

GIMXPORT, an overview

Support for exports and marketing outside the region: GIMXPORT, a partner without borders for Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands enterprises. +

Join an organisation that takes you farther!

WHO WE ARE ?

GIMXPORT offers export and marketing support to enterprises based in the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region, a true driving force to spur economic and social development.

In addition to initiating a range of special projects, the organisation offers its members:
• Coaching and consulting services;
• Information and training sessions; and
• Trade missions for groups or individuals.

Ever attentive to its members’ needs, GIMXPORT is a unifying, entrepreneurial, visionary, proactive and impartial organisation.

  • Mission, vision, values…

  • Export

    A partner without borders, GIMXPORT is proud to support enterprises in the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region in their export efforts.

  • MARKETING

    GIMXPORT offers enterprises in the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region personalised coaching to help them market their products outside the region.

  • COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

    A number of organisations provide services that are complementary to those provided by GIMXPORT to foster the growth of enterprises on the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US…

Cathy Poirier, co-owner, Fumoir Monsieur Émile

“I’m satisfied with the services provided by GIMXPORT: support, advice, coaching and expertise. In fact, I enjoy working with the GIMXPORT team! The missions are well organised and useful for our enterprise. For instance, following our participation in the 2013 European Seafood Exhibition we were able to acquire new equipment. We also called on GIMXPORT to help us deal with a shipping problem that is becoming more acute as Orléan Express reduces its Expédibus service. Working with the team, we’ve explored several different potential solutions, one of which is being tested at present.”

Cathy Poirier, co-owner, Fumoir Monsieur ÉmileEuropean Seafood Exhibition mission, April 2013. Coaching to assist with transportation logistics 2015
Martin Duguay, Chair, Jolifish

“We took part in four commercial missions to France with the assistance of GIMXPORT. In fall 2014, one of these missions proved profitable since we inaugurated Jolifish Europe, which to date has completed mandates worth a total of $100,000. We are established in Strasbourg, at a strategic venue known as The Connecting Place. It brings together ICT enterprises, but ours is the only Web and mobile programming business that has set up shop there. Having an office and a commercial manager on the spot makes it easier for us to obtain contracts in Europe. GIMXPORT was very supportive, assisting us with all our efforts.”

Martin Duguay, Chair, JolifishInformation and communication technologies (ICT) mission, France, October 2013
Michele Poirier, Vice President, Patasol

“With GIMXPORT, we put the finishing touches to our three-year export business plan, allowing us to prioritise our markets and also access the financial aid available via the Exportateurs de classe mondiale program. We took part in three missions organised by GIMXPORT: SIAL in Toronto, the Fancy Food Show in New York and a prospecting mission to the island of Saint-Martin. Since then, we’ve signed new agreements with distributors, entered the Ontario and eastern US markets for the first time and introduced a secondary processing project. The work done by the GIMXPORT team to help us on foreign markets was of exceptional quality. Everywhere we go, we build business ties and the enterprise moves forward. Thanks a million!”

Michele Poirier, Vice President, PatasolCoaching to assist with a market diversification effort
Joël Arseneau, Chair and Manager, L’île imagin’air

“Our ambition to create opportunities in the field of new communication technologies expanded in the wake of the GIMXPORT missions in which we took part in 2013 and 2014. We co-founded an international business group, called 44screens, which works with a range of entities in France, Spain and Canada. This adventure led to the founding of a wonderful business partnership between L’île imagin’air and Lionel Guillaume, co-owner of BLACK ARTICK, a new agency involved in the creation of interactive enhanced reality experiences and contents, and in digital dialogue-based learning. The missions create priceless international business opportunities and without GIMXPORT support, we would not always be able to afford these trips.”

Joël Arseneau, Chair and Manager, L’île imagin’air
Alexandre Denis, ing. f., General Manager, Boiseries Wakeham

“I called on GIMXPORT for coaching as we built our business plan and looked for financing. Their assistance helped us obtain a $50,000 grant that we invested in the acquisition of a major MDF moulding production line formerly owned by Boiseries Rousseau. As a result of this acquisition, we became eastern Québec’s largest moulding producer as of September 2013, a source of great pride for us. GIMXPORT contributed to this success!”

Alexandre Denis, ing. f., General Manager, Boiseries WakehamCoaching to assist with a business plan
Jocelyn Tennier, co-owner, Concept Métal Plus

“Our enterprise designed a patented product unique in Canada that considerably reduces the risk of accidents: the SafeClimb ladder stabiliser. We wanted to sell it at Home Hardware stores throughout Canada. We called on GIMXPORT for its expertise in commercialisation and its experts facilitated our efforts. We had to comply with requirements, packaging standards, create a bar code, settle the issue of shipping, etc., but the outcome was tangible… we obtained our accreditation.”

Jocelyn Tennier, co-owner, Concept Métal PlusCoaching to assist with a marketing effort