GÎMXPORT, an overview
A leading partner in the economic development in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, GÎMXPORT aims to help enterprises and organisations in the region become more competitive.
The agency offers a variety of services to support business in five areas:
- commercialisation and marketing;
- innovation and productivity;
- shipping and logistics;
- and industrial and commercial development.
GÎMXPORT also organises trade missions, made-to-measure training and activities to foster recognition.
Mission, vision, values…
Foster the economic growth of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region by offering a range of services to support enterprises and organisations based in the region, assisting them with their endeavours in exports, shipping and logistics, commercialisation and marketing, commercial and industrial development, and productivity and innovation.
Be the leading regional economic development agency for all files introduced to improve the competitiveness of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine enterprises outside the region.
GÎMXPORT is an impartial and unifying organisation, attentive to its members’ needs, entrepreneurial, visionary and proactive.
By putting together structuring projects with enterprises that have common needs and challenges.
The GÎMXPORT is outstanding for its expertise, dynamism and character.
A member of the GIMXPORT team since 2001, Gino Cyr has been its executive director since 2011. Active in economic development since the beginning of his career, this jack-of-all-trades has notably been involved in politics and headed his own enterprise. The ball carrier for numerous projects, he has an instinct for developing ideas. Supported by his regional vision and unifying nature, he heads the organisation with dedication and efficiency, while remaining profoundly human.
Holder of a bachelor’s degree in political science (public administration profile), André-Pierre Rossignol is currently completing his master’s in management. Rational, logical and organised, he has a fine instinct for analysis. A perfectionist, attentive and helpful to both his colleagues and the members of the Association bois d’apparence Gaspésie, a group he coordinates, he is highly efficient and has a profound understanding of information and communication technologies.
Holder of a master’s degree in land planning and urban development, Priscilla Doiron is energetic, committed and has tremendous drive. As a member of the GIMXPORT team, she conducts market studies, drafts business plans, marketing strategies, and sales pitches, and prospects for buyers and partnerships. Enthusiastic and positive, she thrives on challenges that she meets brilliantly by the dozens.
A graduate with a technical accounting degree, Mathieu Quirion is meticulous, organized and attentive. Within GIMXPORT, he acts as the financial controller who prepares financial statements, product claims and assists the team in various tasks. He is a very patient individual who generously gives up his time to help others, the support he brings to the team is considerable.
Innovation and productivity advisor
Holder of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Wood Sciences earned at Université Laval, Lise Harrisson is thorough, determined and discerning. Making the most of her rational approach and creative mind, she can deal with the professional challenges assigned to her with an open mind. As a member of the GÎMXPORT team, she develops and implements initiatives to support enterprises in their efforts to innovate and become more productive. She accomplishes this with conviction, inspired by a deep desire to contribute to the development of the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region.
Strategic advisor for Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Economics and studies in law, Sony Cormier has been active in management and development for public agencies and private-sector enterprises. A go-getter with a positive attitude and a strategic thinker, he is primarily responsible for projects put forward on the Magdalen Islands. He also supports the GÎMXPORT team in strategic matters.
With a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Ève Dupré-Gilbert takes great care to deliver results that meet objectives. Proactive, she is also attentive to details. Along her professional path, she has acquired significant experience in the fields of agrifood, consultancy services and regional development. In addition to accompanying SMEs in their commercialisation efforts outside the region, she works on files involving the biofood system and the export of our industrial expertise and technology.
With a bachelor’s degree in Business, Emmanuelle Daigle acquired knowledge in finance and consultancy services while working in the banking field, knowledge that has proven to be highly pertinent to her duties at GÎMXPORT. Following her arrival in the Gaspé in 2015, she was soon charmed by its scenery and inhabitants. Her creativity, dynamism, sociability and above all, her passion for the world of exports have made her a valued asset for our agency.
Board of Directors
Consultant in business development and prospecting, Pardiac Consultation
Manager, Imprimerie des Anses
Regional Director, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec
Economic Development Advisor,Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec
Partners and resources
GIMXPORT can count on an excellent network of partners and contributors that support enterprises in the region in their efforts to export their goods and services. Together, we offer our members effective assistance to help them reach foreign markets.
- Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
- Ministère l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec
- Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire
- Government of Canada:
- Gouvernement du Québec :
- Agrifood Export Group Québec-Canada
- Commerce international Québec
- Gaspésie Gourmande
- Le Bon Goût frais des Îles de la Madeleine
- Dolbec International
- Femmessor Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
- The region’s chambers of commerce
- Regional county municipalities (municipalités régionales de comtés – MRC), urban centres and local development centre (centre local de développement – CLD)
GÎMXPORT is a unique organisation with a most impressive track record, given its great involvement and many accomplishments. It currently has about one hundred members – most of them SMEs that export products – representing every sector of activity present in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region. Its board of directors is composed of the region’s leaders, primarily entrepreneurs.
A marketing secretariat for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region
Spurred by the community’s determination, the organisation emerged in the early 1990s at a time when stakeholders in various activity sectors sought to encourage in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine enterprises to position themselves on the international playing field, sell their products abroad and improve the region’s economic base. Thus was born – in November 1992 – the Secrétariat à la mise en marché pour la Gaspésie et les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (SMMGIM), a not-for-profit organisation.
In 1997, SMMGIM received a major award for its regional initiative in the field of exports, the Grand prix de l’exportation: Initiative régionale en exportation presented by the Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec. Then, in 2000, it received the Hector Fabre Award (together with a $25,000 grant), presented by the Minister of International Relations to a regional organisation that has deployed a project with an international impact for its region.
GÎMXPORT: a name with a better fit
Over the years, the organisation consolidated its activities and its team. In June 2008, stepping up its role as a catalyser encouraging businesses to grow by tapping into export markets, the organisation changed names and adopted a new logo, becoming GÎMXPORT.
Over the last few years, the agency has completed a number of assignments to support exports, but it now also offers considerable support to help its members innovate and market their products outside the region.
An impressive track record
Here are some of the highlights regarding GÎMXPORT’s recent accomplishments: