2020 Gala – Business Awards for French and Canadian Companies


The evening’s partners

The trophies’ partners

Door prize partners


French success in Canada Award:

Large Corporations Category:
- Le Duff, World Leader in bakery coffee
- OVH Cloud, web infrastructures
- Soprema, innovation experts at the service of builders

SME Category:
- Chocmod, chocolate confectioner
- Potloc, location-based consumer studies
- Technilum, designer and manufacturer of urban lighting furniture

Start-up Category
- Bon magasinage, sell or buy second-hand clothes
- Immetis, immigration law firm
- Vyoo, mobile 3D acquisition technology

Canadian success in France Award:
- Bombardier Transportation, leader in rail technology
- De Marque, digital cultural content distribution
- Sigma RH, optimization of your human resources management

Best French-Canadian collaboration Award:
- Bel, cheese dairy
- C2, international business event
- Club Med, travel agency - holiday village

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award:
- Bonduelle, food industry: fresh, frozen and canned food
- Boralex, power generators
- Schneider electric, digital solutions combining energy and automation
This award is open to all French companies in Canada and Canadian companies in France.

General Admissibility Conditions:

The finalists’ presence and financial participation to the Business Awards Gala is required:
at least two representatives at the preferential rate of SME and large corporations; one free ticket for start-ups.

Application deadline and submission:
Award applications are open from November 20th, 2019 to February 13th, 2020. To submit, please send the application form to the following email address: chediard@ccifcmtl.ca

Applications Review:
The jury is comprised of 5 people:

  • Sandrine Perreault : Director of the CCIFC
  • Jean François Goumy : North America Managing Director Art de Vivre and Services and Montreal Office at Business France,
  • Ghislain Richter : Partner at Accuracy Financial Services,
  • Jérôme Nadeau : Director, Development of International Subsidiaries Department at Investissement Québec,
  • Jacques Besnainou : French Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur Français), Business Angel
Members of the jury will analyse with respect, attention and confidentiality the whole of the applications received per category. On February 20th, this jury will determine the finalists of each category nominated for the Business Awards Gala of the CCIFC. Finalists will benefit from exposure before, during and after the 2020 Gala on the 2nd of April.

Application selection Criteria:
Particular attention will be given to the respect of the imposed format.
We ask that you do not submit paper forms.

The Gala will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, a prestigious scene at the heart of the Golden Square Mile of Montreal.

The Recognition Awards of 2020

Register to the Evening Gala today!

We invite you to attend this beautiful ceremony on Thursday, April the 2nd.


Sponsor the Gala!

Evening Program:

-Thursday, June the 18th, 2020-
Four Seasons Montreal
Formal Gala Dress code: black tie

6:30pm – 7:15pm
Champagne Cocktail.

7:15pm – 9:30pm
3-service gourmet dinner, animated by the awards’ presentation.

Door prizes.

After 10pm
Champagne and dancing.

Any cancelation less than thirty days before the event will not be reimbursed by the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event in the case of force majeure or other major incident independent of the organizer’s control. Such cancelation cannot be following any reimbursement to the sponsors or participants.

Under the High Patronage and in the presence of The French Ambassador to Canada and The Canadian Ambassador to France.

Evening hosted by Anthony Kavanagh

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada is proud to recognize and highlight the performance of the best French and Canadian enterprises that make up the countries’ business world.
We invite you to attend this beautiful ceremony on Thursday, June the 18th (revised date), where French and Canadian entrepreneurs will be rewarded for their outstanding performance during this past year.

All instructions needed to apply for the 2020 Gala’s Business Awards can be found below.



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