IMPULSION MTL International Fleet Forum

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MONTREAL – Through a series of five activities taking place between October 2020 and April 2021, participants in the IMPULSION MTL International Fleet Forum will have the opportunity to learn more on different aspects of upgrading, managing and electrifying fleets. The five activities will take place on the following dates:

  • October 27, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
  • January 26, 2020
  • March 16, 2021
  • April 27, 2021

The 2020 edition of IMPULSION MTL is co-presented by the government of Quebec and organized in collaboration with the cities of New York and Chicago, and various partners, including Quebecor, Hydro-Québec and AttriX GeoTab Integrated Partner.

It will bring professionals and suppliers together around a common objective: upgrading fleets with new technologies and solutions to meet environmental, social, operational, and regulatory requirements. Participants will be invited to reflect together on industry best practices and have opportunities to learn more about concrete and tested solutions, discover new technologies, and seize tailored business opportunities.

A wide range of topics will be covered during event activities, including:

  • Fleet management and operations for ground transportation
  • Charging solutions and batteries
  • Urban logistics
  • Connectivity and safety

In light of the global pandemic and in keeping with recommendations from public health authorities, this year’s edition will be articulated around online activities including talks, webinars, panels, networking sessions, virtual booths, livestream interviews and collaborative workshops.

Official launch: October 27, 2020

The official opening ceremony will take place virtually on October 27, 2020, with the theme of managing and operating ground transportation fleets. A number of distinguished guests and speakers will take part in the launch, including the Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, and the Québec Delegate to Chicago, Martine Hébert.

Representatives from partner cities—Keith Todd Kerman of New York, and Kevin Campbell and John Wedel of Chicago—will take part in the opening panel entitled “Cities present their electrification objectives.”

The panel “Cities’ commitment and electrification strategies to minimize fleet-related environmental impact” will feature Mark Stevens from the City of Sacramento and Brad Salazar from Denver.

Impulsion MTL is all about:

  • Unmissable virtual activities where municipal, public, parapublic and private actors can discuss best management practices for the zero-emission fleets of the future.
  • Speakers from several major North American cities—including New York, Chicago, Sacramento and Denver—ready to share their solutions for the main challenges faced by the electric and smart transportation industry, including issues related to supply, compliance, safety and sustainability.

In 2019, at the Montréal Science Centre, the first ever edition of this international Forum brought together nearly 350 private and public sector participants, and 50 local and international speakers—experts in safety, smart technology and the environment. Some twenty businesses used our exhibition zone to showcase different types of vehicles, technological solutions and concrete solutions for electrifying and connecting fleets.

To learn more about the program for this five-event series and to get your tickets, visit our website:

Created in 2017, Propulsion Québec has over 170 members from a variety of sectors and deploys its resources across seven distinct working groups to develop and support innovative projects. The cluster receives financial support from the Government of Quebec, the Government of Canada, Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the FTQ Fonds de solidarité, Québec City, Quebecor and AttriX.