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To contact Quebec International Trade

Phone: 1 418 668-5500
Email: info@ciquebec.ca

To contact Quebec International Trade's accounting service

Annie Crespin
Tél.: 514 855-6000, poste 4834

Accounting Address:
710 rue Saint-Germain
Montréal (QC)
H4L 3R5

To contact your regional export promotion organisation (ORPEX)

Trouvez votre expert à l'international

West Montreal
North Shore
East Montreal
Downtown Montréal
National Capital Region
Laurentian Region
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Gaspé-Magdalen Islands Region
Lower St. Lawrence
48e Nord International is the ORPEX (regional export promotion organization) of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. 48e Nord International works closely with regional economic stakeholders and government partners to provide local businesses with expertise in their preparation for export operations. The organization develops projects to help SMEs structure, promote and export their Quebec mining products and services nationally and internationally. 48e Nord International also develops a network of partners representing the mining ecosystem and promoting an integrated international offer (PULL).  

48e Nord International

70, avenue du Lac
Rouyn-Noranda, Qc
J9X 4N4
Phone: 819 762-4923
Fax: 819 762-3091



Éric Boucher, Executive Director and International Trade Commissioner

Éric Boucher

Executive Director and International Trade Commissioner
eric.boucher@48inter.com / 819 762-4923, ext. 242

48e Nord International
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Special Skills

Eric Boucher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. He is a CPA with more than 15 years of experience in business development. He provided consulting services to various industries and was an entrepreneur in his own right in the real estate and mining sectors. With his vision and business-building skills, Eric Boucher supports the implementation of concrete and structuring international development projects for businesses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic planning
  • International business development
  • Internal business management processes
  • Business plans and project management
  • Organization of trade missions
  • Trilingual: French, English and Spanish

Key Achievements

  • Founding and development of Forage Boréal, the most important private underground diamond drilling business in Canada
  • Management of a vertically integrated business group in the mining sector including manufacturing, equipment supply and services operations
  • Implementation of a joint venture with the Cree and Algonquin First Nations
  • Negotiation and management of world distribution agreements, strategic acquisitions and venture capital funding