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The Dawn of Canada's 5G Future with Hugues Simard, Chief Financial Officer at Quebecor

May 04, 2021
From 8 AM to 9 AM

Members of all chapters are welcome to register for this webinar.



The economic opportunity is enormous and Covid-19 speeds the race: 5G, the next generation of wireless technology promises to unlock new ways for Canadians to interact with their devices, businesses, and the world around them highlighting the potential for applications beyond mobile broadband.

YCIF is pleased to welcome Hugues Simard, Chief Financial Officer at Québecor, a Montreal based media and telecommunications conglomerate serving Québec. Hugues's career spans over two decades in the industry bringing first hand experience in the convergence of the telco sector and the rapid transformation behind media production propelling innovation to new heights.

Join us at breakfast hour as we learn about the next phase of advancement in 5G technology as it relates to Canada's economic growth.

When:               Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Time:                 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where:              Online, you'll receive the link to connect to the webinar shortly before it starts
Members:         FREE
Non-members: FREE

Meet our guest

Hugues Simard has been Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor since January 2019.

Over a period of nearly 20 years, from 1998 to 2017, Hugues Simard occupied a series of key positions with various Quebecor subsidiaries, including Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Videotron from 2014 to 2017, Senior Vice-President, Development & Strategy of Quebecor Media, and Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Media Corporation from 2007 to 2014. His notable achievements include the creation of QMI Agency, an integrated news agency, in 2009 and the organization and implementation of QMI Sales, an integrated sales force for the entire Corporation, in 2007.

Between June 2017 and his return to Quebecor, Hugues Simard was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music Inc. in Toronto.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree from the University of Toronto.


About YCIF

Young Canadians in Finance was founded by Paul Desmarais III and Michael Blickstead in 2006. The organization is present in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York and Vancouver.

The Young Canadians in Finance network is a unique meeting place for young professionals and entrepreneurs who want to cultivate a network of privileged contacts and develop their skills through knowledge sharing experiences and networking.