Sunday 05/15/2016 - Wednesday 05/18/2016
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal

Senior Vice-President
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Martine Hébert is senior vice president and national spokesperson for the CFIB. In addition to being a member of the senior management of the CFIB, she directs all communications and legislative activities in Quebec, while acting as a spokesman in the country on national issues related to SMEs. A BA (1988) and an MA (1990) in economics from the University of Montreal, Martine has over 20 years experience in public and government affairs. She gained the experience by being president of her own firm specializing in public affairs, and that, for nearly 10 years. During this period, she acted as a consultant with customers mainly composed of industry associations and professional groups and companies recognized throughout Quebec and Canada. Previously, Martine has, among other position, served as Director of professional and governmental affairs at the Association of Certified Human Resources Professionals of Quebec and various political offices at the provincial level. Over the years, she has worked on a number of issues of interest to managers of SMEs, particularly in terms of: taxation, labor laws, economic, regulatory, human resources management, energy, etc. In addition, Martine is the author of the book The Secret of lobbying, first practical book published on the subject in Quebec. She also taught the first course in government relations at the University of Montreal and was co-founder and president of the Quebec Association of lobbyists and the Fondation l'Actuel. Finally, Martine was designated Graduate of honor 2010, economics sciences from the University of Montreal.