Protect and promote the economic interests of the St. Lawrence maritime community from a sustainable development perspective
Description of services
The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) is proud to be able to count on the support of a varied membership, which brings together all maritime community stakeholders. SODES members represent areas as diverse as: elevators and terminals, shippers, ports, carriers, municipal and regional governments, maritime associations, service and equipment suppliers, institutions, etc.
SODES offers its members many services, including :
Ongoing representations before provincial, federal and municipal governments
Drafting of position papers on marine industry issues
Participation in numerous committeesworking on problems and issues that concern our members (marine regulations, the environment, etc.)
Coordination of various key files and projects, such as:
Organization of four luncheon meetings per year (two in Montréal, one in Québec City and one in another region)
Organization of an annual conference, SODES Rendez-vous, on a theme of current interest to the marine industry
Organization of workshops reserved for members
SODES welcomes new members and allows their voices to be heard. Organizations and companies wishing to promote the St. Lawrence economy and its development can become SODES members.
Being a SODES member means participating fully in a network featuring information, expertise and action that brings together companies and organizations from all maritime and industrial sectors linked to the St. Lawrence River.