Blog Category: Past events


Celebrating the new tech business season

By Alexandra Duchaine,

For the province’s entrepreneurs, September means the end of summer vacation and getting back to regular activities. A happy month it is. In a festive mood, over 400 leaders from technology fields gathered together in downtown Montreal on September 16th to celebrate the arrival of fall colours. A few members of the Nethris team took part in a happy hour organized by the Quebec Technology Association at the 1909 Taverne Moderne resto-bar.

Our marketing coordinator, Sebastiaan Van Ineveld was one of them. The Nethris editorial team asked him a few questions so that he could share his experience with us.

AQT Season Kick-off - Montreal

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Sebastiaan, how did your evening go?
Sebastiaan: I had a wonderful evening. Everything was enjoyable: an inviting venue, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, discussions revolving around each one’s activities and new developments, and the presence of business owners, CEOs, technical directors, sales managers and exhibitors, all pleased to see each other. Not to mention beer, large glasses of wine and mini-burgers!

Guests lingered to watch the hockey game airing on the sports bar’s screens. The Canadiens won 4-2 against the New Jersey Devils. We were a happy crowd!

How would you describe the event in one or two words?
Sebastiaan: Rallying effect.

Why does Nethris take part in the Season Kick-off Cocktail?
Sebastiaan: Because we want to get closer to the technology entrepreneurs of Quebec. It is an innovative and growing industry, which develops tools to improve the daily lives of consumers and accelerate business activities.

We have a strong attachment to this industry, to which we contribute with our cloud solution for payroll and employee management. The Season Kick-off Cocktail is the perfect opportunity to meet our counterparts. We can speak with them about our common passion and ambitions. We share the same language.

A gathering of this kind shows the importance of the people behind the technology, and we are pleased to take part in it. Ideas and solutions come from reflections, exchanges and collaborations between individuals seeking to address specific needs.

To find out about our upcoming events, click here.

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Nethris meets up with other payroll professionals at the annual CPA conference

By Alexandra Duchaine,

The 37th annual conference and tradeshow of the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) was held in mid-June. As Nethris is a Silver sponsor for the event, some of our experts travelled to Edmonton to present our payroll and employee management solutions.

“It’s the biggest payroll industry tradeshow in Canada” stated Alain Dupuis, Major Accounts Director at Nethris, who was in attendance. “This is a unique event that brings together players at the national level, which is why we participate every year.”

It is therefore not surprising that this renowned tradeshow was a crowd-pleaser again this year. Over 900 professionals from across the country visited the booths of participating companies. In the packed exhibition hall of the Edmonton Convention Center, the atmosphere was one of networking and celebration.

Canadian rock singer Colin James performed for attendees under the conference’s theme of Payroll Rocks!, a title that reflects the dynamism of the payroll sector, which is undergoing a major transformation due to increasing employee expectations and legislative and technological changes. A three-course dinner was also served.

Participants were able to choose from 50 conferences on tax laws, labour standards, and effective management strategies.

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A festive barbecue for tech companies

By Alexandra Duchaine,

250 tech industry leaders came together on June 14, 2019 at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal to celebrate the start of the summer. Nethris major accounts manager Jean-François Lurette and a few colleagues attended the annual barbecue organized by the Association québécoise des technologies (AQT) for its members.

Despite the rain that forced the event indoors and the cancellation of the barbecue, guests were thrilled to meet up with their peers, discuss a variety of topics, and strengthen their business connections while eating sandwiches and salads.

At Nethris, we have developed an all-in-one online payroll and employee management solution to meet the needs of Canadian business owners. Our mission is to continuously improve its features to provide even more functionalities. That is why we are members and partners of the AQT, one of the 10 largest tech networks in North America.

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Advice (and pastries) for Montreal clients

By Alexandra Duchaine,

On two occasions in June, we invited our Montreal area clients to our offices on Crémazie Boulevard. The goal was to provide them with tips and tricks to effectively use the often-overlooked basic features of the Nethris Internet Suite, our solution that simplifies employee payroll management.

Our expert, Thomas Bensa, also presented our Time Management, Human Resources Pro, and Group Insurance solutions, all specifically designed to facilitate the work of Canadian businesses and their managers. Thomas was also happy to answer our guests’ numerous questions.

Over 70 SME owners were in attendance; veterinarians, construction entrepreneurs and leaders of professional associations were among those who joined us for our breakfast meetings.

Are you a business owner who would like to attend our next meeting? Check the Events page on our site regularly for upcoming event dates. In the meantime, take a closer look at our payroll and employee management solutions.

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Payroll Symposium 2019: Meetings, Trainings, and Honours

By Sebastiaan Ineveld,

Nethris was a proud sponsor of the Payroll Symposium, held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Montréal. The Canadian Payroll Association organized the event to offer payroll professionals a development and networking day.

The participants attended several training sessions on a variety of topics. They were presented useful tips for effectively managing their time, improving their self-esteem, correctly completing a Record of Employment, and preparing for the future provincial law governing the use of cannabis in Quebec.

The participants finished off the day in style with a wine and cheese tasting. Pierre-Luc Boucher, Director of Nethris Consulting Services, briefly introduced our payroll services during this well-deserved break. A toast was made to all payroll experts: thanks to them, the Quebec workforce receives the fruits of their labour on time and at all times, enabling them to meet their financial commitments and focus on enjoying life.

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Dr. Clown 2019: Celebrating for a good cause

By Sebastiaan Ineveld,

Nethris was a partner for the 12th edition of the Dr. Clown’s Foundation Imaginary Ball held at Marché Bonsecours in Montréal, on Thursday, May 2, 2019. This year, the benefit raised a total of $451,465.00.

The Nethris team members who were present at the event enjoyed a delicious meal and a colourful show by comedian and author Martin Petit. Among other things on the evening’s agenda was a performance by QW4RTZ, a Québécois quartet known for their stunning vocal harmonies and a cappella performances that almost make musical instruments useless.

It was a joyful event! Live and silent auctions took place throughout the evening, separated by charming clown antics and a touching testimony from Elisabeth, a young cancer survivor.

The funds raised will allow the foundation to continue its mission: Brighten the day and put a smile on the face of children who are hospitalized or have a learning disability, as well as elderly persons living in a nursing home, with the help of therapeutic clowns.

Last year, approximately 92,500 children and seniors had the chance to attend clowning sessions from their place of study, residence, or healthcare facility. If you would like to support Dr. Clown’s Foundation activities, please visit its website to make a donation or follow its Facebook page.

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Pierre-Luc Boucher, Director, Consulting Services, at the entrance to Marché Bonsecours, is delighted to attend the Imaginary Ball.

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