Philippe Gervais


Principal (advisor, Airbnb, Turo and Sharebee)

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As the Principal for the Montreal office, Philippe brings over 25 years of experience of strategic advice to politicians, corporate executives and not-for-profit sector decision makers. Philippe has distinguished himself in the fields of government relations, strategic advice and campaign planning and execution at the national and international levels. He provides strategic advice and communications counsel to Navigator clients in sectors such as energy, environment, mergers and acquisitions and international trade. Prior to joining Navigator Philippe ran the Quebec operations of a national government relations firm for 22 years. From 1990 to 1993, he worked for the Minister of National Revenue as Special Assistant responsible for the implementation of the GST. His government service continued with positions as Executive Assistant to the Federal Minister of Public Works and Government Services and then as Political Attaché to the Deputy Premier and President of Treasury Board of Quebec. Philippe currently is a member of the board of directors of many organizations including the not-for-profit MITACS where he Chairs the Audit Committee and H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO) as Chairman of the Board of one of Canada’s fastest growing clean tech companies. He is a consultant for Airbnb, Turo and ShareBee.

Conferences associated with Philippe Gervais

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Plenary session
ASDEQ roundtable
Industry Perspectives

Looking to the future, the speakers will discuss potential new relationships between sharing economy platforms and e-commerce, their clienteles and tax authorities.

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