Trade Missions

Trade Mission to China: Hong Kong and Shanghai

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Monday, March 25, 2013

THE MISSION AT A GLANCE

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, in collaboration with the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal, will be embarking on a trade mission to China, with stops in Hong Kong and Shanghai, from March 25 to 29, 2013.

For companies seeking to initiate business development efforts in Asia or to speed up their roll-out in the region, this mission will provide an ideal opportunity to explore the Chinese market and to meet partners in two cities playing a key role in China’s growth: Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mission participants will be able to take part in meetings that have been targeted to meet their individual needs, while benefitting from the increased visibility a group mission can provide.

HOW TO TAKE PART

General program:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. Return the document by email

Personalized meeting program:

  1. Complete the registration form and your company profile
  2. Return the document by email 
  3. Take part in a preparatory meeting to determine your specific needs when establishing the personalized program

The speech will be presented in French and English.

Prices

  Members Non members
Personnalized program $3750* $3975*
General program $950* $1175*
* Tax free. Become a Member

By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

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Cancellation policyNo reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at achat@ccmm.qc.ca will be accepted.


WHY CHINA : HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI?

China, the world’s second largest economy, has become the backbone of international trade in Asia. Chinese domestic consumption is booming. The country’s accelerated development in a wide range of industrial sectors, its rapid urbanization, and a general increase in salaries are creating a multitude of new needs that are galvanizing its business climate.

There are plenty of opportunities available to Quebec companies in a number of sectors:

  • Infrastructures
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology 
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Natural resources
  • Biotechnology

Shanghai

With some 23 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest city in China, its most important economic hub and a major decision-making, financial, and commercial centre. A large number of multinationals have established themselves in the city to take advantage of China’s explosive economic growth and the competitive advantages of its factors of production.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is distinguished by its special autonomous status, which allows it to maintain a very liberal economic model while offering easy access to the rest of the Chinese market. Half of Hong Kong’s exports are destined to the Chinese market. These attributes attract regional corporate headquarters and multinational investments from around the world.

China also represents:

  • A GDP of $8.250 billion USD in 2012*
  • Estimated GDP growth of 7.8% in 2012 and 8.2% in 2013*
  • $19.8 billion CAD in imports from Canada in 2011 (including Hong Kong), $2.8 billion CAD of which was from the province of Quebec
  • A population of 1.3 billion inhabitants, including a middle class of 300 million people

* International Monetary Fund

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

Entrepreneurs seeking to enter the Chinese market or to further develop their business in the region.

WHY TAKE PART IN THIS TRADE MISSION?

The mission will feature group activities and personalized meetings with potential clients and partners, as well as with counterparts in your sector of activity.

  • To make it easier to meet your future partners
  • To better define your business development strategy in China
  • To network with other entrepreneurs interested in this market
Preliminary program

 

THE MISSION’S PROGRAM

General program:

The general program includes networking activities in the cities in which we will be stopping.

Personalized meeting program:

This delegation’s program includes the organization of personalized, one-on-one business meetings for each participating enterprise, in addition to the activities included in the general program.

REGISTRATION

Registration fees include:

General program:

  • Accompaniment over the entire duration of your stay
  • Trip logistics
  • A few group meals planned as part of the mission program
  • Group ground transportation
  • Participation in seminars, breakfasts, cocktail parties, and other networking activities planned as part of the mission
  • The trade mission binder

Personalized meeting program:

  • Everything included in the general program (listed above)
  • The organization of personalized, one-on-one business meetings, targeted to meet the needs of your business

In collaboration with:

  • Finances et Économie Québec
  • Invest HK
  • Service d'aide à l'exportation
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

 
Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

 
Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations

(WTCA)

Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)