Trade Missions

Trade Mission to Florida

Meet buyers from the high growth hotel sector in 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The speech will be held in english.

Prices

  Members Non members
Price with the hotel ** Sold out Sold out
Price without hotel ** Sold out Sold out
* Taxes not included. Become a Member

By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

Teresa Benet
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6216
tbenet@ccmm.qc.ca

Stève Gros
Assistant International trade
514 871-4002, ext. 6215
wtcmontreal@ccmm.qc.ca

* There are no taxes on trade missions abroad.

** The price for members of the Board also applies to members of the ACQ.

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.

Location

Miami, Florida



THE TRADE MISSION AT A GLANCE

From February 19 to 21, The Board of Trade’s international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, are organizing, in collaboration with Export Québec, a trade mission to the Miami, Florida area to allow Québec entrepreneurs to harness the potential of a tourism industry that is experiencing strong growth.

Tourism in the Miami area generated revenue of $67.2 billion in 2011. The area has the highest concentration of hotels in the country and sales increased 154% in 2011.

In spite of the economic downturn of recent years, growth in bilateral trade has not slowed between Canada and Florida, which enjoy a special relationship. Florida’s favourable business climate offers a great many prospects in the categories of proprietary hotels and emerging boutique hotels, and in related sectors such as:

  • Design
  • Renovation
  • Agri-food
  • Building materials
  • Equipment (indoor and outdoor furniture, light fixtures, bathroom installations)

Florida also represents:

  • $754 billion in GDP (2010)
  • The 16th economic power worldwide
  • Canadian imports of $4.1 billion
  • 87.1 million visitors in 2011
  • A 20% increase in bilateral trade with Canada in 2010
  • One of Canada’s largest partners, having traded almost $8 billion in merchandise in 2010

The hotel sector:

  • The hotel sector in Miami has over 500 properties, representing approximately 50,000 rooms.
  • Miami has the second highest hotel occupancy rate in the United States (79.3% in January 2012).
  • Miami’s hotel occupancy rate grew 4.5% in 2011.

The number of hotels under construction is also growing.

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART

Businesses and suppliers of:

  • construction materials for renovation;
  • design services;
  • renovation services;
  • architect services;
  • outdoor and indoor furniture;
  • light fixtures;
  • bathroom installations;
  • agri-food products and services.

WHY TAKE PART IN THIS TRADE MISSION

  • To develop contacts among potential buyers;
  • To position your company and your products on the market;
  • To better define your business development strategy for Florida;
  • To network with other businesses interested in the market in Florida.

THE TRADE MISSION PROGRAM

General program:

  • The general program includes networking and three group activities with players in the region’s economic development.
  • Personalized meetings:
  • The program for the trade mission includes four individual personalized meetings for each business in addition to activities on the general program.

REGISTRATION

Registration fees include:

  • A three-night hotel stay (three-star hotel or similar)
  • Four personalized, targeted individual business meetings;
  • Accompaniment during the trip;
  • Trip logistics;
  • Group meals on the trade mission program;
  • Group ground travel;
  • Other networking activities as part of the trade mission;
  • A preparatory meeting;
  • The trade mission binder.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Complete the registration form with your company profile
  2. Return the document by email or fax
  3. Individual preparatory meeting to identify needs to establish the personalized program (conference call)

Take advantage of growth in Florida’s hotel sector and meet buyers on site

In collaboration with:

  • Association de la construction du Québec
  • Export Québec
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)