Business opportunities

Construction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Explore the business potential of these high-growth markets

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 7:30 A.M. to noon

1. LATN AMERICA: AN ACCESSIBLE, OPEN MARKET

Martin Lampron
President
Xpand Group


2. THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET IN BRAZIL

Tiago Silva
Consultant at the Mandala Group and Canadian representative for Rio Business

3. THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET IN THE CARIBBEAN AND BUSINESS TESTIMONIAL: HAITI

Jean-Simon Venne
Vice-President, Energy Efficiency
SM International


4. FISCAL ASPECTS IN LATIN AMERICA

Simon Davari
Associate
SDM, Chartered Professional Accountants


THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF

On June 18, our guest experts will discuss various aspects of doing business in the construction industry in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

They will pay special attention to trends, standard procedures, and various projects in progress on these markets.

You will also be able to speak to the presenters and entrepreneurs in attendance about their respective markets, and benefit from their advice on the best strategies to use to develop your business.


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The activity will be held in French and English

Prices

  Members Non members
Ticket(s) $100* $145*
* Taxes not included. Become a Member

By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

Sabri Ben Abdallah
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6220
sbenabdallah@ccmm.qc.ca

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

Le Centre Sheraton
1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
Montréal

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…

  • Get up to date on construction projects in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Learn more about the competition, challenges, and trends in this sector
  • Get advice from experts
  • Speak to entrepreneurs already established internationally
  • Gain a better understanding of the development of green construction in these markets

WHY TAKE PART?

Latin America and the Caribbean have benefited from economic and legal reforms in recent years, allowing them to enjoy a stable environment for commercial initiatives.

This stability—which is reflected in increased trade throughout the region (no less than 24 bilateral mechanisms exist between the region’s various countries and Canada) and in the establishment of several multinationals—offers Québec companies access to a large number of projects in the construction and infrastructures sectors.

Latin America and the Caribbean are made up of 21 countries including:

Brazil
With a population of 199.3 million inhabitants in 2012 and the highest growth rate in Latin America, Brazil is Canada’s 9th largest trade partner in terms of exports. Major sports events being organized there, such as the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, are serving as strong catalysts. The country’s economic climate is especially favourable, as numerous investments are being made in the sports and urban infrastructure (transportation, airports, stadiums), hotel, and security sectors.

Chile
One of the most stable economies in Latin America, with an estimated GDP of 6% in 2012. The country has enjoyed a healthy and profitable relationship with Canada for the past fifteen years, thanks to a free trade agreement (CCFTA).

Peru
This dynamic market is currently undergoing rapid growth. With a population of almost 30 million inhabitants, its potential for economic growth is very high. In 2011, bilateral trade with Canada amounted to 4.45 billion dollars.

Peru is ranked 3rd in Latin America and the Caribbean on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

Entrepreneurs seeking to learn about various expanding sectors, and seeking to develop their business abroad. 

Companies in the following sectors are particularly targeted:

  • Construction Design, interior design Infrastructure
  • Environment, sustainable development 
  • Landscaping Architecture
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Green technology Metals, hardware, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and construction materials 
  • Energy 

Come learn more about business opportunities the construction industry can seize in these high-growth markets.

In collaboration with:

  • Association de la construction du Québec
  • SHQ
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)