Business opportunities

The United Kingdom, a key position in the European Union

Assess your development strategy for this important market

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 8 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

SPEARKER'S PRESENTATIONS

1. UNITED KINGDOM OR THE FASTEST GROWTH OF THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN 2014
Nick Baker
Consul General
British Consulate General in Montreal

2. TAX REPRESENTATION TO FACILITATE BRITISH MARKET ACCESS
Mikko Saressalo
Director M&A Tax
KPMG London

3. LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Bernard Colas
Partner
Colas Moreira Kazandjian Zikovsky

4. THE FUTURE OF THE LONDON CONSTRUCTION
Jean-Philippe Cliche
Économist
Association de la construction du Québec

5. MARKETING STRATEGY: HOW TO ADAPT YOUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM MARKET
Naoufel Daghfous
Professor, Marketing department
School of Management, Université du Québec à Montréal

6. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF A QUEBEC BUSINESS IN BRITISH SOIL: WHAT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED?
Denis J. Garand
Professor
Faculty of Business Administration, Université Laval

7. BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS: SUCCEEDING IN THE UNITED-KINGDOM
Mario Leblanc
President and CEO
GSMPrjct

Tommy Petrogiannis
President, CEO and Co-founder
Silanis Technology

Vjeran Hodko
Director of Strategy and Product, BIM and 3D services
PROCAD

 

THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF

On March 25, our guest experts will address several aspects of doing business in the United Kingdom. Come evaluate this market’s potential for your company.

» To see the preliminary program, click here

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

Noémie Bond
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002, ext. 6216
nbond@ccmm.qc.ca

Louise Lauzon
Advisor, International market development
514-871-4002, ext. 6227
llauzon@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

Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal
900 De La Gauchetière Street West
Montréal

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…

    • Identify business opportunities for your firm in the United Kingdom
    • Assess your development strategy for the British market
    • Hear entrepreneurs discuss their experience on this market
    • Meet potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects in the United Kingdom
    • Evaluate the market’s potential for your business
    • Understand the challenges and issues for Quebec companies

WHY THE UNITED KINGDOM?

In 2013, the United Kingdom was the world’s sixth largest economy and the third largest economy in Europe. This dynamic market offers multiple business opportunities for companies to seize.

It goes without saying that, within the European Union, the United Kingdom is one of the priority markets in Canada’s Global Commerce Strategy. It boasts numerous attractive features for Quebec companies: a large and rather well-off population, a democratic government, and a ranking of 8 out of 189 on Doing Business’s ease of doing business list for 2015.

The United Kingdom—and especially its capital, London—is a world financial stronghold. The automotive, biotechnology, aerospace, and even textile sectors are also very important. The British economy is therefore stimulated by strong banks, as well as by many multi-nationals that are leaders in their fields.
Not surprisingly, Great Britain is Canada’s second-largest international trade partner. Around 4,000 Canadian companies are already doing business with the United Kingdom. Out of all Canadian provinces, Quebec is ranked third in terms of exports to Great Britain. In fact, Quebec companies’ interest in Great Britain is growing steadily: over 900 companies actively export to the U.K.

The United Kingdom in brief:
  • A current population of close to 64 million inhabitants, the majority of whom are between the ages of 25 and 50—active, rather well-off, in good health, and educated
  • The third largest economic power in Europe with several multinationals around the world
  • A country that is easily accessed by boat, by plane, or by road thanks to many recent and efficient infrastructures
  • A country that still has strong manufacturing and agricultural industries
  • A country that puts a lot into research and development, and benefits from cutting-edge industries in many sectors
  • A country that, given the decline in its energy resources, will be inclined to import energy in the coming years, and to focus on new technologies

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All companies seeking to develop their business in the United Kingdom or to learn more about this market. This activity will be of particular interest to companies in the following sectors:

  • Engineering companies/firms
  • Investors and financial institutions
  • Automotive/truck
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Biotechnology/life sciences
  • Medicine
  • E-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Green technology
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Oil and natural gas
  • Mining and metals
  • Aerospace
  • Textiles
  • International project management advisors
  • Companies with experience on the British market

In collaboration with:

  • Association de la construction du 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)