Business opportunities

China and its accessible opportunities for Quebec exporters

Evaluate your development strategy for the world’s leading economy

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8 A.M. to noon

SPEARKER'S PRESENTATIONS

1. OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTLOOK: THE NEW STANDARD AND THE NEXT FIVE-YEAR PLAN (2016-2020)
Du Peng
Vice-consul commercial
Consulat général de la République populaire de Chine à Montréal

2. COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, AND DIGITAL STRATEGY: A CULTURAL ADAPTATION IS REQUIRED
Chia-Yi Tung
Présidente fondatrice
Orchimedia inc.

3. BUSINESS INFORMATION: MUST HAVE RESOURCES FOR MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Saliha Ouamara
Spécialiste de l'information d'affaires
Info entrepreneurs

4. NAVIGATING ‎CHINA'S LEGAL FRAMEWORK WHEN CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH CHINESE SUPPLIERS OR CLIENTS
Vivian Desmonts
Associé directeur
DS Welch Bussières, bureau de Guangzhou

5. UNDERSTANDING FISCAL ASPECTS FOR SUCCESS IN CHINA
Mark Bolger
Représentant en chef Asie
Exportation et développement Canada (EDC)

6. MANAGING YOUR PROJECTS IN A TURBULENT CHINESE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS
Zhan Su
Professeur de stratégie et de management international
Titulaire de la Chaire Stephen-A.-Jarislowsky
Faculté des sciences de l'administration
Université Laval

7. BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS: SUCCEEDING IN CHINA
Eric Arminjon
Président
Dans un Jardin

Ariel Borremans
Directeur
Meilleur Brands

Daniel Bourgeois
Vice-président, Opérations
Mega Brands

THE ACTIVITY AT A GLANCE

On April 10 , our guest experts will address a number of aspects of doing business in China. Join us and evaluate the potential of this market for your business.

You can talk to the speakers and entrepreneurs in attendance about their respective sectors and benefit from their advice about the best business development strategies.

Preliminary program

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

Ana Masut
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6212
amasut@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

Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…

  • Understand the business context in China and its evolution
  • Identify business opportunities for your company in China
  • Evaluate your development strategy for the Chinese market
  • Hear accounts from Quebec entrepreneurs who have succeeded in this market
  • Meet potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects in China
  • Evaluate the potential of this market for your business
  • Understand the challenges and issues for Quebec companies

WHY CHINA?

A booming market, the Chinese economy has a growth rate that, in spite of a slowdown in its export markets, is holding strong (fifth in the world according to 2013-2015 World Bank forecasts, performance not seen in any other industrialized country). The transition from an economy driven by investment to growth led by domestic consumption affords greater opportunity for Quebec companies prepared to fill existing needs and create new ones.

This rapid growth, particularly in urban areas, results in booming consumption of high-end goods and services. The management consulting firm McKinsey forecasts that by 2020, the income of over half of urban households in China (calculated based on purchasing power parity) will propel them into the upper middle class, a category that barely existed in China in 2000. Members of this emerging class are already demanding innovative products that require an engineering and manufacturing capacity that many local producers still do not quite have. In 2020, the Chinese middle class represented around 700 million people.

With an increasingly accessible market with plenty of challenges, the Chinese government has demonstrated its commitment to improving the business environment for overseas companies by reducing barriers to foreign investment. For example, these efforts are apparent in simplified registration procedures and other policy innovations initiated in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. 

China at a glance:
  • The world’s leading economic power
  • An incredible domestic market with increasing demand for quality products
  • A population of close to 1,357 million people
  • A growing middle class that will reach 700 million in 2020
  • A meteoric rate of growth, around 8% annually
  • Quebec’s second leading trading partner, with $2.4 billion in exports annually
  • A business environment that is increasingly favourable to foreign companies

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

Entrepreneurs who want to break into the Chinese market or who already have a presence on the market and want to learn more about it.

Companies in the following sectors will find it particularly worthwhile:

  • Consumer goods
  • Agri-food and bio-food
  • Health and medical technology
  • Clean tech
  • Aerospace
  • Information technology and telecommunications 
  • E-commerce 
  • Building materials
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and natural gas
  • Mines and metals
  • Education 
  • Businesses with experience on the Chinese market

Enjoy a front-row seat for all the economic news from China.

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)