Business opportunities

Luxembourg: Your partner in the heart of Europe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.

THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF

On March 18, a delegation from Luxembourg will be in Montreal. Our guest experts will address several aspects of doing business in Luxembourg. Come assess this market’s potential for your company.

» View the profiles of firms in the Luxembourg delegation here.
» To see the preliminary program, click here



PRICES

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Completely free of charge seminar

Information

Arthur Clergerie
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6220
wtcmontreal@ccmm.qc.ca

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

 

Registration deadline

March 16 2015

The activity will take place in French

Location

Westin Montréal
270,Saint-Antoine Street West
Montréal

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…

    • Identify business opportunities for your company in Luxembourg
    • Meet Luxembourgish entrepreneurs
    • Hear entrepreneurs describe their experience on this market
    • Meet potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects in Luxembourg
    • Assess the market’s potential for your business
    • Understand the challenges and issues for Quebec companies

WHY Luxembourg?

Luxembourg, a tiny country in the middle of the European Union, has always enjoyed solid growth and low rates of inflation and unemployment. It also benefits from a strategic location between France, Belgium, and Germany. This very dynamic market therefore offers many business opportunities for companies to seize.

The Luxembourg market has tremendous benefits with the highest GDP per capita in the world, a democratic government and an interesting tax agreement between Ottawa and Luxembourg.

Luxembourg—much like neighbouring Switzerland—is a banking and insurance services stronghold within the European Union. The growth of the financial sector, which today represents about 36% of Luxembourg’s GDP, has more than made up for the downturn in steel, which was once the country’s main sector. But its assets do not stop there. In fact, the industrial sector has become highly diversified and now includes chemical products, rubber, automotive components, and other products.

According to Industry Canada , 235 Quebec companies export their products in Luxembourg and there are 28 Québec multinationals on site.

Luxembourg in brief:
  • Per capita GDP of $110,000 USD—the highest in Europe and among the highest in the world
  • A banking sector stronghold in Europe, along with several other industries
  • A country with many borders, easily accessible by boat, plane, or road, thanks to its recent and efficient infrastructures
  • A country that makes great investments in research and development
  • A country that, considering its few natural resources, is required to import in large quantities and to concentrate on innovation in this sector

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

All companies seeking to develop their business in Luxembourg, meet Luxembourgish entrepreneurs, or learn more about this market. This activity will be of particular interest to businesses in the following sectors:

  • Engineering businesses/firms
  • Investors and financial institutions
  • Automobiles and trucks
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Biotechnology/Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • E-Commerce
  • Electronics
  • Green technology
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Oil and natural gas
  • Mines and metals
  • Aerospace
  • Textiles
  • International project management consulting
  • Companies with experience on the Luxembourg market

 

In collaboration with:

  • Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg
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)