Business opportunities

Report on international markets: trends and opportunities

Annual round table discussion on international economic issues

Thursday, October 8, 2015 from noon to 2 P.M.


Pierre S. Pettigrew

The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew

Former member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister
Executive Advisor, International,


Pierre Marc Johnson

Former MNA and Premier of Quebec, and Legal Counsel, Lavery Lawyers


The Honourable Jean Charest

Premier of Quebec (2003-2012), and Partner, McCarthy Tétrault


This privileged encounter, followed by a debate, will be hosted by:
Michel Leblanc

President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal


For the 6th consecutive year, the World Trade Centre’s team of experts is holding an important round table discussion on export market development prospects for Quebec businesses.

Three eminent international market specialists will provide an overall picture of business issues and opportunities for Québec companies in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Come share in the vision and the forecasts of our three guest speakers.


The Honourable Jean Charest, former MNA and Premier of Quebec, and Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Mr. Charest will speak about the evolution of the Asian markets, the second leading destination for Canadian exports. He will shed light on commercial trends and the development of Canada-Asia relations.


Pierre Marc Johnson, former MNA and Premier of Quebec, and Legal Counsel, Lavery Lawyers
Mr. Johnson will explain the current situation in Europe, where Canada is one of the closest and oldest economic and commercial partners. He will inform us of business opportunities on this vast market, notably in view of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.


The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, former Member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister, and Executive Advisor, International, Deloitte
Mr. Pettigrew will discuss his thoughts on the situation in Latin America and its sub-regions. He will speak about the many business opportunities this region has to offer, as well as ways of entering into and running eventual partnerships.

The activity will be held in French.


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Ticket(s) $100* $150*
Table(s) of 10 $900* $1500*
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By phone
514 871-4001

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 will be accepted.


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  • Understand these specialists’ vision of current and future global economic issues
  • Assess the potential of developing your business abroad
  • Network with over 200 decision-makers interested in international markets


  • Businesses with international operations
  • Businesses planning to make the move to foreign markets
  • International business advisors
  • Foreign investors and fund managers
  • Students and researchers in the fields of international economics and politics
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a fresh look at international markets.
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


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)