Trade Missions

Meet buyers from the hotel sector in Florida

From June 3 to 6: take advantage of the increase in demand for renovation and decoration products, construction material, and equipment in the hotel sector

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

From June 3 to 6, 2014
Florida, United States

THE MISSION IN BRIEF

The Board of Trade’s team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, in collaboration with Export Québec and the Quebec Government Office in Atlanta, is organizing a trade mission to the Miami area, in Florida, from June 3 to 6, 2014. This will be an opportunity for Quebec businesses to harness the potential of a tourism industry that is enjoying strong growth.
Bilateral trade between Canada and Florida is continually on the rise. This favourable business climate offers a number of prospects in the proprietary hotel and emerging boutique hotel segments, as well as in such related sectors as:

  • design
  • renovation
  • construction materials
  • equipment (indoor and outdoor furnishings, lighting, bathroom installations)

THE MISSION PROGRAM

General program:

  • The general program includes three group activities, and networking with stakeholders in the region’s economic development.

Personalized meetings program :

  • The program for this delegation includes four individual business meetings, personalized for each company, in addition to the activities included in the general program.

Registration deadline: April 4, 2014

Participation includes

  • A preparatory meeting with our experts
  • The organization of 4 individual meetings, personalized and targeted to meet your needs
  • Participation in other networking activities planned as part of the mission
  • 3 nights lodging (3-star hotel or equivalent)
  • Support throughout your stay
  • A few group meals planned as part of the mission program
  • Group ground transportation
  • The mission binder

Registration fees do not include individual transportation and airline tickets.

The speech will be held in english.

Prices

  Members Non members
Price - Hotel included Sold out Sold out
Price - Hotel not included Sold out Sold out
* Tax free. Become a Member

By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

Emanuel Couture-Armand
Head, Market Development
514-871-4002 ext. 6212
ecarmand@ccmm.qc.ca

Trade mission participants benefit from a preferential rate with Air Canada.

Cancellation policyCancellations received before the mission registration deadline will be subject to 10% administration fees (plus taxes). Cancellations received after that date will not be reimbursed. Please note that only cancellation notices sent via fax at 514 871-5971 or email to the contact will be accepted.


A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…

  • Make direct contact with potential buyers
  • Position your business and products on the market
  • Clearly define your business development strategy in Florida
  • Network with other companies interested in the Florida market

WHY THIS REGION?

The state of Florida, whose principal activity is tourism, is a powerful engine for growth in the United States. In fact, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach region has the highest density of hotels in the nation. In 2013, its GDP was close to $283.4 billion USD, making it the 11th most prosperous metropolitan region in the United States.

Florida is also a gateway to Latin America.

The mission will allow your company to benefit from the Miami region’s business climate and, more specifically, from business opportunities in the hotel sector. In fact, the sector is in great need of decoration, renovation, construction material, and equipment (indoor and outdoor furnishings, lighting, bathroom installations, etc.) suppliers.

FLORIDA – FACTS AND FIGURES:

  • 4th highest GDP in the United States: $777 billion USD in 2012, comparable to that of the Netherlands
  • 18th economic power worldwide, when comparing its GDP to those of countries around the world
  • Canadian exports to Florida: $4.3 billion CAD in 2012
  • Quebec exports to Florida: $923 million CAD in 2012
  • 94.7 million visitors in 2013, an increase of 3.5% compared to 2012
  • A 13% increase in bilateral trade with Canada in 2013
  • One of Canada’s largest partners: trading over $8.3 billion CAD in merchandise in 2013
  • 559 Quebec businesses currently export to Florida
    Source: Industry Canada

THE MIAMI HOTEL SECTOR – FACTS AND FIGURES:

  • Over 500 hotels
  • Approximately 50,000 rooms (13.5% of rooms in Florida)
  • Ranked 4th on the American hotel market in terms of occupancy rate and revenue per hotel room:
    • Average occupancy rate in 2013: 77.9%
    • An increase of 9.1% in occupancy rate compared to 2008
  • 71.8 billion USD spent by visitors in 2012 (an increase of 6.8% compared to 2011)

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

Businesses and suppliers in the following sectors:

  • construction materials for renovation;
  • indoor and outdoor furniture
  • indoor and outdoor light fixtures
  • décor items
  • bathroom installations
Take advantage of the growth of Florida’s hotel sector and come meet buyers interested in what your company has to offer.

In collaboration with:

  • Délégation Atlanta Québec
  • Export 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)