Business opportunities

Gain access to the European markets

The 27 countries of the European Union: business opportunities for Québec

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 7:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

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The current performance of the Canadian economy, along with our strong banking system, are assets for the development of our companies in the vast market of the European Union.

As an introduction to an appearance by the 23rd president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, at our forum, this seminar will bring together several experts on the European Union who will share their advice to help you understand how to benefit from the current environment and plan the next steps of your business development in Europe.

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Participation in this activity is free with the purchase of a ticket for the business luncheon in the International Leaders series featuring Nicolas Sarkozy.

The activity will be held in French.


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Ticket(s) $100* $145*
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By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

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

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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  • Get the facts about the economic situation in Europe and learn about the most promising sectors
  • Learn about the most recent developments regarding negotiations that should lead to the conclusion of a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union
  • Assess your market development strategy in Europe
  • Hear experts and entrepreneurs discuss their experience on these markets


Canada and the European Union (EU) are about to conclude a historic trade agreement that will change our companies’ business development prospects in the 27 member countries of the EU, whose combined GDP is $17.600 trillion, making it the largest market in the world.

Despite the recent downturn in certain economies in Europe, the continent remains an excellent business destination with several advantages:

  • The European Union has 500 million consumers whose average standard of living is comparable to that of Canadians;
  • It is a highly developed market, ideal for high added value products and expert services;
  • Large European cities are also exceptional commercial showcases, frequented by the global elite and populated by pioneering consumers;
  • Europe is a major centre of production, where a large number of leading global multinationals manage supply chains made up of many suppliers;
  • European business culture is similar to our own.


  • Entrepreneurs seeking to enter the European markets, or who are already present in Europe but want to learn more;
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to benefit from the experience of Quebec companies that are already established in Europe;
  • Anyone interested in the development of trade negotiations between Canada and the European Union.
Do business in the world’s largest market!

In collaboration with:

  • Export Québec
  • Osler Lawyers
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Economic Development.

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