Business opportunities

Chinese market access strategies: take advantage of the business opportunities

Get ready to develop your business in Asia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 8 A.M. to noon

SPEARKER'S PRESENTATIONS

1. THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA: NEW REALITIES AND GROWTH CENTRES

Mark Bolger
Chief Representative, Asia
Export Development Canada

2. PROMISING SECTORS AND QUÉBEC’S STRATEGY IN CHINA: REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Geneviève Rolland
International Business Advisor
China Desk
Export Québec, Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur

3. GAINING A FOOTHOLD IN CHINA: STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS

Philippe Champemond
Deputy CEO
Entreprise Rhône-Alpes International – China / Québec Expansion

4. TRANSACTIONS WITH CHINA: THE YUAN AND POSSIBILITIES FOR BUSINESSES

Fang Fei Wang
Manager, Corporate Banking
Bank of China (Canada)
Montréal Branch

5. THE EVOLUTION OF CHINESE LAW: LEGAL ASPECTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Steven Xuefeng Qi
PRC Lawyer
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

6. TAXATION, FISCAL STRATEGY AND CHINESE BUSINESS CULTURE

Yu Hui (Michelle) Li
Manager, US Corporate Tax
PwC

William Riverin
Manager, International Tax Services
PwC

7. MARKETING AND PARTNERSHIPS: CHOOSING A RIGHT APPROACH FOR YOUR COMPANY

Dr. Zhan Su
Professor of Business Strategy and International Management
Director of Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in International Business
Université Laval

8. BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS: SUCCEEDING ON THE HINESE MARKET - 1

Stéphane Tremblay
Vice-President, Real Estate Development
Groupe IBI/DAA Inc.

9. BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS: SUCCEEDING ON THE CHINESE MARKET - 2

Daniel Nadeau
International Business Development Manager
Soprema

 

THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF

On March 19, our guest experts will address several aspects of doing business in China. Come assess the potential of this market for your business.

You will be able to speak to the lecturers and entrepreneurs in attendance about their respective sectors, and benefit from their advice on the best business development strategies to adopt.

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

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

Marie-Hélène Vaillancourt
Assistant Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002, ext. 6217
wtcmontreal@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…

  • Assess your implementation strategy for the Chinese market
  • Identify opportunities for your business
  • Understand the business context and its evolution in China
  • Hear testimonials from Quebec entrepreneurs that have been successful on this market
  • Develop your network of contacts on this market

WHY CHINA?

China, the world's second-largest economy, has become the focal point for international trade in Asia. Chinese domestic consumption is booming. The steadily growing middle class makes up a quarter of the population. The country's accelerated development in a wide variety of industrial sectors, its rapid urbanization, and a general upward movement in salary levels are creating a multitude of new needs that are making for a much more dynamic business climate.

China's robust economic growth, combined with an underdeveloped internal market, makes it a country favourable to foreign investment. After the United States, it is the largest destination for Quebec exports, valued at close to $2.64 billion in 2012.

There are a number of opportunities open to Quebec businesses in a range of sectors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Transportation
  • Clean energy
  • Consumer goods
  • Information technology and communications
  • Agri-food
  • Medical technology
  • Aerospace
  • Natural resources

China – a few facts and figures:

  • One of the five main destinations for Canadian exports
  • A GDP of $8.25 trillion USD in 2012*
  • Estimated GDP growth of 7.8% in 2012, and expected growth of 8.2% in 2013
  • $19.4 billion CAD in imports from Canada in 2012 (including Hong Kong), $2.64 billion of which were from Quebec
  • A population of 1.3 billion inhabitants, including a middle class of between 280,000 and 340,000 million people
  • The 4th largest destination for Quebec pork products on the international scene

* International Monetary Fund

A few of the many major projects currently under way in China:

  • Construction of several new cities north-east of Hong Kong
  • Zero carbon emission green community projects, including Beijing Changxindian, North Lake Changchun, and Taichung Hsinchu
  • Construction of several skyscrapers, in such cities as Wuhan, Tianjin, and Changsha
  • Development of the Peking metropolitan transport network (metro)
  • Construction of several bridges, including one connecting Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai
  • The addition of several new airports, including one in Beijing, and the expansion of existing airports
  • Construction of a Disneyland theme park in Shanghai
  • Construction of what in a few years will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world (Dadu River, Sichuan)
  • Major development of e-commerce, 4G telecommunication networks, and cloud computing services in 68 cities and regions of the country, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing (pilot project)
  • Implementation of the “Healthy China 2020” program, with a goal of providing health care services to all of the country’s citizens, which will result in the construction of many hospitals, health care centres, and clinics, and an increased demand for related goods and services, such as medical equipment and technologies

WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?

Entrepreneurs seeking to enter the Chinese market, or those already present on the market who want to learn more.

The activity will be of particular interest to businesses in the following sectors:

  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Agri-food
  • Health care, life sciences, and medical equipment
  • Green technologies
  • Defence and security
  • Energy
  • Consumer goods
  • Aerospace
  • Mining and natural resources

Discover promising opportunities for your company on the Chinese market!

In collaboration with:

  • 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)