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Virtual Trade Mission to Quebec

Virtual Trade Mission to Quebec


29th March, 2022 14:00-17:00 Event 62.50-62.50
States and region focus:
  • Quebec
  • Cities : Montreal and City of Quebec
Why a trade mission to the state of Quebec?

The economy of Quebec represents 20.36% of the total GDP of Canada. Like most industrialized countries, the economy of Quebec is based mainly on the services sector. Quebec's economy has traditionally been fuelled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and average productivity.

Quebec is also a major player in several leading-edge industries including aerospace, information technologies and software, and multimedia. Approximately 60% of the production of the Canadian aerospace industry are from Quebec. Quebec is one of North America's leading high-tech players. This vast sector encompassing approximately 7,300 businesses and employ more than 145,000 people. Approximately 52% of Canadian companies in the information technology (IT) sector are based in Quebec, mainly in Montreal and Quebec City.

Main sectors in state of Quebec:
  • Aerospace
  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology
  • Optics and photonics
  • Biotechnology
  • Health industry
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
Top three trade mission goals:
  • To gain insight into the possibility of potential buyers for your products/services the state of Quebec
  • To generate potential new customers, and explore partnership opportunities with Canadian businesses
  • To gain insight into the local  market including support in market, legal and financial considerations

As part of this mission, you will take part in a market awareness session in collaboration Scottish National American British Council as well as two b2b meetings based on your requirements and with the support from our partners’ in-market.

If you are a Scottish company within the sectors mentioned above and you are interested in joining this trade mission please email and tell us a little more about your business by completing the form available to download here.

The application deadline is Friday 19th of November.
Please note that there will be a restriction on the number of spaces available; if you are shortlisted for this mission then a registration fee of £75 will be applicable.
Please note that due to the time zone difference with the state of Quebec (5 hours behind us), events may begin earlier than usual in order to accommodate our Canadian colleagues.

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