The U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with Export Quebec, invites you to a:
Business Symposium on Expanding Into The United States
Join us for a unique symposium on “Business Expansion to the United States” featuring addresses by the United States, Quebec and Canadian governments. This event will focus on programs and resources these governments can offer to Quebec Businesses interested in expanding their business into the United States.
The QC-U.S. cross border trade and investment business relationship is of great importance. In 2011, Quebec-U.S. trade was $75 billion; and the United States is Quebec's largest trading partner, accounting for approximately 75% of the province's international trade. In terms of investment, in 2012 Canadian businesses invested $280 in the United States, and U.S. businesses invested $330 billion in Canada.
This event is going to be for Quebec companies wanting to expand their sales or physical presence into the United States, so it will apply to companies that are new to the US market and those that are already present in the US. The presentations will focus on the government programs, assistance and general outlook on how we are working together to get QC companies to take advantage of the US market.
Special Guest: Mr. Olson is the Executive Director of SelectUSA, President Obama’s Initiative designed to attract foreign direct investment in the U.S. He is co-chair with the White House Director for National Economic Council of the SelectUSA Interagency Investment Working Group to coordinate across the U.S. government to promote business investment and address federal regulatory barriers.
Wednesday February 13, 2013, from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Presentations & Discussion (Speaker Bios)
Government of the United States: Richard Steffens
Government of the United States: Steve Olson
Government of Quebec: Yves Lafortune
Government of Canada : Julie Insley
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Networking / Meet & Greet
Location: Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke West, Montreal QC H3A 2R6
Space is Limited – Please RSVP
Cost for attendance: $30
To register, please click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q56
For more information, please contact Rita Salem at 514-908-3735 or by email at email@example.com.