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514 871-4000


Trade Mission to Florida

Meet buyers from the high growth hotel sector in 2013

Meet buyers from the high growth hotel sector in 2013

Trade Missions The speech will be held in English.


Members Non members
Price with the hotel **
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Price without hotel **
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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Teresa Benet
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6216

Stève Gros
Assistant International trade
514 871-4002, ext. 6215

* There are no taxes on trade missions abroad.

** The price for members of the Board also applies to members of the ACQ.

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


Miami, Florida


From February 19 to 21, The Board of Trade’s international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, are organizing, in collaboration with Export Québec, a trade mission to the Miami, Florida area to allow Québec entrepreneurs to harness the potential of a tourism industry that is experiencing strong growth.

Tourism in the Miami area generated revenue of $67.2 billion in 2011. The area has the highest concentration of hotels in the country and sales increased 154% in 2011.

In spite of the economic downturn of recent years, growth in bilateral trade has not slowed between Canada and Florida, which enjoy a special relationship. Florida’s favourable business climate offers a great many prospects in the categories of proprietary hotels and emerging boutique hotels, and in related sectors such as:

  • Design
  • Renovation
  • Agri-food
  • Building materials
  • Equipment (indoor and outdoor furniture, light fixtures, bathroom installations)

Florida also represents:

  • $754 billion in GDP (2010)
  • The 16th economic power worldwide
  • Canadian imports of $4.1 billion
  • 87.1 million visitors in 2011
  • A 20% increase in bilateral trade with Canada in 2010
  • One of Canada’s largest partners, having traded almost $8 billion in merchandise in 2010

The hotel sector:

  • The hotel sector in Miami has over 500 properties, representing approximately 50,000 rooms.
  • Miami has the second highest hotel occupancy rate in the United States (79.3% in January 2012).
  • Miami’s hotel occupancy rate grew 4.5% in 2011.

The number of hotels under construction is also growing.


Businesses and suppliers of:

  • construction materials for renovation;
  • design services;
  • renovation services;
  • architect services;
  • outdoor and indoor furniture;
  • light fixtures;
  • bathroom installations;
  • agri-food products and services.


  • To develop contacts among potential buyers;
  • To position your company and your products on the market;
  • To better define your business development strategy for Florida;
  • To network with other businesses interested in the market in Florida.


General program:

  • The general program includes networking and three group activities with players in the region’s economic development.
  • Personalized meetings:
  • The program for the trade mission includes four individual personalized meetings for each business in addition to activities on the general program.


Registration fees include:

  • A three-night hotel stay (three-star hotel or similar)
  • Four personalized, targeted individual business meetings;
  • Accompaniment during the trip;
  • Trip logistics;
  • Group meals on the trade mission program;
  • Group ground travel;
  • Other networking activities as part of the trade mission;
  • A preparatory meeting;
  • The trade mission binder.


  1. Complete the registration form with your company profile
  2. Return the document by email or fax
  3. Individual preparatory meeting to identify needs to establish the personalized program (conference call)

Take advantage of growth in Florida’s hotel sector and meet buyers on site

The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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