1. LATN AMERICA: AN ACCESSIBLE, OPEN MARKET
2. THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET IN BRAZIL
3. THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET IN THE CARIBBEAN AND BUSINESS TESTIMONIAL: HAITI
Consultant at the Mandala Group and Canadian representative for Rio Business
Vice-President, Energy Efficiency
4. FISCAL ASPECTS IN LATIN AMERICA
SDM, Chartered Professional Accountants
THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF
On June 18, our guest experts will discuss various aspects of doing business in the construction industry in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
They will pay special attention to trends, standard procedures, and various projects in progress on these markets.
You will also be able to speak to the presenters and entrepreneurs in attendance about their respective markets, and benefit from their advice on the best strategies to use to develop your business.
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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…
- Get up to date on construction projects in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
- Learn more about the competition, challenges, and trends in this sector
- Get advice from experts
- Speak to entrepreneurs already established internationally
- Gain a better understanding of the development of green construction in these markets
WHY TAKE PART?
Latin America and the Caribbean have benefited from economic and legal reforms in recent years, allowing them to enjoy a stable environment for commercial initiatives.
This stability—which is reflected in increased trade throughout the region (no less than 24 bilateral mechanisms exist between the region’s various countries and Canada) and in the establishment of several multinationals—offers Québec companies access to a large number of projects in the construction and infrastructures sectors.
Latin America and the Caribbean are made up of 21 countries including:
With a population of 199.3 million inhabitants in 2012 and the highest growth rate in Latin America, Brazil is Canada’s 9th largest trade partner in terms of exports. Major sports events being organized there, such as the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, are serving as strong catalysts. The country’s economic climate is especially favourable, as numerous investments are being made in the sports and urban infrastructure (transportation, airports, stadiums), hotel, and security sectors.
One of the most stable economies in Latin America, with an estimated GDP of 6% in 2012. The country has enjoyed a healthy and profitable relationship with Canada for the past fifteen years, thanks to a free trade agreement (CCFTA).
This dynamic market is currently undergoing rapid growth. With a population of almost 30 million inhabitants, its potential for economic growth is very high. In 2011, bilateral trade with Canada amounted to 4.45 billion dollars.
Peru is ranked 3rd in Latin America and the Caribbean on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?
Entrepreneurs seeking to learn about various expanding sectors, and seeking to develop their business abroad.
Companies in the following sectors are particularly targeted:
Design, interior design
- Environment, sustainable development
- Machinery and equipment
- Green technology
Metals, hardware, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and construction materials
Come learn more about business opportunities the construction industry can seize in these high-growth markets.