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Florida: A Growing Market

Learn how to seize the business opportunities thriving in the Sunshine State Events The activity will be held in French and English

Registration deadline: December 5, 2018


  • Claude Couture Director, International Services, Business Services
    Desjardins Group
    See biography
  • Hesam Houryaband, Ph.D. Deputy Director
    Enterprise Florida
  • Martin Lampron President
    Xpand Group
    See biography
  • Alexandre Marchand General Manager
    Produits Neptune
  • John Parisella Conseiller spécial, Stratégie et rayonnement,
    Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL
    See biography
  • Marie-Claude Péthel, CPA, CA Partner
    International Taxation
    Demers Beaulne
  • Robert W. Thomas United States Consul General in Montréal

Seminar's presentations

  1 - La Floride : portrait global d’un marché dynamique et de ses secteurs prioritaires
Hesam Houryaband - Enterprise Florida

  2 - Financez efficacement votre projet de croissance en Floride
Claude Couture - Desjardins

  3 - Faire affaire en Floride : Quelles sont les implications fiscales?
Marie-Claude Péthel - Demers Beaulne 

  4 - Adaptez efficacement votre stratégie de positionnement au marché de la Floride
Martin Lampron - Xpand Group

  5 - La parole aux entrepreneurs : le cas de Neptune
Alexandre Marchand - Produits Neptune

A summary of the seminar

Canada remains Florida’s number one global economic partner. It has one of the most promising business environments in the country. It has the most favourable tax climate for Canadian businesses and a streamlined regulatory system.

With the signing of the new free trade agreement (USMCA) and following November's midterm elections, it is important for companies to really understand the significance of these events and be ready to seize the resulting opportunities.

On December 7, you are invited to discover Florida’s many business opportunities. This seminar will offer insight into the current situation in the United States generally and Florida specifically, as well as equip you to access the Floridian market.


A unique opportunity to:

  • Evaluate the development potential of your business in Florida in the space of one morning;
  • Improve your network of contacts, potential partners and Quebec companies with the same goals;
  • Get advice from experts and companies who are active in this flourishing American state;
  • Learn about Florida’s legal and tax issues as well as its business culture and flagship industries;
  • Grasp the impact of the American midterm elections and the signing of the USMCA, as well as the resulting opportunities.

Why Florida?

Who should participate in this seminar?


Members Non members
Ticket(s) $110 * $155 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Alexandre Genest
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002 #6216

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.


Desjardins Lab (complexe Desjardins)

175 Boulevard René-Lévesque O.
Montréal, Québec
H2X 3Y2


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Florida, a market that stands out on many levels:

  • One of the most promising business environments in the United States, with a tax climate that is favourable for companies and a streamlined regulatory system
  • Some of the most developed transportation infrastructure in the United States, with 15 ports, 19 commercial airports and 4,828 kilometres of railway
  • A diverse talent pool of over 9.5 million workers, some of the best in the United States
  • Undeniable quality of life and a very competitive cost of living

Who should participate in this seminar?

  • Companies in any industry that are looking to equip themselves and discover the Floridian market’s business opportunities, regulatory, tax and legal context and business culture
  • All company managers and people responsible for business development who are looking for new markets
  • All others with an interest in developing their products or services in the United States

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

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Association


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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