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Annual round table discussion on international economic issues

Trends and opportunities in Asia, Latin America, and Africa Hear the forecasts of three experts on the Asian, Latin American, and African markets The speech will be delivered in French.


  • Pierre S. Pettigrew
    The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew Former member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister
    Executive Advisor, International,
    See biography
  • Charles Sirois Chairman of the Board and Founder
  • Loïc Tassé Political Scientist, China and Asia Specialist


For the 5th year in a row, the team of experts at the World Trade Centre Montréal will be holding an important round table discussion on export market development prospects for Quebec companies.

Three eminent international market specialists will provide an overall picture of business issues and opportunities for Quebec firms in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Take advantage of our guest speakers’ vision, understanding, and forecasts:

Mr. Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Telesystem.
Mr. Sirois will provide a portrait of the African markets. The continent is in the midst of an economic and demographic boom, which is resulting in incredible growth in domestic demand throughout a wide variety of sectors. The need to satisfy this demand means there are plenty of business opportunities for the taking. Quebec companies must therefore make sure their strategic positioning is adequate with respect to the great potential Africa has to offer.


The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, former member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister, and Executive Advisor, International, Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Pettigrew will discuss his thoughts on the situation in Latin America and its sub-regions. He will speak about the many business opportunities this area has to offer, as well as ways of entering into and running eventual partnerships.


Mr. Loïc Tassé Political Scientist, China and Asia Specialist
Loïc Tassé will speak to us about the recent market developments in Asia, the second leading destination for Canadian exports.
He will also shed some light on business trends, economic issues and Canada-Asia relations.


Members Non members
Ticket(s) $100 * $150 *
Table(s) of 10
Table(s) of 10 $900 * $1500 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Julie-Claude Gauthier
Head, International Market Development
514-871-4002, ext 6218

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.


Hyatt Regency Montreal

1255 Jeanne-Mance Street
Montréal, QC
H2Z 1Y1


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  • Understand the vision of specialists on current and future economic issues on the main global markets
  • Assess the potential of developing your business abroad <
  • Network with over 200 decision-makers interested in international markets


  • Businesses with international operations
  • Businesses planning to expand onto foreign markets
  • International business advisors
  • Foreign fund managers and international investors
  • Students and researchers in the fields of international economics and politics
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a fresh look at international markets.
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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