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Gain access to the Japanese market

Take advantage of new opportunities for growth

Explore promising growth sectors for Quebec companies

The speech will be delivered in French and in English.

Spearker's presentations

1.The business environment in Japan

Tatsuo Arai
Consul General
Consulate General of Japan at Montréal

2.Quebec’s strategy in Japan: promising growth sectors and resources for businesses

Louis-Philippe Forget
International Affairs Advisor, Japan-Korea-Taiwan
Export Québec

3.Your approach to Japan: ensuring a successful commercialization strategy and marketing

Didier Chanut

Jean-François Riel

4.The National Bank, an export partner

François Norris-Paquette
Director, Business Services – SME Development
National Bank

5.Legal aspects: ensuring your success on the Japanese market

Pablo Guzman
Davis LLP

5.1 Additional handout

Pablo Guzman
Davis LLP

6.Intercultural negotiations, Japan

Francine Masson
Advisor, Innovation Commercialization Strategies


  • Find out about business opportunities for Québec companies in promising growth sectors in Japan
  • Develop your marketing strategy for the Japanese market
  • Further your knowledge of business culture in Japan
  • Learn from the first-hand accounts of Québec businesses active on the Japanese market

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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Emanuel Couture Armand
Head, International Market Development
514 871-4002, ext. 6212

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.


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why japan?

Japan is an established power and a decision-making hub within Asia, offering the strongest potential for economic growth in the world. The Japanese economy has already started to recover from the consequences of the 2011 earthquake, and is now looking to new prospects for growth. This territory represents a solid value for Québec companies looking to develop their business.

Japan has set an ambitious goal of doubling the flow of investments, goods, and people between itself and the world through domestic reforms and by joining forces with other markets in the region. Japan’s strategic geographic position in Asia, the performance of its business environment, and its status as a “creator of global trends” are factors conducive to the development of new business relationships for our companies in many different fields.

Relations between Canada and Japan are already well established, and the negotiation of a free trade agreement has been underway since March 2012.

Facts and figures:

  • A population of 127 million inhabitants
  • $10.7 billion CAN in Canadian exports
  • A nominal GDP of $5.87 billion USD in 2011
  • Ranked 9th in the Global Competitiveness Report in 2012
  • 2nd largest global currency reserves ($1,100 billion USD)
  • The country where most patents are filed
  • Ranked 17th out of 178 countries on the Transparency Index
  • Ranked 20th on the Ease of Doing Business Index and the Index of Economic Freedom

who should participate?

Entrepreneurs seeking to enter the Japanese market, or already present on the market and seeking to learn more

Advisors, researchers, business services (attorneys, accountants, consultants)

Companies in the following sectors are specifically targeted:
    • Transportation
    • Infrastructure work
    • Information technology and telecommunications
    • Agri-food
    • Life sciences and medical equipment
    • Aeronautics
    • Healthcare
    • Green technologies
    • Defence and security
    • Energy
    • Natural resources
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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