1. STRATEGIC VISION AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN TUNISIA
Head of the Tunisian Office, European Bank fo Recontruction and Development (EBRD)
2. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS SECTORS
THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF
Attend the first Canada-Tunisia business seminar, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada to Tunisia, and learn more about the commercial ties being established between these two nations.
A major Tunisian delegation will be here in Montréal during the International Food & Beverage Tradeshow (SIAL) and for the occasion of Syphax Airlines’ inaugural Tunis-Montréal flight. On April 2, come meet the members of this delegation at our seminar, and speak to business representatives and parliamentarians who can help you with your business development in Tunisia.
Jim Ragas, President, Second Cup
Ken Campbell, CEO, Tunisiana
Partner, Strategic Advisor, Fasken Martineau
Former Canadian ambassador to France, the United States, Belgium, Mexico and the Congo
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…
- Network with high-level representatives of Tunisian businesses operating in a variety of sectors, and develop privileged business relationships
- Attend the breakfast meeting on business development between Canada and Tunisia with Mr. Raymond Chrétien, Partner, Strategic Advisor at Fasken Martineau and the former Canadian ambassador to several countries
- Learn more about key sectors on the Tunisian market, such as agri-food, information technology and communications, and education
- Hear testimonials from Canadian companies that have developed their business in Tunisia, and from Tunisian companies doing business in Canada
- Meet the Canadian ambassador to Tunisia and the Tunisian ambassador to Canada
Three years to the day after the Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia has just signed a new constitution, which at the same time sees the formation of a new independent government. The country has since been regaining the confidence of politicians at both the national and international levels.
The IMF, which has just provided $506 million in financial assistance to help smooth the political transition, anticipates an economic recovery in the country, with a growth rate increasing from 3% in 2013 to almost 4% in 2014.
Tunisia facts and figures:
- A GDP of $45.66 billion USD (2012)
- $136.9 million CAD in imports from Canada in 2012
- Special trade agreements with the European Union
- Business opportunities worthy of Canadian interest in the infrastructure, energy, engineering consulting, and education sectors
- Imports mainly in the form of intermediate goods, capital goods, consumer goods, and fuel
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?
- All companies seeking to do business on the Tunisian market or hoping to take advantage of the country’s strategic location to gain access to other markets of the European Union and the Middle East.
- The seminar will be of particular interest to companies in the following sectors:
- Information technology and communications
Look to Tunisia, a booming market, for your international business development!
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