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Round table discussion with three eminent specialists on international economic issues

Report on the Asian, Latin American, and U.S. markets The speech will be delivered in French.


  • Pierre Lortie
    Pierre Lortie Senior Business Advisor,
  • John Parisella Conseiller spécial, Stratégie et rayonnement,
    Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL
    See biography
  • Pierre S. Pettigrew
    The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew Former member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister
    Executive Advisor, International,
    See biography

  • Gérald Filion
    This privileged encounter, followed by a debate, will be hosted by:

    Gérald Fillion
    Host, RDI économie
    Specialized reporter / economy


For the 4th consecutive year, the World Trade Centre’s team of experts is holding a round table discussion on export market development prospects for Quebec businesses.

Three eminent international market specialists will provide an overall picture of business issues and opportunities for Quebec companies in Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

Come share in the vision and the forecasts of our three guest speakers:

Mr. Pierre Lortie, Senior Business Advisor, Dentons
Mr. Lortie 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 and Canada-Asia relations.


Mr. John Parisella, Executive Director, Campus Montréal HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal
Mr. Parisella—an expert on American politics and Quebec’s former Delegate General in New York—will share his thoughts on the economic situation in the United States.


The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, former member of Parliament and federal cabinet minister, and Executive Advisor, International, Deloitte
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 region has to offer, as well as ways of entering into and running eventual partnerships.


Members Non members
Ticket(s) $70 * $95 *
Table(s) of 10
Table(s) of 10 $630 * $950 *

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

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

Louise Lauzon
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6227

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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777 University Street
Montréal, Quebec
H3C 3Z7


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  • Understand the vision of specialists on current and future global economic issues
  • 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 make the move to foreign markets
  • International business advisors
  • Foreign investors and fund managers
  • 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 Quebec" initiative is produced
in cooperation with:
Exportation et développement Canada La Presse
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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