The trade mission to Lyon at a glance
From October 8 to 13, Ville de Montréal and the Chamber's Acclr team of international trade experts invite companies and organizations to participate in a trade mission on environmental solutions in Lyon as part of the Pollutec international trade show and Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier.
During this mission, you will be guided by our team, who prepares, accompanies and supports you throughout your stay. You will have the opportunity to take part in several networking activities, B2B meetings and potential industrial visits.
For this edition, Ville de Montréal and the Chamber's Acclr team of international trade experts are pleased to have an exhibitor space in the Canada Pavilion. This space will provide the delegation with remarkable visibility and a privileged meeting point throughout the trade show.
About the Pollutec trade show and the Entretiens Jacques Cartier
For 45 years, Pollutec has been the leading trade show for environmental solutions for industry, cities, and territories. Over four days, it brings together professionals from all sectors who showcase innovative solutions to address major global challenges such as biodiversity, pollution, and climate change to industrialists, communities, and economic actors.
In 2021, 28% of the exhibitors were based internationally, and 11 official delegations (Germany, Colombia, Morocco, etc.) were in attendance. Pollutec's Green Days facilitated meetings between environmental industry experts and professionals from public and private sectors worldwide, bringing together over 800 participants from 57 countries and resulting in 2,180 appointments.
This trade show serves as an essential platform for knowledge exchange, establishing partnerships, and discovering the latest environmental innovations.
Key figures for the 2021 edition
The Lyon region is one of the largest in the European Union, both in terms of area and population and in terms of the wealth that is created there. It benefits from powerful assets:
- its strategic position as a European crossroads
- its proximity to many markets
- its centres of excellence
- its very high potential for research and innovation
- its exceptional economic attractiveness
Economically, Lyon has an international reputation and numerous business opportunities in many sectors. Several of these leaders have chosen Lyon as the location for their global or European headquarters, including IBM, Electronic Arts, Toshiba, Sanofi Pasteur, GE Healthcare, Bayer CropScience, Bosch and Philips.
More recently, the region has distinguished itself with its ambitious Hydrogen Valley project and the creation of thousands of jobs by 2025.
Lyon, a leader:
- France's leading industrial conurbation (outside the Île-de-France region)
- leading European territory for new mobility
- leading French territory for smart electricity networks
- leading French health cluster: Lyonbiopole
- 2nd largest logistics region in France
- 2nd largest digital hub in France
- leading smart city in France
- France's largest budget for clean technology investments.
Participation in this mission includes:
A preparatory workshop before leaving Montréal
Networking and information activities (networking with local organizations, conferences, etc.)
Access to the Pollutec environmental trade show and the Entretiens Jacques Cartier
Potential industrial visits in the heart of the Lyon region
Possible networking meetings organized jointly with our local partners
Support from the Acclr's team of experts throughout your stay
Who is this trade mission for?
This mission is for all companies wishing to develop their business in France and to learn more about this market, and more particularly for companies in the following sectors:
- Clean Technologies
- Life and Health Sciences
- Energy and Sustainable Development – Hydrogen
- Waste Management
- Water Management
- Contaminated Sites and Soils
- Sustainable Cities and Buildings
- Risk Management and Prevention
- Biodiversity & Natural Environments
- Collectives & Institutions
- Bluetec Sea & Coastline
- Culture and Arts
- Artificial Intelligence
This mission is also for company directors, business development managers, sales managers, international trade managers and anyone with an interest in developing their products or services in France.