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Doing business on the French market

Launch of the Desjardins guide Training The speech will be delivered in French only. This conference is only for private companies.

Registration deadline: April, 8

Principal Sponsor


  • Lucia Baldino Managing Director
    Desjardins Europe
    See biography
  • Darcy Ferron Chief Representative, EMEA and LATAM
    See biography
  • Patrick Imbert Economic Advisor – Director
    Business France Canada
    Assistant Director – Business France, North American Zone

    See biography
  • Olivier Jobin Advisor – International Affairs
    MEI – Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec
    See biography
  • Bertrand Rambaud President, Siparex Group See biography
  • Emilie Saulnier Recruitment Manager, Europe – Canada
    Kennedy Garceau
    See biography
  • Jérôme Sinelnikoff Responsible for accompanying Quebec companies in France
    Grant Thornton Paris
    See biography

Special Guest

Why take this training?

Doing business in France requires careful planning to reduce financial risk for your company and optimize your chances of success. By choosing the right strategies, the most promising markets and the right partners, and by using the most suitable products for your growth stage, you will be better prepared.

This training will help you deepen your knowledge to properly plan your penetration of the French market, the gateway to Europe. You will also receive a guide, just recently published, intended for Canadian companies that want to do business in France.

The speakers in attendance will provide an overview of the European and French markets with a special focus on the financial, legal, tax and social environment specific to these countries.

The training will also give you access to anecdotes from companies that have had success on the European market, especially in France.

A cocktail will follow this conference, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Who is this training for?

You will learn to:

  • Better assess market opportunities according to 2019 economic forecasts and free trade agreements (CETA)
  • Know the various partners and export assistance programs that can accompany you in your development project
  • Explore the best strategies for reducing the financial risks associated with exchange rate fluctuations
  • Get advice from French market experts


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001


Line Leblond
Project Manager, Training
514 871-4000, ext. 6214

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.


Salle de la coopération A & Lounge

1, Complexe Desjardins, Tour Sud
(entrance on René-Lévesque Boulevard West)

Montréal, Québec

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Who should attend?

This conference is only for private companies.

  • B2B and B2C companies that want to export in France
  • SMEs starting their internationalization process
  • Exporters seeking to improve their performance
  • Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of financial risks
  • Financial managers

In collaboration with:

Acclr International Trade Services’ activities receive 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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