MONTREAL, June 20, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, June 21, the Board of
Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of experts in international
trade, the World Trade Centre Montréal, will play host to influential
businesspeople from the United Arab Emirates who will be heading up a
number of major development projects in their country in the coming
"The rapid development and abundance of wealth in the United Arab
Emirates offer Quebec businesses potential for growth and unique
opportunities to initiate their export efforts," said Michel Leblanc,
President and CEO of the Board of Trade. "The Board of Trade is pleased
to give local small businesses a venue to showcase their expertise and
products to important buyers from this part of the world."
The participating UAE buyers, including Aldar Properties PJSC, Manazel
PJSC, Consolidated Contractors Company and Al Falah, will address
Quebec small businesses during a breakfast meeting. Local businesses
working in the construction, environmental, security, engineering and
information technology sectors will learn more about the best practices
for doing business profitably with organizations in the Middle East.
During their stay in Montréal, the foreign buyers will also visit a
number of the province's top small businesses.
"Last year, current and projected construction projects in the UAE
represented over US$800 billion," Mr. Leblanc said. "Since growth in
these countries is showing no signs of slowing, partnerships formed by
Quebec businesses are particularly important."
This event is organized in partnership with the Middle East Trade
Development Agency and presented in cooperation with Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the
Association de la construction du Québec and Quebec's Ministère du
Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal—through its experts at the
World Trade Centre Montréal, and with the support of Canada Economic
Development—offers international trade services to the greater business
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