EDC Life sciences event and the International Forum on Health (FSI) puts the spotlight on Canadian export opportunities

MONTREAL, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 22, Export Development Canada (EDC) in partnership with the International Forum on Health (FSI) will be hosting a panel discussion with some of Canada's premier experts in the life sciences and healthcare industry.

Facilitated by M. Frank Béraud, President and CEO of Montréal InVivo, the panel discussion will focus on "The Road to Commercialization" – The story of life sciences companies, their challenges, opportunities and successes. Panelists will provide insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by Canadian companies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors to assist companies in finding solutions.

Panelists include:

  • Cedric Bisson, Venture Partner, Teralys Capital.
  • Stuart Elman, Managing Partner, Persistence Capital Partners.
  • Nathanial Findlay, Founder & CEO, Hello Health Inc.
  • Vincent Finn, Canadian Trade Commissioner in NY/Philadelphia for Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Canada
  • Antonio Lopes, Global Accounts Director & Sector Lead – Life Sciences & Healthcare and Equity Connect Programs, Export Development Canada
  • Lee McDonald, Founder, President & CEO, Southmedic Inc.

"At EDC we aim to provide Canadian companies with all the tools they need to succeed in growing their business in foreign markets," said Antonio Lopes, Global Accounts Director, EDC. "This means providing them with access to expert market knowledge and resources. Events like this will provide small and medium sized companies in the industry with access to the best knowledge for economic development all in one place."

EDC is Canada's trade finance agency, and the leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding for Canadian companies of all sizes that do business outside of Canada.

"We are excited to work with EDC during its Montreal life sciences roadshow to offer companies an opportunity to meet people with the right expertise to grow and expand their business", said Cedric Bisson, partner at Teralys Capital. "Entrepreneurship and financing are at the core of our mission, in all our sectors of activity".

"Expanding our business in the life sciences sector is a corporate priority for EDC," said Lopes. "If you're a Canadian company working in life sciences, and you're looking for more information about foreign markets, we have the answers for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to us."

Learn more and register for the event visit here.

For more information about these events, or to register, contact Antonio Lopes alopes@edc.ca, (416) 349-6533, or Joanne de Franco jdefranco@edc.ca, (613) 597-8683. 

About EDC
EDC is Canada's trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private and public-sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.

For more information about how EDC can help your company, call us at 1-888-434-8508 or visit www.edc.ca.

About CHU Sainte-Justine

The Sainte-Justine university hospital centre (CHU Sainte-Justine) is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and the second largest pediatric hospital in North America. A member of the Université de Montréal extended network of excellence in health (RUIS), Sainte-Justine has 5,664 employees, including 1,578 nurses and nursing assistants; 1,117 other healthcare professionals; 502 physicians, dentists and pharmacists; 822 residents; and more than 200 researchers, 300 volunteers and 3,400 interns and students in a wide range of disciplines. Sainte-Justine has 484 beds, including 35 at the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant, the only exclusively pediatric rehabilitation centre in Quebec. The World Health Organization has recognized CHU Sainte-Justine as a "health promoting hospital".


SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: Mélanie Dallaire, Senior Advisor, Media Relations, CHU Sainte-Justine, 514 345-7707 (direct line), 514 415-5727 (media pager), melanie.dallaire.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


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