MONTRÉAL, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and its Acclr team of international trade experts kicked off a six-day trade mission to China today. The trade mission gets started aboard Air Canada's inaugural direct flight between Montréal and Shanghai. This is a unique opportunity for participants to create ties with the business communities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, centres of economic growth for China.
"China is one of the most powerful economies in the world, and it is experiencing a transition based on knowledge and innovation," said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. "This market of 1.3 billion consumers has to be at the heart of development strategies among Montréal businesses. Our trade mission targets two Chinese cities that offer strong potential. Their rapid urban development is creating major business opportunities for Montréal businesses in construction-related sectors."
"The Chamber is pleased to continue in its efforts to position local companies in this market, as China is already our second most important trading partner," Michel Leblanc said. "The new direct Air Canada flight between Montréal and Shanghai will strengthen economic ties between Montréal and one of the most dynamic business destinations in China, while facilitating access to Asian members of the Star Alliance network. Shanghai is also a strategic gateway to other Asian markets such as Singapore. We encourage Montréal business people to spend time there developing their network and market knowledge."
The following organizations and businesses are taking part in the trade mission:
- Catalyse Urbaine
- Diamond Diamond Real Estate Inc.
- Fasken Martineau
- Groupe Innovatech Inc.
- Montréal International
- NKF Devencore
- SDC Destination Centre-Ville
- Smith Vigeant
- YAB Consulting
About the trade mission to China
The trade mission to Shanghai and Hong Kong was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal's Acclr team of international trade experts, with the cooperation of the Quebec Government Office in Shanghai and thanks to official carrier Air Canada. The CCMM also received the support from the Quebec's Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation and Export Québec.
About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city's businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM's goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.
About Acclr – Business Services
Through its Acclr brand, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal delivers services for the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes: business development, international trade, business intelligence, financing, labour and francization. No matter what business information companies are looking for, the CCMM's Acclr experts have the best resources and tools to find it.
SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
For further information: Guillaume Bérubé, Advisor, Media Relations, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042, [email protected]