Montréal International returns from a mission to Europe

Montréal, December 14, 2015 – Montréal International is just back from an investment mission to Rotterdam, Zurich and Stockholm held from November 23 to 27 as part of a series of conferences organized by the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) and Global Affairs Canada.

In all, 17 experts from Canadian economic development agencies travelled to Europe to represent nine of our biggest cities at investment and innovation forums attended by close to 200 representatives of European businesses.

The event was an opportunity for Montréal International to show potential investors what Greater Montréal has to offer, and promote the region’s high-tech and medical and pharmaceutical research hubs, pool of skilled workers, world-class universities and creative strength.

CCCA seminars also provided details about key investment and growth opportunities in Canada, particularly in sectors such as life sciences and health technologies, ICT and sustainable energy, which are key pillars of Greater Montréal’s economy.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which will take effect soon, will open many business opportunities for European companies and investors looking to gain a foothold in Canada. This free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada has the potential to increase bilateral trade by close to 23%.

The 11 member cities of the Consider Canada City Alliance account for slightly more than half of the country’s population, GDP and jobs.

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As a united front, Canada’s large cities—Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, Québec City, Winnipeg, Waterloo Region, London and Saskatoon—help international companies determine the best strategies for business expansion and continually improve Canada’s ability to attract new investment and trade opportunities.

About Montréal International

Montréal International (MI) acts as an economic driver for Greater Montréal to attract foreign wealth while accelerating the success of its partners and clients. Its role is to attract foreign investment, international organizations and skilled workers to Greater Montréal, and promote the region’s competitive environment. MI also works to find the best ways to position the region as an attractive investment destination, and make recommendations to various levels of government to support Québec’s job-creating, high-value-added industries.

Created in 1996, Montréal International is a non-profit organization financed by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal.

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