Making Connections: Quebec-Maine Business Forum
March 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn, Maine
Between 2011 and 2015, trade between Québec and Maine increased by more than 30%.
Québec is the largest of the 10 Canadian provinces, spanning 1,667,712 km2, which is nearly 3 times the size of France and more than 40 times that of Switzerland. Canada’s second most populist province, nearly 80% of Québec’s population is concentrated along the St. Lawrence River, around the Gaspé Peninsula, and in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi regions. Residing in the most highly urbanized areas, half of its 8.3 million inhabitants occupy less than 1% of its territory.
The geographic proximity and diverse economy of Québec present many opportunities for Maine businesses in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, construction, food, green building, energy, and life sciences sectors to name only a few.
The program will include a market overview of doing business in Québec, a presentation from COREX Québec on their innovative business networking platform, and a panel discussion led by industry experts highlighting trends and opportunities in advanced manufacturing and life sciences. The afternoon will feature one-on-one business matchmaking meetings, followed by a reception to celebrate Maine’s upcoming Franco-American Day.
The registration fee is $45 for MITC members and $65 for non-members. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Advance registration is required.
Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Doing Business in Quebec
Doing Business in Maine
COREX Business Networking Platform
Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing and Life Sciences
Export Assistance for Maine Businesses: State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
B2B Matchmaking Meetings
Adjourn for Networking Reception
Questions? Contact Canada Desk Director Jeff Bennett.