Breakfast roundtable Calgary Monday May 29th: investing en France and CETA [fr]
What’s in CETA for Alberta companies? Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc. and Axia Fibrenet share their experience.
On May 29th, in light of the CETA ongoing implementation and France’s recent election of pro-European trade Mr Emmanuel Macron, Consul general of France Mr Jean-Christophe Fleury, Mr Patrick Imbert, Director at Business France in Canada and Ms Mélisande Roche, Director of Business Development at Business France Western Canada hosted a by-invitation breakfast for executives from Calgary.
Invited companies were either already present in France or aspiring to do so in the future. A selection of Canadian entrepreneurs and company owners also shared their experiences of doing business and investing in France including Vermilion Energy Inc. and Axia Fibrenet.
The purpose of this selected-few roundtable was to:
- exchange about game-changer CETA and the benefits for Albertan businesses which now boast a new market of 500 million consumers;
- introduce recent French initiatives that can have a positive impact on trades such as tax incentives for investment in research and development;
- explain development strategies including legal and regulatory rules;
- present the strong economic and cultural ties France and Europe have with the African continent which makes it a natural gateway to the vibrant EMEA.