How to do business successfully in Quebec, gateway to North America

As part of a private meeting and in partnership with Apex, Mission Internationale organized a conference in Marseille on February 1, 2018 at the Apex headquarters from 5:30 pm* at the World Trade Center Marseille Provence, 2 rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille

Conference moderated and facilitated by

David Kassar

Chairman of Mission Internationale, a company specializing in setting up companies to the French-speaking world, laureate of the "Entreprendre" network, EMBA/HEC-CPA, IHEDN auditor.

... with interventions from

Pierre Marc Johnson

Former Premier of Quebec, Chief Negotiator for Quebec of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union ("CETA"), Counsel to the Montreal law firm Lavery, de Billy and Chairman of the Board of CORIM (Montreal Council on Foreign Relations), Quebec, Canada.

Charles Jolicœur

Director, Business Development in Paris for Investissement Québec, a government corporation that assists foreign investors in setting up business in Quebec.

Franck Chaulvet

Director of Was International and specialist in development in Canada.

Laura Torrebruno

International advisor, Direccte Paca.

Bruno Hamon

Chief of the economic action pole of the Marseille Customs.

Véronique Maurel

General manager and co-founder of Ixarys.

Cyril Garde

CEO and co-founder of Enovacom.

Course of the evening

  • Welcome by Céline Robert-Chapot, Executive Director of Apex
  • Presentation of the Quebec market and how to invest in it, by Charles Jolicœur
  • How to negotiate with Quebecers, by Franck Chaulvet
  • Trade with Quebec - CETA, by Pierre Marc Johnson, Laura Torrebruno and Bruno Hamon
  • Testimonies of company managers, by Véronique Maurel and Cyril Garde
  • Questions/Answers
  • Cocktail offered by our partners Medef Paca and Union Patronale du Var


Event partners

 Logo APEX
 Logo CPME
 Logo UPV
 Logo UPE13
 Logo Medef International
Medef International
 Logo Douanes et droits indirects
Douanes et droits indirects
 Logo Région Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
Région Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
 Logo Euler Hermes
Euler Hermes
 Logo Lavery Avocats
Lavery Avocats
 Logo Investissement Québec
Investissement Québec