The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

A unique opportunity for tech companies

Following the success of the 2018 edition, the Chamber invites technology companies to participate in its second trade mission to Singapore. This mission will take place from November 10 to 15, 2019, for the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH).

The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH)

The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) will be held during the same week for the first time. In 2018, these two events attracted a total of nearly 57,000 participants from about 130 countries. It is an unparalleled opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and professionals from various backgrounds to discover the latest technological advances, and also to target collaborative opportunities.

Click here for more information and to sign up for this mission!

This mission is aimed at businesses in various industries: fintech, urban solutions and sustainability, health and biomedical sciences, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and digital services.

Why Singapore?

As doing business in Singapore is convenient, it is known as the gateway to the Asian market. It is the third largest financial centre in the world, after London and New York, with some 1,200 financial institutions, including banking industry leaders, major insurance companies and Canadian retirement funds.

Singapore is one of the economies most open to trade and foreign investments. This business-friendly environment is particularly favourable for fintechs. Between January and October 2018, Singapore-based fintech companies recorded investments of around US$222 million.

An unparalleled opportunity

During the 2018 edition, the companies that participated in our Singapore mission were able to take advantage of targeted meetings with key players in the international financial and technology sectors:

“It was Squares Union’s second fintech mission with the Chamber, and it was a success. We had three objectives: find payment partners, set up a subsidiary in Singapore and meet with a major potential investor in Asia. It was a busy mission that allowed us to achieve our objectives.” – Freddy Noumeyi, Vice President, Operations at Squares Union

“It was a fantastic experience. One of Singapore's characteristics is its cultural mix between Asia and America. The most important thing was to be able to align our vision with this market’s. There is no doubt that the mission was a stepping stone to the successful expansion of our company.” – Louis Cléroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Timechain

Do you want to take advantage of this opportunity?
a href="https://www.ccmm.ca/en/trade-missions-acclr/innovation-trade-mission-to-singapore/">Click here to register for this mission! Registration deadline is September 20, 2019

About the trade mission to Singapore

The trade mission to Singapore is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal's Acclr team of experts, with the special participation of the World Trade Centre Toronto/Toronto Region Board of Trade, and with the support of Air Canada, the official airline. Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

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