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Trade mission to Las Vegas: an initial delegation of Montréal businesses attends the Consumer Electronics Show

Montréal, January 9, 2017 – The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of Acclr international trade experts successfully completed a trade mission to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The CES is the largest international gathering for consumer technology innovations. The Montréal delegation included 16 companies that enjoyed targeted meetings with key players in the technology sector. They also took part in networking activities with the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

“This trade mission gave local companies a chance to demonstrate their capacity for innovation with buyers and potential partners from around the world,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. “The CES is a key opportunity for leaders in consumer technology. The Chamber is proud to have helped local businesses position their products and services in leading-edge sectors such as electronics, smart clothing, ICT and robotics. We strongly encourage the city’s business people to join these trade missions, which give them a chance to get a read on the market and anticipate new international technology trends.”

“The joint effort between the Chamber, ICT West and the Canadian Digital Media Network to put together a delegation of businesses from Québec and Western Canada is a first and will be a springboard for later editions of the CES,” Michel Leblanc said. “The Chamber will continue its efforts to encourage companies to take part in these sorts of major events, which over the years have become essential for tapping into new business opportunities.”

“By taking part in this trade mission, we were able to develop our business relationships with a number of Canadian and American clients,” said Jean-Philippe Desjardins, President, CEO and Cofounder of The Wallrus. “We also got the chance to meet a number of heads of Quebec companies we plan to partner with. The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s support enabled us to get in contact with BMW’s American agency and successfully deploy our technology with its representatives during the CES. We plan to work with them on a similar concept in six major American cities this year. Plus, we have a meeting set up in Germany to look at implementing our platform worldwide with BMW.”

“The prime location we had at the CES trade show gave us a chance to showcase our know-how,” said Harold Dumur, President and CEO of OVA. “We were able to offer the public an exclusive demonstration of our innovation in virtual and augmented reality. Our immersive environment generated a great deal of interest among participants from around the world. We left the CES with appointments in California in the next few weeks, where we will continue discussions with strategic partners, clients and potential investors.”

The following companies took part in the trade mission:

  • Barracks
  • BKOM Studios
  • BlouInnovation Inc.
  • Dyze Design
  • Électronique Bluewave Inc.
  • IRYStec Software Inc.
  • LeddarTech
  • Mighty Cast
  • Nixa
  • Orthogone Technologies Inc.
  • OVA
  • Phazon
  • The Wallrus
  • Valtech Canada
  • 360Medlink Inc.
  • 5th Wall Agency

About the trade mission to Las Vegas
The trade mission to Las Vegas was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s (CCMM) Acclr team of international trade experts, with the contribution of ROBIC, our main partner, and the cooperation of the Canadian Digital Media Network and ICT West. The CCMM also received support from Quebec’s Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation and Export Québec.

About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city’s businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM’s goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.

About Acclr – Business Services
Through its Acclr brand, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal delivers services for the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes: business development, international trade, business intelligence, financing, labour and francization. No matter what business information companies are looking for, the CCMM’s Acclr experts have the best resources and tools to find it.

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Source: 
Guillaume Bérubé
Advisor, Media Relations
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042

gberube@ccmm.ca
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