Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
With the recent announcement of the CETA free trade agreement and improving conditions in the EURO zone it’s an opportune time for Canadian companies to begin exploring Europe as part of their international strategy.
To facilitate this exploration, Brussels Invest and Export has hired Vancouver based management consulting firm SME Strategy to help Canadian companies enter the European market.
Headed by principal consultant Anthony Taylor, they will be meeting with dozens of Canadian companies over the next 6 months to see how Canadian companies can benefit from Belgium’s: talent pool, research and development industry, political landscape, and tax incentives to expand their operations.
“As a European and Canadian citizen, I’ve had the chance of exploring both Countries’ industries and opportunities first hand. The culture and languages spoken in Brussels should make for an easy transition for most Canadians,” said Taylor.
He also noted that while many businesses are a right “fit” for Brussels, he believes that companies in the Biotech and life sciences industries would do particularly well.
To encourage companies to explore doing business in the Brussels region, Brussels invest and export offers a 3-month “no strings attached” incubator, so companies can test out the region, take meetings, and run operations to test drive the Brussels experience. (http://www.investinbrussels.com/en/index.cfm/setting-up-for-business/welcome-pack/)
Interested companies can contact Anthony Taylor at SME Strategy at +1-855-895-5446 or http://smestrategy.net/belgium Or Bart Schobben, Trade Commissioner at the Belgian Consulate Vancouver +1 778 997 3758.