World Forum for Small and Medium Companies

Futurallia 8th Edition

May 21-23

Quebec City, Quebec


We are pleased to announce that Michigan International Trade Association (MITA) is organizing a trade mission to Futurallia 2003, a world forum for small- and medium-sized businesses, which will be held in Quebec City, Canada, May 21-23.

This tried and true format (this is the 8th edition of this successful event) is a great value for any small U.S. business looking to enter (or expand in) international markets. At the forum, each participant will have 12 one-on-one meetings scheduled with interested customers/suppliers, matched by Futurallia forum organizers. This is one of the most successful (and economical) ways for your company to meet potential customers, suppliers, and/or strategic partners among the 800+ businesses attending from 30+ foreign countries. MITA, as the delegation leader for Michigan companies, will also distribute your company/product information to the 90 other delegation leaders who represent businesses from their respective economic regions, from all over the world.

In addition to two days of valuable interaction with foreign companies, participants will have access to international trade experts and attend networking luncheons, evening receptions and business seminars. The unique package also includes three nights accommodation (single-occupancy) at a first-class hotel, plus two breakfasts, two luncheons and two evening events Ė all for 850 Canadian dollars (less than US$600 at Feb. 2003 exchange rates). The only major expense not covered is transportation to and from Quebec City.

Quebec City is a lovely city that makes you feel as if you are in Europe. Remember: May 26 is Memorial Day (a US holiday, not a Canadian one), so you can take advantage of the long weekend and enjoy this "business" trip even more. Following Futurallia, weekend tours have been organized separately (at an additional fee; ask about information/registration for the tours).

Also, if you have interest in meeting Quebec-based companies, MITA and the Quebec Trade Commission will arrange separate additional meetings for you before the start of Futurallia; at no extra charge to you.

To see all the planned activities, use the following link Futurallia-Quebec. At the website, select your language of choice, then go through the pages (use the "Title" tabs at the top of the main page) to learn more.

If you or any of your customers/business associates are interested in learning more about attending Futurallia, please have them contact:

 Bruce Brogan, Executive Director
Michigan International Trade Association (MITA). 
Phone: 248-549-4900 or e-mail: [email protected]

MITA will soon announce orientation meetings to be held in late March for those companies interested in participating in this important international trade mission.

Donít miss out on this chance to open new markets and learn about international business opportunities! Contact MITA today!