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From 19/06/2022 to 24/06/2022

Toronto and Montreal (Canada)

Background

Organised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in close cooperation with the Ministry of the Economy, an economic mission to Canada, chaired by His Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Guillaume and led by the minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, will take place from June 19 to 24, 2022 in the cities of Toronto and Montreal.  The mission, will also be accompanied by Mr Carlo Thelen, Director General of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, as well as a delegation of Luxembourg based companies comprising 70+ representatives.

Economic Landscape

Luxembourg and Canada have much in common based on shared values and a longstanding friendship. Both countries have dynamic economies with a highly skilled workforce, a stable political and economic climate, conduct business in English and French, and demonstrate a strong government focus to help companies expand and grow.

Bordering France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg is the perfect gateway to Europe for innovative start-ups as well as for established companies wishing to expand their activities. Businesses can benefit from the country’s outstanding digital and top performing logistics infrastructure.

The Grand-Duchy offers an internationally pro-business environment, with easy contact with government officials and decision makers with grants and subsidies available to stimulate economic development. Luxembourg is recognised as a leading data economy with strengths in connectivity, data-processing capacity and cybersecurity and a leading data economy with a strong orientation towards sustainability. Read more.

Business Opportunities

Canada has great potential, both as an export market for Luxembourg goods and services, and as a fertile ground for attracting companies, start-ups, technology and talent to Luxembourg with multiple opportunities to expand across other European markets.

The Luxembourg Parliament ratified the CETA free trade agreement between the EU and Canada opening up additional possibilities to harness untapped business between the two countries.

Key business sectors during the mission will include

  • HealthTech
  • Space
  • Cybersecurity
  • Fintech
  • Startups

Startups and the Collision Conference

Luxembourg’s participation in the Collision Conference (June 21-23 in Toronto) is the “anchor event” of the mission where Luxembourg will have a national pavilion (Stand E327) giving six Luxembourg startups and 4 key players the opportunity to showcase their services , technologies and know-how and explore business opportunities within Canada’s own dynamic startup ecosystem.

For more details, to visit us at the stand or to set up a meeting, please contact us.

Join our conference ‘Building bridges to accelerate startups on both sides of the atlantic‘ on Monday 20 June at 14:.30 h at DMZ Toronto. The conference is organised by leading Canadian incubator for tech-startups DMZ and Startup Luxembourg and is a prime opportunity to discover the Canadian and Luxembourg startup ecosystems and to network.

Please check out programme details and register

Healthtech Sector

Luxembourg is home to a growing health technologies sector, attracting start-ups from across the globe and supporting them to grow in Europe. Digital solutions are a frequent theme and healthtech companies benefit from the country’s excellent digital infrastructure and know-how. Driven to improving patients’ medical journeys with smart health products and services centred on personalised and digital medicine, the HealthTech sector leverages the public research expertise in health and biomedicine at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH).  Recently a Professorship in Digital Medicine was created, to bring together the different elements in the digital transformation of healthcare including health economics, digital, medicine and human competencies.

Space Sector

During the mission a particular focus will also be given to the space sector as the Canadian and Luxembourg space agencies will engage in a dedicated side-programme to explore bi-lateral opportunities.

Luxembourg has grown strongly over the last 20 years to become an internationally renowned centre for commercial space activities. Unlike most other space agencies that are largely research-driven, Luxembourg Space Agency’s main priority is developing the business community. Space companies in Luxembourg with strong business ideas can benefit from a complete range of support: funding, premises, research resources and a network of international contacts and potential partners. Learn more.

Economic Forums

Economic forums will take place in Toronto and Montreal to showcase the growing sectors in Luxembourg, allow networking with potential business partners and strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

All participants will be able to connect to a dedicated app, which will allow them to interact with other participants and organise meetings before, during and after the Forum.

Check out the programmes and register

Monday June 20th in Toronto as of 9:00 h – organised in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. Breakout sessions for HealthTech, Fintech, Cybersecurity

Thursday June 23rd in Montreal

From 11h45-14h00 – Luncheon-conference organised by CORIM (Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal) with focus on innovation and HealthTech

As of 15:00 h – conference organised together with Station FinTech Montréal. Focus on innovation, Fintech, Data and Cybersecurity. View the page in French.

More Information

For questions, further information about the mission or to explore business opportunities, please contact

Mr Steven Koener

Senior International Affairs Advisor, The Americas, UK, Oceania
T. (+352) 42 39 39 – 379
E. canada@cc.lu

For details about investing in Luxembourg, please contact

Mr David Foy
Head of International Business Development – Digital Economy
david.foy@luxinnovation.lu

For information about Luxembourg’s startup ecosystem and startup opportunities, please contact

Mr Jonas Mercier
jonas.mercier@luxinnovation.lu

For information about Luxembourg’s healthtech initiatives, please contact

Ms Carole Brückler
Head of the Digital Health Technologies at the Ministry of Economy
carole.bruckler@eco.etat.lu

For information about Space, please contact

Ms Juliette Pertuy
Head of Communication, Luxembourg Space Agency

juliette.pertuy@space-agency.lu

For questions about business between Luxembourg and North America please contact

Mr Kivanç Ergu
Advisor – Trade and Investment Promotion, Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office New York

Kivanc.ergu@mae.etat.lu

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