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:
“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/
Interested companies can contact Anthony Taylor at SME Strategy at +1-855-895-5446 orhttp://smestrategy.net/