Stash Energy attends Paris Trade Mission 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
2018 continues to be a big year for Stash Energy, which just returned from a trade mission in France organized by Canada’s Trade Commission Service. The business delegation, led by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, took place from April 15 to 18, 2018, in Paris, France.
Stash Energy joined the approximately 40 other artificial intelligence (AI) and clean technology (cleantech) companies in networking and partnering opportunities hosted by the Embassy of Canada.
In addition to the Minister of International Trade, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, also joined the delegation. Export Development Canada (EDC) was an organizing partner as well.
Stash had the opportunity to meet with leading French utilities and engineering firms such as Électricité de France (EDF), ENGIE, and BERIM for a series of productive and promising meetings.
The Canadian cleantech and AI sectors will benefit from the recently signed Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union through the removal of all tariffs on their products.
Jordan Kennie, CEO of Stash Energy, said “the trip was a huge success, and we are in the process of planning a follow-up trip in Summer 2018. We are very appreciative of the opportunity to join the Paris Trade Mission and look forward to working with our partners at the Trade Commission Service and Export Development Canada”.
“I want to applaud the Canadian businesses whose representatives accompanied me on this trade mission to Paris. Over the last few days, we have worked together to further strengthen our trade and investment ties with France, which are already among the strongest in the world”, said the Minster of International Trade in a statement.
France is Canada’s ninth-largest trading partner and fourth-largest in Europe, and in 2017, the total value of trade between the two countries was $9.6 billion. Canada’s cleantech companies are ranked fourth in the world as clean-technology innovators.