According to the World Bank Group, SMEs account for the majority of businesses worldwide (90%) and are important contributors to economic development and job creation (more than 50% of worldwide employment). Unfortunately, SMEs are underrepresented in international trade, accounting for only 30% of exports (OECD).

Research shows that when entrepreneurs become exporters, they boost their sales and accelerate their business growth.

“In 2021, The Montreal Group initiated a number of forums for members to share best practices in support of SME internationalization. This brochure is a summary of these stimulating exchanges.” Sandra Péloquin, Secretary General, The Montreal Group