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Meet Ludovic Ortuño, Delaware’s new trade representative in Canada

Meet Ludovic Ortuno, Delaware’s New Trade Representative in Canada



 

Ludovic Ortuno, Delaware’s new trade rep in Canada, will support Delaware companies as they explore trade opportunities to the north.

Ludovic Ortuno is a seasoned international trade and development professional in the Montreal, Canada area.  A native of France, Ludovic attended the University of Montreal and went on to work with the manufacturing group Bourgeat-Matfer, where he developed an expertise in transaction costs related to international trade.

As international economic development organizations around the world began to focus on attracting foreign direct investment, Ludovic co-founded a specialized market research firm, CIDEP, to support companies entering new markets and expedite the foreign direct investment attraction process.

Ludovic has more than ten years of experience working with premier international trade and development agencies, which has given him an extensive understanding of launching new products in Canada and other markets. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

 

Why Canada?

Bilateral investment and trade between Canada and the United States reaches $1 trillion annually. Canada’s geographic proximity and business culture make the nation the largest export market for the US. The Canadian workforce has the highest college and trade school graduates per capita out of all OECD nations.

Canada has the largest growth in GDP of the G-7 countries, and is ranked the most favorable country to do business with of the G-20. The World Economic Forum consistently recognizes Canada’s financial system among the soundest in the world. The IMF predicts its GDP will grow consistently at 2 percent annually through 2020.

 


Want to meet Ludovic and explore opportunities for your business in Canada? Join Global Delaware as we welcome him to our State on Friday, June 26 at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. For more info, click here. If you can’t make it, contact us so you can connect with him at another time global@delaware.gov.


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