Export Québec, in collaboration with the Québec Delegation in Atlanta, organized a trade mission to Orlando during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). A major simulation and training trade show for the defense industry, I/ITSEC took place in Orlando,FL, from December 2 to 5, 2013.
Québec-based Lisette-L (www.lisette-l.com), a manufacturer of pants for women, has been storming across the United States since Oprah Winfrey mentioned in one of her television programs that these pants were the best she ever bought. The pants were featured on the cover of Oprah Magazine's October issue. Lisette-L’s headquarters is in Montréal and all the pants are designed and made in Québec. The company stocks over 90 000 units in their warehouse in Montréal, which insures a quick delivery to its numerous retailers in North America. Lisette-L is represented in the United States by a network of reps, two of whom are based in Atlanta and have showrooms at AmericasMart Building 3.
Ten of Québec’s best women’s designers and manufacturers presented their spring 2014 collections at the highly anticipated Montréal Collections Fashion Show on October 24, opening night of the Dallas Market Center Apparel & Accessories Market.
More than 200 reps and buyers from specialty apparel boutiques and retail chains in the Southern United States were on hand at the much-anticipated annual Montréal Collections at Americasmart in Atlanta on October 17 to preview the spring 2014 fashions from 15 Québec prêt-à-porter manufacturers.
Ferti Technologies announced Thursday that the Quebec-based fertilizer maker will open its second United States manufacturing facility in Statesville, North Carolina. Ferti will hire 10 full-time employees initially and add more positions as the business grows.
The company will invest more than $3 million to renovate and equip the 62,500 square foot location, which should be up and running by the end of 2013.
The Québec Government Office in Atlanta and Export Québec on September 23 – 26 led a trade mission during which Québec companies had the opportunity to meet with six Georgia-based manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment, as well as recreational motorized vehicles.
The Government of Québec launched its Economic Policy Putting Jobs First on October 7. One of the objectives of the policy is to attract foreign investments and stimulate exports. The policy should generate nearly $13 billion in public and private investments over the next 10 years.
The Quebec Government Office in Atlanta participated along with 35 bi-national chambers of commerce, foreign trade offices and partner organizations in Global Connect, an international networking event to promote the cultures, distinctive products and foods of participating countries, held on August 22nd .
Pauline Marois, Premier of Québec, is pleased to receive The Climate Group’s award for leadership in fighting climate change on behalf of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP).
The Ministère des Relations internationales, de La Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, in partnership with the Consulate General of Haiti in Montréal, are launching a call for culture and communication projects.
The Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), Jean-François Lisée, participated in the 6th Annual Southeastern United States and Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) Conference, held on July 14 and 15 in Halifax. He was accompanied by a Québec business delegation.
This summer, garden and fantasy lovers will have the opportunity to admire several monumental horticulture masterpieces created by Mosaiculture International Montréal (MIM), for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s new blockbuster exhibit, Imaginary Worlds, on view into October. The highlight of the exhibit is a menagerie of giant live sculptures – up to 20 by 25-foot large -- representing 19 real-life and mythological animals. Each of the works is made up of thousands of groomed plants planted into steel forms and kept thriving by a complex irrigation system beneath the surface. The result is a surreal and magical multicolor world that enchants the young of all ages. Information and box-office: http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/events-classes/events/imaginary-worlds
Fifteen Québec companies exhibited their products in the Québec Pavilion organized by Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada at the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Expo in Orlando, June 2 – 4. The Québec contingent, already established in the U.S. market, attracted a large number of visitors to the stand, thanks in part to an intensive pre-show outreach to about 60 buyers from the large supermarket chains in the Southeast.
Nicolas Marceau, Québec Minister of Finance and Economy, and Élaine Zakaïb, Minister responsible for Industrial Policy and the Québec Economic Development Bank, will head a contingent of about 50 Québec aerospace industry leaders participating in the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget, June 17 – 23. Their representatives will be on hand at the Québec Government pavilion, which will provide a window on Québec’s aerospace expertise and serve as the headquarter and meeting place for the companies, organizations and Québec media attending the show.
Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, headed a mission to Lafayette, Saint-Martinville and Bâton-Rouge from April 27 to 30 to, among other things, participate in the Bicentennial celebrations of Louisiana’s statehood.
Haitian-born Québec writer Dany Laferrière was the guest of honor at a two-day event hosted by Emory University in Atlanta April 18-19, with the support of the Québec Government Office in Atlanta. Mr. Laferrière has often been referred to as a Haitian, exiled and engaged writer. He says these qualifiers don’t mean a thing, since a writer is first and foremost the “author of his books”. The event coincided with the release of a documentary titled “La Derive d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve”, about the life and work of the author, essayist and journalist.