The Québec Government Office in Boston and Export Québec held a trade mission in Boston in the construction sector last November. More than fifteen Québec companies, as well as the Québec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), participated in the ABX 2016 trade mission.
The participating Québec entrepreneurs benefited from the services of two local consultants specialized in the construction sector who arranged B2B with construction experts from the New England region.
The Québec and U.S Green Building Council - MA Chapter (USGBC-MA) gathered more than 100 people who came to exchange with Québec entrepreneurs. Gray Lee, director of the USGBC-MA's, keynote stressed the strong links between Québec and New England and the importance of “Green Buildings” for the future. Read USGB-MA's brief recap of the event here.
The program also included a morning seminar with Québec-based AmeriCan Structures, a successful company in the Boston area. AmeriCan Structures invited the Québec companies to visit their construction site in East Boston. René Leclerc, President of AmeriCan Structures, shared his experience and his business philosophy on the New England market as well as strategies he attributes to his success in the region.
In November 2017, the USGBC and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) announced that Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) will be co-located making it one of the largest events for the building community in North America.
List of participating Québec companies: