Leticia Jimenez in The Kids on Stage at Cirque Royal
November 17, 2019 to November 17, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
Leticia Jimenez is a young singer who made a name for herself through her performance on La Voix Junior in 2016, where she was among the six finalists. It is her sensitive interpretation of the song Dernière danse, which earned...
Ada Lea on tour in Belgium
November 18, 2019 to November 19, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
Montreal, Quebec-based musician Ada Lea is also a painter and visual artist, and traces of her many creative abilities run throughout her debut album ‘what we say in private’, a beautifully colorful collection of profound pop...
To monitor work done by European institutions in areas relevant to Québec’s competencies and interests;
to develop, maintain, and coordinate relations with the various institutions of the European Union and other European authorities, including the Council of Europe, as well as with certain regional associations including the Assembly of European Regions and the Conference of European Regions with Legislative Power (REGLEG);
to organize missions to European institutions carried out by Québec political figures and representatives of Québec institutions and organizations, host and advise delegations, provide support in organizing any visits to Québec by representatives of European institutions;
to watch and analyze the development of European institutions and European multi-region institutions.
To develop, coordinate and maintain relations with various political and administrative authorities from the Benelux countries;
to prepare missions to the Benelux countries for Quebec political figures and help organize visits for political figures from the Benelux countries in Québec;
to help Quebec institutions and/or agencies prepare missions to promote Quebec’s interests;
to develop cooperative relationships between Quebec and Benelux institutions, notably in terms of higher education and training, research, science and technology;
to ensure the implementation of all cooperative agreements already concluded between Quebec and the regions or communities of Belgium, Belgium, Luxembourg and of any other agreement which can occur with one or the other of the three Benelux countries;
to monitor the sociopolitical situation of countries in the Benelux region in order to inform Québec authorities of social and political developments in these territories.
Public affairs sector
To present Québec society as fairly and comprehensively as possible within the Benelux region and with European institutions;
To develop effective communications tools (newsletters, press reviews), distribute information at public events, provide assistance to researchers, make available a wide range of sources of information on Québec;
To identify suitable opportunities and events in the institutional, university, and scientific communities to promote Québec and undertakes the steps required to take advantage of them; cooperates with centers for Québec and Canadian studies;
To handle press relations with media representatives and press agencies; assist journalists;
To encourage the presence of Québec figures in the media and their participation in the public sphere; looks after communications and public affairs during visits by Québec figures.
To promote dialogue between Québec and Benelux companies in view of increasing the number of business, industrial, and technology partnerships;
to provide information and support services to Québec companies seeking to do business in the Benelux region, answer local inquiries into Québec products and technologies and partnership opportunities involving Québec businesses;
in cooperation with the main Québec investment promotion agencies, to liaise with head offices of Benelux companies established in Québec;
to publicize, promote, and oversee the implementation of Québec’s economic strategies;
to monitor changes in European Union economic policies and determine their impact on Québec;
to track and report on changes in trade policies, practices, and techniques in the target territory to Québec organizations, companies, and government.
Pierre-Luc Desgagné has been Québec’s Delegate General in Brussels since June 17, 2019. He was previously a partner in the Business Law group at Langlois lawyers and a member of its Board of Directors.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Desgagné has held several management positions in Hydro-Québec’s senior management, including the position of Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief of Staff to Québec Premier Lucien Bouchard.
With diverse experience in business, government and politics, Mr. Desgagné has recognized expertise in government affairs, public affairs and crisis management. He also has extensive knowledge in project development and social acceptability.
Until his appointment, Mr. Desgagné was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LOJIQ Foundation and a member of the Boards of Directors of Québec Cinéma, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and Pro Bono Québec.
Pierre-Luc Desgagné holds a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University and is a member of the Québec Bar.