From November 11th to 13th, 2018, the Delegation of Quebec in Chicago (DQC) participated in North America’s largest private label food and beverage show alongside around 30 exhibiting companies from Quebec. The week prior, around a dozen companies also made the trip from Quebec to Illinois for a “Taste of Canada”, a gourmet B2B event successfully organized by the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago in collaboration with provincial partners, including the Quebec Delegation in Chicago and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPAQ)’s Market Access Office. Quebec’s Chicago Office was represented by Molly Bañuelos, Commercial Attaché for the Food and Beverage sector.
Our Québec Government Representative here in Chicago speaks to Mitch Teich, host of Milwaukee's public radio station WUWM's Lake Effect on the impact of tariffs for Wisconsin jobs. Listen to the interview HERE.
From October 20 through the 22nd, 2017, the Government of Quebec took part in the Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (GSGP) in Detroit (MI) and Windsor (ON). The Quebec delegation included the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, André Fortin, and the Head of the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, Jean-François Hould.
From September 30th through October 04th, 2017, Chicago hosted the 90th edition of WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference), the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition. 18 companies from Quebec were on display, while some 15 Quebec companies made the trip to the conference as visitors. To discover more about some of these companies, please visit: www.quebecweftec.com
The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) recently attended the 2017 Arts Midwest Conference in Columbus, OH. For three decades now, the Conference has allowed thousands of artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond to meet, exchange and inspired each other.
36 Québec Exhibitors at PLMA 2016
More than 2,700 exhibitors gathered at this year’s Private Label Manufacturer’s Association show in Chicago. Among them were 36 food & beverage exhibitors from Québec featuring a wide range of products including: humus and vegetable-based dips; brochettes, skewers & kabobs; Gluten-Free baked goods; fresh, frozen and shelf-stable pasta and pasta sauces; artisan breads and pastry; spices and dried mixes for dips and sauces; sparkling and non-sparkling juices; healthy grains & flours; maple products, chocolate and much, much more!
Over the past five years, the Québec Government Office in the Midwest and the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit have worked together to deepen the ties between the Ohio and Québec aerospace clusters. Ohio is Québec’s #1 trading partner in the Midwest, a reality that reflects the great complementarity between our economies. Nowhere is this truer than in the aerospace sector, where both jurisdictions have staked out a leadership position in their respective country.
Since it was officially launched by Premier Philippe Couillard in June 2015, the Québec Maritime Strategy has been an impressive driver of job creation, investment and economic growth in Québec. Projects undertaken in the first year of the Maritime Strategy already account for more than 1.5 G$ in investment, bringing tangible economic benefits to several regions of Québec.
Export Québec, the Québec Government Offices in Chicago and in Boston, as well as Invest Québec came together to bring the largest Québec delegation so far to Advamed, North America's largest medical device conference.
Guru was founded in Montreal during the summer of 1999 by four college friends. More than 15 years later, the company has marketed the world’s first all-natural energy drink, thriving and expanding worldwide.
The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) recently attended the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Now in its 29th year, the Conference is attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, reaching record attendance this year.
The Montréal-based investment firm, Fiera Capital, announced on Monday, February 29, that they had made a deal to acquire the Ohio firm, Apex Capital Management. Apex Capital, which is based in Dayton, reportedly sold for 145 million dollars. The former head of Apex Capital, Nitin Kumbhani, will assume the role of vice president of consulting and chief of strategy. Fiera, which was founded in 2010 as the result of a merger between two Canadian firms, currently holds about 82 billion dollars in assets. This acquisition will allow Fiera to double its presence in the institutional investmenet market as well as the individual investment consulting market.
A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the structures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father (Source: Alliance française de Chicago).
On October 30, 2015, in Chicago, the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard announced a partnership between Québec and the supermarket chain, Roundy’s. The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC), worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPAQ) to successfully undertake the first step of this partnership with its “Foods of Québec Buying Day @ Roundy’s” in Milwaukee, where Roundy’s is headquartered on November 18, 2015.
Chicago, December 1, 2015- From October 29th to 30th, the Premier of Québec, M. Philippe Couillard, headed his first mission in the Midwestern United States. This territory, served by the Québec Delegation Chicago, is an integral part of the strategic area of Québec.