CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 'CANADA IN THE HEMISPHERE’ - the 22nd Biennial ACSUS Conference will take place November 19-23, 2013, in Tampa, Florida, in partnership with the Mexican Association for Canadian Studies/Asociación Mexicana de Estudios sobre Canadá (AMEC) and the Canadian Studies Network/Réseau d’études canadiennes (CSN-REC). The deadline for submission is February 1, 2013. Learn more here.
Described in the press as a $3 million speed-dating event, STIQ’s “Buyer-Supplier Day” achieved its highest number of participants and B2B meetings ever during its 2012 edition, held October 16th just outside of Montréal in Boucherville. The goal of the event, which embodies STIQ’s overall mission, is to give Québec companies specializing in a variety of industrial manufacturing activities a more efficient way to meet potential business partners and stay up to speed with networking and industry trends.
The Québec government is moving ahead with plans for a carbon market. On December 13, 2012, the Cabinet adopted the Regulation Amending the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission (GHG) allowances.
While on mission in New York City, Premier Pauline Marois and Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade Jean-François Lisée participated in the official opening on December 13 of the first office of the Expansion Québec network, a new support service for Québec export companies developed in partnership with Entreprise Rhône-Alpes International (ERAI).
Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, recently carried out a two-day mission to Washington, DC. This was his first official trip to the U.S. capital.
The Quebec Delegation Chicago in conjunction with its partners Export Quebec, Développement PME Chaudière-Appalaches and the Presidents Council, sponsored Buying Days at the headquarters of two prominent Midwest-based hardware co-ops: Do It Best Corp. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Ace International of Oak Brook, IL. In total, 18 Quebec manufacturers participated in the events.
The Minister of International Relations, Francophonie and External Trade and Minister responsible for the Montréal Region, Jean-François Lisée, will speak to the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal (JCCM).
Chicago’s infamous winter is here, which means that it’s time to shop for winter boots! If you’re looking for a fashionable yet comfortable pair of boots that will get you through even the coldest of days, check out Montreal’s famous footwear brand, Pajar, which is now available in the U.S. Several stores in Chicago carry the brand, including City Soles in Wicker Park and Madison and Friends in the Gold Coast.
It is under the theme Of Mines and Men that the Ministère des Ressources naturelles (MRN) will be holding Québec Mines 2012, the crossroads of geoscience and mineral resources, from November 26 to 29 at the Québec City Convention Centre.
In response to requests under mutual aid agreements between North American utility companies, some fifty Hydro-Québec (HQ) workers were on their way to Long Island in the State of New York to lend a hand to their American colleagues. Approximately 200 HQ linemen are already hard at work in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Representatives of the Québec Government Office in Chicago were among the 100 tea fans present to fête the opening of the first DAVIDsTEA store in the Midwest on October 16. Located in the Bucktown neighbourhood of Chicago, the opening featured a collection of their 150 teas along with unique tea-infused cocktails created by a local mixologist.
We are still accepting applications for projects in the non-competitive category, which includes:
Conference and Guest Speaker Program
Support Program for the Development of Courses on Québec
Support Program for the Acquisition of Materials on Québec.
The competition will remain open until all funds have been awarded.
Ten students from the Cégep de La Pocatière along with two of their professors visited Chicago at the beginning of October to learn more about the international business environment. The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) organized two visits for the group to help them better understand how Québec companies operate in the Midwest and what kind of services the DQC can offer them.
Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, and Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Jean-François Lisée, met with Federal Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Ed Fast, when he was in Montréal on October 29.
Jean-François Lisée, the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), was in New York City from October 19 to 22 on his first mission to the United States since taking office.
Following the formation of the new Cabinet on September 19, 2012, the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) was tasked with a new mandate, i.e., the export mandate previously assigned to the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE).
Québec Premier Pauline Marois kicked off her first mission to France by holding discussions with the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. During a joint press briefing with the President, the Premier underscored Québec’s attachment to France and the desire of her government to strengthen this historic relationship even further.
Pauline Marois, the Premier of Québec, welcomes the decision by the heads of state and government to call for the Francophonie to develop an economic strategy that will be tabled at its next Summit in Senegal in 2014. The Premier wanted to underscore her avowed desire to strengthen the francophone economic space by pooling the efforts of all economic players.