New England enters 2018 with all six of its governors and a number of its congressional and state representatives up for re-election. The Public Affairs team at the Québec Government Office in Boston (DQB) is tasked with analyzing these mid-term elections and maintaining the strong New England-Québec relationship once they are decided.
The Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation, Ms. Dominique Anglade, was present at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) held in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, one of the most established and important conferences dedicated to new technologies. The event is organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), an organization that promotes the new technology industry in the United States. CTA has more than 2,000 members in the United States and abroad.
The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pierre Moreau, and several people from the Québec Delegation in Los Angeles attended the 11th edition of VerdeXchange, which took place from January 28-30, 2018 at the LA Hotel Downtown.
Join public and private sector representatives for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Québec and New York City as they work toward dramatically increasing the deployment of EV infrastructure and vehicles over the next decade.
On January 24, during the New Year's reception of the Québec Government Office in Brussels, Artis Pabriks, Member of the European Parliament, received the 50th anniversary medal of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.
The Cultural Department of the Québec Government Office in London is happy to announce the publication of the latest edition of the Québec culture brochure for the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries!
On the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018, Minister Pierre Arcand, whose responsibilities cover Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, and who is Chair of the Conseil du trésor, led a mission to London. While in the UK’s capital, Minister Arcand met with several experts in governmental infrastructure projects. Accompanied by Mr. Yves Ouellet, président-directeur général de la Société québécoise des infrastructures, the Minister had a meeting with the Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate, the body responsible for ensuring the regulations are respected when major infrastructure projects are planned. The Minister also met with Mr. Matthew Vickerstaff, Vice CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, a British centre of expertise on infrastructure projects and their follow through.
At a reception held on January 22 2018 at the Québec Government Office in London, Québec firm Element AI announced that they are to expand into Europe with the opening of a new office in London. The reception and announcement came as part of a collaborative Artificial Intelligence (AI) mission. This mission involved companies and researchers from Québec, Canada as a whole and the UK, and was held between 22nd-25th of January 2018 in London, Oxford and Cambridge.