Last Monday 3 November 2014, Québec’s Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, made a whistle-stop in London, after attending the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, to present Québec’s Plan Nord at the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.
Québec was invited for the first time as an official partner region to the Global Investor Summit, which was held from October 28 to 30 in Madhya Pradesh, one of the most important states in India, with a population over 70 million.
Last Monday 3 November, creativity, originality and not least of all laughter, featured prominently at the 5th Québec Annual Lecture (QAL). For the occasion, the Québec Government Office in London received Mr Gilbert Rozon, Founding President of the Just for Laughs Group and Chairman of Just for Laughs Theatricals (JFLT).
On 1st and 2nd November, 2014 in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, Québec’s Premier Philippe Couillard, accompanied by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord Pierre Arcand, presented the Plan Nord to representatives from over 40 countries at the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly, an international forum devoted to questions related to the Arctic.
The Québec Government Office in Rome (DQR) and the City of Milan have created the Albert Leclerc, Ginette Caron, Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte: Three Generations, Three Québec Designers in Milan exhibit at the Palazzo Morando, a prestigious location in the city's historic centre.
The Québec government is inviting interested parties to join them and their partners in carrying out the Plan Nord, an exemplary sustainable development project. This major endeavour seeks to harness the economic, mining, energy, social, cultural and tourism potential of Québec’s territory, north of the 49th parallel and north of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Last Monday 20 October, the Québec City Convention Centre won Silver in the Best Print Advertising Campaign category of the Meeting Industry’s Marketing Awards (MIMA), which took place at a central London venue.
Québec fashion was showcased yesterday in Shanghai on the last day of Minister Jean-François Lisée’s mission to China. The Minister attended the Montréal CollectionS collective fashion show during Shanghai Fashion Week, an internationally renowned annual event.
The Trilogie des femmes was presented in Nantes on September 24 and 25. The trilogy focusing on women is the first component of a major project that involves staging all seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles between now and 2015. The project stems from collaboration between Québec author-director Wajdi Mouawad and French poet-translator Robert Devreu and is supported by the France-Québec Permanent Cooperation Commission (CPCFQ - Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise).
This week between 16 and 19 October and with the support of the Québec Government Office in London, PERTE DE SIGNAL presents a Québec digital art component to the KINETICA ART FAIR in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Kinetica Museum.
This coming Friday 10 October, the Québec Government Office in London will be hosting the Think Tank component of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum (PTTP), in the presence of Ms Monique Simard, President and CEO of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).
Last Tuesday 7 October, the Québec Government Office in London welcomed McGill University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Suzanne Fortier and Vice-Principal (University Advancement), Mr Marc Weinstein for an event aimed at graduates settled in London.
On Thursday 25 September, staff at the Québec Government Office in London welcomed 16 young and dynamic Quebecers who, over the next year, will support French language teachers in various establishments across the United Kingdom.
Denis Thériault - “The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman”
Last Monday 15th September, Hesperus Press publishers held the official launch for the recent UK release - 12th September - of Montreal writer and screenwriter Denis Thériault’s second novel, at the Québec Government Office in London.