During his meeting with Minister Jean-François as part of an official visit to Quebec City, Fransisco E. del Rio Lopez, Consul General of Mexico in Montreal, confirmed his hope that Mexican investor missions will come to Québec.
Director Léa Pool presented her film Maman est chez le coiffeur (Mommy is at the Hairdresser’s) to an audience of enthusiastic Francophiles at the Columbia Museum of Art on October 23, opening night of the CineCola French and Francophone Festival.
The Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY) participated in a networking and food product showcasing activity on October 11 at the annual conference of Groundwork USA, whose mission is to build sustainable communities by involving young people.
The École de technologie supérieure (ETS) – a public engineering institution affiliated with the Université du Québec network – signed a partnership agreement with Hiroshima University in the presence of the Québec Delegate General in Tokyo, Claude-Yves Charron. The agreement will facilitate the development of more effective aircraft construction techniques.
Martine Ouellet, Minister of Natural Resources, has returned from a mission in South Korea where she participated in the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu and reaffirmed Québec’s leadership in green energies.
Varennes Mayor Martin Damphousse was in New Jersey and New York on October 11 and 12, primarily to participate in the “Cities Making the Difference through Energy & Environmental Innovation” conference. The event was organized by the New Jersey Technology Council in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY) and was held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The International Trade Fair for Transport Technology hosted a group of fourteen Québec companies in September. Overall, the event drew more than 126,000 industry professionals who traveled to Berlin to visit the 2,500 exhibitors from 49 different countries.
Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and Export Trade, wrapped his recent mission to China by opening a Québec green building showcase in the Expansion Québec office in Shanghai.
The Québec government supports the agreement in principle on the major issues of the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, which has been reached after several months of intense negotiations.
Minister Jean-François Lisée, who is continuing his mission to China, marked the 15th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in Beijing by attending the signing of three agreements between Québec and Chinese partners:
Québec pianist Marc-André Hamelin will mark his return to Wigmore Hall on November 4, 2013, with a London premiere of his composition entitled Barcarolle. Other musical pieces on the program include works by Medtner (Piano Sonata in E minor Op. 25 No. 2, Night Wind), Janácek (On an Overgrown Path - excerpts) and Ravel (Gaspard de la nuit).
Québec maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on October 23 and 26, 2013. The program will feature works by Poulenc, Dutilleux, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Both concerts are part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of 20th Century Music, an event inspired by Alex Ross’s book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.