The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles’ Economic Team will actively promote and foster trade relations between Québec and the Western U.S. this summer by participating to major industry events in electronic entertainment, video games, electric vehicles and aerospace sectors.
Yves-François Blanchet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, represented the Québec government and Premier Marois at the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2013 Leadership Summit, held from May 31 to June 2 on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
The Québec government office in Washington DC (BQW) and the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) organized the participation of 12 Québec high-tech firms in SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013, the leading U.S. tradeshow and conference on optics, photonics and imaging in the fields of defence and security.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience Québec movies at Seattle International Film Festival with 3 movies (Camion, Inch Allah and Laurence Anyways), a documentary (The Fruit Hunters) and 2 short films (In Your Heart and Wind).
The Québec Delegation in Los Angeles will participate in the Conference "Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW)," the largest discussion forum on the carbon markets in North America. NACW will be held in San Francisco from April 16 to 18.
A record number of 35 Québec companies participated in the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest professionals-only video game industry event. This conference, which had over 23,000 attendees, was held in San Francisco, California from March 26 to 29.
A group of 12 Québec-based company representatives, investors, research institutes and government officials visited Phoenix, Arizona, on February 28 and March 1, as part of an aerospace trade and research mission coordinated by the Québec Delegation in Los Angeles.
A record breaking 33 Quebec companies will participate in the upcoming Game Developer Conference held annually in San Francisco, California, March 26 – 29, 2013. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event and it brings together the international community of game developers, publishers and related technology and service companies involved in developing electronic games.
For the third year in a row, the Québec government has brought together Quebecers from the worlds of music, interactive media and film, under the Planet Québec banner, to give them a chance to showcase their talent at the high-profile South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), to be held in Austin, Texas, from March 8 to 17, 2013.
The Programme de stage en didactique du français, culture et société québécoises is an annual 3-week enrichment program that welcomes over 70 teachers of French to Québec every year. The government of Québec offers scholarships to selected participants that help defray the costs. The program, which has been in place since 1978, alternates between Montréal and Québec City.
Quebec has taken an active role in VerdeXchange International Conference on green technologies, which took place in Los Angeles from February 3 to 5. More than 250 companies, policy makers and experts attended that event.
On January 15th, the Québec Government’s Western U.S. Head of Mission, Alain Houde, discussed the Quebec’s cap-and-trade program and the upcoming carbon market linkage between Québec and California at a conference on pricing carbon at UC Davis. The event was organized by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy.
Québec Premier Pauline Marois will participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from January 23 to 26 before undertaking a mission to the United Kingdom accompanied by the Minister for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, the Canadian Francophonie and Sovereignist Governance, Alexandre Cloutier.
The Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles will take part to the US- Australian Dialogue on Carbon Pricing, a conference being held by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, on January 15th, 2013.
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.
Ten suppliers from Québec will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Builders Show, the largest trade event in North America for residential construction, slated to take place in Las Vegas next January 22 – 24.