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80 for 80

A few words on the initiative

Logo 80e Qu�bec-New YorkThe Québec Government Office in New York was inaugurated in 1940 at Rockefeller Plaza. From the very beginning, this office played a key role in the economic development of Québec. Over the years, it has enabled Americans to learn more about Québec society, its economic pillars, its cultural life, its educational institutions and its tourist attractions. Every day, it contributes to the development and intensification of the historic relationship between two leading cross-border partners.

Today, the Québec Government Office in New York is Québec's main representation in the United States, one of the largest in its network of 33 representations around the world, as well as its oldest.

To mark the occasion, Delegate General Catherine Loubier has surrounded herself with a network of 80 Québec personalities or Québec allies who have accepted a very special mandate. In order to meet the clear objectives set by Premier François Legault, to increase Québec's exports to the United States and double private investment in Québec, each member of the network has committed to taking significant action for Québec. The sum of each of these actions will constitute a legacy for the future of the Québec-Mid-Atlantic relationship.

An active network all year around

To stay connected to Québec, the network’s members, as well as other relevant partners, receive a monthly newsletter that includes economic announcements and news about Québec. This newsletter also highlights members' achievements.

Thematic webinars are also organized and allow members to get together to discuss ways in which to better promote Québec and strengthen the ties that unite Québec and the United States.

A word from the Delegate General, Catherine Loubier

Catherine LoubierI would like to underscore the commitment of each member of the 80 for 80 years network.

The career path of everyone in this network is a source of pride for Québec and embodies the image of the special relationship that has been developed over the past 80 years between Québec and the United States.

The sum of the actions taken by the members of the 80 for 80 years network will help solidify this relationship and become a precious legacy for our common prosperity.

List of confirmed members

First name Name Business
Suzy Davidkhanian Retail Strategist
Chantal Line Carpentier United Nations
Stefan Midford Capango
David Bettoun Larimar Therapeutics
Marie Geneviève Cyr Parsons School of Design
Nicolas Cojocaru-Durand Point72
Johanne Lecomte Thales Alenia Space
Nathalie Risse United Nations
Safia Morsly-Fikai Consulate General of Canada in New York
Marie-Ève Piché Verana Health
Dominique Dorais Spotify
Sarah Moreau HOPSCOTCH Groupe
Pier-Olivier Calestagne Bombardier
Jay Rosenzweig Rosenzweig & Company
Rebecca Lenetsky Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP
Mitchell Weinberg Inscatech
Jean-François Kagy Google
Lou Larochelle dLocal
Martin C. Glass Jenner & Block LLP
Lylan Masterman Technology Investor
Jack A. Fattal Alternative Investment Corporation
Yolanda Wardowski Avalon Net Worth Group
Anne-Brigitte Sirois Art State
Jean-François Turgeon Tronox
Catherine D'Aragon Mustela and Babo Botanicals Laboratoires
David Pineault Citi
Paul B. Haddad Polmondi Ventures
Peter Barnes Barclays Investment Bank
Julie Richard Brown Brother Harriman
Justin Cadiou Accenture
Thierry  Leduc Van Cleef & Arpels
Maya Azzi Diamond Producers Association
David Kepron founder & wwner, NXTLVL Experience Design
Alex Assouline Assouline Publishing
John Bargelletti Wafra Inc.
Anne Benedict Infor
Michael Fieldman Michael Fieldman and Partners
Scott Grégoire Cornerstone Macro LLC
Mark A. Hantho Citi
Robert Lande FXCM – Global fintech firm
Stéphane Levy Cooley LLP
Jennifer Mendelsohn Verdict Capital LLC
Miles Price Neuberger Bermann
Mitchell Scherzer Hearst
Sarah Schroeder Di Raimondo & Schroeder LLP
Martin Toulouse Baker Botts LLP
Marc Weinstein Université McGill
Gregory Kwizak NYC Event Production & Back of House
René Balcer Freelance
Sarah Robertson Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Wendy Murdock CDPQ – Iron Mountain Inc., USAA Federal Savings Bank
Chris Hilbert Norton Rose Fullbright
Chaim Steinmetz Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
Garry Douglas North Country Chamber of Commerce
Anik Lapointe Banque nationale du Canada
Jacques Martin Industrielle Alliance
Laurie Mahon CIBC Capital Markets
Alexandra Stanton Empire Global Ventures
Paul Badeski Conseiller chez Migrations.ml
Robert Catell Advanced Energy Research and Technology – Stony Brook
Noel Lateef Foreign Policy Association
David Maning Brookhaven National Laboratory
Alan Bersin Covington
Maryse Robert Organization of American States
Brett Plitt Bruen Global Situation Room Inc. for Complexe Communications
Eric Miller Rideau Potomac Strategy Group
David Briel Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Ryan Fleur Philadelphia Orchestra
Kurt Imhof Life Science Pennsylvania
Carey Mann Bentley System
Beth Pomper Export Delaware
Jayne Risk DLA Piper
Nora Swimm PJM Interconnection
Ariel Deckelbaum Paul Weiss
Deena Baikowitz Fireball Network
Julia Kastner NeuroFlow
Marc Desrosiers Thomson Reuters
Brian Rose Bennett Jones US


On June 4, 2020, we hosted a virtual ceremony to honor the ’80 for 80 years’, in the presence of the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Nadine Girault.

On July 29, 2020, we organized a webinar with two hockey legends, Guy Lafleur and Stephan Matteau, to discuss the relationship between Québec and the United States.

A business card

To illustrate the deep roots of the Québec-New York relationship and to increase the influence of Québec expertise on American soil, motion videos illustrating aspects of cross-border collaboration on cultural, social and economic levels will be shared on the digital platforms of the Québec Government Office in New York and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.

For many years now, Québec has been a leader in the field of environmental action and decarbonization. Thanks to its diversified ecosystem, that includes innovative businesses, research centres, academic partners and government agencies, Québec has become the perfect partner on which neighbors and allies can rely. See for yourself how Québec can provide solutions to help achieve your decarbonization goals !

When you think of Québec, you might think of a little known sport called hockey. Québec is indeed the cradle of modern field hockey.On March 3, 1875, the first ice hockey game, with rules (and a puck), was played indoors, at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montréal. We are proud to have brought this sport to life and enjoy the rivalry that may occur between Québec and US teams on the ice, because this means that we share much more than a border, we share a common passion for all things hockey!

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