On January 14, the Economic Affairs section of the Québec Government Office hosted a group of retailers from Québec in town for a commercial mission led by the Conseil Quebecois du commerce de detail (CQCD).
The business companies were in New York to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Big Show in New York, the world's leading annual retail event. The Director of Economic affairs, Stéphane Fallecker, took the opportunity to discuss areas of future collaboration with CQCD’s CEO Leopold Turgeon.
The Québec companies taking part in the Big Show are:
Dilax Systems (filiale Dilax))
Jesta & Jesta
Epicor Software Retail Solutions (filiale Epicor)
SMS (St Michael Strategies)
With total sales of over $94B annually, retail is the largest employment provider in Québec, generating more than 450,000 jobs. Retail is not readily associated with technology however the eleven companies taking part in the Big Show are all providers of technology services and solutions, thus demonstrating the province’s recognized expertise in the sector.