A large contingent of Québec companies headed by Nicolas Marceau, the Minister of Finance and the Economy, participated in the most-renowned global event for the biotechnology industry, the Biotechnology International Convention (BIO), in Chicago at the end of April.
Some of the art world’s most influential leaders and decision-makers gathered at MoMA for “Leadership nouveau,” a conference on the challenges of arts management, curated by HEC Montréal. The event was launched with a networking event at the American Folk Art Museum in Lincoln Center, co-sponsored by Quebec Government Office in New York.
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.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade and Minister responsible for the Montréal region Jean-François Lisée and Montréal Mayor Michael Applebaum expressed their common desire to keep the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montréal.
Performer and photographer 2Fik returns to the Invisible Dog to present a brand new body of work. His previous exhibition, “2Fik or Not 2Fik,” featured photographs of 2Fik playing a variety of characters enacting a narrative about identity, religion and sexuality.
A group of architectural and commercial lighting companies from Québec concluded a mission to Philadelphia this week where they took part in Lightfair, the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting conference.
The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, was in Montréal on April 22 to sign a multisectoral cooperation agreement with Québec Premier Pauline Marois. The agreement formalizes and heightens collaboration between Québec and Maine in several sectors of reciprocal interest, including economic development, energy, transportation, security, culture and La Francophonie.
Jackie Robinson Day and the release of the biographical film 42 (the number of his jersey) were a golden opportunity for the Québec Office in Washington to celebrate the great baseball player’s presence Montréal in 1946.
On April 9, Delegate General André Boisclair visited SUNY Plattsburgh for the inaugural address of the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Québec Studies delivered by Dr. Stephane Paquin, professor/Canada research chair in the Department of International and Comparative Economy at ENAP in Québec City.
The Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, will be taking part in the 2013 International Convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO 2013), which will be held from April 22 to 25 in Chicago. The Minister will be accompanied by representatives from Québec companies and organizations in the life sciences sector, including Génome Québec and the NeoMed Institute, a research consortium recently set up in Québec to boost the competitiveness of the sector.
Papier13 will once again celebrate the versatility of paper as a medium in contemporary art at Montréal's e Quartier des spectacles. The sixth edition of the fair will be held April 25-28 and will bring together an even greater number of artists and galleries from across Canada.
The Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Jean-François Lisée, held discussions with the Consul General of Israel in Montréal, Joël Lion, on April 3.