Québec-based Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels company, was named a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company by the Cleantech Group. The prestigious Global Cleantech 100 highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world. In the eyes of the world’s cleantech experts, these companies are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years.
With the appointment of Jean-Marie Zeitouni as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the addition of Jean-Philippe Tremblay to the Columbia Artists Management roster, young Québec conductors will continue to shine in the U.S.
The Québec Government Office in New York organized an IT trade mission in cooperation with the World Trade Centre Montréal on September 29-30, 2010. The mission provided four Québec companies the opportunity to develop business relationships in the information technology and business solutions sectors.
Join the Québec Government Office in New York, the Canadian Consulate General of New York, Pace University Law School’s Energy and Climate Center for a comprehensive look at the policy implications of the growing renewable energy sector, including solar, hydro, wind, biomass, and geothermal power.
Massachusetts Congressional Representative William D. Delahunt is in Québec from August 25 to 27. During his visit, Mr. Delahunt is meeting with influential players in Québec to discuss the possibility of importing Québec hydroelectric energy, including to New England.
As part of a recent cabinet shuffle, Québec Premier Jean Charest appointed Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, MNA for Saint-François, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie. Ms. Gagnon-Tremblay will also retain her duties as Minister Responsible for the Eastern Townships region. Previously she served as Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board.
An updated version of "Québec: A partner to tackle climate change" is now available to download. Learn how Québec has positioned itself as one of the most progressive and responsible governments worldwide in the fight against climate change.
Close to 5,000 BIXI bikes have been rolling though the streets of London, England, since July 30. The Mayor of the British capital, Boris Johnson, launched the world’s latest BIXI franchise last Friday. London has opted for Montréal’s public bike-rental system on the heels of places like Boston, Melbourne and Minneapolis. The project means an investment of close to £140 million over a five-year period.
The 34th edition of the Montréal World Film Festival will run from August 26 to September 6, 2010. Route 132, directed by Montréal filmmaker Louis Bélanger, will kick off the festival and inaugurate its official competition. Celebrated Danish director Bille August will be president of the international jury. The program also includes a retrospective of films by Iranian director Jafar Panahi (The White Baloon).
More than 200 speakers from 52 countries, 3500 delegates and world leaders from business, government and the energy industry will meet in Montréal for the 21st World Energy Congress (WEC) from September 12-16, 2010.
The WEC will be the main international multi-energy meeting in the aftermath of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen.
Some 20 Québec-based companies, including Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, CAE and Bell Helicopter, will be taking part in the Farnborough International Airshow (United Kingdom). Running from July 19-25, 2010, the event is expected to draw 280,000 visitors.