On July 22, Québec’s Delegate General to New York Dominique Poirier was the guest of honor at the second annual “Our neighbors to the North: An Evening of Québec” organized by the International Center of the Capital Region (ICCR) in Albany.
Due to overwhelming demand, Grammy Award-winning band, Arcade Fire, announced additional dates for the highly-anticipated REFLEKTOR TOUR in support of its international #1 album Reflektor. The band will perform a third concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on August 24, 2014 following two previously announced shows on August 22 and 23.
If you’re interested in Québec’s mineral resources and their development, don’t miss Québec Mines 2014, which will be held on November 17 to 20, 2014, at the Québec City Convention Centre, on the theme “Mineral Resources to Transform the World.”
The Québec Government Office in New York is running a contest for its Web, Facebook and Twitter readers, fans and followers. Win a pair of tickets for the premiere of Deployed-The Musical, on Wednesday July 16, 2014, 8pm!
On June 16, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded Société de transport de Montréal (STM) with an official certificate for earning Gold-level recognition in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.
The 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal, held from June 11 to 14, drew an estimated 3,000 participants from around the world, who converged on Québec’s largest city to hear renowned guest speakers explore topical issues related to globalization and the economy. Held under the theme “A Global Economy in Transition: New Strategies, New Partnerships,” this year’s Conference highlighted the broad transformations under way in countries and regions around the world and the importance of understanding the impact of these changes on the global economy. The Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI) was responsible for interdepartmental coordination of this major event.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and the Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion Kathleen Weil were invited to take part in the 20th Conference of Montreal that took place earlier this month.
On May 21, in partnership with Internet Week New York, the Québec Government Office successfully launched "Power Up on Poutine!", a B2B event at Mile End, a Montréal style Jewish delicatessen located in New York City.
On May 6, 2014, a special meeting co-organized by the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the theme of “Culture and sustainable development in Post-2015 UN development agenda,” discussed the role of culture as a powerful driver of sustainable development.
On Monday, April 28, the Québec Government Office in New York held a series of events on the occasion of "Québec Day in Albany." The goal was to send a clear message to the Capital Region that a strong, productive relationship with New York State is a top priority for the Québec government.
Export Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations and their regional partners invite you to participate in a seminar entitled “Comprendre l’AECG, les occasions d’affaires, les défis et les enjeux qui découleront de sa mise en place pour les entreprises du Québec” (understanding CETA, the business opportunities, challenges and issues for businesses in Québec that will result from its implementation), which will take place in various regions in Québec beginning on May 14.
Minister Christine St-Pierre participated in her first international mission in conjunction with the executive meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) on April 25 and 26 in Chicago. At this meeting, the next Summit of the Council of Great Lakes Governors was officially set for 2015 in Québec.
Premier Philippe Couillard has appointed Christine St-Pierre Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie. Ms. St-Pierre was sworn in on April 23 in the National Assembly, along with the other members of the Premier’s cabinet.
The Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY) hosted two groups of students from Québec on March 31 and April 14. The students had come to participate in the annual simulation of the committees of the United Nations (UN).