Varennes Mayor Martin Damphousse was in New Jersey and New York on October 11 and 12, primarily to participate in the “Cities Making the Difference through Energy & Environmental Innovation” conference. The event was organized by the New Jersey Technology Council in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY) and was held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The Québec government supports the agreement in principle on the major issues of the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, which has been reached after several months of intense negotiations.
Today, Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, unveiled the Québec government’s National Research and Innovation Policy (PNRI) for the period from 2014 to 2019.
What a productive week it has been for Joseph Ribkoff. Representatives of the Montréal-based fashion company held private showings of their summer 2014 collection – over 15 appointments in 4 days – at the Québec office in New York.
Aéro Montréal, Québec’s aerospace cluster, and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ), signed two major strategic cooperation agreements in September with the Ohio Aerospace Institute. Since it was actively involved in reaching these agreements, the Québec Government Office in Chicago was represented at the signing by Éric Marquis, who assisted in initiating these new partnerships.
The Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY) hosted a networking event during Advertising Week 2012, a major annual international gathering of marketing and communications leaders that was held in New York City from October 1 to 5, 2012.
The Government of Québec launched its Economic Policy Putting Jobs First on October 7. One of the objectives of the policy is to attract foreign investments and stimulate exports. The policy should generate nearly $13 billion in public and private investments over the next 10 years.
Université de Montréal (UdeM), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Université de Genève signed a partnership agreement on September 26 with a view to increasing and facilitating training and research exchanges. The goal of the agreement is to create a university network that will become a reference for the Francophonie and the entire world.
On Tuesday at the Carbon Forum North America 2013 in Washington, DC, Yves-François Blanchet, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, announced the signing of an agreement to formalize the linkage of Québec and California’s cap and trade and greenhouse gas emissions exchange systems beginning January 1, 2014.
A major delegation of Québec businesses from the green construction sector will make their way to Philadelphia for Greenbuild 2013, the industry’s largest international trade fair, from November 19 to 22.
With support from the Québec Government Office in Chicago, eleven booking agents representing 36 Québec shows participated in the 2012 Midwest Arts Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in September. This celebration of the performing arts brings together some 1,000 performing artists, booking agents and presenters from the United States and Canada each year.
If you're interested in Québec's mineral resources and their development, take note. This year, the mining sector’s annual rendez-vous will take place on November 11 to 14, 2013, at the Québec City Conference Centre. Two separate and independent events – Québec Mines and the Québec Mining Exploration Convention – will be held simultaneously.
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Jean-Francois Lisée was in New York City in September to hold a series of high-level political and economic meetings aimed at strengthening ties between Québec and New York, Québec’s largest trading partner in the U.S.
On September 19, the New York Institute of Technology hosted its 2013 Cyber Security Conference of which the Québec Government Office was a sponsor. The day-long event discussed a wide range of issues such as protecting individuals and organizations against cyber-attacks, computer security, biometrics and big data analytics as cyber defense tools, and cyber education.
On September 10, Québec was the guest of honor at "Our Neighbors to the North: An Evening of Québec, » an event organized by the International Center of the Capital Region in Albany to celebrate the long-standing friendship between Québec and New York and the importance of regional collaboration.
Iris Setlakwe, an innovative and successful designer from Montreal, held private showings of her eponymous label, Iris, last month at Québec Government Office. In town to attend Fashion Coterie, Ms. Setlakwe and her team took advantage of the quieter and more intimate setting to show buyers her new Spring/Summer 2014 line.