”Histoires d’objets, ” a Radio-Canada program about objects and their role in our society, won the bronze award in the category “Information/Documentary” at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards.
The Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, made four major announcements on June 17 regarding Québec’s aerospace sector on the sidelines of the 50th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, which is being held from June 17 to 23, 2013.
On May 30-31, Delegate General André Boisclair led a multi-sector mission to Philadelphia where he met with aides of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Discussions focused on economic relations between the two regions, more specifically on the Greenbuild conference, the world's largest expo dedicated to green building that will take place in Philadelphia this fall.
On the occasion of the second, sold-out edition of C2-MTL, an international conference on creativity and commerce that took place in Montréal in late May, the Québec Government Office invited and accompanied over 20 New York-based creative agencies and technology companies.
« One Language, Many Cultures, » a symposium on the French language was held at the SUNY Global Center in May. Divided in three panels – academia, governments and communities – the event reflected on the diversity and richness of Francophone cultures and on ways to promote and expand the teaching of French in New York.
The Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, and the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, will participate in the 50th International Paris Air Show (IPAS) at Le Bourget, which will be held from June 17, to 23, 2013.
Yves-François Blanchet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, represented the Québec government and Premier Marois at the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2013 Leadership Summit, held from May 31 to June 2 on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Welcomed by cheering friends and family, the 243 participants in the 8th edition of the Montréal - New York challenge, a relay marathon between the two cities, reached Times Square Sunday afternoon after running more than 378 miles in 72 hours.
The Government of Canada, the Province of Québec and the City of Montréal expressed their pleasure at the signing, on May 27, 2013, of a supplementary agreement between the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Canada to keep ICAO headquarters in Montréal for another 20 years after 2016.
A festival dedicated to emerging practices in the performing arts, the OFFTA looks to clear the local artistic landscape throughout the year to set the stage for creative approaches representing new currents in theater, dance, and performance.
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.