On July 26, 27 and 28, the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Clément Gignac, will travel to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in order to participate in the third meeting of the Southeastern United States–Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP). He will be accompanied by business professionals and representatives from the research industry in Québec.
Executives of innovative SMEs active in the member States and provinces of the Alliance, private sector leaders and representatives of research, government and municipal institutions will use the meeting to discuss topics of common interest, such as marine technologies, energy, aerospace, defence and advanced manufacturing technologies. These topics will be addressed in workshops led by prestigious guest speakers. Thus, Jean Laflamme, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ocean Mapping, will lead a workshop entitled “Fostering Collaborations in Ocean Observation.” In addition, the Minister will participate in a visit to the Marine Institute of Memorial University and the National Research Council Institute for Ocean Technology, an official activity on the program for leaders.
Minister Clément Gignac will speak at the opening session and answer the questions of participants, along with other government leaders, where he will have an opportunity to present the Québec government’s vision of trade and open markets.
It should be noted that the Ministère des Relations internationales and the Québec Government Office in Atlanta have provided support for this SEUS-CP meeting. The Québec Government representative in Atlanta, Ginette Chenard, will also participate in the event.
The SEUS-CP Alliance, created in 2007 in Montréal at the initiative of Québec Premier Jean Charest and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, is an economic forum intended to increase commercial trade, promote bilateral investment and stimulate technology and scientific discussion. Its members include the six southeastern U.S. states (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama) and seven Canadian provinces (Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador).
Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation
Québec Government Office in Atlanta