We were honored to participate in the Great Lakes Commission’s Semi-Annual Meeting. This year’s gathering was held virtually on May 11-12 and moderated by Erika Jensen, Interim Executive Director of the GLC, and Sharon Jackson, GLC Chair, Head of the Indiana Delegation, and Deputy General Counsel of the Office of the Governor of Indiana.
Despite the pandemic resulting in the cancellation of large trade shows like the Chicago Collective and Stylemax over the past year, Montréal Collections companies were still able to participate with their local sales reps in various shows in the Midwest including Northstar, Livonia, Deerfield, REV Chicago and many more.
The Québec Government Office in Chicago in partnership with the Alliance Française of Chicago organized a cultural presentation on Vietnam, hosted by author and writer Kim Thúy Ly Thanh and Northwestern University professor Lam Thao Nguyen.
Hosted jointly by the GLC and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, this year the Great Lakes Day Congressional Reception was held virtually on March 3rd, 2021. Speakers included Erika Jensen, Michael Goff, Eric Brown, Debbie Dingell (Co-Chair) (D-MI), Representative Bill Huizenga (Co-Chair) (R-MI), Representative David Joyce (Co-Chair) (R-OH), Senator Todd Young (Vice-Chair) (R-IN), Representative Marcy Kaptur (Co-Chair) (D-OH), and Senator Debbie Stabenow (Co-Chair) (D-MI).
For the full online reception, click here.
Members from the Québec Government Office in Chicago met with colleagues from the Regional Maritime Entity of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers to discuss priorities for 2021 with special regard to Québec’s objectives. Martine Hébert, Québec Delegate to Chicago, had the honor of co-moderating this exchange.
First tested in 2019 on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii, Hoola One has found instant success with the first version of its machine which cleans beaches of plastic and microplastic pollution. In the fall of 2020, the Hoola One team will finalize the design of the second innovative version of its technology, HO II. Designed with the support of coastal experts, marine biologists, and potential clients around the world, Hoola One is proud to announce its new technology which is better adapted to customer’s needs and is more eco-friendly.
Our head of office, Martine Hébert joined colleagues at the SelectChicago FDI Virtual Conference on how our office is helping Quebec companies export and invest in the Midwest, and more precisely in Chicagoland, within the context of the new USMCA. Thank you to our colleague Karla Ruth Orozco Toledano at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago for her perspective on the new agreement and to Ginta Rose Rubin of CITCA - Chicago International Trade Commissioners' Association for her great work moderating this virtual event.
After nearly four years of service with the Québec Government Office in Chicago, business development officer, Leslie Westfall, will be leaving us at the end of the month (June 2020) to start a new and exciting adventure in Paris, France.