Opened in 1978, the Québec Government Office in Washington is responsible for furthering Québec’s bilateral relations with the U.S. federal government (Administration and executive agencies as well as Congress).
It monitors legislative developments as well as the programs and policies of the U.S. federal government.
Eight ways to celebrate la Francophonie à la québécoise in Washington!
February 27, 2019 The DC Francophonie Cultural Festival is here! The Québec Government Office in Washington again joins the Smithsonian Associates, the Alliance française de Washington, and over 30 diplomatic partners for a celebration of la langue de Molière. This March, we are excited to feature eight public events...
QuébecDC40 – An anniversary worth celebrating!
February 4, 2019 For the four staff members and interns at the Government of Québec's Office in the heart of Washington, D.C., last year was bustling to say the least. But 2018 was also an opportunity to celebrate 40 years of Québec diplomacy in the American capital. A look back on an action-filled year!
Provide information on the interests that Québec and its U.S. partners share on a broad range of issues. It creates opportunities for outreach and collaboration with universities, think tanks and opinion leaders especially in priority sectors for Québec such as trade, energy and the environment, security and transportation.
Providing advice and assistance to Québec-based exporters wishing to develop new opportunities in the United States.
Assist U.S.-based companies wishing to invest in Québec and organizes trade missions to Québec for U.S. firms.
Support the work of Québec’s Scientific Delegate to the United States in her efforts to build collaborations between Québec and U.S. institutions in science and technology.
Appointed Director of the Quebec Government Office in Washington D.C in May 2019 , Louis Hamann has been Director of the Accelerated Growth Center at the Quebec Government Office in New York since 2017.
After serving as an advisor to the Minister of International Relations, he was appointed Director of the Quebec Government Office in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2010, before becoming Communications and Public Affairs Director at Quebec’s flagship diplomatic representation in Paris (France) in 2012.
While in Paris, he also served 3 years as Spokesman and Senior Advisor to H.E. Mme Michaëlle Jean, and was one of the principal architects of her successful bid to become Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie in 2014.
Over the years, Mr. Hamann has also taken on various short-term assignments for the United Nations, including in Dakar (Senegal), as well as in in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
Previous to his government service, Mr. Hamann had a 12-year career as a broadcast journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He held several positions in radio and television news, including a five-year stint as Correspondent at United Nations headquarters in New York from 2000 to 2005.
Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Hamann also worked in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as Correspondent for the Paris-based international television news network, France 24.
Mr. Hamann holds degrees in Public Relations and Political Science from McGill University and The University of Western Ontario.