We are still accepting applications for projects in the non-competitive category, which includes:
Conference and Guest Speaker Program
Support Program for the Development of Courses on Québec
Support Program for the Acquisition of Materials on Québec.
The competition will remain open until all funds have been awarded.
Ten students from the Cégep de La Pocatière along with two of their professors visited Chicago at the beginning of October to learn more about the international business environment. The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) organized two visits for the group to help them better understand how Québec companies operate in the Midwest and what kind of services the DQC can offer them.
Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, and Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Jean-François Lisée, met with Federal Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Ed Fast, when he was in Montréal on October 29.
Jean-François Lisée, the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), was in New York City from October 19 to 22 on his first mission to the United States since taking office.
Following the formation of the new Cabinet on September 19, 2012, the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) was tasked with a new mandate, i.e., the export mandate previously assigned to the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE).
Québec Premier Pauline Marois kicked off her first mission to France by holding discussions with the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. During a joint press briefing with the President, the Premier underscored Québec’s attachment to France and the desire of her government to strengthen this historic relationship even further.
Pauline Marois, the Premier of Québec, welcomes the decision by the heads of state and government to call for the Francophonie to develop an economic strategy that will be tabled at its next Summit in Senegal in 2014. The Premier wanted to underscore her avowed desire to strengthen the francophone economic space by pooling the efforts of all economic players.
The first day of Québec Premier Pauline Marois’ mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was one of international solidarity and support for women and children, the most marginalized members of society.
Montreal lines are so popular in the Midwest that StyleMax has made it easy for store buyers to find the latest collections out of Montreal at the show. They actually created their own category!
Go to the exhibitor list on the StyleMax web site and check the box next to Montreal Collections in order to access a list of Montreal lines with links to their reps’ page and booth number.
Chef Daren Bergeron, Executive Chef of FOU D’ICI in Montréal, was spotted at Chicago Gourmet on September 30. Presented by Bon Appétit magazine, Chicago Gourmet is an annual celebration of food and wine that features around 150 chefs and attracts over 11,000 attendees to Chicago’s Millennium Park. Tourisme Québec was a sponsor of this year’s Chicago Gourmet and arranged Chef Bergeron’s participation.
For the third consecutive year, the Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) sponsored the opening night reception of the Midwest Arts Conference, which took place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on September 12, 2012. The reception, which put the spotlight on artists from Québec, was attended by close to 600 performing arts presenters, agents and artists from across the United States and beyond.
MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2012 - Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, CRIAQ and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), signed a framework agreement on cooperation during the second edition of Aéro Montréal's Global Supply Chain Summit - aerospace taking place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Suzanne M. Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal, welcomed the initiative, saying it will help to create business opportunities in the Québec's aerospace industry, particularly the defence sector given OAI's relationship with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. "We share similar objectives for our respective members and strongly believe in the potential sharing of best practices and mutual challenges," she said.
September 27, 2012—Programmers of the Milwaukee Film Festival chose Québec director Ken Scott’s film Starbuck as the opening night film at this year’s festival. Over 1,000 Milwaukeeans attended the sold-out screening at the Oriental Theatre and the pleasant buzz in the air as they left was a testament to their enjoyment. The evening was followed by an electrifying opening night party at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin attended by a crowd of over 2,000 people. The Québec Government Office in Chicago was a sponsor of the opening night party and had a table promoting the office’s offerings.
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and Export Trade (MRIFCE) Jean-François Lisée met with New Hampshire Commissioner of Natural Resources and Economic Development George Bald on September 27. This was Mr. Lisée’s first meeting as MRIFCE Minister with an American dignitary.
The Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois, has appointed Jean-François Lisée as Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, and Minister responsible for the Montréal Region. The appointment took place in the Québec National Assembly on Wednesday, September 18, 2012, at the swearing-in of the new Cabinet.
Québec participated in the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission in Cleveland, Ohio, September 10 and 11, 2012. This regional forum, which brings together eight American states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York) as well as Québec and Ontario, focuses on shared issues of concern such as water resources management, the environment, aquatic nuisance species, maritime transportation and the regional economy.