36 Québec Exhibitors at PLMA 2016
More than 2,700 exhibitors gathered at this year’s Private Label Manufacturer’s Association show in Chicago. Among them were 36 food & beverage exhibitors from Québec featuring a wide range of products including: humus and vegetable-based dips; brochettes, skewers & kabobs; Gluten-Free baked goods; fresh, frozen and shelf-stable pasta and pasta sauces; artisan breads and pastry; spices and dried mixes for dips and sauces; sparkling and non-sparkling juices; healthy grains & flours; maple products, chocolate and much, much more!
Over the past five years, the Québec Government Office in the Midwest and the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit have worked together to deepen the ties between the Ohio and Québec aerospace clusters. Ohio is Québec’s #1 trading partner in the Midwest, a reality that reflects the great complementarity between our economies. Nowhere is this truer than in the aerospace sector, where both jurisdictions have staked out a leadership position in their respective country.
Since it was officially launched by Premier Philippe Couillard in June 2015, the Québec Maritime Strategy has been an impressive driver of job creation, investment and economic growth in Québec. Projects undertaken in the first year of the Maritime Strategy already account for more than 1.5 G$ in investment, bringing tangible economic benefits to several regions of Québec.
Export Québec, the Québec Government Offices in Chicago and in Boston, as well as Invest Québec came together to bring the largest Québec delegation so far to Advamed, North America's largest medical device conference.
Guru was founded in Montreal during the summer of 1999 by four college friends. More than 15 years later, the company has marketed the world’s first all-natural energy drink, thriving and expanding worldwide.
The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) recently attended the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Now in its 29th year, the Conference is attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, reaching record attendance this year.
The Montréal-based investment firm, Fiera Capital, announced on Monday, February 29, that they had made a deal to acquire the Ohio firm, Apex Capital Management. Apex Capital, which is based in Dayton, reportedly sold for 145 million dollars. The former head of Apex Capital, Nitin Kumbhani, will assume the role of vice president of consulting and chief of strategy. Fiera, which was founded in 2010 as the result of a merger between two Canadian firms, currently holds about 82 billion dollars in assets. This acquisition will allow Fiera to double its presence in the institutional investmenet market as well as the individual investment consulting market.
A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the structures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father (Source: Alliance française de Chicago).
On October 30, 2015, in Chicago, the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard announced a partnership between Québec and the supermarket chain, Roundy’s. The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC), worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPAQ) to successfully undertake the first step of this partnership with its “Foods of Québec Buying Day @ Roundy’s” in Milwaukee, where Roundy’s is headquartered on November 18, 2015.
Chicago, December 1, 2015- From October 29th to 30th, the Premier of Québec, M. Philippe Couillard, headed his first mission in the Midwestern United States. This territory, served by the Québec Delegation Chicago, is an integral part of the strategic area of Québec.
More than twenty companies from Quebec visited Chicago from September 28th through the 30th to participate in the 88th edition of WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference), the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition.
Drawing from philosophy (including Pre-Socratic materialists, Nietzsche, and Spinoza), A Spectacular Influence by Chantal Neveu offers readers an exercise in extreme perception. With clear lines and minimalist language, A Spectacular Influence solicits movement in melancholy as a way of celebrating the intimate role that each of us plays in the human collective experience.
Founded in 2002, traditional Québec musical group, Le Vent du Nord, performs catchy songs, many with origins in traditional Québec folk repertoire, in promotion of progressive Québec folk music. They are recognized around the world for their enticing interpretation, composition, and arrangement. The quartet has performed well over 1,400 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
PORTAGE, Indiana, Sept. 29, 2015 – Québec Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, today announced that the Province of Québec and the State of Indiana will launch a new partnership to intensify their collaboration in Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System shipping and maritime economic development. Recent studies have shown that for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region, maritime transportation accounts for $34 billion in annual economic returns and more than 225,000 jobs.
Toronto, September 23, 2015 – Québec Premier Philippe Couillard has been selected by the Clean50 group to join the prestigious list of influential figures in Canada’s sustainable development sector in 2016. The Clean50 awards ceremony took place earlier today in Toronto.
The Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) recently attended the 2015 Arts Midwest Conference in Kansas City, MO. Now in its 28th year, the Conference is attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond.
The Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Kathleen Weil, and the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, unveiled the exceptional measures that Québec will be putting in place to welcome more refugees, in particular Syrian refugees, and to support the efforts of Québec's international cooperation organizations that are working on the ground.
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based company recognized all over the world for high-quality, artistic entertainment. Since its dawn in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke the imagination, invoke the senses and provoke the emotions of people around the world.
Québec expertise was recently honoured at the annual American Cheese Society (ACS) competition in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Québec artisan and specialty cheese producers winning 36 prizes, including seven first places.