With tightening environmental regulations and intense business competition, innovation is key to succeeding in today’s aerospace industry. From Dec. 2-4, 2013, industry leaders from around the world will convene in Montreal to explore the latest strategies and technology at Aero Montréal’s 4th annual Aerospace Innovation Forum.
Looking for qualified suppliers of products and manufacturing services to fit your needs? STIQ’s 2013 Buyer-Supplier Day is coming up on October 10 2013, so get ready to do some customized B2B “speed-dating” in Montréal! 2012 was the most successful year since the first Buyer-Supplier Day was held in 2007. Participants such as Acciona Windpower North America, Bombardier Transportation and Vestas Wind Systems A/S were among the 44 buyers, 24 decision makers, and 122 suppliers in attendance.
Minister Jean-François Lisée took advantage of the 29th session of the Americas division of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) to speak with the organization’s new Secretary General, Pascal Terrasse, who is also the member of the French National Assembly for Ardèche.
Old Quebec Vintage Cheddar is a traditionally-aged cheddar produced by one of Québec’s award-wining dairy companies, Agropur-Fine Cheese Division. The cheese is cured a minimum of three years, and only blocks with perfectly balanced flavor are chosen for this vintage. Following production, the cheddar is allowed to rest for nine to twelve months, after which it is graded on the basis of texture, flavor, aroma, and color. Then, the cheese makes its way to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for the rest of the 3-year aging process.
Competing against a record number of 1,794 artisan and farmstead cheeses produced in the Americas, Québec cheesemakers rose to the occasion! Cheesemakers from Québec, home to North America’s first cheesemaking school (1891), won 23 ribbons, 4 of them 1st place and 10 of them 2nd place at the 2013 American Cheese Society (ACS) Annual Conference & Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, ranked the second of Québec's seven wonders in a recent survey among Québecers, is getting a makeover! Investments of close to $66 million will allow the esteemed hotel establishment, built in 1893, to rejuvenate its 618 rooms and main lobby, replace its roof and expand its Fairmont Gold floors and spa. As a national historic site of Canada, and a destination for renowned personalities,
the Château spotlights various Québec artifacts and works of art.
Quebec is gearing up for the Chicago Collective (www.chicagocollectiveonline.com), one of the most important menswear shows in the U.S. and Canada, which will go from August 11th-13th. Several original lines from Montreal will be on display, including classy ensembles from this edition’s featured Quebec company, Ballin (www.ballin.com). To help kick off the event, Quebec co-sponsors the opening night reception by providing Molson beers.
Six Québec companies and organizations participated in the SEMICON West Conference from July 10 to 12, 2012, in San Francisco. This international event features, among other things, the latest innovations in microelectronics fabrication.
Representatives of the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) manned an information booth at the 86th annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), held in Providence, Rhode Island, from July 11 to 14.
Nearly 70 teachers of French as a foreign language from Latin America, the West Indies, the United States, Europe and Asia will be in Québec from July 8 to 26 as part of the 34th edition of the Stage en didactique du français, culture et société québécoises.
The Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade (MRIFCE), Jean-François Lisée, participated in the 6th Annual Southeastern United States and Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) Conference, held on July 14 and 15 in Halifax. He was accompanied by a Québec business delegation.
The Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois, will be in New England on July 17 and 18 where she will meet with the governors of four states—Maggie Hassan (New Hampshire), Deval Patrick (Massachusetts), Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island) and Dannel Malloy (Connecticut)—to discuss the topics on the agenda of the next Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP), which will be held in La Malbaie on September 8 and 9, 2013.
With 750 bicycles per 1000 inhabitants, Québec is the frontrunner among the places where cycling is the most popular. Thanks in large part to the Route Verte, the longest bicycle route in North America, and the Tour de l’île de Montréal, an essential rendezvous for urban circuit enthusiasts.
The American Cheese Society (ACS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer in Madison, Wisconsin, in the heart of America’s dairy state. In 1983, the group was formed with the goal of fostering excellence in the North American cheese industry. The ACS continues this mission today through educational programs, networking opportunities and promotional tools that it offers to its members, who are made up mostly of cheesemakers but also including retailers, brokers, restaurateurs and enthusiasts.
Divvy is Chicago’s new bike sharing system with 4,000 bikes and 400 stations across the city. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy, and affordable.
The Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, and the Deputy Premier and Minister of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, François Gendron, are proud to announce the grand opening of the mine Westwood , a gold-bearing project from Canadian mining company, IAMGOLD.