The Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, and the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, will participate in the 50th International Paris Air Show (IPAS) at Le Bourget, which will be held from June 17, to 23, 2013.
The ministers will head a delegation of some fifty Québec representatives from companies in the aerospace sector, who will be accompanied by representatives from the Ministère des Finances et de l'Économie, the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur, the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, Investissement Québec, Aéro Montréal and Montréal International.
The International Paris Air Show is the largest annual rendez vous for the industry. This world-class event brings together all the industry’s leading players from around the world to showcase the latest technological innovations. This year, over 288,000 visitors, including 130,000 professionals, as well as 1,350 exhibitors from 45 countries will be participating in IPAS.
Positioning Québec as a leader
IPAS will enable Québec to reaffirm is position as one of the top aerospace centres in the world and to promote Québec’s aerospace industry and its foreign investment-friendly business environment.
It will also be the perfect occasion for the Québec companies to position themselves advantageously and to forge business ties with key industry actors with a view to forming lucrative, long-lasting partnerships.
The companies will also be able to promote the capacity for innovation of Québec’s aerospace sector, which is backed by an impressive educational network and state-of-the-art research centres.
The Québec representatives and their partners will be assembled at the Government of Québec’s booth, which will act as a showcase to promote Québec expertise and as a rallying point for the Québec companies, organizations and media representatives.
Québec Aerospace sector
2013 International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget