The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1970, the Office serves the Western America, which includes 13 States.
The Québec Trade Office in Silicon Valley was opened to provide support to small and medium-sized Québec companies, notably technology companies, wishing to expand their business in the Silicon Valley region and Northern California.
to provide information and assistance to Québec businesses seeking buyers, distributors and potential partners;
to foster partnerships and strategic alliances between Québec and American businesses;
to provide strategic information on the West America market to Québec companies;
to monitor regional economic and market trends;
to attend the major trade shows and economic events on the territory;
to provide guidance and information on Québec's business environment (taxation, regulations, etc.) and on government assistance for investment to businesses and investors from the Western United States;
to organize seminars and conferences on trade between Québec and the U.S.
The Quebec Immigration Office in Los Angeles is responsible for prospecting potential students, workers and business people residing in the United-States and to promote Quebec as an immigration alternative with respect to the Quebec regional needs. It also supports the recruitment efforts of Quebec companies in the United States.
Philippe P. Huneault has been Québec’s delegate in Los Angeles since July 1, 2019.
He was previously Head of Operations at the Representative Office in Canada of B&C Plc (Bank and Clients), a London-based bank.
A manager, entrepreneur and seasoned administrator, Mr. Huneault boasts nearly 30 years of experience in public and private corporate financing, business development and innovation.
From 1996 to 2004, he held several positions, including Vice-president, Strategic Opportunities, at Telesystem International Wireless (TIW), a leader in the field of cellular operators in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2006, he co-founded Echo Capital, a private investment fund manager that supports the development of small and medium-sized businesses. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the company. He was also a Managing Partner at Mayfair Strategic Consulting, a firm specialized in providing strategic consulting services for tech companies as well as for municipalities to implement digital strategies and develop Smart City initiatives. In this capacity, he participated in the feasibility analyses of Montreal Digital Metropolis and Gatineau Intelligent et Numérique.
In late 2007, Mr. Huneault was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Intelligence Technologies, a publicly listed company that provides mobile teleassistance solutions for the health and safety sectors.
Before joining TIW, he held management positions at a number of companies, including Cantel, Ericsson, Telezone, Vidéotron, YRH and Bell Canada International.
He has served on a number of boards of directors, including those of Montréal’s Quartier de l’innovation and the Cancer Research Society. He is also a founding member of Capital Intelligent Mtl.
Philippe P. Huneault holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a certificate in technological innovation from École Polytechnique de Montréal.