News - La Coop fédérée, Québec’s largest agri-food company and among the 100 largest cooperatives and mutual societies in the world, today announced that the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins will be making a $100 million equity investment in the company.
News - The Agri Investment Forum is the only program of events in Canada dedicated to showcasing the highest potential emerging and growth stage agri-businesses. The Forum brings together active institutional and private investors with leading edge entrepreneurs and commercialization professionals. The Agri Investment Forum is a semi-annual conference that promotes constructive deal flow between Canadian agri-entrepreneurs and investors from across North America.
News - The scenic region that pioneered agrotourism offers a wealth of opportunities to visit producers and sample local fare.
News - Those who possess the soul of a locavore, a respect for the classics, a taste for the innovative and a well-stamped passport should pack an appetite and head to Quebec City.
News - May 9 to 11, 2012, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will be setting the table for the SIAL (Salon international de l'alimentation) international food trade show, Canada's largest international agrifood business showcase. Some 13,000 food industry professionals and 600 exhibitors from 40 countries will be descending on the Palais for the show, which will be taking over nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in downtown Montréal. An additional 10,000 sq. ft. had to be booked this year in light of the 2011 edition's unprecedented success, making this SIAL Canada a record-breaking edition in terms of size. The event has been held at the Palais since 2003.
Press releases - This coming April 16 to 18, the Municipality of Quebec City and Québec International, in conjunction with a number of partners, including Université Laval and the Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain, will play host to Louis Zacharilla, the co-founder and director of development of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). This visit represents the final step in the process of evaluating Quebec City for the title of Intelligent Community of the Year.
News - A study by Université Laval’s Maurice Doyon and French and American researchers shows that U.S. consumers know surprisingly more about the fat content of the foods they buy than their French counterparts. Paradoxically, the obesity rate is nearly three times higher in the United States (35%) than it is in France (12%).
News - The International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics (ISNN) confirms it will hold its 7th Congress in Québec City, the first edition held in Canada. The Québec City Convention Centre will welcome 400 experts in the fields of nutrition and genetics from October 6 to 8, 2013.
News - SportAccord Convention today announced that Twitter CEO Omid Ashtari, Nike Brand CEO Charlie Denson and Feng June, founder and CEO of Chinese consumer electronics giant Aigo, will be conference speakers at the 2012 SportAccord Convention this Spring.
News - This broad-ranging roadshow by Deloitte aims to shed light on the current state of Quebec’s manufacturing sector, but also to celebrate its champions’ achievements and to mobilize all stakeholders to ensure the sustained growth of this crucial economic sector.