News - From September 27 to 30, the Québec City Convention Centre welcomed the 22nd edition of ICIP, IEEE’s International Conference on Image Processing, one of the largest international conferences dedicated to technologies for processing images and videos. Québec City hosted more than 1,300 delegates from over 60 countries, among them prominent researchers. Corporate partners in the domain were presented, including Google.
News - Quebec City based company De Marque is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 25th. Since its explosive growth with the creation of the Typing Pal software in the 1990s, this pioneer of digital technology in Quebec City has nimbly adapted and transformed over the years to define itself as a technological driver for both the educational and cultural sectors. This mission remains at the heart of De Marque’s activities, who is now a key international player in the ebook distribution industry, delivering over 150,000 ebooks in 40 countries.
News - Professor Jasmin Raymond of the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre received the 2016 Colloquium Lecture honour from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) at its annual conference GeoQuébec 2015. He earned this distinction for the quality of his proposed talk on different in situ approaches used to precisely measure the thermal properties of geological materials for geotechnical applications.
News - After a seven-year absence, Photonics North is returning to Québec City! From May 24–26, 2016, the Québec City Convention Centre will host the 18th annual Photonics North Conference. This conference on optics and photonics technologies will attract over 550 researchers and research community representatives from government and industry, more than 65% of whom hail from outside Québec.
News - Olympus NDT Canada Inc. announces the purchase of 33,000 m2 of land in Québec City’s Michelet Innovation Zone and the start of construction on a new office and manufacturing complex. Olympus NDT Canada currently leases space in three locations in the Québec City area. Purchasing this land demonstrates Olympus’ commitment to the region and enables business and manufacturing operations to be consolidated in a single location.
News - The Québec City Convention Centre will be teeming with activity this fall. In September, October, and November, 54 conventions, meetings, trade fairs, shows, and banquets will keep our teams very busy. Over 50,000 delegates and visitors will pass through our doors. They will spend an estimated $30 million in the Québec City area and are expected to book more than 35,000 hotel nights during these three months. We’re looking forward to the following major events announced on our calendar:
News - Louis Bédard, Louis-Marc Rodrigue and Tommy Rochette are pleased to announce the acquisition of Minutes Dépôt, a young Quebec company focused on the management and sharing of corporate minute books. "The aim of this acquisition is to help businesses benefit from the digital revolution, and above all, we are proud to support startups in their structuring approach with an innovative and efficient tool," commented Mr. Rodrigue.
News - The technology revolution that has taken hold in Québec City over the past few decades has spawned a number of life sciences success stories, paving the way for the development of a wide array of technologies in numerous fields. The life sciences sector alone employs nearly 6,000 people in Québec City and generates annual sales of over $1 billion, according to figures compiled by Québec International.c
News - Opsens Inc. is pleased to announce the reorganization of its corporate structure. Opsens' medical activities have taken a leading role in recent years, a result of the positive response to the performance of its products developed to measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR"), their recent FDA approval which allows their marketing in the U.S., and the soon-to-come move into a state-of-the-art facility to increase manufacturing capacity and accommodate a growing number of employees. Opsens' FFR products are designed to optimize the diagnostic and guide treatment in patients with coronary heart disease.
News - More than 550 specialists in the field of fluorine chemistry will gather at the Québec City Convention Centre in July 2021 for six days when Québec City plays host to two symposiums: the 23rd International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry (ISFC) and the 9th International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies (ISoFT).