News - Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Ontario‐based CTL Corp. (“CTL”), the largest privately‐owned consumer vehicle finance company in Canada. The transaction was completed on October 2, 2015.
News - Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. («Nordic») is proud to announce the launch of SQIN™ Body and SQIN ™ Hand & Foot, its first two cosmeceutical products to reach market. SQIN™ constitutes a unique line of skin products specifically designed and adapted for persistent and severe chronic dry skin problems found often in people suffering of paralysis or mobility impairment attributed to age, amputation, neurological and musculoskeletal problems or metabolic disorders.
News - Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. is proud to announce completion of the first clinical trials of Spinalon™, an oral pill composed of three active molecular entities capable together of triggering within minutes short bouts of locomotor-like activity in the legs of spinal cord-injured patients who had been chronically paralyzed for years.
News - U.S.-based LIFE Leadership chose Québec City for its 2016 Winter event. January 21 to 24, 2016, 2,200 members of LIFE Leadership in North America will meet in Québec City to take part in this motivation and training event. The event will last 4 days and generate a significant impact in the region. The economic impact is estimated to more than $3M. Québec City, North America’s gateway, was the front runner for the event thanks to the Québec City Convention Centre strategic location in the centre of downtown Québec, only steps away from attractions and hotels. The event, taking place in the middle of the magical Québec winter season, will generate 7,000 room nights.
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: