News - HEC Montréal and Desjardins Group announce the creation of the Institut international des coopératives Alphonse-et-Dorimène-Desjardins, as part of the Second International Summit of Cooperatives. The Institute will develop leading-edge research in the field of financial cooperatives and stimulate research on non-financial cooperatives.
News - After hosting the 17th World Congress of CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering) in 2010, Québec City is set to give a repeat performance as the home of the 5th International Conference of CIGR. Over 800 agricultural engineers from around the globe are set to meet at the Québec City Convention Centre from June 13 to 17, 2020.
News - From October 13 to 16, 2015, some 200 writers and intellectuals from 70 countries dedicated to defending freedom of expression with gather at the Québec City Convention Centre to attend the 81st PEN International Congress. PEN is an international writers association active on five continents through its 142 centers located in nearly 100 countries.
News - CRIQ President and CEO Denis Hardy has announced the acquisition of a cutting-edge piece of additive manufacturing (3D printing) equipment for the production of metal parts. His announcement was received by Jacques Daoust, Québec's Minister of the Economy, Innovation, and Exports, at a press conference held earlier this morning in the state-owned company's Québec City offices.
News - Dr. Tigran Galstian of Quebec City is the winner of this year's $25,000 Ernest C. Manning Award of Distinction for inventing and commercializing the tunable liquid crystal lens. Dr. Galstian will receive his prize at the Foundation's 33rd Innovation Awards Gala in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 22nd.
News - This year marks the 16th edition of the Quebec City Industriel Trade Show, the largest of its kind in Eastern Canada. From October 7-9, exhibitors, attendees and professionals gather at the Quebec City Exhibition Center. The 2014 event is expected to bring in over 500 expert exhibitors, over 7,000 visitors and an encompassing view of industrial activities, including machine tool, tooling, services.
News - Building on the success of Hôtel Le Germain Calgary, Groupe Germain Hospitalité announced today its intention to build an Alt Hotel in Calgary, with the goal of welcoming its first guests in 2017. The new hotel will be accessible within walking distance from Hôtel Le Germain Calgary and represents an investment of 34 million dollars.
News - Today sees the grand opening of the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec City. With over 3,000 registrations, the Summit brings together executives and directors from the co-op and mutual worlds to discuss the major issues affecting the movements. Over the next four days, co-operatives will be exploring the innovation of the sector, specifically looking at development, financing, employment, food security and health/social care.
News - The Port of Quebec reached a new peak affluence on October 3, when six cruise ships with over 15,000 cruise passengers and 5,000 crew members were able to enjoy the beauty of the city and the hospitality of its people.
News - The second International Summit of Cooperatives officially opens today in Quebec City. Over 3,000 participants from 93 countries will gather from October 6 to 9 to discuss the main challenges facing cooperatives. The Summit will attract internationally renowned speakers, including a Nobel Prize winner and numerous key figures from the political and economic spheres, around the common theme of "Cooperatives' Power of Innovation". This prestigious international gathering is a joint initiative of Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance.