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2014

Healthcare innovation: patients at the centre of the debate - Eighth annual Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum

Press releases - At the initiative of Québec International, the eighth annual Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum (FISQ) will be held on December 2. This daylong event will bring together key stakeholders from this vitally important sector, including clinicians, professionals, healthcare system managers, industrialists, researchers and experts. The attendees will be pursuing a shared goal: to find solutions in which innovation is genuinely placed at the service of Quebecers' health.

Launch of CONEQT program establishing a genuine business corridor between the Québec City region and Silicon Valley

Press releases - Québec International announced today the launch of the CONEQT program with a view to securing the business corridor between Québec City and Silicon Valley. The result of a partnership with Expansion Québec, which has a commercial office in San Mateo in the heart of the Valley, CONEQT provides tech companies in the Québec City region with market intelligence, development, and support services through dedicated resources for up to 6 months.

Québec International wins two awards from the International Economic Development Council

Press releases - Québec International has distinguished itself once again by earning two awards of excellence from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its International Conference, which was held in Fort Worth, Texas, from October 19 to 22, 2014. Québec International won Gold in the category of cities with a population greater than 500,000 for its customized e-newsletter and Bronze for its technology entrepreneurship program. Last year, IEDC presented QI with the Gold award for its Invest in the Québec City Region brochure.

Second annual Healthcare Innovation Week - Innovation: supporting a rapidly changing system

Press releases - Now more than ever, the Quebec City region is asserting itself as a major hub in the province's life sciences sector as it gets set to host the second annual Healthcare Innovation Week, which will be held from Dec. 1-3 at Quebec City's convention centre (Centre des congrès). This will be a prime opportunity for proponents of innovation to address Quebecers' health needs. Several hundred key healthcare stakeholders are expected to attend, including industrialists, researchers, managers and decision-makers, all focused on the performance of our rapidly changing healthcare system.

Québec International ranked among Canada's economic development champions

Press releases - For the eighth consecutive year, Québec International (QI) has been named one of the Top Canadian Economic Development Groups in Canada’s Best Locations 2014, as announced in the current issue of US-based Site Selection magazine. This ranking pays tribute to the country's top 10 economic development agencies.

Major American Industrial Association holds its 1st international conference in Quebec City

Press releases - The Government of Quebec, Investissement Québec, Invest in Canada and Québec International are pleased to be associated with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) professional forum that will be held in Quebec City. This is the first time that this event will be held outside of the United States. It will be a unique opportunity to showcase the assets of Canada, the province of Quebec and the Quebec City region to a select clientele of American investors. Nearly 400 participants are expected to attend this forum, which will be held from September 13 to 17 at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Québec International signs agreement to facilitate access by Quebec companies to Canadian technology accelerator in Boston

Press releases - Québec International today formalized a new partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston that will provide promising companies in the Quebec City region with greater access to the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program in Boston. The agreement follows a similar one reached with the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco/Palo Alto during the mission by the Mayor of Quebec City in September 2013.

New mobile application promotes Quebec City’s economic development

Press releases - In this digitally driven era, Quebec International (QI) is pleased to announce the official launch of Quebec Intl, its brand-new mobile application. Featuring Mozzo technology developed by Piranha, a Quebec City-based firm specializing in mobility and innovation, Quebec Intl gives users touch-screen access to all of QI’s publications. The application is available on iOS and Android tablets and phones, as well as on Kindle.

Quebec International marks its anniversary with a successful year

Press releases - Quebec International made public today its annual activity report for 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the Quebec City-based economic development agency. The report describes the initiatives undertaken by Quebec International’s professional staff in the areas of economic promotion, investment attraction, international recruitment, entrepreneurship/innovation support and the development of excellence hubs whose economic benefits are valued at nearly $205 million.

KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014: Quebec City ranked #1 worldwide among similarly-sized cities

Press releases - According to the results of KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014 released this morning, the Quebec City metropolitan region ranks #1 worldwide among urban areas with 500,000 to two million inhabitants. Overall, business location costs are 9.3% lower in Quebec City in relation to the US average. This is a net improvement from 2012, when this cost advantage was 5.8%.

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