June 2013

Awards, Distinctions and Promotional Activities

 

Quebec City Honoured in Three Categories in the 2013-2014 American Cities of the Future Rankings

Quebec City Honoured in Three Categories in the 2013-2014 American Cities of the Future Rankings

According to the 2013-2014 American Cities of the Future rankings compiled by UK-based fDi Magazine, which is published by the Financial Times Group, Quebec City placed in the Top 10 in three categories (Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future, Business Friendliness and Best fDi Strategy). A total of 422 cities in the Americas were evaluated by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, and divided into five groups based on population size. Quebec City is in the mid-sized cities group, which includes urban areas with populations of more than 200,000 inhabitants and metropolitan regions with more than 750,000 inhabitants.

 

A second International Summit of Cooperatives next year

The first International Summit of Cooperatives held last fall was so successful that another one is being organized for next year. The second Summit will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from October 6–9, 2014. Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) will be teaming up again for this major gathering of the cooperative and mutual community. 

 

The Québec City Convention Centre becomes first in Canada to offer free high-speed wireless Internet access to its clients

The Québec City Convention Centre becomes first in Canada to offer free high-speed wireless Internet access to its clients

In partnership with Videotron Business Solutions, the Québec City Convention Centre is sharpening its competitive edge by launching a compelling technological service for convention clients: free high-speed wireless Internet access in all the Centre’s meeting rooms, exhibit halls, and public areas. The Québec City Convention Centre, which has always been on the cutting edge, is stepping into the lead as it becomes the first convention centre in Canada—and one of the only in North America—to provide free, high-quality WiFi access to its clients.

 

Reader's Digest Reveals Canada's Most Interesting Towns - Contest Winners Announced at Quebec City Event

Reader's Digest Reveals Canada's Most Interesting Towns - Contest Winners Announced at Quebec City Event

The results are in and Reader's Digest has named Quebec City Canada's Most Interesting Town. Last September, Reader's Digest launched a contest asking Canadians to craft stories explaining why their city, town or village was the most artistic, healthiest, greenest and all-round greatest place in the country. The judges considered almost 700 enthusiastic entries before unanimously selecting reader Pierrette R. Pelletier's entry for Quebec City as the grand-prize winner.

 

Quebec City and Lévis appear in MoneySense magazine’s list of Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013

Quebec City and Lévis are the only urban areas in Quebec e ranked in the Top 10 in their respective categories (large city and mid-sized city). MoneySense magazine, a leading Canadian publication dealing with online personal finance, draws up an annual ranking of cities offering the best quality of life. The ranking is based on numerous indicators, each of which is assigned a score. 

 

Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix gets recognition from railway industry

The Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix has received le Prix Richard-Couture, an annual award presented by Groupe TRAQ to the organization or person having made the greatest contribution to the development of railway transporation in Québec in 2012. Presented at Groupe TRAQ’s 17th annual rail industry seminar, on March 21 the award went to Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Le Massif de Charlevoix and instigator of this project.