October 2012

Awards, Distinctions and Promotional Activities

 

Site Selection magazine’s “Best to Invest” rankings for Canada:  Quebec International and the Quebec City region shine once again!

Site Selection magazine’s “Best to Invest” rankings for Canada: Quebec International and the Quebec City region shine once again!

The Quebec City region and Quebec International have shone once again in US-based Site Selection magazine’s “Best to Invest” rankings for Canada, which recognize the country’s economic development champions. The region placed second in the list of “Top Canadian Metros”, while Quebec International was once again named the “Top Canadian Economic Development Group”. 

 

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge: Québec City selected

Quebec City is pleased to recieve a grant in IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge. This philanthropic initiative is designed to provide IBM’s most valuable resources and employees problem solving skills to address some of the most pressing urban challenges. This world-scale contest will allow the 31 selected cities to benefit from 5 to 6 IBM employees for a period of 3 weeks to address a strategic challenge. For example, in 2012, IBM worked with the historic city of Málaga, Spain, to enhance its global competitiveness by developing a sustainable, integrated economic plan. Six IBM experts developed a roadmap to tackle widespread unemployment by encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship among citizens.

 

Auberge Saint-Antoine marks their 20th anniversary with recognition from Condé Nast Traveler for the tenth consecutive year

Auberge Saint-Antoine, the 94-room boutique hotel located in Quebec City’s majestic Old Port, has been chosen as one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. With 2012 marking the hotel’s 20th Anniversary, Auberge Saint-Antoine is thrilled to be able to include this prestigious accolade in their celebrations.

 

  The Festival d’été de Québec and 3 E: Driving the local economy

The Festival d’été de Québec and 3 E: Driving the local economy

Eleven days of music, more than 300 different shows, huge enthusiastic crowds night after night, a wall that Québec is not soon to forget, an original high-tech exhibition and a hit with the first wine festival ─ 2012 was a banner year for the Festival d’été de Québec and 3 E event-experience-emotion. With $35 M in turnover, the impact on the Quebec City area is major.