Quebec International, the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce (CCIQ) and the Quebec City chapter of the Quebec Economists Association (ASDEQ), invite members of the business community and the general public to take part in the activities organized in connection with the inaugural edition of "Rentrée Économique", which will be held from January 17-20.
"We plan to offer a wide range of complementary activities, with each providing a different perspective on regional, national and international economic issues in 2011. The goal is to provide local entrepreneurs and business leaders with a better set of tools," said Carl Viel, President and CEO of Quebec International, together with Luc Paradis, CCIQ President and Martin Hébert, President of ASDEQ's Quebec City chapter.
Quebec City 2011: economic and political outlook
The CCIQ will be presenting "Quebec City 2011: Economic and Political Outlook" at Quebec City's Capitole on January 18 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. This event will provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions of the lineup of guest experts, who will analyze and comment on current events, in addition to sharing their views on the economic and political outlook for 2011. Pierre Jobin, TVA journalist and anchorman, will be the moderator. The guest experts include:
- Jean Lapierre, communicator and political analyst, TVA
- François Dupuis, chief economist, Desjardins Group
- J.Jacques Samson, columnist, Journal de Québec
Detailed program of activities: www.ccquebec.ca
19th annual ASDEQ conference: 2011 economic outlook
ASDEQ's Quebec City chapter, in association with Quebec International, will be organizing an event at the Hotel Palace Royal on January 20 from 8:45 am to 2:00 pm, including forecasts by leading economists and entrepreneurs' viewpoints. The event will conclude with a presentation by Brian Bethune, chief financial economist for the US and chief economist for Canada at IHS Global Insight. Other guest experts include:
- Hélène Bégin, senior economist, Desjardins Group
- Mario Lefebvre, director, Centre for Municipal Studies, Conference Board of Canada
- Marie-Élaine Denis, market analyst, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- Caroline Roy, vice-president, Léger Marketing
- Pierre Fournier, geopolitical consultant, National Bank of Canada.
TMT Predictions 2011 to be held in Quebec City
In association with Quebec International, Deloitte will be presenting TMT Predictions 2011 at the Hotel Château-Laurier on January 20 from 7:30-9:30 am. This interactive breakfast conference will provide an overview of major trends in the area of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) that are likely to have an impact on Canadian businesses in 2011. The guest speaker will be:
- Duncan Stewart, research director for Deloitte Canada and one of the organizers of TMT Predictions 2011.
"With this inaugural edition of Rentrée Économique, we are seeking to provide business leaders, regional policy makers and the general public with a value-added program of activities. We also hope to reaffirm our commitment to fostering economic vitality across the region," said Mr. Paradis, together with Mr. Viel and Mr. Hébert.
About Quebec International
Quebec International contributes to the economic development of the Quebec City metropolitan region and to its international standing. As an economic development agency, Quebec International fosters business growth, supports key industry clusters and attracts talent and investment to the region. For further information, please visit www.quebecinternational.ca.
About the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ)
The Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry brings together more than 4,500 members of the business community from all economic sectors of the Greater Quebec City region. It is the largest business organization in Eastern Quebec. Acting as a catalyst for the region's driving forces for over 200 years, the CCIQ enables the business community to play an active role in regional development and to voice opinions on matters likely to shape regional development.
Founded in 1975, the Quebec Economists Association (ASDEQ) has over 700 members from various economic sectors divided into three regional chapters (Quebec City, Montreal and Outaouais). ASDEQ is the leading professional association in Quebec focusing on economic issues. For further information: www.asdeq.org