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


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.

Founded in 2002, IAMC is an association of American manufacturing companies that possess their own real estate management and launch site identification services. The members of IAMC are a veritable Who’s Who of American industrial and corporate real estate, including many Fortune 500 companies such as 3M, DuPont, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Co., PepsiCo, United States Steel Corporation and Weyerhaeuser.

“Hosting a Forum outside of the United States is a milestone for IAMC, and I can’t think of a better place to hold it than Québec City, Canada,” said Roger Nesti, chair of IAMC and director of international real estate for the Kellogg Company. “The show of support from the regional and national stakeholders has been impressive. Given the strong Host Committee, the amazing venues and the standout program, the Fall 2014 Forum is poised to be the best event in IAMC history.”

“Canada remains one of the best places in the world for international business and foreign direct investment, with a robust economy and strong business fundamentals,” said the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade for Canada. “Forbes and Bloomberg both rate Canada as among the best countries in which to do business and the World Economic Forum has rated our banking system one of the world’s soundest. We are also among just a handful of nations in the world with a triple-A credit rating. This provides assurance to business investors about the security of their investments in Canada.”

“The Québec government is very proud to be associated with this forum,” said Jacques Daoust, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports. “It’s an excellent opportunity to promote our many assets and stable business environment, and to send foreign investors a clear message that Québec is a great place to carry out major investment projects. And I invite companies at the forum and around the world to invest in Québec talent and benefit from the advantages Québec has to offer.”

“Just like for Canada and the province of Quebec, this will be a golden opportunity for the Quebec City region to showcase our undeniable competitive advantages. According to the most recent Competitive Alternatives study by KPMG, Quebec City is number one in the world in terms of competitiveness among cities with 500,000 to 2 million inhabitants. The Quebec City region is home to over 185 foreign company subsidiaries, and Québec International is working hard to attract new subsidiaries while at the same time offering support for the consolidation and growth of those already established in the region,” concluded Québec International President and CEO, Carl Viel.

Host committee and event partners

In addition to financial contributions from the Government of Québec, Investissement Québec, Invest in Canada and Québec International, members of the host committee, this major conference of business people is also made possible by the participation of the following partners: the City of Québec, ROI, Consider Canada City Alliance, the Government of Ontario, Durham Economic Development Partnership, Hydro-Québec, Invest NB, Hydro-Manitoba and Economic Development Winnipeg.

For more information on IAMC and its fall 2014 Forum in Quebec City, please visit https://www.iamc.org/.

Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec

Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec (MEIE) supports economic development, innovation, and exports by encouraging coordination and dialogue between actors involved in the fields of economics, science, society, and culture so as to promote job creation, economic prosperity, and sustainable development. To find out more about MEIE, visit www.economie.gouv.qc.ca.

Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec’s mission is to foster the growth of investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in every region. The Corporation offers businesses a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. It is also responsible for administering tax measures and prospecting for foreign investment. To find out more about Investissement Québec, visit: http://www.investquebec.com/.

Invest in Canada

Whether you are considering expanding your company or are looking for new investment opportunities in North America, Canada should be a top investment destination. Let Invest in Canada and our international network of professionals show you why Canada should be the strategic choice for your next business opportunity. Contact the nearest Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate, or visit our website at http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/.

Québec International

Québec International contributes to the economic development of the Québec City metropolitan region and its international profile. As a regional economic development agency, Québec International fosters business growth, supports key economic clusters and attracts talent and investment to the region. To find out more, visit www.quebecinternational.ca.