With a new strategic plan in hand, Hugh S. (Beau) Cummins III, Sun Trust Banks Inc.’s co-chief operating officer, has been elected chair of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for a two year term, replacing former Coca-Cola Co. executive Clyde Tuggle who has co-founded Pine Island Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on small Read more
Donald Leblanc was just in his second day of his new job as head of Quebec’s trade office in Atlanta this past December when he received a call from Didier Rousseliere, director of global partnerships at Clemson University in South Carolina. Could he drop in for a visit at the Quebec Government Office in the Read more
True to form, Louise Fortin, director of the Quebec Trade Office in Atlanta, was wrapping up her official career of almost 40 years promoting international trade in the Southeast with a dawn to midnight mission focused on the forestry industry. “I haven’t slowed down at all,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her Read more
Even though the daylight hours are shorter these days in Quebec than they are in Georgia, Rackam, a Canadian company is making headway there with its thermal technologies, which are not extensively employed here.
Visiting Quebec‘s capital, Atlantans looking for an alternative way to get around Montreal should find one of the 405 bike-sharing stations in the city. PBSC Urban Solutions, a Quebec-based company that was commissioned by the city’s government to create a bicycle transportation system, provides 5,050 bicycles at these stations. Although the Bixi system – a Read more
The Montreal Collections Fashion Show held at the AmericasMart in Atlanta Oct. 11 drew some 600 buyers and agents from throughout the Southeast and Caribbean to evaluate the Canadian city’s spring collection. Louise Fortin, director of economic services of Quebec’s delegation based in Atlanta, told GlobalAtlanta in a video interview that fashion is just one Read more
The Invest Quebec agency celebrated the official opening of its Atlanta office on June 18 by joining with the Quebec government and trade office to celebrate the province’s “national” day prematurely. Atlanta joins New York, Chicago and Los Angeles as U.S. cities with an Invest Quebec office. The agency, which seeks to draw foreign investment Read more
The city of Atlanta and the Canadian province of Quebec are teaming up again this year to promote environmental technologies. The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast meeting on Jan. 28 for companies interested in attending Americana 2009, an international environmental technology trade show and conference to take place in Montreal March 17-19. Representatives Read more