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Québec Government Office in New York

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Mandate

The Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary representation in the United States. The Office promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1940, the Office serves the Mid Atlantic region, which includes eight states.

Communications, Publics Affairs and Government Relations

  • provide information on Québec’s policies and programs
  • maintain relations with news media and press agencies serving the region
  • maintain bilateral relations with the Mid-Atlantic States
  • inform universities, research centres and other interest groups of Québec’s educational initiatives
  • promote Québec studies and collaborative projects
  • coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives among the region’s Francophone and Francophile communities.

Economic Affairs

  • promote Québec’s products and sectors of excellence;
  • inform Americans of the advantages of doing business in Québec;
  • Assist Québec goods and services exporters in seeking and identifying appropriate distribution channels (retailers, distributers, representatives, manufacturing agents, etc.);
  • provide information and guidance pertaining to markets and regulations;
  • assist companies seeking partners for joint ventures, strategic alliances, and technology transfers.

Investissement Québec

  • is both a financing institution and an economic development agency;
  • offers financial products and tax measures to companies wishing to expand their business internationally;
  • helps these companies find a location that suits their needs and forge strategic alliances with local partners;

Culture

  • promote Québec culture and artists in the United States;
  • help Québec artists and their agents, distributors and/or galleries in the United States by providing advice and financial or logistical support;
  • maintain relations with distribution/broadcast networks and serve as intermediary between those networks and Québec’s cultural community.

Covered states

  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Head of mission

Jean-Claude Lauzon

Jean-Claude Lauzon

Québec Delegate General

Before assuming his duties as Delegate General in December 2014, Jean-Claude Lauzon worked as an industrial psychologist and corporate director.

From 1974 to 1980, he was a director at Rourke, Bourbonnais & Associates. He then joined the prestigious Ernst & Young firm where he held the positions of managing partner of technology services, managing partner of consulting services, and vice president. He remained at Ernst & Young until 2003, when he became a head hunter for the Montréal office of the internationally recognized company Korn Ferry.

Mr. Lauzon was also a member of an advisory committee of the Québec Manufacturing Fund, and served as President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science and Vice President of the Montréal Heart Institute Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In 1988, he received the Noël-Mailloux Award in recognition of his contribution to the development of psychology. It is the highest distinction given by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.

Jean-Claude Lauzon is the father of three children.

Coordinates

Québec Government Office in New York

Québec Government Office in New York

One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10020-2102
U.S.A.

Phone:+1 212 843 0950
Fax:+1 212 757 4753

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