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18 Oct 2013

Strong presence by Québec mining industry in MINExpo International

Martin Rodrique, of Habitaflex, speaking with Alain Houde, Québec Delegate General in Los Angeles, during MINExpo International 2013, in Las Vegas.

Over 50 Québec mining companies took part in Las Vegas in September in MINExpo International 2012, the world’s largest mining equipment and services trade fair.

Their participation was made possible by support from the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE), via representatives of the Québec government office in Los Angeles and Export Québec.

Tangible results in sight

An economic promotion agency called 48e Nord International, which provided support for several exhibitors, was highly satisfied with its collaboration. The agency is based in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the epicentre of the Québec mining industry. According to the head of 48e Nord International, Claude Thibault, “The participants were very impressed by the number of buyers and people’s interest in Québec. A number of Québec companies are expecting tangible results from this event.”

MINExpo International is held every four years. This year’s edition was 45% larger than the 2011 event, with 1,890 exhibitor booths and the participation of 58,359 mining industry professionals.

Québec government office in Los Angeles
48e Nord International (in French)
MINExpo International 2012

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