In partnership with Center for Economic Growth
Empire State Plaza Convention Center- meeting room 7
Please register by email to: RSVPNY.firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual bilateral trade between Québec and New York stands at $7.5 billion dollars. Anchored by this long standing economic relationship, Québec and New York are leveraging their unique cross-border resources to build-out key economic and R&D corridors in strategic areas of innovation including nanotechnology, electric transportation and associated technologies.
Please join our panel of experts as we contextualize this relationship and explore future areas of cross-border collaboration.
“Overview of Québec’s commercial and R&D relationship with New York”- Dominique Poirier, Québec Delegate General in NY
“North Country- Strategic transport and logistical hub for Québec & New York”- Garry Douglas, President & CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce
“Tech Valley and the innovation boom New York State - F. Michael Tucker, President & CEO, Center for Economic Growth
Panel 1- “Fueling Electric Vehicle Adoption” - smart grid & electric transport technologies to promote EV adoption and energy efficiency in the region
Chantal Guimont, Director of Strategic Planning and Electric Transportation, Hydro-Québec
Louis Tremblay, President, AddÉnergie
Dr. William P. Acker, Executive Director, NY-BES+
Panel 2- “Strengthening the Tech Valley”- widening R&D collaboration between Québec and NY in nanotechnology/micro-electronics
Moderator: Kimberly G. Finnigan, Esq., Attorney, Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP
Tony Collins, President, Clarkson University
Normand Bourbonnais, CEO, Center for Collaboration MiQro Innovation, C2Mi
Dolores Martinez, Director of Scientific Affairs, Nano Québec
Nick Viggiani, Assistant Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A reception will follow the seminar at the Legislative Office Building from 5:00-7:00 PM.