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    Closer ties for Northern France and Quebec

    08 Jul 2015 | Mobility, A region on the move

    On June 11, Nord France Invest and other regional players joined Quebec’s Ground Transportation Cluster in signing a cooperation agreement designed to boost the transport industry in both regions. Here’s a closer look at this milestone.

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    Agreement tightens links between Northern France and Quebec

    At the Rendez-vous du Transport 2015 trade fair held June 11 in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, French participants—Nord France Invest, Transalley, AIF (Association des Industries Ferroviaires) and the International Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Northern France—signed a cooperation agreement with Quebec’s Ground Transportation Cluster. 

    The move confirms a drive to capitalize on synergies dating back to March 2013. Spinoffs include assistance for Quebec companies locating in Northern France, collaboration between local companies and their Quebec counterparts, and development of value-creating partnerships in the ground transportation industry.

    The agreement confirms the parties’ commitment to stronger ties between Quebec and Northern France in business, academia and research, with a particular focus on ground transportation, sustainable mobility and logistics.

    This fresh focus includes:

    • Assistance for incoming companies
    • Expansion of business and sales networks
    • Industrial and scientific partnership
    • Mutual promotion of the two regions
    • Innovation and training

    Pierre Moreau, Canada’s Minister for Municipal Affairs and Regional Planning and Minister for the Montérégie Region, and Nicolas Chibaeff, France’s Consul General in Quebec, were both present at the signing ceremony.

    Presentations at 2015 Rendez-vous du Transport

    At the trade fair itself, representatives of Nord France Invest, Transalley and AIF spoke on exploring European markets and positioning Northern France in the ground transportation sector.

    Taken together, the region’s outreach efforts, the new agreement and its bilateral spinoffs will continue to nurture strong ties between Northern France and Quebec in ground transportation, sustainable mobility and logistics. 

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