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Trois-Rivières will host its first international environmental technologies conference in 2020

27 février 2019

Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières and GLOBE Series are proud to announce a collaboration to launch Trois-Rivières’s first international environmental technologies conference in 2020. A world leader in the development of forums and conferences on the bioeconomy, GLOBE Series will support the IDE Trois-Rivières team in the various stages of organizing the project.

Trois-Rivières will host its first international environmental technologies conference in 2020

The Executive Director of IDE Trois-Rivières, Mario De Tilly, says the event will be a concrete way to make a difference locally and across the country. "Citizens around the world are concerned about the state of the environment and the impact of its degradation on their quality of life and that of their descendants. Many groups are coming together to find solutions, and we wish to contribute to this broad mobilization." 

The project will be particularly relevant with the growing strategic importance in recent years of the environmental technologies and life sciences cluster in Trois-Rivières and Bécancour. The Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec are home to several pioneering operations in biomass processing and the circular economy, key players in the development of this industrial sector.

"This initiative demonstrates that regions outside major metropolitan areas have a vibrant innovation ecosystem that provides Canadian and international companies with an attractive alternative. We’re very proud to work with IDE Trois-Rivières and support the growth of businesses and the ecosystem of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec,” says Alice Martin, Director of Innovation at GLOBE Series.

The launch of an international event will be an exceptional opportunity for Trois-Rivières and Bécancour to host the industry. Various stakeholders and specialists from the field will be invited to take part, including government officials, entrepreneurs, industrialists, researchers, scientists and citizens. Participants will come from the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region as well as other parts of Quebec and Canada. The event will also provide an occasion to hold B2B activities that facilitate meetings between companies and investors.

Upcoming consultation 
GLOBE Series and IDE Trois-Rivières will set up an extensive consultation of the industry in the coming weeks to clearly identify the needs of the ecosystem as well as the potential for the internationalization of the region. The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will be involved along with the College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies and economic sector organizations.

About Globe Series
GLOBE Series convenes world-renowned events that accelerate the clean economy. For over 25 years, leaders and innovators from business, government, and civil society have come together at GLOBE events to share knowledge, leverage opportunities and find solutions. Our vast networks and convening power enable us to connect the companies, thought leaders, clean technology innovators, NGOs, financiers, and senior policy-makers who are changing the world.

About Globe Series

About IDE Trois-Rivières
Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières is mandated by the cities of Trois-Rivières and Bécancour to support all economic development in the region. The mission of its team of approximately 20 professionals is to mobilize community strengths to generate collective wealth and raise the profile of the two cities. 

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Josiane Gagnon
Communications Advisor
Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières
819-374-4061, Ext. 5129

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