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19 Oct 2009

Second Annual Atlanta International Environmental Trade Mission: a resounding success

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin (center) surrounded by members of the Georgia Consular Corps. From left: Dr. Lutz H. Görgens, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ambassador Reda Mansour, Consul General of the State of Israel; Stephen Brereton, Consul General of Canada; and Ginette Chenard, Québec Delegate. Photo: Québec Government Office in Atlanta

Nine of the best and most innovative companies from Québec’s green economy sector participated in the 2nd Atlanta International Environmental Trade Mission from October 5-9, co-hosted by the Atlanta Development Authority and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Québec Government Office in Atlanta and the Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.

The mission focused on clean water, waste water and waste management, and cutting-edge technologies for green buildings. The mission included match-making sessions with representatives of municipalities, developers, architects and facilities managers.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin received an award from the Atlanta’s international community for her environmental stewardship at a luncheon on October 7, with several members of the Georgia Consular Corps in attendance. Ginette Chenard, the Québec Government Delegate in Atlanta, and Ambassador Reda Mansour, Consul General of the State of Israel and Dean of the Consular Corps, were featured speakers. Ms. Chenard highlighted Québec’s sustainability policies and the Québec Government’s views on the role of federated States in fighting global climate change.

The participating Québec companies were: Mondo, Évolu-Tech, Plastique Rotek, Filterco, Gedden, Structures modulaires à compositions mixtes (MCM), Ecodrain, Turbines éoliennes Vertica et Systèmes Brac.

Québec Government Office in Atlanta
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