8th BioMarine International Business Convention
1-3 oct 2017, Rimouski Qc, Canada View Location

BioMarine Rimouski 2017

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BioMarine 2017
01-03 Oct. 2017

Rimouski, Qc, Canada


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Welcome to BioMarine Rimouski 2017

This year, Canada is turning 150. While many events will take place throughout the year, BioMarine and MyBlueCity will participate in this important anniversary by bringing together in Rimouski, QC, Canada more than 20 nations, 300 business entrepreneurs, political leaders and ambassadors for our oceans including Prince Albert II of Monaco.

While Québec is rapidly and efficiently deploying its maritime strategy supported by a significant investment, citizens are wondering if this bet will win. The answer is definitely yes!

The marine and maritime economy is a driving force for the Province, which benefits from many international cooperations and a very positive image from an economic point of view. Not only will the government create many employment opportunities, but it will also create a seedbed for future generations who will have the opportunity to embrace new careers, to choose new directions through the many opportunities that will be offered.

Everyone is concerned, marine bioresources producers who will find new opportunities in algae , fishes and mollusks farming, the industries of transformation whose activity will be boosted by the processing of byproducts, providing elaborated ingredients for the food, the cosmetics , marine biotechnology and pharmacy industries. We must also consider the maritime sphere with its ports, the new challenges with clean shipping, the fishery industry that is reinventing itself, the space industry that will allow better surveillance of our coasts, aquaculture cages, and pollution episodes. Besides, the information technology industry will allow the treatment of billions of data that we collect daily. Yes, the blue economy is a great and beautiful revolution; it is a circular economy, which will improve marine environment. It represents the sustainable conquest of our last frontier on earth.

We will definitively meet you this fall in Rimouski by the St Lawrence River. Whether you are from industry, an investor, a government representative, an academic or curious citizen, MyBlueCity will allow you to meet the specialists of this blue industry. Up to 30 demos await you on the different districts and our central agora will allow you to listen to specialists who will present their projects, industry leaders explaining their sectors, young entrepreneur who shape the world of tomorrow with their new products.

If you are part of the BioMarine Business Convention we have designed a program which will give you the opportunity to dive into the heart of MyBlueCity and to do your networking quietly away from the uproar and the excitement of the demonstrators.

Pierre Erwes

BioMarine Chairman

Executive Chairman of Biomarine International Clusters Association

Why Rimouski?

As Quebec’s maritime capital, Rimouski is happy to welcome you from October 1st to the 3rd.
The region of Rimouski distinguishes itself with scientific research and numerous institutions dedicated to the teaching of professions related to the sea.  The Quebec Maritime Institute, the Marine Science Institute, the Marine Biotechnology Research Center and the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute are some of the jewels that you can discover on your stay.

Located by the shores of the St Lawrence River, Rimouski is one of the central hubs from Quebec maritime strategy, the first in North America, thanks to its industrial port zone, its research centers, its education institutions, its touristic sites, etc.
In the last year, Rimouski saw its role and expertise on the international scene being confirmed with the signature of international agreement with Europe, South America and North America.

Rimouski, Technopole maritime du Québec and SOPER, are very happy to welcome you to the first edition of BioMarine in Québec. The leadership of these organisations in worldwide blue economy is a carrier of opportunities, among others, the marine biotechnologies sector.
The maritime landscape and the welcome from the population will be the SOURCE of many exchanges who will benefit to the international blue economy.

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À titre de capitale de la Technopole Maritime du Québec, la Ville de Rimouski est heureuse de vous accueillir le 1er, 2 et 3 octobre prochain.

La région de Rimouski se distingue, entre autres, sur le plan de la recherche scientifique et par la présence de nombreux établissements dédiés à l’enseignement des professions reliées à la mer. L’Institut maritime du Québec, l’Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, le Centre de Recherche sur les Biotechnologies Marines et l’Institut Maurice-Lamontagne sont quelques-uns des joyaux que vous pourrez découvrir lors de votre séjour.

Située en bordure du St-Laurent, Rimouski est l’une des plaques tournantes de la Stratégie Maritime du Québec, la première en Amérique du Nord, grâce à sa zone industrialo portuaire, ses centres de recherche, ses établissements d’enseignement et ses lieux touristiques, ses entreprises de pointe et plus encore.
Au cours de la dernière année, Rimouski a vu, une fois de plus, son rôle et son expertise sur la scène internationale se confirmer par la signature d’ententes internationales avec l’Europe, l’Amérique du Sud et l’Amérique du Nord.
La Ville de Rimouski, la Technopole maritime du Québec ainsi que la SOPER sont heureuses de s’associer afin de vous accueillir pour la première édition québécoise de BioMarine. Le leadership de ces organisations dans l’économie bleue mondiale est porteur d’opportunités de partenariats significatifs, entre autres, dans le domaine des biotechnologies marines.
Le paysage maritime et l’accueil des Rimouskois seront la source de nombreux échanges qui rapporteront à l’économie bleue internationale.

BioMarine 2017 Partners

Marc Parent, Mayor, City of Rimouski
Noémie Giguere, Executive Director, Technopole Maritime du Québec
Martin Beaulieu, Executive Director, SOPER

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