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20/07/21

Québec meeting targets innovative and responsible construction

On Monday 19 July, Monaco Economic Board (MEB) organised with the Quebec General Delegation in France and Monaco a conference on the innovative responsible construction technology, currently being employed at the Carmelha Tower site in the Principality. Around 50 professionals mainly from the building sector attended the conference which was followed by a networking cocktail.
 
Developed by Quebec company Upbrella, the technology in question makes it possible to construct buildings without using cranes, reducing risks, space required to build, pollutants and the site’s carbon footprint. In Monaco, the Carmelha Tower commissioned by the Monaco Government signals its commitment to the energy transition as being a virtuous building in terms of its construction and composition that relies very much on sustainably sourced wood.
 
Opening the conference, Michèle Boisvert, Delegate General of Quebec was delighted with the collaboration “between two territories who share the same visions and pay particular attention to environmental and marine issues as well as northern issues”. In his welcome speech, MEB Executive Director General Guillaume Rose said: “Application of this innovative technology in the Principality is an excellent starting point for closer cooperation between entrepreneurs in Monaco with those in Québec in all possible sectors.”
 
A technical presentation followed which animated many of the discussions at the cocktail. MEB company members also took advantage of this privileged event to meet the Québec General Delegation’s team in charge of trade relations.
 
Earlier that morning, there was a visit to the Carmelha Tower site with the Québec delegation attended by Annabelle Jaeger Seydoux, Director of the Monaco Energy Transition Mission, and Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of Public Works. Also on the agenda was a working meeting held on MEB premises.  
 
Meetings had already taken place in Monaco and Paris between the two organisations, including a MEBinar on business opportunities in January, and other joint actions are in the pipeline including a Trade Mission to Québec.  
 
At the conference, Ms Boisvert expressed her desire to ramp up exchanges, given the unique position of Quebec: “We share the same values and language but we Québécois do business the American way. Our territory is therefore an ideal gateway for developing business in North America.” MEB is convinced and intends to take up this opportunity very soon.
 
 
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