Quebec Multimedia and New Media Firms Offer Latest Technologies, New Business Opportunities to U.S. Companies

Executive Conference and Showcase to be Held on April 15-16 in New York

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Quebec Government House, New York will host an executive conference and showcase, "The International Business of New Media: HIGHLIGHT QUEBEC," in New York City on April 15-16, 1998. The event will bring together a select group of executives from Quebec multimedia and new media firms, as well as key decision-makers from U.S. venture capital, entertainment, media, advertising, and publishing companies to focus on cross-border partnerships, investments, and new business opportunities.

"These two days in April will be very instrumental in providing well-deserved exposure for Quebec's thriving multimedia and new media industries," says Michel Brisson, director, economic affairs, Quebec Government House, New York. "U.S. companies can benefit significantly from doing business with the more than 600 Quebec-based firms, taking advantage of the latest technologies and talent, as well as favorable currency exchange rates and substantial tax incentives."

The conference format consists of presentations and discussions, and collaborative roundtable sessions, in addition to Quebec firms exhibiting their latest technologies, products, and services.

Agenda highlights:

-- Keynote Address: The International Business of New Media
-- Executive Roundtable Session: Quebec's New Media, Entertainment and Gaming Industries
-- Presentation and Discussion: Cross-Border Investment Opportunities and Case Studies
-- Executive Roundtable Session: Financing New Media International Models
-- Keynote Address: The New Media Future -- A Global View
-- Technologies, Products, and Services Showcase (afternoons only)

Partial list of confirmed speakers and participating companies:

U.S. -- Charles Millard, president, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Jonathan Cohen, first vice president, senior analyst, Merrill Lynch; Alice O'Rourke, executive director, NYNMA (New York New Media Association); Net Perceptions; CitiBank; Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition; PR Newswire; Time Warner Pathfinder; AlleyCat News; e-Media; Silicon Valley Bank; Ogilvy One; Silicon Alley Reporter; EDS'c2o Interactive Architects; StockObjects; K2 Design; and Sony Online Ventures.

Quebec -- Roger Bertrand, minister, Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology, Government of Quebec; David Levine, delegate general, Government of Quebec, New York; Louise Perras, executive director, CESAM (Quebec Multimedia Consortium); Sabine Hamelin, president, Ubi Soft Canada; Richard Cormier, president and CEO, JAZZ Media Network; Claude Lemay, CEO, Alis Technologies, Inc.; Faraj Nakhleh, president, NAKHLEH Alliances; Shaker Sabri, vice president, General Datacom Canada; Bernard Hamel, managing general partner, GTI Capital, Inc.; Net Communications; ZAQ Technolgies; and Quebecor Multimedia.

"In our competitive business environment, it is invaluable to have a setting where executives can truly collaborate with their peers to discover new ways of working together, achieving synergies, and creating opportunities for new business," says Dr. Augustine C. Fou, president and CEO, go-Digital Internet Consulting Group. "This intimate, focused conference is sorely needed in the new media industry which is filled with mammoth trade shows that return little value for the participants' investment of time and money."

For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact Caryn Kaufman at or call 212-688-8599.

The conference is co-hosted by New York-based go-Digital Internet Consulting Group and will take place at the New York Information Technology Center's Digital Sandbox, located at 55 Broad Street, New York, NY.

Quebec Government House, New York is Quebec's chief representative office in the United States. It seeks to promote awareness of Quebec's many attributes in the areas of trade, investment, the arts, culture and education.

SOURCE go-Digital Internet Consulting Group -0- 03/26/98 /CONTACT: Richard Pinto, 212-688-8599 or

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