The Association des Expositions Agricoles du Québec (AEAQ) is a non-profit organization and its mission is to enhance and supervise the fairs in the province.
AEAQ offer various services for its members, is a link that favors experience exchanges and aim the development and adaptation of the new realities.
AEAQ believe in the perinity of those unique agricultural events, sometimes centenary, who still demonstrate nowadays the will to enhance the agricultural world. More than a half-century consecrate to the promotion and development of the agri-industry!
Those rendez-vous offer the opportunity to enjoy workshops, exchanges and business opportunities. It is the occasions by excellence to meet and share with other fair directors and network partners. Between 70 to 90 delegates participate to those meetings.
With the medias, AEAQ anwsers the demands from the journalists eager to obtain information on the Quebec fairs.
With the gouvernement autorities, AEAQ represent his members and negociate, particularly with the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) as part of the preparation and realisation of the Programme d’appui financier aux expositions agricoles reconduit renew each year. The Association also cooperate regularly with the breeders associations in the elaboration of the de norms and standards destined to the contests and animal judgments during the fairs.
A director reponsability insurance is yearly taken by AEAQ to cover the directors of every fairs.
Each year, the Association plan ahead a publicity campagne for the network of the agricultural fairs and its events across the province.
During the autumn convention, the ExpoStars Awards are given and it is the perfect occasion to make known the quality of the realisations of the AEAQ members.
The categories are : reception, communication and promotion, agricultural education, familly, financing, builder award and jury's award. The applications can be submited by fair directors, partners (local and provincial) and AEAQ.
AEAQ personnel is available to support the fair directors in the realisation of studies, strategic reflexions and positionning new projects linked to the orientations of the AEAQ development plan.