CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) is sponsoring a programme to showcase artists from Québec, called Québec @ Edinburgh 2015, at this year’s Edinburgh Festivals. Acknowledging the company’s Québecois heritage and the strong connection between Scotland and Québec, CGI is partnering with the Québec Government Office in the UK to sponsor their promotional activities supporting the 21 different artists and theatrical companies who will be performing at the Edinburgh Festivals.
“We are delighted to support Québec @ Edinburgh 2015 which will display a range of artistic and cultural talents from Québec,” commented Tim Gregory, CGI UK President. “As a Canadian headquartered company, we have always embraced the affinity between Scotland and Québec, across many areas. The cultural aspect of this connection will be demonstrated by the artists who are part of Québec @ Edinburgh 2015. The Edinburgh Festivals are one of the international cultural highlights of the year which attract thousands of visitors and generate millions of pounds of revenue and we believe it’s important to support this high profile programme of cultural exchange.”
Included in the Québec @ Edinburgh 2015 ensemble will be the renowned theatre-maker, Robert Lepage, who will perform the European premiere of his new work 887 at the Edinburgh International Festival, while circus group, Les 7 Doigts de la Main are bringing their internationally successful show Traces to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Scotland is strategic to CGI’s UK business and the company has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen supporting clients in financial services, public sector, oil and gas. CGI’s Open Digital Services (ODSC) Centre in Glasgow is a centre of excellence for application and software development, serving clients across the UK.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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