Press release: G-20 meeting to be held in Montreal: Good news for the Montreal area economy and international standing

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Added on 5 April 2000 in Press releases

Press release

G-20 meeting to be held in Montreal: Good news for the Montreal area economy and international standing
Mr. Pierre Laferrière, president of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

Montreal, April 5, 2000 –"The next meeting of the G-20 Finance Ministers will be held in Montreal in the Fall of 2000 and this is good news for the economy and the international standing of the metropolitan area," said today Mr. Pierre Laferrière, the president of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

"The announcement made by Canada's Finance Minister Paul Martin shows recognition of Montreal's economic weight, a New Economy city that is slated to experience tremendous growth over the next years," added Mr. Laferrière.

"Also, concluded the Board's President, this meeting will bring hundreds of delegates and world media representatives to the Montreal region, and this provides not only valuable economic impact, but it is a great way to promote Montreal at both the economic and tourism levels."

"The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is delighted with this news."

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has more than 7 000 members. Its mission is to be the leading group representing the interests of the Greater Montreal business community.  The objectives are to maintain, at all times, relevance to its membership, credibility towards the public and influence towards government and decision-makers.

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