Press release: The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal launches its 2003-2004 season of activities

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Added on 24 September 2003 in Press releases

Press release
 
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
launches its 2003-2004 season of activities

Montreal, September 24, 2003 – The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has announced its list of guest speakers for the 2003-2004 season of business luncheons. This prestigious Board of Trade forum has built an excellent reputation over the past several years.

The Board of Trade's primary objective is to promote the economic development of the metropolitan area and the establishment of optimal conditions for creating new wealth and realizing the full potential of the companies and initiatives of its members. It is from this perspective that guest speakers at the Board of Trade's public forums address its members as well as those of the metropolitan Montreal business community.

During the 2003-2004 season, the ten speakers in the Board of Trade's “Desjardins” business luncheon series will share with participants their vision of the economic development that metropolitan Montreal, the economic engine of Quebec. The speakers will also explain how their sector of activity will contribute to this vision.

October 23, 2003
Mr. André Caillé
President and chief executive officer
Hydro-Québec
Theme: “Hydro-Québec: issues and orientations”

October 28, 2003
Mr. Jochen Zaumseil
President
L'Oréal Canada
Theme: “The make-up of success”

November 25, 2003
Mr. Guy Crevier
President and publisher
La Presse
Theme: “Future values for Quebec”

January 27, 2004
Mr. Louis Audet
President and chief executive officer
Cogeco Inc.
Theme: “The Internet, video on demand and rising consumer power”

February 3, 2004
Mr. Robert Dutton
President and chief executive officer
RONA Inc.
Theme: “The consumer: more powerful than ever”

February 17, 2004
Mr. Paul Tellier
President and chief executive officer
Bombardier Inc.
Theme: “Bombardier's challenges: Paul Tellier takes stock"

February 24, 2004
Mr. Pierre Boivin
President
Club de hockey Canadien and Bell Centre
Theme: “The Bell Centre – the venue for sports, arts and business in Montreal”

March 16, 2004
Mr. Alain J.P. Belda
Chairman and chief executive officer
Alcoa Inc.
Theme: “A global aluminum producer, Alcoa has become a provider of customer-driven solutions – the story of a transformation”

April 20, 2004
Mr. Francesco Bellini
Chairman and chief executive officer
Neurochem Inc.

May 18, 2004
Mr. Robert Lacroix
Rector
Université de Montréal
Theme: “University education: the quality challenge”
Presentation of the Outstanding Student Awards – Secondary V and vocational education programs

The “Desjardins” business luncheons are produced in association with the Air Canada, Alcoa Canada, Aon Parizeau inc./Aon Reed Stenhouse, Bell Canada, Bombardier Inc., Diners Club International, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Samson Bélair / Deloitte & Touche, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and SSQ Financial Group.

The following public activities have also been added to the 2003-2004 schedule of events:

The “RBC Financial Group” special business luncheons are one-time events, where players on the municipal, provincial, and federal political scenes present their vision of the development of metropolitan Montreal. The “RBC Financial Group” special business luncheons are produced in association with Le Journal de Montréal, Richter and Telus Québec.

The “Alcan” Hot issues@lunch events present topical issues of burning interest for in-depth discussion. The “Alcan” Hot issues@lunch events are produced in association with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Le Journal de Montréal.

The early morning Perspectives breakfast meetings facilitate direct discussion between participants and guest speakers.

The Media Perspectives series, produced in association with SITQ Immobilier, present challenges and issues faced by the media.

The “Allstream” Technology Perspectives series offers guest speakers a chance to share their vision of the capacity and need for adaptation and innovation in their sector of activity to best position metropolitan Montreal as a global technology hub. The “Allstream” Technology Perspectives series is produced in association with Bouthillette Parizeau & Associés, CGI Group inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada and Mendelsohn.

The “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton” Trends Perspectives series, produced in association with Hydro-Québec, deals with new ways of doing things, from an economic, political, and social perspective, that can often guide us toward new standards of quality and success.

In addition to our public events, the Board of Trade will offer its members and the business community over 80 networking and training opportunities. Thanks to its new service branches, the Board of Trade will also present events in the areas of exporting and e-business.

We invite you to consult the Board of Trade's Web site frequently (http://www.btmm.qc.ca/activities) to learn more about our various activities. Changes to our program may be made during the season and new activities added. Media representatives are welcome to attend all of our public forums.

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the leading group representing the interests of the Greater Montreal business community. Its objectives are to maintain, at all times, relevance to its membership, credibility towards the public and influence towards government and decision-makers. The Board of Trade relies on its three service branches - Info entreprises, the Electronic Commerce Institute, and the World Trade Centre Montréal - to offer specialized services to the greater business community.

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Source:
Sylvie Paquette
Coordinator, Media relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015
sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

Information:
Rina Bevilacqua
Tel.: (514) 871-4000, ext. 4001
Registration: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/activities

As we always appreciate receiving your comments, we invite you to communicate any opinions you may have regarding theses issues.