Media Invitation - BDC Chief Economist to address the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal during Small Business Week
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MONTREAL, Oct. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the press are invited to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal business luncheon during BDC Small Business Week™, on Tuesday, October 16 at noon. On this occasion, Mr. Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will be our guest speaker.
Mr. Cléroux will present three main trends that will shape Quebec's economic environment in the next five years and will be available to comment on the findings of a BDC survey that presents SME investment intentions at provincial and national level.
Mr. Gilles Gaudreault, Chief, Financial services, Groupe Viascan Inc., and Ms. Stéphanie Kennan, President, Bang Marketing, will join Mr. Cléroux in a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Jean-François Ouellet, Professor at HEC Montréal and marketing expert/host of the show Génération INC.
|Media:||Interview opportunities available after the panel.|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 16, 2012|
Business luncheon - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Mr. Cléroux's speech - 12:30 p.m.
Panel discussion - 1 p.m.
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca
About BDC Small Business Week™
BDC Small Business Week™ is a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) trademark whose origins date back to 1979 when BDC business centres in British Columbia's Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. This first event and one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched BDC Small Business Week™ across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada's business community. In 2011, some 320 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business Week™. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.
SOURCE: BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREALFor further information:
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Phone: 514 871-4000, extension 4015
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Business Development Bank of Canada