The business community will keep mobilizing to support natural resource development in the metropolitan area

Video: BTMM - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal held the Natural Resources Trade Show on Friday and Saturday, organized as part of its efforts to promote the industry.

MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal held the Natural Resources Trade Show on Friday and Saturday, organized as part of its efforts to promote the industry. This event came on the heels of the Strategic Forum, which Nicolas Marceau, Minister of Finance and the Economy, took part in, and a networking cocktail reception with Martine Ouellet, Minister of Natural Resources, in attendance. Ms. Ouellet and Mr. Marceau took the opportunity to reiterate the government's commitment to act fast to clarify its strategies for supporting this sector.

Over 2,500 visitors attended the Natural Resources Trade Show, which offered the chance to meet the main players in this dynamic sector, explore job opportunities and develop new business relationships during one-on-one meetings with major prime contractors.

"We are delighted that once again this year we were able to help make connections between businesses and job seekers by bringing together work providers, product and service suppliers and business people in one place," said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. "The responsible and sustainable development of our natural resources is an opportunity for the city; the Greater Montréal business community will continue to mobilize to maximize the economic spinoffs of this sector."

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.

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SOURCE: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For further information:

Sylvie Paquette
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4015
sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

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