/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal to hold a Strategic Forum on the creative industries/

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to the Board of Trade's Strategic Forum on the creative industries, December 6 at 7 a.m.

The creative industries make a real contribution to Greater Montréal's economic development and garner a special kind of invaluable international visibility. Made up of a wide range of businesses that are active in both culture and technology, they have creativity in common and help shape the city's unique character.

This Strategic Forum, with contributions from the Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Jean-François Lisée, and Montréal Mayor and President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Denis Coderre, will give participants a chance to explore this flourishing sector's potential.

Date:    Friday, December 6, 2013
   
What:   Strategic Forum on the creative industries - 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
   
Location:  Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
 
Media accreditation mandatory. 

SPEAKERS:

Welcome
Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

An address by the Mayor and President of the CMM
Denis Coderre
Mayor of Montréal
Chairman of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Speech by the Minister
Jean-François Lisée
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade
and Minister responsible for the Montréal region

The creative industries: cornerstones of the city's development
Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

THE CITY: FERTILE GROUND FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 

Creative Montréal: What have we got to build with?
Jean-François Bouchard  
President and Co-founder
Sid Lee  

What does creativity stand for?
Moving away from clichés for true economic development based on Montréal's creative strengths
Laurent Simon
Associate Professor
Service de l'enseignement du management
Co-director Mosaic - Creativity and Innovation Hub
HEC Montréal

The importance of the urban context for the emergence of creative capital
Claude Provencher
Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder 
Provencher Roy et associés

Structuring Montréal creativity around strong, formative pillars
Yannis Mallat
Chief Executive Officer
Ubisoft, Montréal and Toronto

The [SAT]: An incubator of talent to promote local artistry and skill
Monique Savoie
Founding President and Artistic Director
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]

CHALLENGES FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Protecting one's ideas: winning protection and value-creation strategies
François Painchaud
Lawyer, Partner, and Member of the Management Committee
ROBIC

Marketing challenges and conquering new markets
Marie Saint Pierre
President
Marie Saint Pierre Design Inc.

Challenges for content creators
Arnaud Granata
Vice-President, Content Director
Infopresse

PANEL DISCUSSION ‒ Attracting, retaining and integrating talent: priorities for ensuring the longevity of creative industries

Mélanie Dunn
President
Cossette, Québec

Martin Carrier
Vice President and Studio Head
Warner Bros. Games Montréal

The financing chain for innovative companies
Alain Denis
Senior Vice President - New Economy
Fonds de solidarité FTQ

WINNING STRATEGIES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROWTH OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Starting up creative and innovative businesses to promote the city's growth
Philippe Telio
Founder
International Startup Festival

PANEL DISCUSSION ‒ Promoting creative industries abroad

Benoît Berthiaume
Chief Executive Officer
C2MTL

Hans Fraikin
Film Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer
Québec Film and Television Council

Sébastien Nasra
Founding President
Mundial Montreal, M for Montreal and Avalanche Productions

Jeannot Painchaud
Founder, President and Artistic Director
Cirque Éloize

Let's build on our momentum!
Éric Fournier
Partner and Executive Producer
Moment Factory

Speech by the Minister
Jean-François Lisée
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade
and Minister responsible for the Montréal region

CONCLUSION

Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and 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.

 

SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For further information:

Please confirm your presence with Michelle LLambias Meunier, Advisor, Media Relations, by phone at 514 871-4000, ext. 4042, or by email at mllambias@ccmm.qc.ca.