Media Invitation - Colonel Chris Hadfield, astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, to speak before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to a speech presented by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal as part of its Bell International Leaders series on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts. Colonel Chris Hadfield, astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, will take the floor.

Called "the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong," Colonel Hadfield shared his space adventures with millions of people via social media. A pioneer in many ways, he was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

During his speech, Colonel Hadfield will share valuable lessons from his remarkable career with respect to leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology. He will also motivate his audience to reach for the stars.

Alexandre Taillefer, Managing Partner at XPND, will have a discussion with Colonel Chris Hadfield following his speech.

Accredited media are authorized to film or photograph the first three minutes of the speech. Accreditation is mandatory. A press briefing will follow the speech.

The speech will be given in English and French.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
 
Time:
Conference: 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Press briefing: 9:35 to 9:50 p.m.
 
Place:
Place des Arts - Théâtre Maisonneuve
175 Sainte-Catherine St. West
Montréal

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.