Media advisory - Journées de la culture - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Artistic Director and Conductor, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal



    "THE BENEFITS OF CULTURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE METROPOLIS"

    MONTREAL, Sept. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - In honour of the 11th edition of the
Journées de la culture, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal invites
media representatives to a business breakfast, on Friday, September 28, 2007,
at 7:30 a.m., at the InterContinental Hotel Montreal. Yannick Nézet-Séguin,
Artistic director and Conductor, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal,
and Music Director Designate, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, will be our
guest speaker. Mr. Nézet-Séguin will discuss his vision of Montréal culture
and the advantages for Montréal in creating more "arts and business"
collaboration.

    "Open house" day

    The Board of Trade is participating in the festivities surrounding the
Journées de la culture, Friday, September 28, 2007. Artists of every kind will
come together in the ruelle des Fortifications of the World Trade Centre
Montréal. A match of the Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation (LNI) will be held,
from 12:30 to 1 p.m. followed by Benoît Paquette's performance from 1:15 to
1:45 p.m. Gora Gallery will also be there.
    Moreover, the creative project "Art at work", an initiative of Culture
pour tous, in which all of the Board of Trade's employees took part, will be
presented. The Board of Trade agreed to participate in the first edition of
this pilot project by welcoming Caroline Hayeur as photographer in residence.
(http://www.btmm.qc.ca/art-at-work)

    
    Date:   Friday, September 28, 2007

    Times:  Business breakfast (7:30 to 9 a.m.)
            Yannick Nézet-Séguin's speech (7:45 a.m.)
            InterContinental Hotel Montreal
            360 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montréal

            "Open house" day by the Board of Trade (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
            Ruelle des Fortifications at the World Trade Centre Montréal
            380 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montréal
    

    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 Montreal 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.




For further information:

For further information: and registration: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator,
Media relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext.
4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca


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