Media advisory - Prix Arts-Affaires luncheon with Lorraine Pintal, artistic and general director, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde; Pierre Karl Péladeau, president and CEO, Quebecor Inc.; and Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal



    
                     THE FUTURE OF MONTREAL BELONGS TO US
     The development of Montréal through culture: The challenge for us all!

     The winners of the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal will be unveiled
                        during this business luncheon

    MONTREAL, Nov. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the business luncheon of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on
Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, at noon. Lorraine
Pintal, artistic and general director, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde; Pierre Karl
Péladeau, president and CEO, Quebecor Inc.; and Isabelle Hudon, president and
CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal will be our speakers.
    They will define the challenges that must be met in order to make Montréal
an international cultural metropolis.
    This business luncheon will also be the occasion to present the 2007 Prix
Arts-Affaires de Montréal - an initiative of the Board of Trade of
Metropolitan Montreal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal, in collaboration
with daily newspaper Le Devoir, in partnership with Quebecor Inc. and SITQ,
aiming to recognize the contributions of the business community to Montréal's
cultural development.

    Speeches will be delivered mainly in French.

    Date:      Thursday, November 6, 2007

    Location:  Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
               900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
               Montréal

    Time:      Noon to 2 p.m. - Business luncheon (Grand Salon)
               12:15 p.m. - Speeches
               13:25 p.m. - Unveiling of the winners of the Prix
               Arts-Affaires
               2 p.m. - The speakers will be available to meet the media
               representatives and photo-op with the winners of the Prix
               Arts-Affaires (Saint-Maurice room)
    

    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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