Media invitation - 2012 Tribute to Great Montrealers reception and unveiling of a permanent site in honour of the members of the academy, as part of the Board of Trade's 190th anniversary celebrations

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to the 2012 Tribute to Great Montrealers reception on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6 p.m., at Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Every year, the Board of Trade pays tribute to luminaries of the city's economic, social, cultural and scientific worlds, whose passion and community involvement make an outstanding contribution to Montreal's reputation.

As part of the closing celebrations for its 190th anniversary, this year the Board of Trade will unveil the Constellation of Great Montrealers, a permanent site that will immortalize academy members past, present, and future, with the presence of Michael Applebaum, Mayor of Montréal.

On this occasion, we will honour five new Great Montrealers who have distinguished themselves in their respective spheres of activity.

The Great Montrealers 2012 are:

Economic Sector
Emanuele (Lino) Saputo
Chairman of the Board
Saputo Inc.

Cutural Sector
Michal and Renata Hornstein

Scientific Sector
Entomologist and founder
Montréal Insectarium

Social Sector
Pierre Legault
General Manager
Renaissance Montréal

Date:   Thursday, November 22, 2012

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Foyer Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

6 p.m. - Photo op - Unveiling Constellation / Great Montrealers 2012
7 p.m. - Introduction of the five Great Montrealers
7:45 p.m. - End of presentations and start of the cocktail reception

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.


For further information:

RSVP with Sylvie Paquette, Advisor, Media relations, by phone at 514 871-4000, ext. 4015, or by email at

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