Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents a
Strategic Forum on important transportation projects in Montréal

The City and transportation: Networks and performance

MONTREAL, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to the next Strategic Forum of the Board of Trade, which will focus on major transportation projects in Montréal. The Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 7:30 a.m.

An airport train shuttle, the Turcot Interchange, new cars for the metro, the Train de l'Est... major transportation projects in the metropolitan Montréal region are numerous and are generating a lot of interest.

Key players in the transportation milieu and influential members of the Montréal business community will be brought together under one roof at this Board of Trade event to examine the progress of various major transportation projects. The economic importance of metropolitan transportation networks will also be discussed, in order to further reflection on the development and funding of these networks.

THE SPEAKERS:

    
    Transportation in the metropolitan region: the current state of affairs
    Paul Lewis, Professor, Urbanism Institute, and Director, SITQ Urban and
    Property Development Observatory, Université de Montréal

    The AMT's major projects
    Joël Gauthier, President and CEO, Agence métropolitaine de transport

    Making the move to public transit
    Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the Board, Société de transport de Montréal

    Maritime transport: an underestimated ally
    Robert Masson, President, St. Lawrence economic development council

    A world-class airport and railway link for the aviation capital: Montréal
    James C. Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal

    A better way to finance Quebec's road network
    Justin Leroux, Researcher, CIRANO, and Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal

    Private sector participation in funding and managing transportation
    infrastructures
    Emilio Imbriglio, Partner, Infrastructure Finance Group, Raymond Chabot
    Grant Thornton

    Challenges of governance in mass transit: the Toronto example
    Leslie Woo, Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Metrolinx

    The Turcot Interchange: Where are we now?
    Florence Junca-Adenot, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and
    Tourism Studies, School of Management Sciences, UQAM

    Morning program (http://www.btmm.qc.ca/transportation_program)
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    Date:      Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Time:      From 7:30 a.m. to noon

    Where:     Delta Centre-Ville
               777 University Street
               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 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: For further information: RSVP with Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca


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