Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents its
fourth Strategic Forum on major projects in Montréal

Major projects: Recovery is in the works now

MONTREAL, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to the seminar "Major projects: Recovery is in the works now", on Friday, March 19, 2010, at 7 a.m.

The event will bring together in a single activity key public and private decision-makers from various economic sectors, as well as promoters of Montréal's upcoming major projects.

Mr. Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal, will also be called on to speak during this event.

The major development projects will be on-hand:


    Quartier Bonaventure
    Jacques Coté, CEO, Société du Havre de Montréal

    Vers un Quartier de l'innovation
    Yves Beauchamp, CEO, École de technologie supérieure

    Major projects in Montréal
    Michael R. Emory, President and CEO, Allied Properties REIT

    Montréal's New Harbourfront
    Mark Laroche, President and CEO, Canada Lands Company


    Quartier de la santé / UMHC
    Christian Paire, CEO, Université de Montréal Hospital Centre
    Guy Versailles, Quartier de la santé de Montréal

    Sainte-Justine UHC
    Fabrice Brunet, CEO, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre

    Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Director of the Research Institute and
    Associate Executive Director for Research, McGill University Health


    Quartier de la vie
    Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Director, Montréal's Nature Museums

    Consolidating creative capital and the impact of cultureRachel
    Laperrière, Assistant general manager, Ville de Montréal

    Quartier des spectacles
    Clément Demers, General Director, Quartier international de Montréal

    Revitalization of Saint-Laurent Boulevard: 2-22
    Christian Yaccarini, President and CEO, Angus Development Corporation

    Morning program:

    Date:     Friday, March 19, 2010

    Time:     From 7 a.m. to noon

    Where:    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
              Grand Salon
              900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

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, or

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