Montreal: from vision to action



    MONTREAL, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Two hundred high-profile Montréal
personalities gathered together today for the Vision, Innovation and
Performance seminar organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal,
as part of a rallying effort to move the city's major projects forward, i.e.
to transform ideas into concrete action.

    (Credit photo: Normand Huberdeau)
    Guest speakers (from left to right): Henri-Paul Martel, Vice-President,
Engineering and Construction, Aéroports de Montréal; Serge Goulet,
Copresident, Devimco, Developer for the Griffintown Project; Dinu Bumbaru,
Policy Director, Héritage Montréal; Clément Demers, General Manager, Quartier
international de Montréal; Lorraine Pintal, President of the Board of
Directors, Vitrine culturelle de Montréal; Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive
Vice- President and Managing Director, La TOHU; Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of
Montreal; Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal; André Pratte, Editor-in-chief, La Presse; Dr. Arthur Porter,
Director General and CEO, McGill University Health Centre; Aurèle Cardinal,
President, Groupe Cardinal Hardy; and Pierre Deschênes, General Manager,
Quartier des spectacles Partnership.
    Also present: Bernard Roy, Chair of the Board of Directors, Société du
Vieux-Port de Montréal; Claude Léger, General Manager, Ville de Montréal;
Dr. Denis R. Roy, Chief Executive Officer, Centre hospitalier de l'Université
de Montréal; and Sidney Ribaux, General Coordinator, Equiterre, Sustainable
Development House.

    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 local 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.

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For further information:

For further information: 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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