/R E P E A T -- BDC president to unveil new research findings at governance luncheon/

WINNIPEG, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will be the keynote speaker at a governance luncheon hosted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and The Associates of the Asper School of Business on Thursday, March 20 at the Manitoba Club.

Join Mr. Halde as he presents new research that looks at the gap between what many seasoned entrepreneurs already know – that to be the best, they must work with the best – but have yet to incorporate in their businesses operations.

MediaInterview opportunities available following the luncheon.

ICD & The Associates Governance Luncheon - Keynote Speech by Jean-René Halde, President and CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Speech:  Advisory Boards…An "Ace in the Hole?" A question period will follow.


Thursday, March 20


Mr. Halde's speech –  12:00 p.m.

Q&A session – 12:30 p.m.

Event end – 1:30 p.m.


Manitoba Club

194 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R2

About BDC
Canada's business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital, securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca

SOURCE: Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: Daniela Pizzuto, BDC Public Relations, (514) 443-7260, daniela.pizzuto@bdc.ca


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