MONTRÉAL, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 5, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal will host former First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of its Bell International Leaders series.
"The Chamber is pleased to host Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States," said Michel Leblanc, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. "With her principles, leadership and social involvement, Michelle Obama embodies leadership and the will to change; she is a role model for younger generations around the world. She is widely credited with having transformed the role of the First Lady and her involvement in society."
"After President Barack Obama's visit, we received many requests to have Michelle Obama speak," Mr. Leblanc said. "We are proud to play host to such a distinguished guest to kick off 2018."
A lawyer by profession, Michelle Obama has worked in community and social settings. She is involved with many causes, namely the promotion of human rights and a more egalitarian society, particularly educational issues. In 2015, she created the international program "Let Girls Learn."
"It is an honour for Bell to partner with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for this landmark moment in the Bell International Leaders series," said Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Quebec, Bell. "This conversation with Michelle Obama will be compelling and inspiring for the Montréal community."
The Chamber has played host to many prominent speakers as part of its Bell International Leaders series, including President Barack Obama, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Prime Minister Manuel Valls, President Bill Clinton, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush.
This Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal event is made possible through the support of Bell, in partnership with evenko.
Advance ticket sales, exclusively for Chamber members, will begin December 12 at 12 p.m. General ticket sales will begin December 14 at 12:00 p.m. Details for the event will be available shortly.
About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city's businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM's goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.
SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
For further information: Julie Serero, Advisor, Media Relations, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042, [email protected]