Invitation - Montréal first city in the world to earn major National Geographic Society recognition

    MONTREAL, Oct. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the media are invited
to a press conference at which Montréal will receive an important recognition
from the National Geographic Society. This achievement will boost the city's
international profile.

    The event will be attended by:

    - The Honourable Charles Lapointe, President and Chief Executive Officer,
      Tourisme Montréal
    - John Francis, Vice President of the National Geographic Society
    - Robert Turgeon, President of Heritage Montréal
    - André Vallerand, President, World Center of Excellence for Destinations
      (CED) and Chairman, Destination Council, United Nations World Tourism
      Organizations (UNWTO)
    - Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal

    Photo Opportunity: The official charter for the recognition received by
Montreal will be signed by all dignitaries to signify their commitment.


           Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 2 p.m.
           Montréal Science Centre
           The President's Lounge
           King Edward Wharf
           (Foot of St Lawrence Boulevard, corner of de la Commune Street)

For further information:

For further information: Véronique Arsenault; Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin
Public Relations, (514) 289-8688, extension 227; extension 224, Cell.: (514)
923-9371; (514) 705-5897

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