Media Advisory - BMO, Accelerator Centre and Communitech Host Leaders Panel
on Business Productivity

Dr. Sherry Cooper and distinguished Kitchener-Waterloo business and academic leaders discuss ideas and solutions for boosting productivity

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, April 13 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal, Accelerator Centre and Communitech will be hosting a roundtable event on Thursday April 15, featuring experts from the private and public sector discussing issues and solutions for Canadian businesses' drive to boost productivity.

BMO's Chief Economist, Dr. Sherry Cooper, will present findings from her report "Canada's Disturbing Productivity Performance," and panellists will discuss ways that businesses can boost their productivity as Canada emerges from the recession. Issues to be discussed include the opportunity for Canadian business owners to invest in capital expenditures with the strong Canadian dollar, and the prospects for growth that flow from exports to emerging markets.

    What:  Private and public sector experts participate in panel discussion
           on opportunities for Canadian businesses to boost their

    Who:   Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets
           Jesse Rodgers, Associate Director, VeloCity, University of
           Tom Jenkins, Executive Chair and Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text
           Paul Summers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clemmer
           SteelCraft Technologies Incorporated
           Mike Klopchic, District Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
           Moderator: Iain Klugman, Chief Executive Officer, Communitech

    When:  Thursday, April 15, 2010
           12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (includes Q&A)

    Where: Accelerator Centre
           Val O'Donovan Networking Area, Accelerator Building
           295 Hagey Blvd, West Entrance
           Waterloo, ON


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Paul Gammal,, (416) 867-3996; Peter E. Scott,, (416) 867-3996

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