Media advisory - Jacynthe Côté, Chief executive, Rio Tinto Alcan, to address
the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the media are invited to attend a Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal Hot issues@lunch luncheon on Friday, January 22. Ms. Jacynthe Côté, Chief executive, Rio Tinto Alcan, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Appointed to head the Rio Tinto Alcan management team in February 2009, Ms. Côté will discuss the current economic situation as well as the key challenges and priorities for Rio Tinto Alcan. She will also announce a major initiative designed to address one of the most significant challenges facing Quebec - high drop-outs rates in schools.

This will be a unique opportunity to hear the views of an extraordinary business leader who is both inspired and inspiring.

    Date:      Friday, January 22, 2010

    Location:  Delta Centre-Ville
               777 University Street, Montréal

    Time:      Noon to 2:00 p.m.
               Speech - 12:15 p.m. (Régence Room)
               Press briefing with Ms. Côté and several other business
               leaders who support student retention initiatives - 2:00 p.m.
               (Verrière B Room)

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 Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and 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.

SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For further information: For further information: To confirm your attendance at this Hot issues@lunch session, please contact Sylvie Paquette, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,; To request an interview with Jacynthe Côté, please contact Guillaume Audy, (514) 282-4697,

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