Media invitation - Montreal Summit on Innovation: Climate (of) Change: Cities, People and Prosperity

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Executive Director of the Quartier de l'innovation, Damien Silès, along with the President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Michel Leblanc, and the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University, Alan Shepard, invites media representatives to attend the Montreal Summit on Innovation, which will address the fight against climate change and associated business opportunities. Bringing together academics, government representatives and business leaders, the fifth edition of the Summit is meant to find avenues for solutions to reinvent Montréal in the face of climate change. You can consult the program for the Montreal Summit on Innovation at:



Monday, November 30, 2015


8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle



About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has over 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the voice of Montréal's business community and to promote the city's prosperity. It is involved in key areas of economic development, advocating a philosophy of action based on engagement, credibility, proactivity, collaboration and innovation. The Board of Trade also offers a range of specialized services to individuals and to business of all sizes to support them in their growth at home and abroad.

About the Quartier de l'Innovation (QI)
The Quartier de l'Innovation, located in the heart of Montreal, is aimed at enhancing the city's creative potential. It was launched in May 2013 by the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) and McGill University, with Concordia University coming on board in 2015. The QI draws on the complementary resources of its founding institutions and many partners in research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is located in the area bordered by René Lévesque Blvd in the north, the Lachine canal in the south, McGill Street in the east and Atwater Avenue in the west. It is active in four areas: the education and research, social and cultural, industrial, and urban. For more information, see  

About the Concordia University
Olympic gold medalists. Oscar winners. Satellite Designers. Concordia University has them all. Creative. Diverse. Concordia pushes boundaries by crossing disciplines. Acclaimed fields include aerospace, nanotechnology, journalism, psychology, genomics, cinema, studio arts, finance and sustainable business. Bold, urban energy. 46,000 students in Montreal, North America's most exciting city. Leading research, top teaching, engaged community — transformative experiences through flexible, friendly service. Concordia defines the next-generation university.

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SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For further information: Guillaume Bérubé, Advisor, Media Relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042,


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