/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - In honour of the 10th anniversary of Investissement Québec - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal hosts Pierre Brunet, Isabelle Courville, Jacques Daoust, Monique F. Leroux, and Rémi Racine/

    Quebec in 20 years: a vision for the future

    MONTREAL, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of
the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media
representatives to attend a business luncheon on Thursday, October 2, 2008,
featuring five influential business leaders who will share their predictions
of where Quebec's economy and society are headed. This event is the
counterpart to the 1988 Panel of Sages, when Michel Bélanger, Bernard Lemaire,
Bernard Lamarre, Claude Castonguay, and Jean de Grandpré imagined what Quebec
would be like in 2008. This event is organized in partnership with
Investissement Québec in honour of its 10th anniversary.

    Guest speakers:

    Pierre Brunet, Chair, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Isabelle Courville, President, Hydro-Québec TransEnergie
    Jacques Daoust, President and CEO, Investissement Québec
    Monique F. Leroux, President and CEO, Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
    Rémi Racine, President, Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M)

    Date:     Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Time:     Business luncheon - noon to 2 p.m.
              Meal service - 12:15
              Panel (speeches) - 1 p.m.

    Place:    Palais des congrès de Montréal
              1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, room 517 AB

    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.

    Investissement Québec promotes the growth of investment in Quebec and
contributes to economic development and job creation in every region. Over the
past ten years, it has enabled investment projects in excess of $48 billion
and the creation of almost 160,000 jobs.

For further information:

For further information: Please confirm your attendance by contacting
Sylvie Paquette, coordinator, Media relations, (514) 871-4000, extension 4015,

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