/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - Quebec 2010 Strategic Focus: The Quebec of
tomorrow: a wealth of knowledge and energy/

MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Marcel Côté, Founding Partner of SECOR, and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, are pleased to invite media representatives to a day of strategic reflection on the future of Quebec, on Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Quebec 2010 Strategic Focus, a private initiative of SECOR, in partnership with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, will be hosted by Stéphan Bureau, focusing on three major areas for consideration, which will be presented, discussed, and analyzed: invigorating human capital, invigorating the role and performance of government and invigorating business growth and excellence. This event will be devoted to a dialogue between two generations, the leaders of today and those of tomorrow, to come up with a consensus regarding the challenges to be met and the key priorities for Quebec, but above all to offer concrete solutions and enrich the public debate.

    - Mr. Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec;
    - Mr. Raymond Bachand, Minister of Finance, Minister responsible for the
      Montréal region;
    - Mr. Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and
      Export Trade;
    - Mr. Michael Sabia, President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du
    - Mr. Paul Jorion, Columnist and economic expert;
    - Ms. Sylvie Bovet, Vice-President, Purchasing, Groupe Bovet;
    - Ms. Denise Verreault, President and CEO, Groupe Maritime Verreault;
    - Mr. Frédéric Verreault, Director, Communications, Chantiers

    Please visit http://www.focusstrategique.com/ for more information on
    major areas for consideration, and the challenges in store for Quebec.

    Program: http://www.focusstrategique.com/comprendre/11

    Date:    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Time:    From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Place:   Centre Mont-Royal
             2200 Mansfield Street


For 35 years, SECOR has provided strategic consulting services to Quebec-based companies and to public and para-public organizations. SECOR has become the largest independent consulting firm in Canada with offices in Montréal, New York, Paris, Québec, Toronto, and Vancouver. It has earned an international reputation in management strategy consulting. Oona Stock, Partner, and Philippe Collas, Principal Director at SECOR are heading a resource team from the Montréal and Québec offices dedicated to the development of the Strategic Focus.

About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

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 local 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: Oona Stock, Partner, responsible for the Strategic Focus, SECOR, (514) 861-9031, ostock@groupesecor.com; Sylvie Paquette, Media Relations Coordinator, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

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