/R E P E A T/ - Media Advisory - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Michel Patry, director, HEC Montréal

    "Educating at the forefront: Essential for business, crucial for society"

    MONTREAL, March 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the business luncheon of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on
Thursday, March 15, 2007, at Le Centre Sheraton, at noon. Michel Patry,
director, HEC Montréal, will be our guest speaker.
    Since its creation in 1907, HEC Montréal has contributed to Quebec's
economic development and played a leading role in the success of our economy.
With 57,000 graduates around the world, HEC Montréal has become a beacon in
the field of education in large part because of its innovative, multilingual
programs. In recent years, this institution has actively joined the global
competitive fray and built an enviable international reputation in the
    During its 100th anniversary, HEC Montréal is taking the time to reflect
on the future of our education system and on the challenges Quebec will have
to face to spawn, keep and attract leading-edge businesses as well as draw and
hold on to talented, committed managers.

    The speech will be delivered in French only.

    Date:        Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Location:    Le Centre Sheraton
                 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

    Time:        From noon to 2 p.m.
                 Speech - 12:15 p.m.

    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 Montreal 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.

For further information:

For further information: and registration: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator,
Media relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext.
4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

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