/R E P E A T/ - Media advisory - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Monique F. Leroux, Chief Financial Officer, Desjardins Group - The knowledge to build our future

    MONTREAL, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the business luncheon of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on
Thursday, December 13, 2007, at Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, at noon. Monique F.
Leroux, Chief Financial Officer, Desjardins Group, will be our guest speaker.
    Ms. Leroux will discuss the importance of higher education and research
for economic development and growth in Quebec, and the urgent need to invest
in knowledge and education to ensure the progress, future prosperity and
competitiveness of our province in the context of market globalization.
    The speech will be delivered in French only.

    Date:           Thursday, December 13, 2007

    Location:       Delta Centre-Ville
                    777 University Street

    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
mission is to represent the interests of Metropolitan Montreal's business
community and provide an integrated range of specialized services for
individuals, merchants and companies large and small so as to support them in
realizing their full potential in innovativeness, productivity and
competitiveness. The Board of Trade is the largest private economic
development organization in Quebec.

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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