The future is now - are you ready?

    International youth gather in Montréal to change the face of global

    MONTREAL, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Montreal will play host to our world's future
international business leaders this week at the 37th Annual Canadian Junior
Achievement Conference (CANJAC), at John Abbott College, proudly sponsored by
CIBC Small Business. The event kicks off tomorrow, August 11th, and runs
through August 17th.
    CANJAC is a week-long learning experience that brings youth from around
the world together with their peers and volunteer business leaders to explore
real-time business challenges in a team environment. Hosted locally by Junior
Achievement of Quebec/Jeunes Entreprises du Québec (JEQ), a Chartered member
of Junior Achievement of Canada, CANJAC provides a forum for youth to develop
management and leadership skills, exchange global business perspectives and
celebrate cultural differences.
    "Our title sponsor CIBC Small Business and our other generous sponsors
make CANJAC the business and entrepreneurial educational experience of a
lifetime for Canadian and international Achievers," says Ross Maund, President
& CEO, Junior Achievement of Canada. "We are excited to be shaping our future
economic potential through the leadership of these young global citizens. As a
cultural centre of our diverse and prosperous nation, Montreal is a
world-class meeting place to inspire the world's youth to create a life that
enriches us all. On behalf of Junior Achievement of Canada, welcome to
    With delegates from Canada, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Hong Kong, Norway, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka, the conference challenges
youth to realize their individual contributions as members of a global village
and borderless business community. The best and brightest youth will work
together; building relationships and business skills that will last with them
as they move from school into the workforce.
    In today's complex and fast-moving economy, this meeting of the minds by
young entrepreneurs from around the globe gives the world of free enterprise a
head start on tomorrow. This is a truly borderless exchange of knowledge and
ideas, overcoming barriers presented by otherwise contentious political and
socio-economic realities. Global commerce can create a global conscience,
where trade and negotiation builds prosperity, not conflict. These young
Achievers are creating our future economy, together, today.
    Sponsors of the event include CIBC Small Business, Bell Canada,
Bombardier, CGI, CN, Marsh, The Printing House and Métro Inc.

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview/photo opportunity,
please contact: Jennifer Perlberg, Junior Achievement of Canada, (613)
282-0889, Onsite, (613) 282-0889,; or Matthew Sardina,
Junior Achievement of Canada, (416) 622-4602 ext. 222, Onsite, (416) 937-3252,

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