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Arnold Schwarzenegger to speak at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal forum

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to speak at the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal forum

Montréal, January 5, 2011 – The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to announce that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be speaking in Montréal on January 27, 2011, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Centre Sheraton.

On January 3, Mr. Schwarzenegger completed his seven years as Governor of California. His many accomplishments include sweeping political reforms, historic investments in California's crumbling infrastructure, and the most comprehensive greenhouse gas policy in the world.  On his first speaking tour, the Governor will talk to the Montréal business community about his career in politics, movies and bodybuilding.

“After Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Alan Greenspan and Sir Richard Branson, we are proud to welcome Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger to our forum,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade. “Mr. Schwarzenegger’s visit reaffirms Montréal’s position as a top destination for leaders on the international scene who want to share their vision of the challenges we are facing. From his experience in American politics to his efforts combating climate change, Schwarzenegger incarnates openness to change and the boldness of innovative solutions. We are pleased to bring the business community and more particularly Quebec’s clean technology industry—one of the centres of excellence in North America—a visit from such a model of leadership.”

The presence of international leaders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Board of Trade’s forum is made possible through the support of the following partners: Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC), Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Royal Bank of Canada.

For details about this activity, please consult the Board of Trade’s Website at

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its 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.


Julie Desjardins
Advisor, Communications
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tél.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4047

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