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Montreal: From vision to action

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Montreal: From vision to action

Montreal, January 31, 2008 - Two hundred high-profile Montréal personalities gathered together today for the Vision, Innovation and Performance seminar organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, as part of a rallying effort to move the city's major projects forward, i.e. to transform ideas into concrete action.

Montreal: From vision to action

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Guest speakers (from left to right): Henri-Paul Martel, Vice-President, Engineering and Construction, Aéroports de Montréal; Serge Goulet, Copresident, Devimco, Developer for the  Griffintown Project; Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director, Héritage Montréal; Clément Demers, General Manager, Quartier international de Montréal; Lorraine Pintal, President of the Board of Directors, Vitrine culturelle de Montréal; Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Executive Vice- President and Managing Director, La TOHU; Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal; Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; André Pratte, Editor-in-chief, La Presse; Dr. Arthur Porter, Director General and CEO, McGill University Health Centre; Aurèle Cardinal, President, Groupe Cardinal Hardy; and Pierre Deschênes, General Manager, Quartier des spectacles Partnership.

Also present: Bernard Roy, Chair of the Board of Directors, Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal; Claude Léger, General Manager, Ville de Montréal; Dr. Denis R. Roy, Chief Executive Officer, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal; and Sidney Ribaux, General Coordinator, Équiterre, Sustainable Development House.

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 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.


Sylvie Paquette
Coordinator, Media relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4015

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