Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents a Strategic Forum on the presence of head offices in the

Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents a 
Strategic Forum on the presence of head offices in the city 
MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO 
of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media 
representatives to a Strategic Forum on the presence of head offices in the 
metropolitan area, on Friday, November 30, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., at Palais des 
congrès de Montréal. 
In a context where the great metropolitan centres of the world are fiercely 
competing to attract and retain the head offices of multinational 
corporations, this event will focus on the strategies that the metropolitan 
area must adopt to position itself to take on this key challenge. 
This Forum will be the occasion to discover how important the presence of head 
offices is to ensure the prosperity of the metropolitan area and to learn more 
about the challenges in attracting and retaining large companies, both in 
terms of taxation and qualified labour availability. It will also help to 
understand the reasons why leading organizations chose the city for their 
headquarters and to see the positive spin-offs of their presence. 
GUEST SPEAKERS: 
INTRODUCTION 
Welcome and insights on the study "Competitiveness of Greater Montréal 
Business Environment" Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of 
Metropolitan Montreal 
THE IMPACT AND SPIN-OFFS OF THE PRESENCE OF HEAD OFFICES IN THE CITY -
THE POINT OF VIEW OF SERVICE PROVIDERS 
Éric Bédard, Managing Partner, Québec Region, Fasken Martineau
Emilio Imbriglio, Partner in charge of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group 
and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Raymond ChabotGrant Thornton
Andrew T. Molson, Chairman, RES PUBLICA Martin Gauthier, President, Sid Lee 
Montréal, Sid Lee 
THE CHALLENGES IN ATTRACTING AND RETAINING LEADING COMPANIES IN THE 
METROPOLITAN AREA 
Head offices: close-up on Greater Montréal's attractiveness
Jacques St-Laurent, President and CEO, Montréal International
Montréal - Through the eyes of others
Jean-François Dumas, President, Influence Communication
Tax issues relating to the city's appeal
Robert Gagné, Director, Center for Productivity and Prosperity, HEC Montréal
Talent on the move Brigitte Simard, Office Managing Director, Montréal, 
Korn/Ferry International 
WHY CHOOSE MONTRÉAL? THE PERSPECTIVE OF MAJOR OFFICE CHIEF EXECUTIVES 
Barry F. Lorenzetti, Founder, President and CEO, BFL Canada Pierre Boivin, 
President and CEO, Claridge Inc. Charles Guay, President and CEO, Standard 
Life Canada Javier San Juan, President and CEO, L'Oréal Canada 
WRAP-UP 
Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal 
                          AIDE-MÉMOIRE 
     
Date:  Friday, November 30, 2012 
     
What:  Strategic Forum - From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


        

Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal
       1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
       Room 710
        

Time:  7 a.m. - Registration for media accreditation
       7:30 a.m. - Beginning of the Forum

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 Montréal 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.



RSVP with Sylvie Paquette, Advisor, Media Relations, by phone at 514  
871-4000, ext. 4015, or by email atsylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

SOURCE: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

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