/R E P E A T -- 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 email@example.com SOURCE: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/30/c4576.html CO: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal ST: Quebec NI: FIN MED -0- Nov/30/2012 11:00 GMT
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