BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group

August 26, 2011 08:30 ET

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2011) -

Attention food, lifestyle and business journalists

With grape harvest season around the corner, media are invited to attend a roundtable discussion with some of Canada's major wine producers from Ontario and British Columbia, along with BMO National Manager of Agriculture, David Rinneard. The panellists will discuss topics including the growth of international competition, the expansion of the domestic market and the impact of economic challenges over the past two years on Canadian wine producers.

WHAT: BMO Panel on the Wine Industry in Canada
• International competition
• Growth of domestic market
• Recovery from economic downturn
• Impact of high Canadian dollar
WHO: John E. Peller, President and CEO, Andrew Peller Limited – Ontario
Gordon Fitzpatrick, President, Cedar Creek Estate Winery – BC
Norm Beal, President, Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery – Ontario
David Rinneard, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO Bank of Montreal
WHEN: Monday August 29, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Media are invited to participate through conference call
Dial in: 416-641-2144 / 866-696-5910
Passcode: 3575533

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