Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

April 04, 2005 23:59 ET

The 22 finalists announced for the 2005 ARISTA- BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition Who will be this year's winners?

MONTREAL, April 4 - Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, Honorary President of the 28th edition of the 2005 ARISTA- BMO Bank of Montreal
Provincial Competition, is pleased to announce the 22 finalists in the seven categories of the 2005 contest.

Organized by the JCCM, the 2005 ARISTA competition will reveal the winners during its gala to be held on May 5, 2005 at Tohue, the Cité des arts du cirque. For the 28th consecutive year, the JCCM will honour outstanding young Quebec businesspeople and recognize their exceptional talents in a variety of fields. The following young businessmen and -women constitute this year's group of finalists, and were selected from over 100 candidates.

Young Executive in Quebec
- Aline Bélanger, Vice-President, CAE
- Stéphane Gagné, Editor and Managing Director, Journal Métro
- Charles Guay, President and CEO, National Bank Securities

Young Entrepreneur in Quebec
- Small Business
- Ugo Dionne, President, Synesis
- Robert Gervais, President, Pre2Post Technologies
- Ricardo Poupada, President and Co-founder,

Young Socially Responsible Business Leader in Quebec
- Bruno-Marie Béchard, Rector, Université de Sherbrooke
- Joanne Liu, President, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Sonia Lupien, Director, Research Centre on Human Stress, Douglas
Hospital - McGill University

Young International Business Leader in Quebec
- Steve Barakatt, President, Abaca Group
- Philippe Bélanger, President and Founder, Gestion Steelhead
- Jeannot Painchaud, President and Founder, Cirque Eloize

Young Professional in Quebec
- Marc-André Blanchard, Lawyer and Partner, Director for Quebec, McCarthy
- Stéphane Doiron, Accountant, BSL Wood Products
- Mélanie Gauvin, Chiropractor, Centre Chiropratique de la Pinière
- Justine Mâsse, Chartered Accountant, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Young Self-employed Worker in Quebec
- Jean-Philippe Caron, Senior Partner, Artifex
- Nadine Fillion, Automotive Journalist
- Marie-Claude Pelletier, President and Founder, Les Effrontés

Young Entrepreneur in Quebec - Large or Medium-sized Business
- Eric Beaudoin, President and Founder, Loisirs 3000
- Pascal Pilon, Averna Technologies, Averna
- Patrick Rivard, Partner, FRP Consulting Group

About the 2005 ARISTA- BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition

The 2005 ARISTA- BMO Bank of Montreal Provincial Competition is organized annually by the JCCM. For 28 years, it has recognized the excellence of young Quebec executives, professionals, self-employed workers and entrepreneurs, and
is open to candidates aged from 18 to 40, from all regions of the province and in all sectors of economic activity.

For more on the competition, please visit .

Contact Information

  • Olivier Champion,
    Communications Manager,
    Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal,
    (514) 845-4951 ext. 24,