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June 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity-The State of the Economy: How Small Businesses in Quebec Can Take Advantage of Continuing Expansion and a High Dollar

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Media representatives are invited to a media briefing on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. featuring Michel Leblanc of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Maurice Marchon of HEC Montréal and Victor Pellegrino of BMO Bank of Montreal.

These experts will present their international and North American economic outlooks, discuss key concerns and opportunities for small and medium-size businesses in this period of continuing growth and provide suggestions to help SMEs enhance their competitiveness and take advantage of the high value of the Canadian dollar.

WHAT:Experts speaking on key issues, including:
The U.S. and Canadian economic outlook
The Canadian dollar and turbulence in global markets
The main challenges and opportunities for SMEs in the current economic environment
Targeted measures that could help SMEs increase their productivity and profitability while developing new markets
WHO:Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Maurice Marchon, Professor, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal
Victor Pellegrino, Vice-President, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
WHERE:BMO Bank of Montreal, 119 Saint-Jacques Street West, Ground Floor, Conference Room
WHEN:Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

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