Montreal, February 21, 2001 - "The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Conseil régional de développement de l'île de Montréal are pleased to offer entrepreneurs a unique one-day event consisting of activities and exchanges bringing together Montreal's entrepreneurship experts in a single location. Besides having access to a wealth of useful information, participants will be able to meet with seasoned corporate leaders," stated Normand Legault, president of the Board of Trade, at the official opening of Mission Entrepreneurship 2001.
Mr. Legault underscored the exceptional contribution of Greater Montreal's entrepreneurship specialists. "A helping hand from experts can be quite a boost for young entrepreneurs. Finding financing, recruiting staff or integrating e-commerce into their business are just some of the challenges they will face to build a solid business. Our economy's competitiveness relies on, among other things, thousands of small successful businesses. And Mission Entrepreneurship is seeking to further the success of these businesses in the start-up or expansion stage," he added.
"With 150 entrepreneurship advisors and nearly 80 workshops, conferences, panels and testimonials on the subjects, this event is an exceptional opportunity for men and women who have opted to strike out on their own to find resources to advance their business projects," affirmed Pierre Desrochers, president of the Conseil régional de développement de l'île de Montréal.
Mr. Desrochers also pointed out that Mission Entreprneurship was made possible by the remarkable efforts of entrepreneurship specialists and that this event is a unique opportunity for them to exchange ideas and help consolidate the synergy within the Montreal business community.
The president of the Board of Trade furthermore thanked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Metropolitan Montreal for their concrete support of Greater Montreal's entrepreneurs and also thanked Canada Economic Development for partnering in Mission Entrepreneurship 2001.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has more than 7 000 members. Its mission is to be the leading group representing the interests of the Greater Montreal business community. The objectives are to maintain, at all times, relevance to its membership, credibility towards the media and influence towards government and decision-makers.