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Media advisory: Business leaders and top policymakers to gather in Montréal for the first-ever Canada-US Manufacturing Summit

Published by Derek Lothian on September 12, 2011

MONTRÉAL -- North America's top business and public policy leaders from both sides of the 49th parallel will be in Montréal, September 12-13, for the first-ever Canada-US Manufacturing Summit, hosted by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The two-day event will feature high-profile guest speakers and panel discussions, covering a myriad of issues from cross-border trade and regulatory cooperation to workplace skills development.

What: Canada-US Manufacturing Summit
           Our common cause: North America's Manufacturing Future

When: Open to the media:
            Monday, September 12, 2011: 12 noon - 1:45 p.m. 6 p.m.
            Tuesday, September 13, 2011: 9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
            For a complete agenda, visit:

Who: The Hon. Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry
          The Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade
          Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America
          David Jacobson, US Ambassador to Canada
          Dr. Jayson Myers, President & CEO, CME
         Jay Timmons, President & CEO, NAM
         More than 15 other premier business leaders and government officials

Where: InterContinental Hotel
             360 St. Antoine St. W, Montréal QC

For more information, please contact Derek Lothian, manager, national communications, CME, at 613-296-2156 or e-mail

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