St. Johns Board of Trade to host national convention

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The St. John's Board of Trade announced today it will host the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's 2011 annual general meeting from Sept. 16-19.
This meeting of chamber of commerce and board of trade executives from across the country attracts more than 350 delegates and was last held in St. John's in 1996.
"This is great news for the St. John's Board of Trade and is indicative that we are active on the national scene," said chairman Derek Sullivan. "The city and province are showing that they are top flight destinations for major conferences. We are pleased to bring business leaders from across Canada to our capital and show off what we're doing here. This is a vibrant place that is home to cutting-edge business, a vibrant culture and excellent people. We want to showcase that."
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and chief executive officer Perrin Beatty, said that national delegates will have high expectations of the conference.
"On the national scene, Newfoundland and Labrador is known as a province to be reckoned with," Beatty said. "I'm personally excited to see exactly what the people in the city are going to put together for us. I know that our delegates are going to be welcomed with open arms and shown just exactly how friendly, industrious, and driven Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are."
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce represents some 350 chambers of commerce and boards of trade with 175,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions.

Organizations: Johns Board of Trade, St. John's Board, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce President

Geographic location: Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador

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