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CME, Leading Boards announce new strategic partnership

Published by CME Webmaster on April 12, 2012

OTTAWA (April 12, 2012) – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) announced today a strategic business alliance with Leading Boards Inc., a Montreal-based board management software company.

"This partnership enables CME to provide our members with Canada's best software for the management of boards and committees," says CME President & CEO, Jayson Myers. "The partnership between CME and Leading Boards will improve the board management of all CME members."

Leading Boards Portal is a new service offered by CME to the association's membership, who will benefit from preferred rates and a significant reduction in their costs of board management, in addition to improved corporate governance.

For Leading Boards, this partnership is an opportunity to increase its visibility among CME members and to help those organizations drive efficient board meetings with a secure and user-friendly solution.

"This partnership with CME is an exciting opportunity for us," says Jean-Marc Félio, CEO of Leading Boards. "With our unique e-governance solution, we can really make a difference in the life of many organizations – especially help them work smarter, safer and be more productive."

About CME

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

The association represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85 per cent of CME's members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada's leading business network, CME –  through various initiatives including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries.

CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of goods and services exports.

About Leading Boards

Leading Boards provides a unique bilingual, highly secured board portal, also available on the iPad. With streamlined communications, efficient paperless meeting preparation, collaboration between meetings, Leading Boards leads organizations towards effective governance.

Based in Montreal, Quebec, with a growing presence in Canada, in Latin America, North Africa and Middle East, Leading Boards is the international standard for boards and committees. (

For more information, contact:

Jeff Brownlee
Vice President, Public Affairs & Partnerships
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Tel: 613-238-8888 ext. 4233

Jean-Marc Félio
Chief Executive Officer
Leading Boards Inc.
Tel: 514-994-0757


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