CNW Group Presents 2008 Breakfast Event Series



    TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - CNW Group is pleased to announce the first four
events in its 2008 CNW Breakfast Series. Now in its 18th year, the CNW
Breakfast Series offers educational sessions of interest to public relations
and investor relations professionals.
    "This series brings our clients together with notable journalists,
editors, photographers, financial experts, and other distinguished
professionals with wisdom to share with professional communicators," said Tom
Enright, President & CEO, CNW Group.
    Past speakers have included Kim Parlee, host/anchor at BNN, Joe Chidley,
editor of Canadian Business, Charlie Lewis, managing editor of the Financial
Post and Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio's Series, The Current.
    Regular Breakfast attendees know to register early, as the events tend to
fill up quickly.
    "Our clients are busy people," said Mr. Enright. "The early-morning,
one-hour format of this educational series seems to be one that works for
them. It's a formula we've stayed close to for more than 100 events."

    
    Upcoming 2008 CNW Group Breakfast with the Media Events:

    Date:        Thursday, January 24
    Location:    The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, BC
    Time:        7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Session: 8:00 a.m. -
                 9:00 a.m.
    Speaker:     Robert Cribb, one of Canada's top investigative reporters
    Topic:       "When Image Control Becomes Damage Control: Are you Prepared
                 for Difficult Questions from Journalists?"

    Date:        Thursday, January 24, 2008
    Location:    Sheraton Centre, Toronto, ON
    Time:        7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Session: 8:00 a.m. -
                 9:00 a.m.
    Speaker:     Jay Hope, Ontario Deputy Minister of Emergency Planning &
                 Management
    Topic:       "Crisis Communications Planning"

    Date:        Friday January 25, 2008
    Location:    Metropolitan Conference Centre, Calgary, AB
    Time:        7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Session: 8:00 a.m. -
                 9:00 a.m.
    Speaker:     Robert Cribb, one of Canada's top investigative reporters
    Topic:       "When Image Control Becomes Damage Control: Are you Prepared
                 for Difficult Questions from Journalists?"

    Date:        Thursday, February 21, 2008
    Location:    National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
    Time:        7:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast, Session: 8:00 a.m. -
                 9:00 a.m.
    Speaker:     David Akin, Parliamentary Correspondent, CTV National News,
                 Ottawa Bureau
    Topic:       "The Changing Media Landscape and the Increasing Role of the
                 Internet in Canadian Media"
    

    Attendance at the Breakfast Series is free and exclusive to clients of
CNW Group who can register online to attend in person or listen to a live
audio Webcast. For more information visit www.newswire.ca.

    About CNW Group:

    CNW Group is part of the international PR Newswire network, leaders in
news and information distribution services for professional communicators.
    Established in 1960, CNW Group provides electronic news distribution,
targeting, monitoring, translation, Webcast and disclosure services to
corporate, government, associations, labour, non-profit and other customers
worldwide. CNW Group helps Canadian and international organizations to connect
with local and global audiences including the news media, the investment
community and the general public.




For further information:

For further information: Steve Stojanovski, Manager, Events &
Sponsorships, CNW Group, Tel., (416) 863-5601, Cell, (416) 274-1481, Email:
Steve.Stojanovski@newswire.ca; www.newswire.ca, info@newswire.ca


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