Innovations 2008: CGI conference to focus on helping banks devise strategies for today's credit market



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    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB),
a leader in information technology and business process services, is pleased
to announce that it will host the annual Innovations conference at the
La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, April 6-9, 2008.
    Innovations 2008 is the premier networking and education event for senior
executives and managers working in credit and trade. CGI has organized a slate
of top-notch keynote speakers, including industry analysts from TowerGroup and
Financial Insights.
    "The Innovations 2008 conference is an opportunity to bring together
members of the financial community to discuss short-term action plans to
minimize the impact of the current downturn in the banking industry, while
devising longer-term strategies to continue expanding their business," said
Jame Cofran, Senior Vice-President Credit Solutions for CGI. "The conference
program offers attendees exposure to targeted subject matter expertise and
networking among industry experts, analysts and peers."
    Sessions will focus on specific issues facing the banking industry, and
the techniques and tools necessary for banks to transform their systems and
processes to enable true relationship banking. In addition, Dr. Ken Mayland,
President, ClearView Economics, LLC, will address the economic future of the
banking industry. Dr. Mayland has spent more than thirty years studying the
business cycle and providing economic analyses to a variety of constituencies.
He has won several awards and in 2007 was the recipient of the prestigious
Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, presented to the
person who best forecasted key economic indicators over the 4-year period
2003-2006.

    About CGI

    Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,500 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at December 31st, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the
NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the
S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Web site:
www.cgi.com.




For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Lee LoPriore, Executive Consultant, Banking and Investments, (843)
881-2441, lee.lopriore@cgi.com


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