Media Advisory - 2007 Western Business Outlook Briefing



    CALGARY, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The latest Conference Board provincial
economic forecast will be presented for the first time at the 2007 Western
Business Outlook Briefing, Monday, April 23.

    
    Who:   Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis, and
           Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, will discuss the
           impact of global economic trends on Canadian businesses, at
           8:45a.m.

           Pedro Antunes, Director, National and Provincial Forecasting, The
           Conference Board of Canada, will provide the economic outlook for
           Canada and the United States, at 9:15 a.m.

           Marie-Christine Bernard, Associate Director, Provincial Forecast
           Service, The Conference Board of Canada, will present the
           Conference Board's provincial forecast and outlook for the
           oilsands, at 10:45 a.m.

           Robert J. Normand, President and Chief Executive Officer, ATB
           Financial, will provide his perspective on Alberta's economic
           boom, at 1:00 p.m.

    When:  Monday, April 23, 2007

    Where: The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd St. NE,
           Calgary
    

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/apr07/cal-bus-outlook/default.asp




For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,
corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca. Media must register in advance.


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