MEDIA ADVISORY - CIBC to host industry leading experts at its Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference.

Keynote presentation by CIBC's Don Roberts, Vice Chairman, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology.

TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - North America's leading renewable energy and clean technology companies will be in Toronto on April 13, 2011, to share their strategies and outlook on market opportunities with investors at CIBC's 4th Annual Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Investor Conference.

The conference will provide investors with the opportunity to listen to investing ideas from industry experts in Canada and the U.S. through an interactive panel format. Executives from public and private companies will discuss key themes during seven feature panel sessions: Wind and Solar Power, Hydro Power, Renewable Power in the U.S., Geothermal, U.S. Water Infrastructure, Smart Grid and Transportation Technology.

Scheduled panelists include:

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    Panel Topic                            Panelists
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    Wind and       Etrion Corp.    Macquarie      Northland      Sprott Power
    Solar Power                    Power and      Power Inc.     Corp.
    Panel                          Infrastructure
                                   Corporation
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    Hydro Power    Algonquin       Innergex       Plutonic Power
    Panel          Power &         Renewable      Corporation
                   Utilities Corp. Energy Inc.
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    Renewable      Algonquin       Atlantic Power Nexterra
    Power in the   Power &         Corporation    Systems Corp.
    U.S. Panel     Utilities Corp.
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    Geothermal     Magma Energy    Nevada         Ram Power      U.S.
    Panel          Corp.           Geothermal     Corp.          Geothermal
                                   Power Inc                     Inc.
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    U.S. Water     BioteQ          EPCOR Water    Global Water   Pure
    Infrastructure Environmental   Services Inc.  Resources Inc. Technologies
    Panel          Technologies                                  Ltd.
                   Inc.
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    Smart Grid     Ballard Power   Capgemini      Sierra         Tantalus
    Panel          Systems Inc.    Canada, Inc.   Wireless, Inc. Systems
                                                                 Corp.
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    Transportation Ballard Power   Electrovaya    Westport
    Technology     Systems Inc.    Inc.           Innovations
    Panel                                         Inc.
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The conference will also feature a keynote address by CIBC's Don Roberts, Vice Chairman, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology. His presentation will focus on whether or not governments will stay engaged in the renewable energy and clean tech sectors, from a global perspective.

Media Attendance:

The CIBC 2011 Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference is by invitation only. Media wishing to attend are required to register in advance by contacting Erin Truax at 416-304-5568 or erin.truax@cibc.com.

Media and the public will also be able to listen to the presentations via audiocast. More information on the conference, including a link to the audiocast (available on the day of the conference), a list of presenting companies and an agenda, can be found at: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/login.asp?cid=RENEWABLE2011

(password: renewable2011).

Note: The list of presenting companies is subject to change.

CIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information: Media contact: Erin Truax, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 304-5568 or erin.truax@cibc.com


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