Media Advisory - Leading CIBC World Markets Clean Energy Conference to discuss options for addressing climate change



    Presentations by CIBC World Markets Chief Economist, Chair of BC Climate
    Action Team and more than 20 clean energy firms

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Addressing the
challenges of global warming and developing clean energy sources will be the
focus of a CIBC World Markets conference in Vancouver on February 20, 2008.
    CIBC World Markets, a leading investment bank on global energy issues,
will bring together more than 20 companies in various segments of the
renewable energy sector - including solar, wind, hydro, biofuels, geothermal
and clean energy technology - with some of Canada's leading institutional
investors.

    
    Who:   More than 20 of Canada's leading clean energy companies

           Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets. Mr. Rubin is one
           of the world's leading oil economists and his calls on oil prices,
           OPEC's cannibalizing of exports and the impending "carbon wars"
           have garnered him recognition and headlines around the world

           Cheryl Slusarchuk, Chair - BC Climate Action Team. Ms. Slusarchuk
           is also a partner in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tetrault and
           the President of the Premier's Technology Council

    What:  Presentations by leading Canadian clean energy firms on their
           business plans and technology to the country's leading
           institutional investors

           Mr. Rubin will talk about the impacts of rising costs of
           conventional energy sources and the opportunities for renewables;
           the effectiveness of existing energy efficiency initiatives; the
           future of clean energy technology; and government policies to cut
           greenhouse gas emissions

           Ms. Slusarchuk sees a bright future for clean energy in the
           province with government, business and the public mobilizing for
           action. She will discuss opportunities for business and investors
           over the next decade.

    When:  7:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver
           300-999 Canada Place
           Vancouver, BC
    
    Media attendance:

    This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required to
register in advance by contacting Kevin Dove at 416-980-8835 or
kevin.dove@cibc.ca.
    More information on the conference, including presenting companies can be
found at: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/CleanEnergy2008/.

    CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC,
providing 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.





For further information:

For further information: Kevin Dove, Communications and Public Affairs
at (416) 980-8835, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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