Media Advisory - Leading clean energy developers to address investors at CIBC World Markets Conference



    Keynote presentation by Jeff Rubin, CIBC World Markets Chief Economist

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - More than 20 of
Canada's leading clean energy developers will be in Vancouver on February 18
to share their business plans with investors at a CIBC World Markets
conference.
    "Clean and renewable energy projects are becoming increasingly important
as governments across North America adopt plans to reduce dependency on fossil
fuels to combat climate change and create greater energy independence," says
David Williams, the head of the power and utilities group at CIBC World
Markets. "A number of the firms speaking at our conference have recently
signed exciting new deals in both Canada and the U.S."
    The conference will feature panel sessions on four clean energy market
sectors: solar, geothermal, wind and bioenergy. It will also feature 11
presentations from individual developers (presenting companies listed below)
and a keynote address on the global and Canadian economies by CIBC World
Markets, Chief Economist, Jeff Rubin.
    "With an increased focus on clean energy initiatives, this conference
gives investors great insight into new energy sources and the people running
these businesses," adds Mr. Williams. "With governments making major
investments in infrastructure, the business opportunities for the leading
companies in this sector have never been greater."

    
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    Scheduled presentations:
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    Solar Panel    Geothermal     Wind Panel     Bioenergy      Company
                   Panel                         Panel          presentations
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    - 5N Plus      - Nevada       - Canadian     - Ensyn        - BioteQ
    - Carmanah       Geothermal     Hydro        - Greenfield   - AltaGas
      Technologies - Sierra         Developers     Ethanol        Income
    - Day4 Energy    Geothermal   - Innergex     - Lignol         Trust
                   - U.S.           Renewable      Energy       - Ballard
                     Geothermal     Energy       - Nexterra       Power
                   - Western      - NaiKun         Energy         Systems
                     GeoPower       Wind Energy                 - Alter NRG
                                  - Tonbridge                   - Pristine
                                    Power                         Power
                                                                - Plutonic
                                                                  Power
                                                                - Westport
                                                                  Innovations
                                                                - Day4 Energy
                                                                - Canadian
                                                                  Hydro
                                                                  Developers
                                                                - Innergex
                                                                  Renewable
                                                                  Energy
                                                                - 5N Plus
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    Media Attendance:

    The CIBC World Markets, 2009 Clean Energy Investor Conference 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. Interview
requests for the presenters should also be directed to Mr. Dove.
    Media and the public will also be able to listen to the presentations via
audio cast. More information on the conference, including a link to the audio
cast (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=CLEANENERGY2009 (password: clean).
Note: The list of presenting companies is subject to change.

    CIBC World Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of CIBC.
To deliver on its mandate as a premier client-focused and Canadian-based
investment bank, World Markets provides a wide range of credit, capital
markets, investment banking, merchant banking and research products and
services to government, institutional, corporate and retail clients in Canada
and in key markets around the world.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Kevin Dove, Communications &
Public Affairs, CIBC, (416) 980-8835, kevin.dove@cibc.ca


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