Media Advisory - Noted Economist Peter Hall to present Global Export Forecast
in Surrey and Vancouver on Wednesday May 19th

OTTAWA, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted Economist Peter Hall, Chief Economist for Export Development Canada (EDC), will be in Surrey in the morning and Vancouver in the afternoon on Wednesday May 19 to deliver EDC's 2010 forecast for the global and British-Columbian economies

    
    Members of the media are welcome to attend this briefing in person.
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EDC's Global Export Forecast examines global economic and trade conditions and trends, including a regional and industry sector outlook to help Canadian companies identify foreign market opportunities and risks.

Let's Talk Exports is an annual, cross-Canada tour designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information available on the global economy and its implications for Canadian trade and investment opportunities. This is EDC's 27th annual cross-Canada tour.

The theme of this forecast is "The Critical Zone"

    
    WHAT:       EDC's Global Export Forecast, Spring 2010

    MORNING:    Wednesday, May 19, 2010
                7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PDT)

    Venue:      Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Club
                7778 152nd Street
                Surrey, BC V3S 3M4
                (604) 597-4653

    And

    AFTERNOON:  Wednesday, May 19, 2010
                11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PDT)

    Venue:      Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront
                Meeting Room: Mackenzie Ballroom (Concourse Level)
                900 Canada Place Way
                Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
                (604) 691-1991
    

EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis, and has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.

SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada, Tel: (613) 291-1276, Blackberry: ptaylor@edc.ca, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ExportDevCanada

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