CNW Group's Laurie Smith to Present at the IABC 2009 Employee Communication

TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - CNW Group announced today that Laurie Smith, Vice President, Culture and Communications, CNW Group, will present at the IABC 2009 Employee Communication Conference on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 pm EST at Le Méridien King Edward in Toronto.

Laurie will draw from more than 15 years of corporate communications experience to share strategies for communicating with employees during tough times. The workshop will explore key items for communicators to consider in times of challenge and change.

"Timely and transparent communication is essential for any organization seeking to weather bad news, said Laurie. "Building trust and engaging your team before a storm of layoffs, economic turbulence or other crises hits will make it easier to stay the course throughout."

The IABC Employee Communication Conference is the definitive conference that demonstrates the employee communicator's role in delivering profits, quality products and happy customers. Laurie's participation in the conference demonstrates CNW Group's commitment to supporting professional development and industry events.

About CNW Group:

CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire and a global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators. Established in 1960, CNW is part of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135 countries worldwide. CNW Group provides electronic news distribution, targeting, monitoring, translation, MediaRoom, Webcast and disclosure services to corporate, government, associations, labour, not-for-profit and other customers worldwide. CNW Group helps Canadian and international organizations to connect with local and international audiences including the news media, the investment community and the general public. CNW Group is co-owned by two global leaders in news distribution: PR Newswire, based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK. 1.877.CNW.7890

SOURCE Canada NewsWire Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Amanda Laird, Communications Coordinator, CNW Group, Tel.: (416) 863-5601, Email:,

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