Media Advisory - 2007 Western Business Outlook Briefing

    CALGARY, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The latest Conference Board provincial
economic forecast will be presented for the first time at the 2007 Western
Business Outlook Briefing, Monday, April 23.

    Who:   Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis, and
           Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, will discuss the
           impact of global economic trends on Canadian businesses, at

           Pedro Antunes, Director, National and Provincial Forecasting, The
           Conference Board of Canada, will provide the economic outlook for
           Canada and the United States, at 9:15 a.m.

           Marie-Christine Bernard, Associate Director, Provincial Forecast
           Service, The Conference Board of Canada, will present the
           Conference Board's provincial forecast and outlook for the
           oilsands, at 10:45 a.m.

           Robert J. Normand, President and Chief Executive Officer, ATB
           Financial, will provide his perspective on Alberta's economic
           boom, at 1:00 p.m.

    When:  Monday, April 23, 2007

    Where: The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd St. NE,

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For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221., Media must register in advance.

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