Media Advisory - 2009 Summit on the Future of Pensions: From Crisis to Sustainability

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The stock market downturn is once again
bringing pension funding to the top of the corporate agenda. The 2009 Summit
on the Future of Pensions: From Crisis to Sustainability, hosted by The
Conference Board of Canada, will put the short-term crisis in context and
outline longer-term regulatory and pension plan reforms.

    When:   April 20 - 21, 2009

    Who:    Monday, 8:30: a.m. - The Business Context and Pension Outlook:
            Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Diminished Expectations,
            Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis and
            Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
            Jim Johnston, Director, Head of Client Service and Business
            Development, North America, Fischer Francis Trees and Watts Inc.
            Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Senior Economist, CIBC
            World Markets

            Monday, 10:15 a.m. - The 2009 Watson Wyatt Survey of Pension
            Risk: Challenges and Reactions to Financial Market Turmoil
            Ian Markham, Director, Pension Innovation, Watson Wyatt Worldwide

            Monday, 1:15 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Presentation - Building a
            Sustainable Pension System in Canada
            Michael Nobrega, President and Chief Executive Officer,
            Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

            Monday, 2:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion - An Agenda for Regulatory
            Harry Arthurs, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, York
            Elaine Noel-Bentley, Member Board of Trustee, Local Authorities
            Pension Plan Corp.
            Ted Menzies, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

    Where:  Le Meridien King Edward, 37 King St. East

    For more information, visit:

    This event is sponsored by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, BNP Paribas,
Zerofootprint, Bullfrog Power, and Benefits and Pensions Monitor.

    Media must register in advance.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires, Media
Relations, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,;

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