Media Advisory - CEO of EDC to speak about the need to increase trade with

OTTAWA, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada's (EDC) President and CEO, Eric Siegel, will deliver a speech about the need for Canada to aggressively increase its exports and investments into emerging Asian economies to support Canada's future growth at an event hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation at the Simon Fraser University Segal Graduate School of Business on Monday.

The Asia Pacific Foundation will launch its 2010 Survey of Canadian Investment Intentions in Asia, followed by the keynote address by Mr. Siegel.

Mr. Siegel has over 30 years experience in the international trade finance business.

    WHO:     Eric Siegel, CEO
             Export Development Canada

    TITLE:   Canada and Asia: Our Common Future

    WHAT:    Keynote address reviewing opportunities for Canadian businesses
             in Asia, followed by a Q&A.

    WHEN:    Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 8:30 AM PST

             10:30 AM PST until 10:50 PST

    WHERE:   Main Floor Meeting Room,
             Simon Fraser University Segal Graduate School of Business
             500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

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, 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: Phil Taylor, Public Affairs, (613) 598-2904,

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