Media Advisory - Economist Peter Hall to present Global Export Forecast and Nova Scotia Outlook in Halifax

    OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted Economist Peter Hall, Chief Economist
for Export Development Canada (EDC), will be in Halifax to deliver EDC's
2009-2010 forecast for the global and Nova Scotia economies on Wednesday, May
20, 2009, 11:30 a.m. (ADT)

    Members of the media are welcome to attend this briefing in person.

    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.

    The theme of this forecast is "Restoring Balance?"

    WHAT:   EDC's Global Export Forecast and Nova Scotia Outlook, Spring 2009

    WHEN:   Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  World Trade and Convention Centre
            1800 Argyle Street
            Halifax, NS

    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 8,300
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 eight consecutive years.

For further information:

For further information: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada, (613)
598-2904, Blackberry:

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