Media advisory - Export Development Canada's Deputy Chief Economist to speak about Canada-U.S. trade trends at first-ever Virtual Exporting Summit

    OTTAWA, March 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada's (EDC)
Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist Peter Hall will speak about trends
in exporting and investing in the United States at Canada's first-ever online
trade conference and exhibition.
    The event, presented by EDC and organized by Canadian Business Online, is
free of charge.

    WHAT:   Virtual Exporting Summit, Exporting 101: Expanding your Business
            to the U.S.

    WHEN:   Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 11a.m. to 3 p.m. EST;
            Peter Hall will speak from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    To register, visit

    The event also features a panel of Canadian trade experts who will
discuss U.S. regional differences, marketing trends, transportation and
customs matters, product liability and patent issues, and exporting basics,
from business development planning to export credit insurance and financing.
    The site will be archived for 90 days after the event so that people can
continue to visit the virtual trade booths and review the presentations which
have been recorded.

    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 7,000 Canadian
companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.
EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial
reporting, economic analysis and has been named one of Canada's Top 100
Employers for 6 consecutive years.

For further information:

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

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