Media Advisory - G8 and G20 business leaders to address delegates of G8/20
Business Summit

OTTAWA, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - On April 29th, business leaders from around the globe will be descending on our nation's capital to take part in the G8/G20 Business Summit hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

The G8/20 Business Summit will feature highly respected and influential international business leaders representing millions of businesses in the G8 and G20 countries discussing issues critical to the health of businesses around the world.

The work leading up to and decisions made at the G8 and G20 summits will have an impact on every Canadian. The G8/20 Business Summit offers Canadian businesses an extraordinary opportunity to hear the perspectives of business leaders, exchange ideas and voice its collective opinions to shape the agenda of world business.

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Media are invited to attend. Accreditation will be done on site.

    Thursday, April 29:

    7:30 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Salon Royal
    Breakfast keynote: Smart Planet
    Bruce Ross, President, IBM Canada

    9:30 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Panel session 1: Global recovery and financial reform: What must still be
    -   Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    -   Prof. Dr. Eng. Hans-Peter Keitel, President and Chairman, The
        Federation of German
    -   Industries
    -   Fujio Mitarai, Chairman, Nippon Keidanren/Chairman and CEO, Canon Inc
    -   Jean-Louis Schilansky, Vice President and Treasurer, Mouvement des
        entreprises de France
    -   Alexander N. Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and
    -   (RSPP)

    9:50 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Panel session 2: From trade to climate change: Moving forward on global
    economic issues
    -   Helen Alexander, President, Confederation of British Industry
    -   Emma Marcegaglia, President, Confindustria, Italy/Managing Director,
    -   Marcegaglia S.p.a.
    -   Jürgen Thumann, President, BUSINESSEUROPE/Founder, Heitkamp & Thumann
    -   Fumiaki Watari, Vice Chairman, NIPPON KEIDANREN/ Chairman, Nippon Oil

    11:15 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Discussion: Priorities of G8/20 nations
    Speaker: Government of Canada
    -   Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of
    -   Honourable John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief

    12:30 p.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Salon Royal
    Luncheon keynote: Safe, Secure and Strategic: How Canada is uniquely
    positioned to responsibly develop and address global energy needs
    Richard L. George, President and CEO, Suncor Energy

    2:15 p.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Panel session 3: Engines of economic growth: Maximizing opportunities for
    -   Hari Bhartia, President-Designate, Confederation of Indian
        Industries/Managing Director and Co-Chairman, Jubilant Organosys
    -   Byung-Chul Jung, Vice Chairman and CEO, The Federation of Korean
    -   José Augusto Coelho Fernandes, CNI Executive Director, Confederation
        of National Industries of Brazil
    -   Jerry Vilakazi, Chief Executive Officer, Business Unity South Africa
    -   Heather Ridout, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group
    -   Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman of the Board of Councillors, NIPPON
        KEIDANREN/Chairman, Sumitomo Chemical
    -   Yu Ping, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of
        International Trade

SOURCE Canadian Chamber of Commerce

For further information: For further information: Kathryn Anderson, (613) 797-1860,

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