Media Advisory - International Forum on the Creative Economy

    OTTAWA, March 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference Board estimates that the
economic footprint of the culture sector is valued at about $84.6 billion (in
2007), or 7.4 per cent of Canada's total real GDP, and contributes 1.1 million
jobs to the economy.
    The International Forum on the Creative Economy will present new research
and case studies from around the world about the way arts and cultural
industries impact the economy.

    For the complete agenda, visit:

    When:        Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    Who:         8:45 a.m., Monday, March 17
                 Preliminary findings of Valuing Culture: Measuring and
                 Understanding Canada's Creative Economy
                 Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness
                 and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada, and
                 Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The
                 Conference Board of Canada

    Where:       Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau

    This conference is presented in collaboration with the Department of
Canadian Heritage.

    Media must register in advance.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,

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