Media Advisory - Ken Mariash of Deerfoot Meadows invites Retail Guru Marvin Traub for an exciting discussion about the future of retail in Calgary

    CALGARY, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Revolutionizing the retail landscape of
Calgary, Ken Mariash and his innovative Meadows Collection at Deerfoot Meadows
will be the most unique shopping experience in Western Canada. Set to open in
2008, Mariash has consulted with international retail guru Marvin Traub to
ensure that Meadows Collection attracts global luxury brands and maintains the
integrity of the world's best shopping districts.
    Mr. Mariash and Mr Traub will discuss the evolution and ever changing
landscape of the shopping centre industry in North America, the status of
traditional department store anchors, integration of live/work/play
communities, and future opportunities for real estate developers in the retail
realm. Following Mr. Mariash, Mr. Traub will provide his insight into the
globalization of retail, hot international retail markets and observations on
Calgary's unbelievable retail potential.
    This sold out discussion moderated by former Ontario Premier Mike Harris
will explore the retail possibilities in Calgary's booming economy.

    About the Speakers:

    The Deerfoot Meadows project is led by Ken Mariash, Managing Partner,
Heritage Partners Limited Partnership. Since the 1960's, Mr. Mariash has been
an owner, buyer, commercial builder, and investor in real estate and other
significant companies throughout North America. Mr. Mariash has developed and
built large-scale commercial high-rise buildings, office complexes, apartment
buildings, regional shopping centres, and hotels. Additionally, he has
arranged and managed financing and construction for a variety of real estate
ventures, including large-scale residential subdivisions. His current Canadian
projects include the 360 acre Deerfoot Meadows project in Calgary, AB, the
20 acre hilltop community Bayview in Victoria BC, and the Aurum Energy Park,
800 acres of industrial zoned land in Edmonton, AB.
    Marvin S. Traub is the former CEO and Chairman of Bloomingdales. His
marketing, retail, home furnishings and apparel background facilitate and
advance client relationships, merger negotiations, consulting assignments and
marketing services. Mr. Traub serves as President of Marvin Traub Associates,
where he both works with clients and supervises an extraordinary team of
professionals. Mr. Traub served as Chairman of The Home Company, which he
founded in 1997, and the Johnnie Walker Collection, created in 1998.

    WHAT:  Ken Mariash, Managing Partner, Heritage Partners Limited
           Marvin Traub, President, Marvin Traub Associates Inc.
    WHERE: Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 100 - 6 Avenue S.W.  ENMAX Ballroom
    WHEN:  Tuesday, June 19, 2007
           Registration: 11:30 a.m.
           Luncheon Presentation: 12:00 p.m.


    WHERE: 777 Heritage Drive S.E. Calgary Alberta, Canada
    WHEN:  3:00 PM MST
    PHONE: 1 (403) 255-9170

For further information:

For further information: Marcus Gurske, Deerfoot Meadows, (780)

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