Media advisory - Release of EDC's Trade Confidence Index and Global Export Forecast update

    OTTAWA, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada (EDC)
Vice-President, Economics, Corporate Affairs and Deputy Chief Economist Peter
Hall will brief media on the results of EDC's latest Trade Confidence Index
(TCI) on Thursday, January 24th at 10:30 AM EST. The TCI tracks confidence
levels in global and domestic sales and economic conditions, and international
trade opportunities by Canada's exporting companies. Mr. Hall will also be
providing an update of EDC's Global Export Forecast.
    Media can attend the briefing at EDC's Ottawa headquarters or may
participate via teleconference by calling 1 800 732 9307.
    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 6,400 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 recognized as one of Canada's Top
100 Employers for seven consecutive years.

    WHAT:   Release of the Trade Confidence Index (TCI) survey and update of
            EDC's Global Export Forecast

    HOW:    By attending the briefing in person or via the teleconference by
            1 800 732 9307

    WHEN:   Thursday, January 24th @ 10:30 AM EST

            151 O'Connor Street
            14th floor
            Ottawa, Ontario

    The teleconference will be recorded and can be replayed from Thursday
January 24th 12:30 PM EST until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 27th, 2008. To
access the conference replay, participants should call: 1-877-289-8525 Pass
code: 21260770#.

For further information:

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

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