Media Alert - Economic good times soften drive to compete globally

    Study shows surprising differences in trade activity across Canadian

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Where best to witness the effects of economic prosperity on
              Canada's global competitiveness than in oil-drenched Alberta.
              According to a recent study commissioned by UPS Canada,
              Alberta's entrepreneurs are way behind their competitors in all
              provinces in the selling and sourcing of goods and services
              internationally. Though the energy boom has led to widespread
              optimism in Alberta, and most SMBs in other provinces see
              Alberta as the most competitive province, Canada's new Promised
              Land is slow to embrace globalization.

              Though Canadian entrepreneurs' outlook on Canada's economic
              future remains rosy, they have differing views on the
              importance of engaging in global trade and even the way they
              perceive themselves as business leaders versus their out-of-
              province competitors.

    WHEN:     UPS Canada will be hosting a webinar on October 3 at 11:30 a.m.
              EST to discuss the results of its recent study and what they
              mean for Canada's economic prospects.

    WHO:      Join UPS Canada Vice President of Communications and Public
              Relations Greg Kane, TNS Canadian Facts spokesperson Amy
              Knowles and UPS Canada President Mike Tierney as they dissect
              the data and identify regional variances amongst Canada's small
              business decision makers.

    Please access the webinar by clicking here to join Live Meeting
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controls). To listen via telephone, or to participate in the interactive Q&A
session following the presentation, please call 1-866-226-1799. Local Toronto
participants may call 416-641-6131.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Shannon Morton or Tanya Elliott-Briden, APEX Public Relations, (416) 924-4442
ext. 253, 238,,

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