Michael Ignatieff joins an impressive line-up of speakers for this fall's top
economic event

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official Opposition, has confirmed that he will speak at the opening of this fall's premier economic event, The Economic Edge. Mr. Ignatieff joins a prestigious list of speakers, including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Environment Minister Jim Prentice, who will provide invaluable insight from their experience in business, politics, and academia on October 21 at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre.

The Economic Edge, presented jointly by Microsoft(R) Canada's Can(greater than)Win initiative and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, is the only event that can boast such a diverse range of leaders focused on the theme, Defining strategies to secure Canada's global advantage: it's Canada vs. the world - are you in?

"Our goal is to look beyond Canada's short-term challenges and focus on what we need to do now to be successful as the world's economy recovers," says Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "Canada is well positioned to compete and win in the global marketplace, but we need to develop clear strategies and put them in place now."

    The speaker list includes:

    -   Ms. M. Elyse Allan, President and CEO,GE Canada
    -   Mr. Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation
    -   Event moderator: Mr. Allan Gregg, Pollster, Broadcaster and Social
    -   Mr. Donald Guloien, President and CEO, Manulife Financial
    -   Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official Opposition
    -   Mr. John A. Manzoni, President and CEO, Talisman Energy Inc
    -   Mr. Parker Mitchell, Co-CEO, Engineers without Borders
    -   Mr. David Mondragon, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada
    -   The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister, Environment Canada
    -   Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President, University of Alberta
    -   Ms. Trish Wheaton, Chief Marketing Officer, Chairperson, Canada,
    -   Mr. Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the

Other event information is available at www.chamber.ca

SOURCE Canadian Chamber of Commerce

For further information: For further information: Kathryn Anderson, Director, Communications and Marketing, Office: (613) 238-4000 x 231, Cell: (613) 797-1860, kanderson@chamber.ca

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