Political journalist John Ibbitson to speak at Fullsail Summit

    SAINT JOHN, NB, April 16 /CNW/ - Political journalist John Ibbitson will
be the moderator and gala speaker for the New Brunswick Securities
Commission's (NBSC) Fullsail Summit, which takes place in Fredericton on May
11 and 12.
    Ibbitson is the Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail, and at
the Summit will provide insight on how America's business, culture and
politics affect Canadians.
    "In light of current economic challenges and New Brunswick's close
connection with the United States, Mr. Ibbitson is perfectly positioned to
share his unique experience with delegates," said Rick Hancox, NBSC executive
    The Fullsail Summit brings together business leaders, government
officials, entrepreneurs and industry professionals to look at ways to
continue to grow New Brunswick's equity capital market and entrepreneurship
opportunities. Delegates will learn from global experts about strategies on
sustaining and growing their businesses during difficult economic times.
    "Mr. Ibbitson's spoken word will likely be as riveting as his polished
writing style," said Hancox. "We are certain he will captivate and motivate
Fullsail delegates to challenge their conventional way of thinking."
    Ibbitson is the author of The Polite Revolution, a blueprint for the next
Canada. He has also written several plays and works of fiction, as well as The
Landing, a Governor General's Award-winner for Best Children's Book in 2008.
    The Summit will feature two panel discussions. Day 1 panelists include
Rahaf Harfoush, member of President Barack Obama's successful social media
campaign, and Tod Maffin, national broadcaster. Day 2 showcases business
leaders Curtis Howe of Mariner Inc., and Gene Fowler of FatKat Animation, who
will speak about the New Brunswick perspective. Howe and Fowler have both led
their New Brunswick-based companies through difficult times, and continue to
grow during these current challenges.
    Delegates are encouraged to register early, as seating is limited. To
register, or for more information on the Summit, including program details and
speaker biographies, visit the NBSC website (http://www.nbsc-cvmnb.ca/nbsc/).


    The New Brunswick Securities Commission is the Crown Corporation that
regulates the securities industry in New Brunswick. It is funded indirectly by
investors through industry. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair,
improper or fraudulent practices and foster fair and efficient capital
markets, as well as confidence in those markets.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Michelle Robichaud,
Communications Officer, New Brunswick Securities Commission, (506) 643-7045,
1-866-933-2222, Michelle.Robichaud@nbsc-cvmnb.ca

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