/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Noted Economist Peter Hall to present Global
Export Forecast in Drummondville on Thursday May 6th/

OTTAWA, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted Economist Peter Hall, Chief Economist for Export Development Canada (EDC), will be in Drummondville to deliver EDC's 2010 forecast for the global and Canadian economies on Thurday, May 6th at 11:45 AM EDT.

    Members of the media are welcome to attend this briefing in person.

EDC's Global Export Forecast examines global economic and trade conditions and trends, including a regional and industry sector outlook to help Canadian companies identify foreign market opportunities and risks.

Let's Talk Exports is an annual, cross-Canada tour designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information available on the global economy and its implications for Canadian trade and investment opportunities. This is EDC's 27th annual cross-Canada tour.

The theme of this forecast is "The Critical Zone"

    WHAT:     EDC's Global Export Forecast, Spring 2010

    WHEN:     Thursday, May 6th at 11:45 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Venue:    L'Hôtel et Suites le Dauphin de Drummondville
              Meeting Room : Royal
              600 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
              Drummondville, QC J2C 2C1
              (819) 478-4141

Presented by EDC and Société de développement économique de Drummondville

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 more than 8,400 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis, and has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.

SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada, Tel: (613) 291-1276, Blackberry: ptaylor@edc.ca, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ExportDevCanada

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