Seminar - XBRL Canada

    Topic: The Voluntary XBRL Filing Program of the Canadian Securities

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -

    Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver,
    British Columbia.

    When: October 2, 2007, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Purpose: To provide an understanding of the benefits and requirements of
    the CSA Voluntary Filing Program (VFP) and knowledge and skills related
    to participating in it.

    Instructors/Speakers: Eric E Cohen, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Wasim Thaha,
    Vice Chair, XBRL Canada; Andrew Richardson, Deputy Director, Corporate
    Finance, BC Securities Commission, member, CSA XBRL voluntary filing
    program project group.


    MORNING SESSIONS: Intended for senior decision makers, as well as those
    who will be involved in filing under the VFP

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast: Background and call to action
    -  Introduction to the use of XBRL, its global importance, and the SEC
       (US) program
    -  Background on the Canadian VFP, its benefits and requirements
    -  Call to action: Why your company should participate

    10:00 AM -11:30 AM What you need to know to get started
    -  Technical aspects of the CSA program
    -  SEC (US) filings examples
    -  The Canadian taxonomy: what and where it is, and why you need it
    -  Resources for you to get engaged: Software, Services, Web site and
       other educational and technical resources

    Lunch - to be provided on site

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Intended for those who will be in charge of or
    actually preparing the XBRL files for submission under the VFP. This is a
    hands-on event for participants to learn-by-doing.

    12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Working/Tagging Session (limited to 12 with priority
    for companies who are planning to file on the program. Participants
    should bring a portable computer and their own financial statements)
    -  Working with the Canadian taxonomy
    -  Introduction to XBRL "technical" issues: the terms and tasks
    -  Introduction to Fujitsu Taxonomy Editor and Instance Document Creator
    -  Use of Fujitsu to "tag" financials
    -  Hands-on time: attendees will prepare their own financial statements
       with assistance from instructors
    -  Special topics Canadian/US, industry specific and company extensions

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For further information: To register, please email to
or call Lucia Ng at (416) 977-3222 x 5

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