THE CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THE CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

September 13, 2007 17:38 ET

Media Advisory: Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Provincial Minister Sandra Pupatello and Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Adam van Koeverden Keynotes...

...at Canadian Chamber AGM September 16-17

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - The Voice of Canadian Business speaks again: business delegates from across Canada will meet on Sunday and Monday (September 16 and 17) to discuss the state of the Canadian economy, and issues relating to the Canada-U.S. border, international trade and commerce at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Annual General Meeting in York Region (Markham), ON. The theme for the AGM is "Winning Ways: Productivity, Diversity, Competitiveness".

Keynote speakers include The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, The Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, and Adam van Koeverden, Canadian Olympic medallist and World Champion kayaker.

Visit www.chamber.ca to view the full program.

The following leading political and business speakers will address the delegates:

Media are invited to attend, all activities to take place at:



Sunday, September 16:

9:00 A.M.

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, Ontario
Donald Cousens Ballroom
Welcome messages:
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham
Keynote address:
The Honorable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance

10:15 A.M.

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
Donald Cousens Ballroom
Business & Competitive Outlook Presentation:
Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada
Stephen Poloz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Economist,
Export Development Canada
Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail

12:00 noon

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
Donald Cousens Ballroom
Keynote address:
Adam van Koeverden, Canadian Olympic gold medallist and World Champion
kayaker

2:00 P.M.

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
Donald Cousens Ballroom
Business Panel and Discussion
Violet Konkle, COO, Wal-Mart Canada
Benjamin Kemball, President & CEO, Imperial Tobacco Canada
Larry Keating, President & CEO, Keating Technologies

Monday, September 17:

12:00 noon

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
Donald Cousens Ballroom
Keynote address:
The Honorable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade,
Minister Responsible for Women's Issues

7:00 P.M.

Paramount Hall
222 Rowntree Dairy Road
Woodbridge/Vaughan
Swearing in of new Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
John Peller, President and CEO, Andrew Peller Ltd.


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM will bring together about 400 delegates from local, provincial and territorial chambers and boards of trades to set the Canadian Chamber's advocacy priorities on national and international issues for the year ahead.

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