Junior Chamber International (JCI) Edmonton

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Edmonton

September 22, 2010 16:11 ET

National Conference Kicks Off in Edmonton

Hundreds of young business leaders and entrepreneurs descend upon Edmonton to share ideas, learn and network

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - Junior Chamber International (JCI Edmonton) today, kicked off its 75th annual conference, "Energy 2010," presented by Christenson Developements. The national conference will run from September 22 - 26 at West Edmonton Mall's Fantasyland Hotel.

The conference brings delegates from places across the globe, diverse as Bolivia and Cameroon, to Edmonton. Delegates will converge here to build international relationships and develop a new generation of international business leaders. "We're extremely excited to be hosting the conference in Edmonton - the energy around the conference is incredible, and it's a fantastic opportunity to showcase our city" says JCI Edmonton Chair Shawn McMillan.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"; Peter van Stolk, founder of Jones Soda; and peak performance expert Wayne Lee.

The achievements of JCI Canada members including Jennifer Cole-Hollands, Michelle Cowan, Jennifer Derzaph, Mike Holliday, Peter Hyndman, Paul Stone and Julie Ward will be honored with national senatorships at the annual Gala on Saturday, September 25.

Media are advised of interview opportunities with Peter van Stolk, Founder of Jones Soda on Thursday, September 23 from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm and Dr. Stephen R. Covey on Saturday, September 25 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Please contact JCI Edmonton's Media Contacts below to arrange interview opportunities.

For more information, visit www.energy2010.ca.

About JCI Edmonton

JCI Edmonton is a local chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide federation of more than 200,000 young leaders and entrepreneurs. JCI chapters are found within 5,000 communities and 100 nations worldwide.

Founded in 1929 as the Edmonton Jaycees, JCI Edmonton is the 2nd largest chapter in Canada with 150 members. JCI Edmonton is a membership-based nonprofit organization with the aim to better the business community.

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