Media Advisory - Leading CIBC World Markets Clean Energy Conference to discuss options for addressing climate change
Presentations by CIBC World Markets Chief Economist, Chair of BC Climate Action Team and more than 20 clean energy firms VANCOUVER, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - Addressing the challenges of global warming and developing clean energy sources will be the focus of a CIBC World Markets conference in Vancouver on February 20, 2008. CIBC World Markets, a leading investment bank on global energy issues, will bring together more than 20 companies in various segments of the renewable energy sector - including solar, wind, hydro, biofuels, geothermal and clean energy technology - with some of Canada's leading institutional investors.Who: More than 20 of Canada's leading clean energy companies Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets. Mr. Rubin is one of the world's leading oil economists and his calls on oil prices, OPEC's cannibalizing of exports and the impending "carbon wars" have garnered him recognition and headlines around the world Cheryl Slusarchuk, Chair - BC Climate Action Team. Ms. Slusarchuk is also a partner in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tetrault and the President of the Premier's Technology Council What: Presentations by leading Canadian clean energy firms on their business plans and technology to the country's leading institutional investors Mr. Rubin will talk about the impacts of rising costs of conventional energy sources and the opportunities for renewables; the effectiveness of existing energy efficiency initiatives; the future of clean energy technology; and government policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions Ms. Slusarchuk sees a bright future for clean energy in the province with government, business and the public mobilizing for action. She will discuss opportunities for business and investors over the next decade. When: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver 300-999 Canada Place Vancouver, BCMedia attendance: This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required to register in advance by contacting Kevin Dove at 416-980-8835 or email@example.com. More information on the conference, including presenting companies can be found at: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/CleanEnergy2008/. CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC, providing a range of integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.
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