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Media Advisory - More than 100 leading North American companies to present at CIBC's 18th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will host its 18th annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference January 21 - 24, 2015.

Scheduled to present are senior executives from more than 100 prominent North American companies spanning several key industry sectors including chemicals, fertilizers, energy, renewable energy, mining, pulp & paper and other forest products, pipelines, utilities, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and technology.

Presenters will engage in intimate fireside chats to discuss their business and growth strategies, as well as share their thoughts on the future directions of their sectors through panel discussions.

The keynote luncheon speaker on January 21 is Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc.  Mr. Shenfeld will focus on where Canada and its financial markets will land in a world in which the U.S. economy has solid fundamentals, but other major industrialized economies, and the commodities they purchase, enter the year in a more troubled state.

Follow the conference on Twitter @CIBCEquities using the hashtag #CIBC2015Whistler.

More information on the conference, including an agenda and a list of presenting companies, can be found at (password: CIBC15).

Important Note about Media Attendance

This event is by invitation only. Media and the public are invited to listen to the corporate presentations via audio cast. A link will be provided at the above website on the day of the conference. CIBC research analysts will be available for telephone interviews before, during and after the conference.  To request an interview, please email Gina Lee at

CIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products and investment 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.


For further information:

Media contact: Gina Lee, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 412-8113 or