September 24, 2007
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York to host inaugural CEO Forum

IBM Canada, Philips and others to highlight the value created by implementing
environmentally sound business practices
NEWMARKET – York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch and members of Regional Council will join business and government leaders from across York Region at the inaugural York Region CEO Forum tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th, in the City of Vaughan.
The topic for the day is The Economics of Going Green.  The event will focus on the business benefits of investing in the financial and human capital needed to enhance competitiveness, sustainability and profitability to meet today’s global challenges.
Philips Electronics Ltd. will make a major, global sustainability announcement on September 25th and James Savage of Philips Electronics will make the announcement here in Canada at the York Region CEO Forum.
Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara will be the luncheon speaker.
WHAT: The Economics of Going Green
  York Region CEO Forum
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25th
  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Paramount Conference Centre
  222 Rowntree Dairy Road
  (Located west of Weston Rd. north of Hwy 407 in Woodbridge)
City of Vaughan
WHO:  8:50 a.m.  York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch
  9:00 a.m. Windfall Ecology Centre Executive Director Brent Kopperson
9:30 a.m.  IBM Canada President Dan Fortin
10:00 a.m.  Five Winds International Consulting Partner Kevin Brady
10:45 a.m. Investeco Capital Managing Partner John Cook
11:15 a.m. J.D. Smith & Sons Ltd. CEO Scott Smith
11:45 a.m. Philips Electronics Ltd. Communications Director James Savage
12:30 p.m.  Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: 905 830-4444 ext. 1238, 416 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
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