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Business Thought Leaders to Speak at Canadian Business Magazine "Outlook 2008" Conference Today, Sponsored by Accenture

November 19, 2007

News Releases

    - Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management and Jean-François Courville
    of MFC Global to be keynote speakers -

    TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Canadian Business magazine, in association with
Accenture (NYSE: ACN), will present Canadian Business Outlook 2008, an
exclusive event for senior executives on Nov. 19, 2007, featuring some of
Canada's most innovative business thought leaders. Featured keynote speakers
at the half-day conference include Jean-François Courville, president and COO
of MFC Global Investment Management, and Roger Martin of the Rotman School of
    Featured panelists and speakers will include Bill Morris, managing
director of Accenture Canada; David Wolf, head of Canadian economics and chief
strategist at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.; Jeff Sanford, writer for Canadian
Business; and Benjamin Tal, a senior economist at CIBC World Markets.Event Details:

    When:                    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2007

    Where:                   Rosewater Club, 19 Toronto St., Toronto

    Media RSVP Required to:  Jacqueline Segal,

    Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture
collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses
and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad
global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right
people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance.
With approximately 170,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net
revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home
page is

    About MFC Global

    MFC Global Investment Management® represents the diversified investment
management group of Manulife Financial. MFC Global Investment Management
companies and affiliates provide asset management strategies for institutional
investors, investment funds and individuals in key markets around the world.
This investment expertise extends across a full range of asset classes
including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as oil & gas,
real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies.

    About Canadian Business

    Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling
and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands
alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a
readership of more that one million, the magazine is published every second
Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published.
Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA
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