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Canadian Business Magazine presents "Outlook on Retail" Luncheon on April 18, Sponsored by Accenture

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Canadian Business, in association with
Accenture (NYSE: ACN), will present Canadian Business Outlook on Retail, an
exclusive invitation-only event for senior executives on April 18, 2007,
featuring Canada's most innovative business thought leaders.
    Keynote speaker at this year's Outlook on Retail luncheon will be Ms.
Annette Verschuren, president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia. Ms.
Verschuren will share her experiences leading the home improvement retailer's
operations in Canada, its recent entry into China and what Canadian retail
industry executives need to be thinking about to stay competitive.
    "Retailers in Canada face a complex and competitive business
environment," said Scott Myers, managing director of Accenture's Products
operating group in Canada. "With ever-growing pressure on margin and pricing,
they are adopting new multi-channel sales approaches and looking outside
Canada for both sourcing and growth. Despite all these issues, the simple
answer to high performance in retailing means organizing the business around
the customer."Event details:

    When:  April 18, 2007, 11:30am to 2:00pm

    Where: Rosewater Club, 19 Toronto St., Toronto

    To RSVP today visit or contact 416-
    764-1211.About Accenture

    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 more than 152,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net
revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006. Its home
page is

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