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Event Alert: Canadian Business and Accenture present Outlook on Oil Sands, featuring Rick George

May 7, 2008

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    Presented as a part of Outlook 2008, an exclusive speaker series for
    Canada's Business Leaders. Visit

    TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - Canadian Business magazine, in association with
Accenture, is pleased to host Outlook 2008, an exclusive speaker series for
Canada's business leaders. This latest event, Outlook on Oil Sands, will
feature Keynote speaker Rick George, President and CEO of Suncor Energy Inc.
Join Canadian Business and Accenture as Canada's most innovative business
leaders share their insights and industry vision for 2008.
    In an inspiring breakfast presentation, Recognizing the Challenges,
Seeing the Possibilities, keynote speaker Rick George, President & CEO of
Suncor Energy Inc., will share his views on the future of the oil sands
industry, and how it is meeting current and future energy demands. Mr. George
will also address growing public concerns over the development of our energy
resources, and the pressure it is placing on our air, land and water.When:  Friday, May 9, 2008
           7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Where: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
           100 - 6th Avenue S.W., CalgaryTo register for the event please visit or call 416-764-1211. For media
registration contact Sarah-Jane Pearce at 416-764-1228.

    About Rick George:

    Rick George is president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy
Inc., Canada's pioneer oil sands company. Rick served as chairman of the
Canadian Council of Chief Executives from 2003 to 2006 and remains on their
board of directors as honorary chair. In 2006, he was selected by Prime
Minister Stephen Harper to serve as a member of the North American
Competitiveness Council. Rick's view of technological innovation and
sustainable development has influenced the growth of the oil sands industry,
and he has been recognized for his efforts to provide economic opportunities
to Aboriginal communities and his commitment to sustainable development.

    About Suncor:

    Suncor Energy is an integrated energy company strategically focused on
developing one of the world's largest petroleum resource basins - Canada's
Athabasca oil sands. Since pioneering commercial development of the oil sands
in 1967, Suncor has become a major North American energy producer with 6,500
employees. Suncor supports its core oil sands business with conventional
natural gas production in Western Canada, refining and marketing operations in
Ontario and Colorado and a growing renewable energy business.

    About Canadian Business magazine:

    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
Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit

    About the Chamber:

    The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit,
and non-partisan advocacy group whose mission is to lead and serve the Calgary
business community, valuing its diversity. On critical and emerging issues in
public policy, the Chamber acts as the leading forum for debate, and advocates
public policy solutions that improve the business climate on behalf of our

    About Accenture:

    Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With
178,000 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