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More than 90 leading North American companies to present at CIBC's 16th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

Thursday, January 17, 2013

More than 90 leading North American companies to present at CIBC's 16th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference14:42 EST Thursday, January 17, 2013VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) will host its 16th annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference January 23 - 25, 2012.Scheduled to present are senior executives from more than 90 prominent North American companies spanning several key industry sectors including chemicals and fertilizers, energy, mining - precious and base metals, pulp, paper and forest products, pipelines and utilities, infrastructure, industrial products, technology, transportation and renewable energy.Presenters will engage in 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.Keynote luncheon speaker on Jan. 23 is Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist and Managing Director, CIBC World Markets Inc.  Mr. Shenfeld will share his latest forecast for the Canadian and global economies and discuss the impact on today's investment environment.  The event will also feature keynote luncheon address by the Hon. Jim Prentice, Senior Executive Vice-President & Vice Chairman, CIBC on Jan. 24.  Mr. Prentice will share his perspectives on the importance of the Asian marketplace to Canada and his views on how the new foreign investment rules will affect investments by state-owned enterprises in Canada.More information on the conference, including an agenda and a list of presenting companies, can be found at  (password: CIBC13).Important Note about Media AttendanceThis 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 Meredith Shipp-Colter at'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.SOURCE: CIBCFor further information: Media contact: Meredith Shipp-Colter, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 861-7280 or