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Bills in Toronto Series Presents Cross Border Huddle and Business Symposium, December 2

Nov 21, 2013

- Inaugural two-day event includes networking reception at Falcons vs. Bills game, December 1 -
- Conference brings together sports and business communities; offers business leaders key insights into cross border opportunities -
- Keynote speakers include the Hon. Robert Duffy, Lieutenant Governor of New York and the Hon. Tim Hudak, Ontario MPP and Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party -
- Tickets and information available at BillsinToronto.com -

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Media today announced the details of the Cross Border Huddle and Business Symposium - a first-of-its-kind, two-day cross border business conference taking place as part of the highly-anticipated Bills in Toronto weekend on December 1 and 2.

The symposium kicks off with a networking event in the Summit Suite at Rogers Centre during the Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, Dec.1 at 4 p.m. ET, followed by a half-day conference at Real Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Toronto on Monday, Dec. 2. Registration for the event can be found at BillsinToronto.com.

Aimed at creating new opportunities for expanding Canadian businesses, the conference will host more than 150 international business leaders from various sectors, and feature breakout sessions with distinguished panelists and speakers, including keynote speeches from the Hon. Robert Duffy, Lieutenant Governor of New York and the Hon. Tim Hudak, Ontario MPP, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.

"For years, Rogers Media has led the charge when it comes to sports in Canada, including our important partnership with the Buffalo Bills," said Greg Albrecht, Executive Director, Bills in Toronto. "We are now extending that reach past the gridiron and into the business community, creating new business opportunities on both sides of the border." 

Topics to be discussed at the conference include international banking, customs brokerage, international tax, immigration and labour mobility, delivered by a lineup of expert panelist and moderators including: Tom Kucharski, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise; Paul Mirretta-Barone, Vice President and Head of Business Banking, Ontario Region, HSBC Bank Canada; Rosanna Masucci, Director, Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce; and the Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch, P.C., MP, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women.

This inaugural event is sponsored by: Hodgson Russ LLP, HSBC and Welke Customs Brokers USA, Inc.

For more information, including how to register and a full agenda of the conference please visit www.billsintoronto.com

About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI) (NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

SOURCE Rogers Media

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