MEDIA ADVISORY: World Leaders Gather in Alberta at Global Business Forum

Media accreditation required CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) - Over 200 business executives, academia and government leaders from around the world are set to embark on the ninth annual Global Business Forum to discuss opportunities, growth and innovation. Douglas H. Mitchell, National Co-Chairman, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Hal Kvisle, CEO, TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) join together to co-chair this exciting and influential gathering to be held at The Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada on September 17th and 18th, 2009.

The forum's theme is the Long and Winding Road
- Understanding Challenges and Seizing Opportunities. Sessions reflecting this theme are:

- Global Financial Markets - "Go long, or go short?"
 
- Water is the world's most critical resource

- "Is water the roadblock to world economic growth?"

- Environment and the road to Copenhagen

- "Will the road be bumpy, or will we power through the chicanes?"

- World energy supply-and-demand is changing - "What will the future look like?"

This year's agenda is comprised of more than 20 distinguished speakers and moderators, including Mr. Mike Plant, U.S. Chef de Mission, 2010 Olympics, and Executive Vice-President, Atlanta Braves, Sir Anthony Holland, Independent Complaints Commissioner, Financial Services Authority for the UK, and Mr. Chris Rudge, CEO and Secretary General for the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Forum sessions and keynote addresses are open to the media. Media feeds and a media workroom are available; however, media registration is essential for media admission to the Global Business Forum. To register, please contact David Heyman at (403) 297-3191, or by email at david.heyman@gov.ab.ca

About the Global Business Forum

The Global Business Forum is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, funded by the contributions of major Canadian corporations, which provides an opportunity for invited prominent international business executives, academia and government leaders to actively discuss and debate critical global economic issues. Founded in 2000, the Global Business Forum is held annually in Banff, Alberta, in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Terry Cunha
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Email: terry_cunha@transcanada.com