Feb. 19, 2009
SAINT JOHN (CNB) - Market guru and president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. Peter Schiff has been engaged by the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) as a keynote speaker at the commission's annual Fullsail Summit. This year's summit is entitled Moving Beyond Today, and will take place at the Delta Fredericton Hotel in Fredericton, May 11-12.
"Once referred to as Dr. Doom, and more recently as Mr. Right, Mr. Schiff is the acclaimed predictor of the 2008 market collapse," said Rick Hancox, NBSC executive director. "He will be sharing how he predicted the current market crisis, his recommendations for meeting these challenges, and his predictions for the economy's future."
The Fullsail Summit supports initiatives aimed at encouraging and increasing equity capital opportunities and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick. Recognizing the impact and importance of today's market challenges, the commission is focusing its third summit on ways entrepreneurs may advance their business during difficult economic times.
The commission has also engaged Rahaf Harfoush and Tod Maffin as panelists. Harfoush is a new-media strategist, and was a key member of President Barack Obama's highly successful and acclaimed online social media team. Maffin is recognized as a leading international authority on the strategic use of social media. The panel will inform delegates about available outlets and technologies that can help advance business goals and get out a message in new and innovative ways, despite the current economic situation.
"We will be announcing more exciting speakers in the next few weeks," said Hancox. "Those interested should watch our website for regular updates."
Fullsail has become a high-profile event attracting local, regional and national recognition, and is attended by entrepreneurs, investors, senior politicians, government representatives, academics, and representatives from the accounting and legal professions.
Videos of Schiff, Harfoush and Maffin may be viewed by visiting the NBSC website, and clicking on the Fullsail button to view the links.
The New Brunswick Securities Commission is the Crown corporation that regulates the securities industry in New Brunswick. It is funded indirectly by investors through industry. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, and foster fair and efficient capital markets, as well as confidence in those markets.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Robichaud, communications officer, New Brunswick Securities Commission, 506-643-7045 or 1-866-933-2222, e-mail: Michelle.Robichaud@nbsc-cvmnb.ca.