The World Comes to the Heart of the New West

Brightest in business converge on Calgary Sept. 30-Oct. 3 for Engage Today event.

Online PR News – 11-September-2009 – – CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – Global leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and ##--3--## determined to better their communities and world will gather in Calgary Sept. 30-Oct. 3 for Engage Today (

Billed as the event of the decade, Engage Today, held at the TELUS Convention Centre, will highlight Calgary’s role as The Heart of the New West for the 20 leaders expected to speak.

“Engage Today exemplifies the importance of community and corporate engagement now, more than ever,” said Bruce Graham, President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development. “CED is committed to this and has partnered with the local ##--1--## community to accelerate the growth of their businesses and ensure a healthy economic future for Calgary.”

Engage Today attendees will get a taste of the city’s attraction as a relocation and expansion destination for businesses, industries and entrepreneurs. The venue at TELUS, Calgary’s premier conference hosting facility, and the adjacent Hyatt Regency Calgary will put attendees in the heart of Calgary’s vibrant downtown.

Engage Today focuses on a single theme: how business and commerce can create the catalyst for positive economic, social and environmental change. Attendees from CEOs of global corporations to sole proprietors will learn firsthand from the world’s top thinkers and business leaders.

Keynote speakers include Virgin Group president and founder Sir Richard Branson whose 200 companies employ 50,000 people in 29 countries; Dr. Stephen Covey, one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans who has sold more than 20 million books in 38 languages; and Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African President F.W. deKlerk. New media marketing experts Vishen Lakhiani and Eben Pagan, as well as bestselling ##--2--## Janet Bray Attwood and Marci Shimoff, will also attend.

Setting the tone for this once-in-a-lifetime gathering is a special address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the Tibetan spiritual leader speak in an intimate presentation at the University of Calgary. Award-winning artists Bryan Adams and k.d. lang will also perform in two exclusive concerts.

Engage Today is for all business people seeking inspiration. It’s the idea of Greg Habstritt, founder and president of SimpleWealth and the Real Equity Group of Companies. With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience, Greg has founded, built and sold more than a dozen companies and become a millionaire in four industries.

To schedule an interview with Greg Habstritt, contact Michelle Tennant Nicholson at 828-749-3200, To find out more, visit


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