VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - Members of the media are invited to attend the opening of the 2nd Western Innovation Forum (WIF), where the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will be making a keynote address.

WIF is hosted by Western Economic Diversification Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), Mitacs, and Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). Following her remarks, Minister Rempel will be available for one on one interviews.

Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT
Location: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
British Columbia Ballroom
Vancouver
British Columbia
V6C 2W6

Contact Information:

Media only:
Emily Goucher
Office of the Minister
Western Economic Diversification
613-668-2903
emily.goucher@wd-deo.gc.ca

Event logistics only:
Ben Letts
A/ Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
604-838-7203
ben.letts@wd-deo.gc.ca