TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Business Wire’s parent company, fielded a wide range of questions today from an audience of several hundred investor relations and corporate executives at an event marking the opening of Business Wire’s expansion into Canada.
“A Conversation with Warren Buffett” was moderated by Business Wire President and CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz, and provided Canadian corporate executives a rare opportunity to ask questions and converse with Buffett, whose company acquired Business Wire in 2006. The event was held at the Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, immediately followed by a reception.
Business Wire recently announced its entry into the Canadian market with the opening of a full-service office in Toronto's financial district. The company has been serving the Canadian market indirectly since the early 1980s via reciprocal affiliations with other service providers.
In addition, Business Wire recently announced a broad-based distribution agreement with CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc., a part of Canada's largest and most diversified media company, that provides its members with extensive reach to Canada's most influential print, broadcast and online media properties.
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The Business Wire news network is powered by its patented NX high-speed data platform and supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code to deliver the most sophisticated news file to enhance news release interactivity, customization and search engine optimization. Business Wire has 31 bureaus in cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney with reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire was founded in 1961.