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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Derek Lothian
Manager, National Communications
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Derek Lothian is a 24-year-old public affairs executive based in Ottawa, and currently serves as national manager, communications, with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) – Canada's largest trade and industry association. He also directs editorial content for CME's award-winning, bi-monthly magazine, 20/20.

Lothian began his career in 2004 as a reporter for a small-town Saskatchewan newspaper. From there, he went on to assume numerous senior leadership positions in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. He is an avid volunteer and sports enthusiast, and holds a diploma in public relations (honours) from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Twitter: @dereklothian

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

The association represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85 per cent of CME's members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada's leading business network, CME – through various initiatives including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged inmanufacturing, global business and service-related industries.

CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of all goods and services exports.

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