NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ITG (NYSE: ITG), a leading independent execution and research broker, today announced the launch of an interactive conference event focused on the Canadian energy market. The Northern Exposure conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on June 26-27, 2012, bringing investment managers together with senior executives and operating managers from more than a dozen of Canada's leading energy exploration & production companies. Confirmed presenting companies include Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ), Encana (NYSE:ECA), Crescent Point Energy (TSX: CPG.TO) and Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/NY39237LOGO ) This conference's unique format includes an overview of the Western Canadian Basin followed by a session on four key play areas: the Montney, Tight Oil, the Deep Basin and Heavy Oil. Each session will be led by a senior ITG Investment Research analyst and will include technical presentations by leading companies in the play and ample opportunity for Q&A. "ITG's energy research is driven by a deep understanding of both technical and financial analysis of resource plays across North America, and it is complemented by our relationships with key exploration and production executives at the companies we cover," said Jim Jarrell, co-head of energy research at ITG. "At the Northern Exposure conference we are pleased to offer investors the insights of many of the leading firms in the Canadian E&P sector." For more information about the Northern Exposure Conference and ITG Investment Research coverage of over 300 companies in more than 20 sectors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. About ITGITG is an independent execution and research broker that partners with global portfolio managers and traders to provide unique data-driven insights throughout the investment process. From investment decision through settlement, ITG helps clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk and navigate increasingly complex markets. ITG is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.itg.com.