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Although it is some way off, the 78th Audit Bureau of Circulations conference in Toronto has lined up some heavy-duty hitters.Speakers confirmed so far include Frank Bennack, Jr. president and chief executive officer of Hearst Corporation, John Mellon, chairman and ceo...

Although it is some way off, the 78th Audit Bureau of Circulations conference in Toronto has lined up some heavy-duty hitters.

Speakers confirmed so far include Frank Bennack, Jr. president and chief executive officer of Hearst Corporation, John Mellon, chairman and ceo of Britain’s IPC Magazines, and Dennis Stoakes, vice-president and director of media (North America) for The Hiram Walker Group.

Luncheon speaker is Joseph Antonini, chairman, president and ceo of K Mart Corporation.

abc has frozen this year’s conference registration fee at last year’s rate of us$375 for those who sign up before Oct. 5, and us$425 after that.

Also with the abc, its Young Media Professionals Committee has set up an essay contest called ‘Funding Your Future.’

The top three prizes are $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000 scholarships.

This year, the contest wants essays on the importance of print advertising, audited circulation and abc’s role in today’s media marketplace.

Entries must not be longer than 1,500 words. Deadline is Sept. 1.

- The Royal Bank has launched a newsletter for seniors called ‘Ju$t for SENIORS.’

Slated for publication three times a year, Ju$t for SENIORS is free at selected Royal Bank branches in Ontario that have Seniors Banking Centres.

The first issue of the newsletter came out in June, with demand so great a second press-run was necessary. The next issue of Ju$t for Seniors is due in September.