Harvard Professor and Fortune magazine editor-in-chief headline CMA Ontario Professional Development Institute Trend Spotting Conference

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of Ontario's Professional Development Institute hosts Trend Spotting - December 12 - 13, 2012 with a "how-to" emphasis presented by speakers such as Harvard Professor, Tom Davenport and Editor-in-Chief, Fortune magazine, Geoff Colvin.

In addition to spectacular keynote addresses, this year's conference is jam-packed with proven business experts who will acknowledge today's trends and show attendees how to put what they learn to work. Among the experts, Duncan Stewart of Deloitte's Technology Media and Telecommunications division will share learnings from his research including glimpses of Deloitte's annual Predictions Report and this year's Technology Fast 50™. Four approaches to working with different generations will be presented by Adwoa Buahene, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, n-gen People Performance Inc. A musical adaptation of bringing creativity to your work will be illustrated by Juno Award Winner, David Usher. Wrapping up the conference, innovation and trends expert, Max Valiquette, will demonstrate how to put the conference teachings to work back at the office.

"We're excited to be able to bring our members a conference with real, hands-on applications that can make a difference in their everyday work," says Janet Treasure, Vice-President, Professional Development, CMA Ontario. "Today's business trends are ever changing. As management accountants, we know that from being on the front lines. Now we want to show our members and the business community how to take advantage of them."

Trend Spotting 2012 offers a combination of networking opportunities, technical expertise, strategic acumen and forward-thinking speakers throughout the two days at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Visit www.pdi-cma.com/winter for the full conference brochure.

About CMA Ontario

The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With some 25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is 50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and professionalism in management accounting to protect the public interest. In 2012, CMA Ontario was granted status by the Public Accountants Council of Ontario (PAC) as an Authorized Designated Body to license and govern Certified Management Accountants to practise public accounting.

About the Professional Development Institute

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a division of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario that is a Career Partner for Life to Ontario's 25,000 CMAs. PDI drives a CMA's career management by providing comprehensive access to learning, networking and guidance at all competency levels and within all industries.

SOURCE: Certified Management Accountants of Ontario

For further information:

Media Contact:

Corinne Radake
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
CMA Ontario
cradake@cmaontario.org
T: 416-204-3141
C: 416-722-3900

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