TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is set to host an innovative discussion on the issue of Productivity. The conference, which is sponsored by TD Bank Group, will bring together global business leaders, journalists and political leaders to discuss productivity in Canada, from a business and finance perspective.
CIMA President Malcolm Furber, FCMA, CGMA will deliver the opening remarks. He will be followed by the key note speaker, Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Group. Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty MP, will provide a written address to the conference.
Following the key note speech, there will be a round table discussion with experts on productivity including, Ken Jones, Dean Emeritus at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Pavi Binning President of George Weston Limited, Bill Currie, Americas Managing Director and Vice Chair, Deloitte Canada, Andy Robling, Vice President, Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide, John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures and Tahira Hassan, Non executive Director, Brambles Limited.
Martin Saxton, Chair, CIMA Canada stated:
"The public consensus in Canada has long been that increasing productivity is inevitably negative for employees and implies lower standards of living. I believe that this conference will build on the wide ranging research that CIMA has undertaken to show that increasing productivity is a fundamental necessity for both the public and private sectors in Canada, and is the only way in which our standard of living can be maintained"
CIMA is committed to ground breaking research and importantly and in tandem with our sponsors TD Bank Group, Deloitte LLP, EC Advance, Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide, Ted Rogers School of Management, George Weston Limited, CNW and the Globe and Mail, CIMA is proud to organise this conference to further the goals of increased productivity and sustainable growth.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:30pm and is held at Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Yorkville, Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4W 2G8.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, founded in 1919, is the world's leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, with over 203,000 members and students operating in 173 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers' choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.
Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA's activities with every member and student bound by rigorous standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together.
CIMA has formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting.
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