Media Advisory - World renowned human resource specialists gather in Toronto for HRPAO 2008 Annual Conference & Trade Show, starting January 30

    World's second largest HR conference celebrates 70th annual event

    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals Association of
Ontario (HRPAO) 2008 Annual Conference & Trade Show titled Innovate '08 will
begin on Wednesday, January 30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in
Toronto. During this three day conference, internationally acclaimed human
resources professionals will discuss the latest people management trends and
strategies, and provide insights into the relationship between HR and
emergency preparedness, corporate governance, compensation and benefits,
employment law, leadership and more. The HRPAO's Annual Conference & Trade
Show is the second largest HR conference in the world and 2008 marks the 70th
    Media are invited to attend this event. To register, please click on the
following link and enter GTN as the
special code. If you have any questions or want to inquire about interviews in
advance of the conference, please contact Sarah Twomey at
(T: 416-920-2563, C: 647-402-2563.) Sarah will also be on site for the
duration of the conference to facilitate interview requests and can be found
at the media check-in desk on Level 600.

    What:           The HRPAO 2008 Annual Conference & Trade Show -
                    Innovate '08

    When:           Wednesday, January 30 - Friday, February 1, 2008
                    For a complete schedule visit

    Where:          Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
                    222 Bremner Boulevard
                    Toronto, ON

    Media check-in: Level 600

    Date         Time        Keynote speaker agenda
    Jan. 30      8:15 -      Ian Thomas, author, The Power of the Pride
                 10:00 a.m.
    Jan. 30      12:15 -     Dan Heath, co-author, Made to Stick - Why Some
                 2:00 p.m.   Ideas Survive and Others Die
    Jan. 31      8:15 -      Dr. Ram Charan, author, Know-How: The 8 Skills
                 10:00 a.m.  That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who
                             Don't Perform
    Jan. 31      12:15 -     Max Valiquette, President, Youthography,
                 2:00 p.m.   Information Innovation - Workplace Change
    Feb. 1       8:15 -      Steve L. Robbins, author, Unintentional
                 10:00 a.m.  Intolerance: Pathmaker or Pathblocker
    Feb. 1       1:30 -      Benjamin Zander, author, The Art of Possibility
                 3:45 p.m.

For further information:

For further information: For corporate information about HRPAO, please
contact: Kieran Lawler, Direct: (416) 342-1823, Cell: (416) 303-0799,

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