Media Advisory: Leadership expert Simon Sinek, futurist Richard Worzel and
Olympian Clara Hughes to speak at the Certified Management Accountants of
Ontario Strategic Management Accounting Conference

TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - As Ontario moves ahead in the economic recovery, leadership, motivation and perseverance are needed to ensure our economy continues to grow. The three keynote speakers of the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Ontario Strategic Management Accounting Conference, in Toronto on June 16-18, will be addressing the importance of these qualities:

  • Simon Sinek, leadership expert and author of Start With Why
  • Richard Worzel, Canada's leading futurist
  • Clara Hughes, renowned Olympic athlete

More than 400 management accounting professionals and business leaders from around the province will hear Sinek, Worzel and Hughes discuss how to harness leadership, motivation and perseverance in order to fuel an organization's success in the recovering economy.

Simon Sinek, leadership expert and author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, will open the conference Thursday morning. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve lasting success, he discovered the formula that explains how they do it. His powerful insights have hit the mark with leaders worldwide.

Richard Worzel leading forecaster and futurist, will speak on Friday morning. He will discuss how changes in politics, technology, leadership, demographics and economics are altering the face and pace of business. Richard equips organizations with the ability to understand the changes to be faced in the years ahead, and the tools to leverage those changes. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he is also a best-selling author and frequent media commentator on business and economic trends.

Clara Hughes, one of Canada's most famous and most decorated Olympians of all time will close the conference on Friday. Hughes is the only athlete who has won multiple medals at both Winter and Summer Olympic Games. She served as Canada's opening ceremony flag-bearer at the Vancouver Olympics in February before going on to earn her sixth career Olympic medal. Hughes was just recently inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame

The annual conference, hosted by CMA Ontario, helps Ontario's strategic management accounting professionals hone their skills, network and learn business-changing concepts and ideas to help their organizations thrive in the new economy.

Media are welcome to attend the presentations and to meet with speakers after their keynote addresses.

More information available at



Doubletree by Hilton - Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road (401 & Dixon), Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W1J3
June 17-18, 2010

SIMON SINEK, Author, Start With Why
Thursday, June 17 - 8:00 am

RICHARD WORZEL, Canada's leading futurist
Friday, June 18 - 8:00 am

CLARA HUGHES, renowned Olympic athlete
Friday, June 18 - 1:00 pm

About the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (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 24,000 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.

The 2010 CMA Strategic Management Accounting Conference is sponsored by:

Canadian Business
Microsoft Dynamics
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
The Mason Group
Resources Global Professionals
Robert Half

SOURCE Certified Management Accountants of Ontario

For further information: For further information:

Angie Brennand

Director of Public Affairs and


CMA Ontario

O: (416) 204-3141

C: (416) 722-3900

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