Premiere Operations Management Event comes to Metro Toronto Convention Centre

TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - APICS The Association for Operations Management has chosen to host its 2009 International Conference & Expo in Toronto: a city recognized for its central role in the global economy. From October 1-6, 2009, more than 3,000 operations and supply chain management professionals will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

"Hosting this event in Toronto reflects our commitment to serving the needs of our geographically diverse members - and to helping them stay relevant in the global marketplace," said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. "In Toronto, participants will have the opportunity to experience the international operations and supply chain management environment first hand, while interacting with presenters and attendees from all over the world."

A city at the centre of the current and ongoing trends of globalization and urbanization, Toronto's cultural and economic diversity are richly embedded in local businesses and industries. APICS 2009 attendees will have exclusive access to a variety of Toronto-based companies through organized plant tours.

"By choosing Toronto for APICS 2009, organizers and participants alike will benefit from Toronto's operations management innovations and focus on competitiveness and economic growth," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the MTCC. "And our city will benefit from the economic impact of $4.5 million in visitor spending."

The APICS International Conference & Expo is the premier event showcasing the latest best practices in the field of operations management and supply chain management. More than 2,000 professionals from across the globe gather each year to participate in educational sessions, presentations from industry leaders, and networking events. For more information about the 2009 APICS International Conference & Expo visit

About the MTCC

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No. 1 convention and trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For further information, please visit

About the APICS The Association for Operations Management

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. For more information about APICS, visit

SOURCE Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For further information: For further information: Christine Tse, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, (416) 585-8106,; Jane Pearson, APICS The Association for Operations Management, (773) 867-1835,

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