The Honourable Jim Flaherty Headlines Inaugural ifiFORUM'09 Investment Funds Industry Conference in Toronto, October 15-16

    Limited Number of VIP Delegate Passes Now Available at

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - ifiFORUM'09 confirmed today that the Honourable
Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will headline the first of its two-day
inaugural conference programming lineup. This high-powered investment funds
industry event will be held in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on October 15-16,
2009. A limited number of VIP Delegate Passes have been released and are now
available at
    Financial leaders and industry experts from North America, Asia and
Europe will gather at this 'must attend' industry event. Included on the
agenda are forensic accountant and Madoff whistleblower Harry Markpolos,
pollster Allan Gregg, leading futurist Richard Worzel, Asian market expert Dr
Yuwa Hendrick-Wong, security expert Chris Mathers, and marketing guru Terry
O'Reilly, each offering delegates their personal insights and future
projections. The conference will be hosted by Deirdre McMurdy, noted business
journalist with CTV, The National Post and Canadian Business magazine.
    "This timely conference follows in the wake of the most tumultuous and
unprecedented 12 months the global financial industry has experienced since
the Great Depression," says Deirdre McMurdy. "Over the past year, the industry
has witnessed global recession, high-profile scandals and industry scams in
unprecedented numbers and scale. This conference will provide the industry
with an exceptional opportunity to hear from many extraordinary individuals
who have shed light and leadership during this challenging time."
    Professionals working in or with the investment funds industry are
invited to attend this intensive two-day conference packed with keynote
speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
    For more information and to view the full conference lineup, please visit

    About ifiFORUM: This conference, produced in association with leading
trade associations including Advocis, FPSC, GAMA International, Women in
Capital Markets and the Canadian Securities Institute, has been designed to
address the informational needs of investment funds companies, as well as fund
dealers, financial advisors and planners, regulatory and compliance officers,
legal, accounting and consulting firms, and other companies and industries
supporting Canada's investment funds industry.
    This innovative two-day program will feature the most current information
on key topics facing the industry today, including emerging regulatory and
compliance issues, new products, national and global economic forecasts,
current investor trends, and more. For more information, or to register, visit

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