Toronto Forum for Global Cities - Notice of Event

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:      Toronto Forum for Global Cities

    When:      December 8th and 9th, 2008

    Where:     Toronto Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

    Overview:  Global Cities in Challenging Times
               Transportation, Energy, Finance and Innovation

    It is well-known that global cities are constantly struggling to remain
competitive. This means being able to attract world-class innovators, develop
state-of-the-art infrastructure, invest in energetic facilities, and so on. In
the context of a world economic meltdown and credit crunch, financing those
many projects will be a major challenge. This year's conference will address
these themes with insight and commentary from many distinguished speakers from
Canada including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer,
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Toronto Mayor David Miller.
    The conference will also feature presentations from international leaders
such as former US Treasury Secretary, John Snow, Orlando Mayor, Richard
Crotty, Yoshio Ishida, Vice-Chairman, East Japan Railways, Jean-Pierre
Loubinoux, President, SNCF International (France) and many international
delegations. Through such a broad spectrum of thinking, the forum affords
attendees a unique opportunity to share insight and perspective on some of the
most important challenges that cities must contend with today and in the years
    The forum is comprised of ten sessions over two days and is a must see
for leaders and key decision makers in public and private sector organizations
with a focus on urban policy, planning and affairs. A global city is one in
which the various political, economic and cultural forces that bind the city,
also have a direct influence on global affairs. There is interconnectedness
within the city itself as well as with other world locales.
    The Toronto Forum has been successful in attracting a prestigious list of
sponsors and media partners including The Government of Ontario, City of
Toronto, VIA Rail Canada, Fraser Milner Casgrain llp., Toronto Region Research
Alliance, TD Securities, SIEMENS, Canadian Foundation fro Economic Education,
Export Development Canada, Deloitte, Toronto Economic Development Corporation,
Metrolinx, National Post, ReNew Canada, and CNW Telbec.
    An estimated 1000 business and political leaders are expected to attend
the conference. One and two day conference passes, ranging from $600 -$1,000,
are available online at Corporate tables of 10
are available from $5,000 plus taxes and individual tickets are $600 plus

    The Toronto Forum for Global Cities is affiliated with the International
Economic Forum for the Americas, which was established in 1995, and is now
recognized as one of the most important private business conferences in the
Americas. To register and get more information go to

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Lars Hansen, C2E Consulting,
(416) 406-9966,

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