Business Thought Leaders to Speak at Canadian Business Magazine "Outlook 2008" Conference on Nov. 19, Sponsored by Accenture
- Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management and Jean-François Courville of MFC Global to be keynote speakers - TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Canadian Business magazine, in association with Accenture (NYSE: ACN), will present Canadian Business Outlook 2008, an exclusive event for senior executives on Nov. 19, 2007, featuring some of Canada's most innovative business thought leaders. Featured keynote speakers at the half-day conference include Jean-François Courville, president and COO of MFC Global Investment Management, and Roger Martin of the Rotman School of Management. Featured panelists and speakers will include Bill Morris, managing director of Accenture Canada; David Wolf, head of Canadian economics and chief strategist at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.; Jeff Sanford, writer for Canadian Business; and Benjamin Tal, a senior economist at CIBC World Markets. "This event brings together top Canadian thought leaders who will examine current industry challenges and discuss approaches businesses can take to maintain their competitive edge." said Accenture's Bill Morris. "It is now more important than ever for Canadian businesses to identify and seize current opportunities in this new global environment in order to become high performing organizations in 2008."Event Details: When: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 Where: Rosewater Club, 19 Toronto St., Toronto Who: See bios below Media RSVP Required to: Jacqueline Segal, firstname.lastname@example.orgJean-François Courville: "Beyond the Border: Seizing Opportunities for Canada...And Canadians" Jean-François (J-F) Courville is President and COO of MFC Global Investment Management, the asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation. He is responsible for growing MFC Global's third-party institutional and sub-advisory investment management businesses in North America, Japan, Asia and the United Kingdom as well as expanding investment management services to Manulife Financial's own wealth management businesses globally. Bill Morris: "Challenges and Opportunities: Competitive Essence in a Multi-Polar World" Mr. Morris will discuss the current shift in global landscape characterized by multiple centers of economic power. He will highlight the importance of multinational companies, from both the developed and the emerging economies, to understand these trends if they are to thrive in an increasingly complex global environment. His address will also explain how Canadian companies need to strategically position themselves in this latest phase of globalization in order to compete and succeed. Roger Martin: "An Agenda for Ontario's Prosperity" Roger L. Martin has served as the Dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto since September 1, 1998. He holds the Premier's Chair in Competitiveness and Productivity and is Director of the AIC Centre for Corporate Citizenship. Previously he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he served as co-head of the firm for two years. In his keynote address, Professor Martin will set out an agenda for Ontario's prosperity, with recommendations for governments, businesses and individuals. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 170,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is www.accenture.com. About MFC Global MFC Global Investment Management® represents the diversified investment management group of Manulife Financial. MFC Global Investment Management companies and affiliates provide asset management strategies for institutional investors, investment funds and individuals in key markets around the world. This investment expertise extends across a full range of asset classes including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as oil & gas, real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. About Canadian Business: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a readership of more that one million, the magazine is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit www.canadianbusiness.com.