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Event Alert – John Manley to speak this week on Canada's economic "decade of opportunity"

October 17, 2011

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Canadians can look forward to a bright future if leaders make the right moves, former Deputy Prime Minister to tell Canadian Business Leadership Forum

– Other featured speakers at Wednesday’s premier event for business leaders include Lt.-General Andrew Leslie and Dominic Barton

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – The global economy is undergoing a wrenching transformation, but Canadians can look forward to a bright future if leaders move quickly to unleash investment at home and seize new markets abroad. So says John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Manley will expand on his views Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Carlu in Toronto at the Canadian Business magazine Leadership Forum.

Now in its 9th year, Canada’s premier event for business leaders invites top speakers to share first-hand accounts of successful strategies and forward-looking innovations that teach attendees how to make the world work better.

This exclusive, day-long program provides an opportunity to learn best practices from revolutionary thinkers with direct experience in leading innovation, competing in a global marketplace, pioneering the science of information and strategic leadership.  

Keynote addresses and panel discussions will both inspire and motivate. In addition to Manley, Lt.-General Andrew Leslie, who has been in the news recently for calling for a streamlining of the military, will speak on leadership, innovation and transformation. Other speakers are: Bruce Ross, President, IBM Canada; Dominic Barton, Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Tonya Surman, Founding Director, Centre for Social Innovation; George Babu, Co-founder and VP Operations, Rypple; Yaeko Tong Co-Founder, COO, Sweet Caesar Inc.; Bruce Poon Tip Founder, G Adventure; Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and CEO, BroadbandTV Corp.  

What: Canadian Business Leadership Forum
The Carlu Conference Centre              
444 Yonge St. (at College St.), Toronto
When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8:30 am to 6 pm ET
Host: Canadian Business magazine’s James Cowan
Media registration:
Contact Louise Leger at 416-764-4125;

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