CIMA Canada Conference 2013 - Productivity

CIMA Canada will once again tackle one of the biggest issues facing the Canadian economy at the CIMA Canada Conference on Productivity:

Is Canadian Productivity really lagging the world?

What can we do to improve it?

How will our standard of living be affected if we don't?
CIMA Canada Conference 2013

Join us at the CIMA Canada conference on October 29th and listen to business leaders discuss how to close Canada's productivity gap with practical guidelines based on the real-life achievements of Canada's leading corporate executives.

Date Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time 1:30pm - 5.30pm; followed by a cocktail reception till 7.30pm
Venue Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Yorkville, Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4W 2G8

Guest of Honour Malcolm Furber , FCMA, CGMA, President, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Malcolm was elected President of the Institute in June 2013.
He is a regular speaker for CIMA globally on supply chain management; activity based costing, integrated business planning and performance management. He has been a member of CIMA’s council for 13 years, was a Membership Assessor and has been involved in CIMA’s last 4 qualification reviews and its ethical code. He was chairman of CIMA’s Lifelong Learning Policy Committee.

Malcolm currently has his own consulting business where he has played a major role in business improvement assignments in both the private and public sector which has included a two year SAP business intelligence project at the South African Revenue Services.


Keynote Speaker Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Group

Craig is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group - the second largest bank in Canada and the 8th largest in the United States. He has 22 years of experience as an economist and financial forecaster, and is a regular commentator on economic issues in the media.

In addition to his role at TD, Craig is a strong advocate for literacy, for which he was recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, and serves on the Board of several non-profit groups

Order of events  
1.00pm - 1.30pm Registration and networking
1.30pm - 1.35pm Welcome address
1.35pm - 1.50pm Opening remarks - Malcolm Furber FCMA, CGMA, President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
1.50pm - 3.10pm Key note speech - Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Group
3.10pm - 3.30pm Break
3.30pm - 5.30pm Round table discussion, chaired by Dr. Ken Jones, Dean Emeritus of the Ted Rogers School of Management
5.30pm - 7.30pm Cocktail reception

Round Table Participants
Ken Jones
Dean Emeritus
Ted Rogers School of
Pavi Binning
George Weston Limited
Bill Currie
Vice Chair
Deloitte Canada
Andy Robling
Vice President
Hays Recruitment
John Ruffolo
OMERS Ventures
Tahira Hassan
Non executive Director
Brambles Limited
Lead Sponsor
TD Bank
Gold Sponsors
EC Advance Hays
RED Rogers School of Management
George Weston Limited  
Silver Sponsors
Steam Whistle
Cornerstone Estate Winery
Media Sponsors Globe and Mail MNP  

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