Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Board of Trade

December 04, 2007 07:18 ET

Toronto Board of Trade Presents: Richard Florida

Urban guru to be keynote speaker at Board's 120th Annual Dinner

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2007) -
1. Take one of North America's most influential thinkers.
2. Place before 1,500 of Canada's top business and political leaders.
3. Add revolutionary ideas.
4. Mix with entertainment, thought-provoking discussion, and fine wine and food.

That's the recipe for the Toronto Board of Trade's 120th Annual Dinner featuring keynote speaker Richard Florida, internationally renowned urban thinker and best-selling author.

"Richard Florida has revolutionized the debate over how cities compete and thrive. Toronto is fortunate to have him living and working here. We're thrilled to have him as our keynote speaker. I know Toronto's business community will benefit from hearing his insights." - Carol Wilding, President & CEO, Toronto Board of Trade

Florida, author of "The Rise of the Creative Class", will make his first major Toronto speech at the Board's prestigious black tie event on January 28, 2008.

Toronto is "a spectacular urban centre" … "one of North America's top five or 10 cities" … "Cities (like Toronto) that are the most diverse and open have the greatest economic advantage" … "My work is inspired by Toronto" - Richard Florida, Director, Centre for Jurisdictional Advantage and Prosperity, University of Toronto

The theme of the night? "Toronto: The Great Global City" - a perfect opportunity to hear from one of the world's leading experts in creating and sustaining great cities.

"Mr. Florida is a great champion of Toronto. He understands that this is a great global city, and his keen insights can help us to maintain and grow our competitive advantages. I'm looking forward to hearing his world-changing views first hand." - Carl Lovas, Chair, Ray & Berndtson Canada, Presenting Sponsors of the Annual Dinner

Other sponsors of Toronto's premier business event include the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Russell Investments, Canadian Business and PROFIT Magazine.

The 2008 Dinner is already more than 75% sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased on the Board's website at or by calling the Board's Events Hotline at 416 439 4143. /For further information: IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Glen Stone, Public Affairs Director, Toronto Board of Trade
    Primary Phone: 416-862-4565
    Secondary Phone: 416-998-9458