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Media Advisory - Enough Talk, Let's Move! Emerging Leaders Spur Action on Region's Transportation Challenges

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - This weekend, 200 emerging leaders will come together to find ways to make it easier to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Under the mantra "Enough Talk, Let's Move!" these civic leaders will test new ideas and build partnerships to activate them.

What: ELNstudio is a non-partisan, one-day conference for the region's rising civic leaders featuring presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities. Keynote speakers include John Longbottom, Canadian Smarter Cities Strategy Leader at IBM Canada, and Bruce McCuaig, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metrolinx. Six transportation themes will be addressed, from public-private partnerships to amplifying the impact of CivicAction's "What would you do with 32?" regional transportation campaign.

ELNstudio will conclude a week of CivicAction's 10th Anniversary events, celebrating a decade of driving action for a prosperous region with thriving people and places.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Media are invited to attend anytime, especially between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to hear keynote speakers.

Where: IBM Canada, 3600 Steeles Avenue East, Toronto

Who: Almost 200 managers and early executives working in companies, governments, non-profit organizations and communities across the Toronto region.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: There will be opportunities for one-on-one interviews with:

  • Mitzie Hunter, CEO of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
  • Andrew Graham, Senior Director, Insurance - PC Financial, The Weston Group and volunteer co-chair, CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network
  • Lianne Hannaway, Partner, Accounting Advisory, KPMG and volunteer co-chair, ELNstudio

For more details, visit www.elnonline.ca/elnstudio
For the full agenda, visit www.elnonline.ca/elnstudio/agenda

CivicAction is pleased to acknowledge the support of ELNstudio 2012 sponsors IBM (presenting partner), KPMG, Ryerson University, Metrolinx, NATIONAL Public Relations, FedEx, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Knightsbridge, Toronto Homecoming, Drop the Fish Design, Inkblot Media, Greening Canada Fund, and PwC.

About CivicAction
For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has brought together senior and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of our region's toughest social, economic, and environmental challenges. Led by a Board of Directors and a 75-leader Steering Committee, CivicAction sets a non-partisan agenda, builds strategic partnerships, and launches campaigns, programs and organizations that drive our region's prosperity. For 2012-2013, CivicAction is acting on three priorities: accelerating regional transportation; enhancing the region's economic performance; and fostering inclusion and resilience. For more information visit: civicaction.ca, @CivicActionGTA

SOURCE CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)

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