TechAlliance and Harrison Pensa bring Jim Carroll to AGM

This years's TechAlliance AGM and Power Breakfast features Jim Carroll as speaker. Here's the press release:




LONDON, ONTARIO, APRIL 15, 2009- TechAlliance, with Harrison Pensa LLP, will host former Londoner and leading international futurist, author, and trends and innovation expert Jim Carroll on Wednesday, May 27 at the 2009 Power Breakfast and TechAlliance Annual General Meeting.

An annual event, this year’s Power Breakfast will take place at the London Convention Centre and feature Carroll as the special keynote with his presentation, “Moving Beyond the Meltdown: Aligning Yourself for Growth Through Innovation.”

“Considering the current economy, Jim Carroll’s topical presentation couldn’t be more relevant to London’s business community,” adds Marilyn Sinclair, President and CEO, TechAlliance. “His keynote will shine a positive light on the strategies cutting-edge businesses pursue to stay ahead of financial hard times.”

Carroll frequently addresses audiences from recognizable global organizations such as the Walt Disney Corporation and Toshiba, and is a published author of two bestselling books: “Ready, Set, Done! How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast” and “What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.”

"It's a thrill to be coming back to London," says Carroll. "Now is not the time to drop the ball on building the economic brand of a city - it's a time to aggressively position a vibrant economic brand on the national and global stage. And that's why, for me it's a personal honour to be able to return ‘home’ to share the insight I've gained from traveling and speaking to organizations around the world."

“It is a tremendous coup to host an event with a speaker as insightful and significant as Jim Carroll, and Harrison Pensa is proud to partner with TechAlliance to bring him back to this area,” adds Geoff Pulford, CEO, Harrison Pensa LLP.

Tickets for the 2009 Power Breakfast and TechAlliance Annual General Meeting are available by registering online at Cost for TechAlliance members is $50 or $400 for a corporate table of eight. Non-members are also invited to attend; tickets are $65 per person or $520 for a corporate table of eight.



NAME    2009 Power Breakfast and TechAlliance AGM DATE    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 TIME    7:30am to 9:30am (TechAlliance AGM – 7:00am) LOCATION    London Convention CentreClick here to register

ABOUT The Power Breakfast is TechAlliance’s signature event of the programming season and features keynotes from today’s leaders in innovative thought, trends and predictions. Past speakers include Dianne Buckner (Canadian TV journalist and host of CBC’s Dragons’ Den) and Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon (award-winning author and professor, currently the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo).

ABOUT JIM CARROLL: Jim Carroll is a frequent keynote speaker to organizations such as DaimlerChrysler, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Caterpillar, Nestle, Motorola, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), with some 1,000 high-profile presentations to his credit over the last 10 years. In addition, Jim is a prolific author and columnist, having written over 600 articles for a wide variety of national and international publications. He is also a highly sought after media commentator, having provided his insight in over 3,000 interviews on radio, television and in print.

ABOUT TECHALLIANCE: TechAlliance is a member-driven organization that represents, supports and helps to accelerate the growth of knowledge-based businesses in the London region. TechAlliance focuses on knowledge-sharing, capitalization, collaboration, retention, networking, and member marketing initiatives for regional technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies as well as related professional service providers, and is committed to helping develop the region’s emerging knowledge-based industries into a collective economic powerhouse.



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