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RSM 2018 World Conference comes to Toronto

Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
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Focus: Harnessing the power of RSM people to drive innovation, transformation in the middle market

RSM Canada, the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to host the 2018 RSM World Conference in Toronto on Nov. 4-8, 2018. The event will bring together more than 250 RSM leaders from over 70 countries around the world.

“We launched RSM Canada in December 2017 with a vision to bring Canada’s middle market to the global market,” said Harry Blum, managing partner with RSM Canada. “We are thrilled to host our colleagues from around the world in celebration of our one-year anniversary, and on the heels of joining forces with three new firms in Alberta. It demonstrates RSM Canada’s leadership, growth and momentum in a country with an economy dominated by vibrant middle market businesses.”

RSM’s 2018 World Conference, themed ‘Tomorrow’s RSM,’ will offer insight into how RSM is embracing emerging technologies, new ways of working and alternative client services – with an emphasis on the future of continued success and global growth. It will focus on harnessing the power of RSM’s people to drive innovation and transformation in the middle market in light of headwinds such as global risk, trade wars and tax implications of the digital revolution.

"We are excited to hold the 2018 RSM World Conference in Toronto and to have the opportunity to get to know and celebrate with our new Canadian colleagues" said Jean Stephens, chief executive officer, RSM International. “Together at this conference, our global leaders will focus on how we can continue on our strong growth path while at the same time planning for a resilient and bright future for RSM and the middle market leaders we serve. Our annual conference allows us to spend valuable time focusing on our shared global vision and on further strengthening the relationships we have within our network.”

High-profile guest speakers will include: Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station; Doug Lipp, former head of training at Walt Disney University; Peter Frankopan, international best-selling author; Graeme Codrington, CEO of TomorrowToday Global; Holly Petroff, global consultant at Great Place to Work; Jason Bradbury, TV presenter; Rita Clifton, international branding expert; and Joseph Brusuelas, RSM US LLP chief economist.

The conference will be chaired by José Gómez-León, partner and management consulting director with RSM Puerto Rico. Gómez-León has played an important role in developing RSM through his contributions and leadership as a member of RSM’s Innovation Committee and within the Latin American region.

About RSM Canada

RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms with 64,000 people in 120 countries. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on X and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.