RSM 2018 World Conference comes to Toronto


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's purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. 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 environment.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International.

About RSM International
RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 800 offices and more than 43,000 people internationally. The network’s total fee income is US$5.1 billion.

As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that’s based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. This is how we empower them to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential.

RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, with the shared objective to promote consistent and high-quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.

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