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2012 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE The Evolution of a Global City: Toronto, Canada LOCATION: The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto (unless otherwise noted)

AGENDA SUN JULY 15 3:00 pm

Hotel Check-in Begins

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Provide the hotel check-in desk your name to access your room reservation.

4:00-7:00 pm

Participant Check-in

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Collect your name badge and get acquainted with final program details.

5:00-7:00 pm

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania Health System:

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Wine & Cheese Arrival Reception Enjoy wine, cheese, and some Toronto favorites as we settle into our accommodations at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Remarks by: Kevin B. Mahoney, SVP & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

*Please note that dinner is on your own

MON JULY 16 7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet

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8:00 am

Welcome, Goals, & Program Preview

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Stephen M. Curtis PhD, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President, Community College of Philadelphia

8:30 am

Presented by North Highland:

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Peace, Order, & Good Government: Grounds for a Global City The Honourable David Crombie, Mayor of Toronto (1972-78), Member of the Canadian Parliament for Toronto Centre (1978-88) Introduction by: Donald F. Cowles, Principal, North Highland Lifelong politician, urbanist, and civic reformer Mayor Crombie will set the stage for our exploration of Toronto’s evolution into a world class place to live, work, and play by highlighting the core strengths and beliefs that have made such a transformation possible.

9:00 am

PANEL DISCUSSION 14 Years After Amalgamation: Toronto as a Region

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In 1998, the City of Toronto merged with adjacent municipalities to form a larger, and in theory, more efficient city and region. We’ll discuss the aims of amalgamation and how it’s working.  Hon. David Crombie, Former Mayor of Toronto  Enid Slack, Director, Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, Munk School of Global All agenda items are subject to adjustment

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Affairs, University of Toronto  Michael Thompson, Councillor for Scarborough, City of Toronto Moderated by: Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

10:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION Immigration & Workforce

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Toronto is more diverse than any other North American city. In fact, half of it’s population was born outside of Canada. This panel will discuss how Toronto adapts through a constantly growing stream of newcomers and how newcomers acquire cultural and professional competency in this global metropolis.    

Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada Ahmed Hussein, Director of Programs and Services, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree Anne Sado, President, George Brown College

Moderated by: Julia Deans, Former CEO, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance

12:00 pm

Presented by Dunleavy & Associates:

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Emerging Leaders Luncheon Introduction by: Nancy Alba Dunleavy, CEO, Dunleavy & Associates We’ll learn what’s new in Toronto’s leadership scene straight from the source as special guests Mitzie Hunter, president of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, and Tamara Balan, program director for the Emerging Leaders Network and DiverseCity Fellows program, introduce us to the up-and-coming leaders of their Emerging Leaders Network and their DiverseCity Fellows who will be joining us at our tables for lunch.

1:30 – 5:15 pm

REGIONAL EXPLORATIONS – DAY 1 Presented by Community College of Philadelphia:

GROUP 1: INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP Introduction by: Stephen M. Curtis PhD, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President, Community College of Philadelphia We’ll visit two nodes on the Canadian innovation and commercialization continuum that are establishing international best practices in their fields. Presented by the University City Science Center:

MaRS Discovery District: Tour and Panel Discussion Building Canada’s Next Generation of Growth Companies    

Earl Miller, Director, Strategic Partnerships, MaRS Adam Spence, Manager, Special Projects, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing Karen Greve Young, Director, Strategic Initiatives, MaRS Leaders of companies in residence

Moderated by: Stephen S. Tang PhD, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange CoChair, President & CEO, University City Science Center

Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone: Tour and Panel Creating Jobs & Stemming Brain Drain: Supporting Student Entrepreneurs  Valerie Fox, Executive Director, Digital Media Zone  Hossein Rahnama, PhD, Research Director, Digital Media Zone  Student entrepreneurs in residence Moderated by: Stephen M. Curtis PhD, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange CoChair, President, Community College of Philadelphia

All agenda items are subject to adjustment

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GROUP 2: ARTS, COMMUNITY, & NEIGHBORHOOD In addition to being one of the centers of the film universe and a hub for high culture, Toronto is a place where the arts knit disparate communities together. Learn about collaborative efforts to create and sustain community through cultivation of creativity and the arts.

Harbourfront Centre: Tour and Panel Discussion Creating & Sustaining Community Through the Arts  William Boyle, President & CEO, Harbourfront Centre  Claire Hopkinson, Executive Director, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, Neighbourhood Arts Network  Lori Martin, Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto Moderated by: Michael Norris, Vice President of External Relations, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

SKETCH: Tour and Activities Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth  Phyllis Novak, Founder & Artistic Director  Youth and artist volunteers

6:00-8:00 pm

Presented by TD Bank Canada:

“O Canada” Cocktail Reception Participants will join leaders from Toronto’s business and civic communities at the top of TD Bank’s Mies van der Rohe-designed global headquarters for a networking cocktail reception with a stunning view and a uniquely Toronto theme.

TD Centre 66 Wellington Street West Toronto

Remarks by: Rick Altman, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Chair, Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Radian Group, Inc.

*Please note that dinner is on your own

TUE JULY 17 7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet

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8:00 am

Monday Recap and Story Sharing

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Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

8:30 am

Presented by CHPlanning Ltd.:

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PANEL DISCUSSION Challenged by Growth: Toronto & Mobility Introduction by: Charnelle Hicks , President ,CHPlanning Ltd. Toronto's transportation landscape is familiar: sprawling suburbs, crushing rush hours, an aging transit infrastructure no longer reflective of commuters' needs. A new umbrella group, Metrolinx, was created to improve the situation. We'll do a status check.    

Paul Bedford, Chief City Planner Emeritus, City of Toronto Eric J. Miller, Director, Cities Centre & Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto Steve Rohacek, Vice President, Business Development & Lending, Infrastructure Ontario Leslie Woo, Vice President, Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Metrolinx

Moderated by: Patty Elkis PP AICP, Associate Director of Comprehensive Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

10:00 am

PANEL DISCUSSION Toronto’s Global Image

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While some of the attention may be organic, a lot of work goes into maintaining a presence in the global marketplace. We’ll talk with a spectrum of those involved with establishing and maintaining All agenda items are subject to adjustment

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Toronto’s profile.  Renato Discenza, President & CEO, Invest Toronto  Janet Ecker, President, Toronto Financial Services Alliance  Joel Peters, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Toronto Moderated by: Danielle Cohn, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, PCVB

11:30 am

FEATURED SPEAKER

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What It Takes to Be a Successful Global City-Region Anne Golden, President & CEO, Conference Board of Canada Introduction by: Robert J. McNeill, Partner-in-Charge of the Audit Practice for the Greater Philadelphia Region, Deloitte Golden's experience in assessing what makes a city globally competitive is unparalleled, having served as President of the United Way of Greater Toronto, Chair of the Greater Toronto Area Task Force, and author of Mission Possible: Successful Canadian Cities for the Conference Board. She’ll discuss what it takes to become just such a region.

12:30 pm

Lunch Buffet

1:45 – 5:00 pm

REGIONAL EXPLORATIONS – DAY 2

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GROUP 3: TORONTO’S WATERFRONT & DEVELOPMENT Explore one of N. America’s largest and most innovative infrastructure redevelopment projects: Toronto’s revitalization of its 2,000 acre waterfront amidst a slew of political interests, decades of planning attempts, an elevated highway, and the added pressure of rapid population growth.

Toronto Waterfront: Tour and Panel Discussion  Joe Berridge, Principal, Urban Strategies  John Campbell, President & CEO, Waterfront Toronto  Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Moderated by: Thomas P. Corcoran, President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

GROUP 4: RE-CREATING A COMMUNITY AT REGENT PARK This 64-acre social housing community is undergoing tremendous re-vision and redevelopment, made possible by innovative partnerships and thoughtful, community-centered planning.

Regent Park: Tour and Panel Discussion    

Remo Agostino, Director of Development, The Daniels Corporation Tom Burr, Project Director, Toronto Community Housing Tim Jones, President & CEO, Artscape Natasha Stephens, Manager, Centre for Social Innovation, Regent Park

Moderated by: Farah M. Jimenez, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President & CEO, People's Emergency Center

7:00-9:30 pm

Dine-Arounds Hosted by: Camden County College, Deloitte, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp, Jefferson University Hospitals, Mercator Advisors, ParenteBeard, People’s Emergency Center, Radian, Scattergood Foundation, Select Greater Philadelphia, United Healthcare

Discuss what you’ve learned so far with fellow Exchange participants over dinner at a unique Toronto restaurant. All agenda items are subject to adjustment

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WED JULY 18 7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet

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8:00 am

Tuesday Recap and Story Sharing

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Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

8:30 am

FEATURED SPEAKER

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The Next Niche Economy: The Service Class Kevin Stolarick, Research Director, Martin Prosperity Institute Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Introduction by: Kevin Dow, Deputy Commerce Director, Commerce Department, City of Philadelphia “Official Statistician of the Creative Class” Kevin Stolarick will share new research around regional growth and prosperity.

9:30 am

CLOSING ADDRESS

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Visioning Toronto Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation Introduction by: Jill M. Michal, President & CEO, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania A former corporate lawyer Rahul Bhardwaj has been working to engage philanthropy to address Toronto’s challenges. He'll share his insights on the future of the region.

10:30 am

The Big Takeaways Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

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Steve will lead an exploration of lessons learned and discussion of how to bring the innovative ideas we’ve heard back to Greater Philadelphia.

11:30 am

Adjourn

GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE MISSION The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region. Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange exposes leaders to best practices, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential.

All agenda items are subject to adjustment

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Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange to Toronto July 15-18, 2012 - Agenda  

Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange to Toronto July 15-18, 2012 - Agenda

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