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Government Finance Officers Association returns to Toronto for 110th Annual Conference

Toronto, ON: Thousands of public finance professionals from around Canada and the United States are converging in Toronto for the 110th Annual Conference of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for three days of idea-sharing, skill development, education, and networking. From May 22 to 25, approximately 5,000 people will come together at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at a meeting that will provide an estimated $14.2 million to the local economy in hospitality spending.

While it has been ten years since the association’s conference was last held in Canada, it has been over 30 since being held in Toronto.

This year’s conference, “Sharing Solutions and Strategies,” is presenting a three-day agenda examining a myriad of industry topics including accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budgeting, capital planning and economic development, debt management, financial management, pension and benefit administration, and treasury and investment management. Additionally, delegates will also have the opportunity to network, view new products, and listen to nationally recognized keynote speakers in the public finance industry.

“On behalf of Toronto, I would like to welcome GFOA back to Canada, and to Toronto,” said MTCC President and CEO Barry Smith. “I have no doubt our city will provide a vibrant and exciting backdrop to complement the conference program of education sessions, exhibits, and speakers.”

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About Government Finance Officers Association
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 18,700 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.gfoa.org.   
 
About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 18,000 events, entertained more than 55 million guests and has added $5.1 billion in direct spending to the community. For further information, please visit mtccc.com.
 
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Christine Tse                                                                     
Marketing Manager                                                       
Metro Toronto Convention Centre                                                                                         
(416) 585-8106                                                  
ctse@mtccc.com                                                             
 
Natalie Laudadio
Communications Manager
Government Finance Officers Association
(312) 578-2298
nlaudadio@gfoa.org




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