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For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2011

Take IT to New Heights at the MISA 2011 – Ontario Conference and Tradeshow, June 5 – 8

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 30, 2011) – The Region of Peel will “fly IT high” as it hosts the 32nd annual Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Conference and Tradeshow.  Taking place June 5 – 8 at the International Centre in Mississauga, MISA 2011 – Ontario features 40 workshops, 90 exhibitors and many learning and networking opportunities for technology and business professionals.  This interactive three-day event is hosted by the Region of Peel, in partnership with the City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga.

“We are pleased to host this year’s MISA – Ontario Conference and Tradeshow and are looking forward to welcoming municipal government representatives, and technology and business leaders from across Ontario to Mississauga,” said Adam Hughes, MISA 2011 – Ontario Conference Chair and IT Director for the Region of Peel. “At MISA 2011 – Ontario, participants will learn about emerging technology and trends as well as leading edge solutions, which will help us all redefine, reshape and rethink how we do business and how we can provide the best service to our customers.”

MISA 2011 conference participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops in four streams focusing on Government 2.0, Cloud Computing, business improvement, and management.  They will also learn through educational forums, interactive keynote presentations, roundtables and product demonstrations.  Keynote speakers include: Nik Garkusha from Microsoft Canada, Howard Charney from Cisco, and Andrea Di Maio from Gartner Research’s Milan, Italy office.  A complete list of keynote presentations and workshops can be found online at: MISA2011.ca  

New this year, the technology tradeshow has expanded to three full days.  This will allow conference delegates additional one-on-one time with vendors, helping them validate their current investments and allowing them to make the right IT investments.

The MISA – Ontario Conference and Tradeshow is one of the longest-running technology events in Canada.  Hosting duties are rotated annually amongst MISA members; 2011 marks the third time the Region of Peel has hosted it.  The Region of Peel previously hosted the annual MISA – Ontario conference in 1981 and 1999, and the annual MISA security conference in 2005.

To register for MISA 2011 – Ontario or for more information visit: MISA2011.ca

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Mei Ling
Public Affairs Co-ordinator
905-791-7800, ext. 4575

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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