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Conference of Montreal - June 12-15 2017

“This conference is like a global network where a multitude of people come together in a very open and democratic way.”

-Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland

“It is also in the interest of businesses and the interest of corporations to fight against climate change, but for that, we need rules.”

-Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE

"The solution to climate change will come from the economy, from corporations and from economic leaders."

-Patrick Pouyanné, President of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL

Shaping a New Era of Prosperity

Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

Economy | Governance | Pensions | Energy
Infrastructure | Sustainable Development
International Trade | Innovation | Health

“I’ve enjoyed the fun part of the event, but it’s also an informative conference as you start looking at how you bring social, political and economic ideas together at the same time.”

-David M. Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell

“From a CEO standpoint, in the worldwide economy, it’s all about investment; the courage to invest each and every day.”

-Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GE

“This conference gives us an opportunity to meet up with people from various walks of life and from various countries.”

-Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India

“All the topics are extremely current and compelling. I find the debate format is intimate and the discussion is lively and interactive.”

-Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France, and Chairman, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

“I think that the conference brought together a fantastic group of thought leaders on global economic development. It’s been an open and honest conversation.”

-Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group; and Editor-at-Large, TIME

"Technological innovation is the major key to fighting against climate change."

-Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

"Globalizing solutions is the only answer to global challenges."

-Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General, International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

A New World: Managing Change


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A New World: Managing Change

The Conference of Montreal is committed to heightening knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents.

The Conference also strives to foster exchanges of information, to promote free discussion on major current economic issues and facilitate meetings between world leaders to encourage international discourse by bringing together Heads of State, the private sector, international organizations and civil society.

Pension Conference

4th Edition of the International Pension Conference of Montreal


Download the program of the 2016 edition of the Conference of Montreal

Executive Club

Networking opportunities and privileged access to speakers from Canada and around the world.


Registration includes participation in plenary sessions, forums, luncheons, breaks and receptions as well as documentation.

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Photo Gallery

Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group (ADB); and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Irina Bokova, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island; Co-Founder, Silver Lake; and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Networking receptions are a great place to take advantage of business opportunities
Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Denis Coderre, Mayor, City of Montréal
Joanne Liu, International President, Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
David M. Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell, and Jean Lemierre, Group Chairman, BNP Paribas
Interview with Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board, ENGIE, and Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec
Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada (PCC); and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Inaugural Session: Shaping a New Era of Prosperity (Monday, June 13)
Annette Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Automobiles, and Vice-President, Daimler
Plenary Session: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure (Tuesday, June 14)
Plenary Session: Facing a New Global Energy Reality (Tuesday, June 14)
Abdoul Aziz Tall, Minister to the President of the Republic of Senegal, in charge of the Suivi du Plan Sénégal Émergent