Conference of Montreal - June 13-16 2016

“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

22nd Edition

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)

Theme: " Shaping a New Era of Prosperity "

Theme: " Shaping a New Era of Prosperity "

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.

A word from the chairman

A word from the Founding Chairman on the upcoming edition of the Conference of Montreal

Site and Lodging

More information about the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal and surrounding attractions in Montreal

Executive Club

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

Registration

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

Featured Videos

Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, being interviewed by Ed Crooks of the Financial Times. (June 8 Luncheon, 2015)






David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, being interviewed by Michael Fortier of RBC Captial Markets. (June 10 Luncheon, 2015)


WATCH ALL OF THE 2015 VIDEOS HERE

Photo Gallery

Jeffrey R. Immelt (GE) being interviewed by Ed Crooks (Financial Times)
Patrick Pouyanné and Paul Desmarais Jr.
Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group; and Editor-at-Large, TIME Magazine
Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Denis Coderre, Mayor, City of Montréal
Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General, International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)
Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France; and Chairman, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Inaugural Plenary Session - Monday, June 8
A New Threat to Public Finances: Are Healthcare Costs Shaking the Pillars of Pension Systems?
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
Many agreements are signed at the conference
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Luncheon
Gerard Mestrallet (Engie), John Hess (Hess Corporation) and Elena Cherney (Wall Street Journal)
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland
Russell K. Girling, President and Chief Executive Officer, TransCanada