Program

June 11 - Governance and Economy

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST
Delivering the Financial Workforce for the Future
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
 8:30 A.M. OPENING OF THE 24th EDITION
OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL
 9:00 A.M. INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION
A New Era of Volatility
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
SPEAKERS:Afsaneh BeschlossChief Executive Officer, The Rock Creek Group & Co-Chair of the 24th editionGratiela Leocadia GavrilescuVice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment, RomaniaIbukun AwosikaChairman, First Bank of NigeriaRebeca GrynspanSecretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)
10:00 A.M. KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

SPEAKER:

Sir Martin SorrellFounder, WPP
 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
The Role of the Financial Sector in Fostering Green Growth
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

FORUM 2 simultaneously
The Open Banking & Fintech Revolution
In collaboration with EY
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Attractiveness of Financial Centres: How to Stay Competitive
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
FORUM 4 simultaneously
International Mobility and Competitiveness : Attracting and Retaining Talent
In collaboration with the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI)
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Governance and Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI) and the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) 

 12:00 P.M. OPENING LUNCHEON
2:30 P.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER:
Rod J. RosensteinDeputy Attorney General of the United States of America

 3:00 P.M.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
The New Financial Risks: What Strategies to Foster Growth?
In collaboration with Finance Montréal

SPEAKERS:
Fred HuChairman, Primavera Capital Group
Vijay AdvaniChief Executive Officer, Nuveen
Jane BuchanChief Executive Officer, PAAMCO
Lady Lynn Forester de RothschildChair E.L. Rothschild; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
Glenn HutchinsCo-Founder, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver Lake

CONCLUDING REMARKS:

Monique F. LerouxChair of the Board, Investissement Québec
4:30 P.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS
 5:00 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Economic Diplomacy in Turbulent Times
In collaboration with HEC Montréal

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
The Future of EuropeROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Best Practices for the Energy Transition
In collaboration with the  Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN) and Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ)

 

6:00 P.M. NETWORKING COCKTAIL
Hosted by ESG UQAM
June 12 - Energy and Infrastructure

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
Support the Transformation of the Building Sector
In collaboration with the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD), subsidiary body of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)
WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
Women and The New Diplomacy
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF)
WORKING BREAKFAST 3 simultaneously
AI and Energy: Revolution or Evolution?
8:30 A.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Jovenel MoïsePresident of Haïti
 9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Innovative Infrastructure in a World of Transition-
SPEAKERS:

Victor HarisonCommissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
Michael W. JohnsonPresident, Parsons Corporation
Yvonne WassenaarChief Executive Officer, Airware
Jürgen GerkeChief Executive Officer, Allianz Capital Partners
David M. CoteRetired Executive Chairman of Honeywell

 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
Financial Inclusion for Francophone Africa in the Digital Era
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) and the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Industry 4.0: Competing Globally
In collaboration with Investissement Québec (IQ)
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Green Finance: Rehabilitating and Preserving Territories
In collaboration with Fondaction
FORUM 4 simultaneously
New Energy Solutions
In collaboration with Hydro-Québec
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Ethical Responsibility: A Pillar for Economic Growth
In collaboration with Lévesque Stratégies

 12:00 P.M. LUNCHEON
Presented by Hydro-Québec-
-SPEAKERS:Part IÉric MartelPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-QuébecPart IIDavid M. RubensteinCo-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
2:30 P.M. FIRESIDE CHAT

SPEAKER:

Michael EvansPresident, Alibaba Group

 3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Navigating the Shifting Energy Landscape-

OPENING ADDRESS

SPEAKER:
Hery RajaonarimampianinaPresident of Madagascar

SPEAKERS:
Gérard MestralletChairman of the Board, SUEZ
Lisa DavisChair and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation; and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
Jasandra NykerChief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
Leslie DewanChief Executive Officer, Transatomic Power
Kerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

Concluding remarks:Mark BrantleyMinister of Foreign Affairs, Saint Kitts and Nevis

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Digital Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth : Opportunities for Propsperity in the Francophone Space
In collaboration with the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)
ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Africa: Paving the Way for an Era of Growth
In collaboration with Concordia University
ROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Financing Energy and Environment Projects in Emerging Markets
In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI)
ROUND-TABLE 4 simultaneously
The Road to Open Science
In collaboration with McGill University

 5:30 P.M.

NETWORKING RECEPTION
Offered by the Government of Ontario

 

June 13 - Climate Change and Innovation

-
As part the 24th annual Conference of Montreal, CDPQ has decided to allocate one full day to climate change. Our objective is to increase visibility on the issues it raises and encourage further engagement within the public and private sectors. Furthermore, we would like to highlight innovative ideas, notably in finance, technology, transportation, and renewable energy.
-
Click here to view the full program of the "Outlook on Climate Change", presented in collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec .

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
The Role of Social Innovation in Urban Development
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
Food Security in a Shifting North
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) and the Société du Plan Nord
WORKING BREAKFAST 4 simultaneously
The Ethical Challenge of The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

7:55 A.M. OPENING REMARKS:

Michèle BoisvertExecutive Vice-President, Business Outreach, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

WORKING BREAKFAST 3
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Adapting Markets to Climate Change

Markets are becoming more aware of the risks and opportunities related to climate change. What are the key challenges in adapting to climate change? How does transparency play into a climate change strategy? What financial innovations and incentives are needed to accelerate climate-related activities?

MODERATOR:
Sandrine RastelloJournalist, Bloomberg-

SPEAKERS:
Bertrand BadréCEO, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Mindy LubberCEO and President, Ceres
Kim ThomassinExecutive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

8:30 A.M. KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
SPEAKERS:
Charles-Edouard BouéeGroup Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger
9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and l'Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO)-
SPEAKERS:
Max YuanChairman, Xiaoi
Abhay ParasnisChief Technology Officer, Adobe
Yoshua BengioScientific Director, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA); Professor, Université de Montréal; Co-Founder, Element AI; and Scientific Director, Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO)
Sylvain DurantonGlobal Leader, BCG Gamma
10:00 A.M.

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
SPEAKER:
Strive MasiyiwaExecutive Chairman, Econet Group

10:30 A.M.

FORUM 1 simultaneously
Supporting the Economic Empowerment and International Reach of Women Entrepreneurs
In collaboration with Global Affairs Canada
FORUM 2 simultaneously
Universities and the Uncertainty of Globalization
In collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Artificial Intelligence in Emerging Economies: A Global Responsibility?
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
FORUM 4 simultaneously
Exploring Economic Development Strategies for Cities in a Shifting World
In collaboration with the City of Montreal
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Horizon 2020 : the New Digital Strategy of la Francophonie
In collaboration with the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
SPEAKERS:
Part I: Orit GadieshChairman, Bain & Company and Co-Chair of the 24th edition
Part II: Alexandre RicardChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard
2:45 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Expanding The Role of Markets in Renewable Energy Development

Significant progress is being made to foster investment and advancement in the renewable energy space. How do the current opportunities in renewable compare to traditional energy sources? What will be the main drivers for the next phase of development, and how can markets best support this new phase?

MODERATOR:
Timothy PukoEnergy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

SPEAKERS:
Michael PolskyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy
Inderpreet S WadhwaFounder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power
Rana GhorayebSenior Vice-President, Investment, Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

4:00 P.M.

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
A Special Conversation with Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations

SPEAKERS:

Ban Ki-moon8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
Michael SabiaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
CLOSING REMARKS
Nicolas PatardAppointed President, Finance MontréalMichèle BoisvertExecutive Vice-President, Business Outreach, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

5:00 P.M. NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 14 - Health and Biosciences
9:30 A.M. SEMINAR
Growing Canada’s Health and Biosciences Economy: Findings of the Federal Economic Strategy Table
In collaboration with Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Health and biosciences are a significant contributor to Canada’s economy. Generating $7.8 billion in GDP in 2016, the sector is recognized worldwide for the quality of its science and health-care solutions. Canada is home to longstanding and emerging clusters of universities, entrepreneurs, researchers and capital in regenerative medicine, oncology, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, neurodegeneration, genomics and personalized medicine. Canada also boasts several of North America’s top medical schools producing cutting-edge research. New growth opportunities abound in fields as diverse as digital health, artificial intelligence, drugs, precision medicine, big data and smart devices. Yet for all its strengths, the Canadian health and bioscience sector faces major challenges. Firms can find it difficult to have innovations accepted into the Canadian public health care system. Raising capital and finding qualified personnel are constant concerns. To chart a course for the future, the Government of Canada established in Budget 2017 the Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table. This industry-driven forum brings together CEOs and government officials to set ambitious growth targets, identify sector-specific bottlenecks to growth, recommend specific strategies to achieve the targets, drive long-term and sustainable economic growth, and create high quality jobs for Canadians. At the Conference of Montreal, the Chair and several members of the Health and Biosciences Economic  Strategy Table will discuss their work and emerging recommendations to the Government of Canada.

INTRODUTION
David McGovernAssociate Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

SPEAKERS

Karimah Es SabarChief Executive Officer and Partner, Quark Ventures
Martin LeblancPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Caprion Biosciences
Ed DybkaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca Canada (2015-2018)
Huda IdreesFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Dot Health

10:30 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH
12:00 P.M. END OF THE 24TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL
June 11 - Governance and Economy

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST
Delivering the Financial Workforce for the Future
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
 8:30 A.M. OPENING OF THE 24th EDITION
OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL
 9:00 A.M. INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION
A New Era of Volatility
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
SPEAKERS:Afsaneh BeschlossChief Executive Officer, The Rock Creek Group & Co-Chair of the 24th editionGratiela Leocadia GavrilescuVice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment, RomaniaIbukun AwosikaChairman, First Bank of NigeriaRebeca GrynspanSecretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)
10:00 A.M. KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

SPEAKER:

Sir Martin SorrellFounder, WPP
 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
The Role of the Financial Sector in Fostering Green Growth
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

FORUM 2 simultaneously
The Open Banking & Fintech Revolution
In collaboration with EY
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Attractiveness of Financial Centres: How to Stay Competitive
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
FORUM 4 simultaneously
International Mobility and Competitiveness : Attracting and Retaining Talent
In collaboration with the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI)
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Governance and Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI) and the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) 

 12:00 P.M. OPENING LUNCHEON
2:30 P.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER:
Rod J. RosensteinDeputy Attorney General of the United States of America

 3:00 P.M.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
The New Financial Risks: What Strategies to Foster Growth?
In collaboration with Finance Montréal

SPEAKERS:
Fred HuChairman, Primavera Capital Group
Vijay AdvaniChief Executive Officer, Nuveen
Jane BuchanChief Executive Officer, PAAMCO
Lady Lynn Forester de RothschildChair E.L. Rothschild; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
Glenn HutchinsCo-Founder, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver Lake

CONCLUDING REMARKS:

Monique F. LerouxChair of the Board, Investissement Québec
4:30 P.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS
 5:00 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Economic Diplomacy in Turbulent Times
In collaboration with HEC Montréal

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
The Future of EuropeROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Best Practices for the Energy Transition
In collaboration with the  Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN) and Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ)

 

6:00 P.M. NETWORKING COCKTAIL
Hosted by ESG UQAM
June 12 - Energy and Infrastructure

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
Support the Transformation of the Building Sector
In collaboration with the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD), subsidiary body of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)
WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
Women and The New Diplomacy
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF)
WORKING BREAKFAST 3 simultaneously
AI and Energy: Revolution or Evolution?
8:30 A.M. SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Jovenel MoïsePresident of Haïti
 9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Innovative Infrastructure in a World of Transition-
SPEAKERS:

Victor HarisonCommissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
Michael W. JohnsonPresident, Parsons Corporation
Yvonne WassenaarChief Executive Officer, Airware
Jürgen GerkeChief Executive Officer, Allianz Capital Partners
David M. CoteRetired Executive Chairman of Honeywell

 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
Financial Inclusion for Francophone Africa in the Digital Era
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) and the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Industry 4.0: Competing Globally
In collaboration with Investissement Québec (IQ)
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Green Finance: Rehabilitating and Preserving Territories
In collaboration with Fondaction
FORUM 4 simultaneously
New Energy Solutions
In collaboration with Hydro-Québec
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Ethical Responsibility: A Pillar for Economic Growth
In collaboration with Lévesque Stratégies

 12:00 P.M. LUNCHEON
Presented by Hydro-Québec-
-SPEAKERS:Part IÉric MartelPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-QuébecPart IIDavid M. RubensteinCo-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
2:30 P.M. FIRESIDE CHAT

SPEAKER:

Michael EvansPresident, Alibaba Group

 3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Navigating the Shifting Energy Landscape-

OPENING ADDRESS

SPEAKER:
Hery RajaonarimampianinaPresident of Madagascar

SPEAKERS:
Gérard MestralletChairman of the Board, SUEZ
Lisa DavisChair and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation; and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
Jasandra NykerChief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
Leslie DewanChief Executive Officer, Transatomic Power
Kerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

Concluding remarks:Mark BrantleyMinister of Foreign Affairs, Saint Kitts and Nevis

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Digital Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth : Opportunities for Propsperity in the Francophone Space
In collaboration with the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)
ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Africa: Paving the Way for an Era of Growth
In collaboration with Concordia University
ROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Financing Energy and Environment Projects in Emerging Markets
In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI)
ROUND-TABLE 4 simultaneously
The Road to Open Science
In collaboration with McGill University

 5:30 P.M.

NETWORKING RECEPTION
Offered by the Government of Ontario

 

June 13 - Climate Change and Innovation

-
As part the 24th annual Conference of Montreal, CDPQ has decided to allocate one full day to climate change. Our objective is to increase visibility on the issues it raises and encourage further engagement within the public and private sectors. Furthermore, we would like to highlight innovative ideas, notably in finance, technology, transportation, and renewable energy.
-
Click here to view the full program of the "Outlook on Climate Change", presented in collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec .

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
The Role of Social Innovation in Urban Development
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
Food Security in a Shifting North
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF) and the Société du Plan Nord
WORKING BREAKFAST 4 simultaneously
The Ethical Challenge of The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

7:55 A.M. OPENING REMARKS:

Michèle BoisvertExecutive Vice-President, Business Outreach, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

WORKING BREAKFAST 3
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Adapting Markets to Climate Change

Markets are becoming more aware of the risks and opportunities related to climate change. What are the key challenges in adapting to climate change? How does transparency play into a climate change strategy? What financial innovations and incentives are needed to accelerate climate-related activities?

MODERATOR:
Sandrine RastelloJournalist, Bloomberg-

SPEAKERS:
Bertrand BadréCEO, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Mindy LubberCEO and President, Ceres
Kim ThomassinExecutive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

8:30 A.M. KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
SPEAKERS:
Charles-Edouard BouéeGroup Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger
9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and l'Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO)-
SPEAKERS:
Max YuanChairman, Xiaoi
Abhay ParasnisChief Technology Officer, Adobe
Yoshua BengioScientific Director, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA); Professor, Université de Montréal; Co-Founder, Element AI; and Scientific Director, Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO)
Sylvain DurantonGlobal Leader, BCG Gamma
10:00 A.M.

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
SPEAKER:
Strive MasiyiwaExecutive Chairman, Econet Group

10:30 A.M.

FORUM 1 simultaneously
Supporting the Economic Empowerment and International Reach of Women Entrepreneurs
In collaboration with Global Affairs Canada
FORUM 2 simultaneously
Universities and the Uncertainty of Globalization
In collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Artificial Intelligence in Emerging Economies: A Global Responsibility?
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
FORUM 4 simultaneously
Exploring Economic Development Strategies for Cities in a Shifting World
In collaboration with the City of Montreal
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Horizon 2020 : the New Digital Strategy of la Francophonie
In collaboration with the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
SPEAKERS:
Part I: Orit GadieshChairman, Bain & Company and Co-Chair of the 24th edition
Part II: Alexandre RicardChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard
2:45 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Expanding The Role of Markets in Renewable Energy Development

Significant progress is being made to foster investment and advancement in the renewable energy space. How do the current opportunities in renewable compare to traditional energy sources? What will be the main drivers for the next phase of development, and how can markets best support this new phase?

MODERATOR:
Timothy PukoEnergy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

SPEAKERS:
Michael PolskyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy
Inderpreet S WadhwaFounder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power
Rana GhorayebSenior Vice-President, Investment, Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

4:00 P.M.

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
A Special Conversation with Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations

SPEAKERS:

Ban Ki-moon8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
Michael SabiaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
CLOSING REMARKS
Nicolas PatardAppointed President, Finance MontréalMichèle BoisvertExecutive Vice-President, Business Outreach, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

5:00 P.M. NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 14 - Health and Biosciences
9:30 A.M. SEMINAR
Growing Canada’s Health and Biosciences Economy: Findings of the Federal Economic Strategy Table
In collaboration with Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Health and biosciences are a significant contributor to Canada’s economy. Generating $7.8 billion in GDP in 2016, the sector is recognized worldwide for the quality of its science and health-care solutions. Canada is home to longstanding and emerging clusters of universities, entrepreneurs, researchers and capital in regenerative medicine, oncology, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, neurodegeneration, genomics and personalized medicine. Canada also boasts several of North America’s top medical schools producing cutting-edge research. New growth opportunities abound in fields as diverse as digital health, artificial intelligence, drugs, precision medicine, big data and smart devices. Yet for all its strengths, the Canadian health and bioscience sector faces major challenges. Firms can find it difficult to have innovations accepted into the Canadian public health care system. Raising capital and finding qualified personnel are constant concerns. To chart a course for the future, the Government of Canada established in Budget 2017 the Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table. This industry-driven forum brings together CEOs and government officials to set ambitious growth targets, identify sector-specific bottlenecks to growth, recommend specific strategies to achieve the targets, drive long-term and sustainable economic growth, and create high quality jobs for Canadians. At the Conference of Montreal, the Chair and several members of the Health and Biosciences Economic  Strategy Table will discuss their work and emerging recommendations to the Government of Canada.

INTRODUTION
David McGovernAssociate Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

SPEAKERS

Karimah Es SabarChief Executive Officer and Partner, Quark Ventures
Martin LeblancPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Caprion Biosciences
Ed DybkaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca Canada (2015-2018)
Huda IdreesFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Dot Health

10:30 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH
12:00 P.M. END OF THE 24TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL