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)
 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
Grasping Opportunities in the Financial Innovation Era
In collaboration with EY
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Attractiveness of Financial Centres: How to Stay Competitive
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
FORUM 4 simultaneously
Workforce and Immigration
In collaboration with le Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec (MIDI)
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Governance and Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) 

 12:00 P.M. OPENING LUNCHEON
 3:00 P.M.

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

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
The Future of Branding
ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Defining Economic Diplomacy for New Global Realities
In collaboration with HEC MontréalROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Best Practices for the Energy Transition
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) and Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ)

 

June 12 - Energy and Infrastructure

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
Green Building
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
En collaboration avec le Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF)
 9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Innovative Infrastructure in a World of Transition
 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
Digital Entrepreneurship in the Francophone Economic Apace
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
AI and Energy: Revolution or Evolution?
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Ethical Responsibility: A Pillar for Economic Growth
In collaboration with Lévesque Stratégies

 12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
Presented by Hydro-Québec
 3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Navigating the Shifting Energy Landscape

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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
Education for Economic Growth
In collaboration with World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

 6:00 P.M.

NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 13 - Climate Change and Innovation

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 Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and the Société du Plan Nord
WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
The Impact of Climate Change on People and the Economy
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec
10:30 A.M.

FORUM 1 simultaneously
Women’s Economic Empowerment and International Trade
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
The Economic Development of Urban Spaces
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Powering A New Energy Future
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

4:30 P.M.

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

 

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.

11:00 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH
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)
 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
Grasping Opportunities in the Financial Innovation Era
In collaboration with EY
FORUM 3 simultaneously
Attractiveness of Financial Centres: How to Stay Competitive
In collaboration with Finance Montréal
FORUM 4 simultaneously
Workforce and Immigration
In collaboration with le Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec (MIDI)
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Governance and Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) 

 12:00 P.M. OPENING LUNCHEON
 3:00 P.M.

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

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
The Future of Branding
ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Defining Economic Diplomacy for New Global Realities
In collaboration with HEC MontréalROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously
Best Practices for the Energy Transition
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) and Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ)

 

June 12 - Energy and Infrastructure

7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
7:30 A.M. WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
Green Building
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
En collaboration avec le Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF)
 9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Innovative Infrastructure in a World of Transition
 10:30 A.M. FORUM 1 simultaneously
Digital Entrepreneurship in the Francophone Economic Apace
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
AI and Energy: Revolution or Evolution?
FORUM 5 simultaneously
Ethical Responsibility: A Pillar for Economic Growth
In collaboration with Lévesque Stratégies

 12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
Presented by Hydro-Québec
 3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Navigating the Shifting Energy Landscape

 4:30 P.M.

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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
Education for Economic Growth
In collaboration with World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

 6:00 P.M.

NETWORKING RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 13 - Climate Change and Innovation

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 Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and the Société du Plan Nord
WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
The Impact of Climate Change on People and the Economy
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

9:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION
Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec
10:30 A.M.

FORUM 1 simultaneously
Women’s Economic Empowerment and International Trade
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
The Economic Development of Urban Spaces
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

12:00 P.M.  LUNCHEON
3:00 P.M.

PLENARY SESSION
Powering A New Energy Future
In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

4:30 P.M.

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

 

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.

11:00 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH