President and CEO,
International Economic Forum of the Americas
More than 4,200 participants, 189 Speakers, 75 Countries represented for the 24th Edition of the Conference of Montreal, on June 11-14, 2018.
This edition of the Conference of Montreal was held at a defining moment in the world’s development, not just in economic, but also in social and political terms. Ten years after the Great Recession, the world has entered a new era of globalization marked by great technological change, high economic and financial volatility, rising geopolitical anxiety and increasingly binding environmental obligations. As these trends indicate, we are entering a new era of globalization, characterized by both new opportunities and also new challenges.
It is imperative that today’s decision-makers thoroughly understand the issues we are now facing – issues that have the potential to usher us into a new phase of flexible and more equitable global economic development. With this is mind, the Conference of Montreal Board of Governors decided that the theme of the 24th Conference of Montreal would be: A New Globalisation: Managing Uncertainty.
I also wish to thank our partners for their continued commitment and support in helping to make the Conference of Montreal one of the world’s leading economic forums.
I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events!