President and CEO,
International Economic Forum of the Americas
From the very first days, 2018 has shown signs of being a pivotal year. Nearly ten years after the Great Recession, the markets are showing the same volatility, reflecting growing investor fears about the dangerous global geopolitical situation. Yes, it is true that the world economy is doing well. This gives us confidence. But, it is also true that we are concerned about major global upheavals such as the fourth industrial revolution. What can we do to comprehend what is happening in terms of global geopolitics, finance, and economics? How should we react to the current challenges that force us to fundamentally change the way we think and act?
These are the questions that, in 2018, will form the basis of the programming for the four major events organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas:
- The World Strategic Forum in Miami, on April 16-17, 2018: “Leading An Era Of Change”;
- The Conference of Montreal, on June 10-14, 2018: “A New Globalisation: Managing Uncertainty”;
- The Conference of Paris, on October 2-3, 2018;
- The Toronto Global Forum, on December 10-12, 2018: “Navigating a World of Disruption”.