The Montreal Conference's mission is to develop knowledge of the major international issues by facilitating their free discussion in their economic, political and socio-cultural aspects. To this end, the Conference invites every year, in the second week of June, Heads of State and Government, business people, specialists, trade union leaders, academics and members of civil society to discuss and meet to facilitate the development of their business. In order to update it's mission, the Montreal Conference benefits from the advice of it's Board of Governors, which meets every year during the Conference. The Board defines the main parameters for the programming of the next conference under the recommendation of the Advisory Committee.
The objectives of the International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal can be outlined as follows:
- To give its participants access to privileged information while fostering free and extensive discussions on various aspects of economy, with contributors and experts from among the best qualified;
- To promote relations between governments, international organizations, business people, members of the civil society, workers associations and universities;
- To allow its participants from various areas in the world to have business meetings during which they can develop their company or organization internationally;
- To cultivate a better understanding of major international issues in order to make international development more equitable and sensitive to specific realities in designated areas of the world;
- To develop knowledge on the major challenges faced by the Americas.