Irina Bokova, Denis Coderre, Chrystia Freeland and Jane Philpott at the Conference of Montreal - Wednesday, June 15

Irina Bokova, Denis Coderre, Chrystia Freeland and Jane Philpott at the Conference of Montreal - Wednesday, June 15

Montreal, June 14, 2016 — As disruptive technology, emerging trade partnerships and unprecedented geopolitical considerations drive the global economy, the closing sessions of the 22nd Conference of Montreal will examine the importance of seizing innovation to bolster long-term growth.

Featured speakers at the Wednesday, June 15 morning sessions (7:30am – 12noon) include:

  • Denis Coderre, Mayor, Ville de Montreal
  • Thierry Dassault, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Group
  • Claire Deronzier, Québec Delegate to Tokyo
  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Canada
  • Peter Gerber, Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo
  • Ricardo Lagos Escobar, President of Chile (2000-2006)
  • Jean Lebel, President, International Development Research Center (IDRC)
  • Ira Magaziner, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister for International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor, City of Dakar
  • Damien Silès, Executive Director, Quartier de l’Innovation, Montréal
  • Klaus Tilmes, Director, Global Practice for Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Annette Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Automobiles, and Vice-President, Daimler

Featured afternoon (12noon – 4:30pm) session speakers include:

  • Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group (ADB)
  • Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute
  • Irina Bokova, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Jean D’Amour, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Québec
  • Cecilia D’Oliveira, Associate Dean, Digital Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Mike Feerick, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ALISON
  • Eric N. Friedman, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Fitbit
  • Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, Canada

The complete Conference of Montreal program, including session times and room locations, is available at http://forum-americas.org/montreal/2016.

Practical information:
The Conference of Montreal sessions will take place at the Hotel Bonaventure (900 de la Gauchetière West, Montreal).
Media can also access the main plenary sessions at 9:00am, 12noon and 3:00pm via a telephone hook-up that can be accessed at 514 736-8030 / code 7672331 #.
For media accreditation and to request interviews with speakers, contact Andrea Wong ([email protected] / 514-843-2384).

About the International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference of Montreal:
The Conference of Montreal, organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, is a major international event which invites leaders from the worlds of economics, politics and academia, the public and private sectors and civil society to discuss the major issues surrounding economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on relations between the Americas and the other continents.

Information:
Kristin Gable
[email protected]
514-843-2378
514-209-0984 (mobile)

Photo Gallery

Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group (ADB); and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Irina Bokova, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island; Co-Founder, Silver Lake; and Co-Chair, 22nd edition of the Conference of Montreal
Networking receptions are a great place to take advantage of business opportunities
Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Denis Coderre, Mayor, City of Montréal
Joanne Liu, International President, Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
David M. Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell, and Jean Lemierre, Group Chairman, BNP Paribas
Interview with Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board, ENGIE, and Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec
Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada (PCC); and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Inaugural Session: Shaping a New Era of Prosperity (Monday, June 13)
Annette Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Automobiles, and Vice-President, Daimler
Plenary Session: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure (Tuesday, June 14)
Plenary Session: Facing a New Global Energy Reality (Tuesday, June 14)
Abdoul Aziz Tall, Minister to the President of the Republic of Senegal, in charge of the Suivi du Plan Sénégal Émergent