President and CEO,
International Economic Forum of the Americas
Thank you for being part of the first edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas – The Conference of Paris, an event that we hope will become central to discussions on the economic globalization currently taking place.
The International Economic Forum of the Americas has an exceptional lineup of forums: the World Strategic Forum in Miami in April, the Conference of Montreal in June, the Toronto Global Forum in October, and now the Conference of Paris in December. Each year, these events bring together more than 10,000 participants from around the world to take part in free and far-ranging discussions on global economic issues in order to promote peace, democracy, and sustainable and inclusive growth.
I would like to thank our speakers, partners, and sponsors who have made this event possible. We are grateful to the OECD and its Secretary-General, Ángel Gurría, for his exceptional collaboration and hospitality. We also want to express our sincere gratitude to our co-chairs, Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board at ENGIE, and Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO at Power Corporation of Canada, for their invaluable assistance in preparing this first edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas – The Conference of Paris.
We look forward to welcoming you again at our events.