2014 Videos

2014 Videos

8th Toronto Global Forum

Highlights

Monday, October 27, 2014

Inaugural Plenary Session

The Next Era of Growth: New Realities, New Opportunities

Special Address
Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Chair
Benoit Daignault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada (EDC)

Moderator
Paul Waldie, Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

Speakers
Michael J. Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi Limited
Alejandro Valenzuela, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Financiero Banorte
Carl S. Bang, President, Sun Life Investment Management
Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Forum 2

Innovation and Productivity in a Competitive World

Global manufacturing has entered a dynamic yet challenging phase that will require innovative methods and processes in order to sustain momentum. What new capabilities are most critical in responding to today’s highly competitive marketplace? How can manufacturers increase their competitiveness amidst economic uncertainty, volatile currencies and energy constraints? What types of strategies must be implemented to incentivize and increase economic competitiveness within the new global manufacturing landscape?

Moderator
Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, Worth

Speakers
Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Robert Hardt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Canada
Motomu Takahashi, Chief Operating Officer, America Business Unit, Mitsui & Co., and President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsui & Co. USA
Stephen Hoover, Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Luncheon

Rethinking Growth

Chair
John M. Beck, Executive Chairman, Aecon Group

Introduction
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, Ontario

Discussion
Daniel L. Doctoroff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg L.P.
Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Moderated by
Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent, CBC News, and Anchor, The Exchange with Amanda Lang, CBC News Network

Conclusion and acknowledgements
Steve Roder, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Manulife

Plenary Session

The Disruptive Economy: Leveraging Technology for Tomorrow’s Growth

Chair
Deborah Saucier, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Moderator
Diane Brady, Senior Editor and Content Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek

Speakers
Rich Lesser, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Hiroaki Kitano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Science Laboratories
Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox, and President, Xerox Innovation Group

Concluding Remarks
Jeff Seifert, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Canada

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Opening Plenary Session

New Energy Landscape: Fueling Market Access

Chair
Randy Pettipas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Public Affairs

Opening Address
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)

Moderator
Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Speakers
Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enbridge
Barbara Thomas Judge, Former Chairman, UK Atomic Energy Authority, Deputy Chairman, TEPCO Nuclear Reform Committee, and Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund
Osmar Abib, Global Head, Oil and Gas, and Co-Head, Global Energy, Credit Suisse

Concluding Remarks
David Collyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Forum 2

Global Trade in the Digital Age: Navigating Tomorrow’s Routes

All sectors of trade are being challenged by an innovation-driven economy where a vast amount of goods and services are now traded through the digital highway; where supply chain and logistics technology continues to increase trade efficiency; and where the internet, mobile phones, and other digital tools have enabled service providers to reach more places and people around the world. What is the future of world trade in an era of innovation and digitalization? How has innovation enhanced the trading capacity of developing countries? How can companies adapt to the new trade routes and ground rules dictated by technological advancements?

Moderator
John Yearwood, World Editor, and Editor, Issues & Ideas, The Miami Herald, and Chairman, IPI North American Committee

Introduction
Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), Canada

Speakers
Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Meredith M. Broadbent, Chairman, United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Derek Layne, Senior Vice-President, Business Solutions and Innovation Group, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Pierre Cléroux, Vice-President, Research, and Chief Economist, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Luncheon

Rethinking Growth in a New World Order

Chair
Michael Thompson, Councillor, City of Toronto

Part 1: The Americas and the World

Speaker
Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of the Republic of Costa Rica

Part 2: A Discusssion with Henry Kissinger

Speaker
Henry Kissinger, 56th Secretary of State, United States of America

Introduced by
Tim Hockey, President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Canada Trust

Interviewed by
Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS Show, and Editor-at-Large, TIME Magazine

Acknowledgements and Concluding Remarks
Ben Parent, Executive Director, Power Generation and Nuclear Operations, Cummins Eastern Canada

Plenary Session

The Infrastructure Imperative

Chair
Geoffrey A. Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Port Authority/Toronto City Airport

Moderator
Gregory J. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, InstarAGF Asset Management

Speakers
Tony Tyler, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Nazir Alli, Chief Executive Officer, The South African National Roads Agency (SANRA)
Kevin J. Shuba, Chief Executive Officer, OmniTRAX
Steven Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director, Port Everglades Department of Broward County

CLOSING REMARKS OF THE 8th EDITION OF THE TORONTO GLOBAL FORUM
Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)