Program

Monday, October 30
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM OPENING BREAKFAST

Ontario 150 Canadian Expat Welcome Breakfast
In collaboration with the Government of Ontario

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Deborah Gillis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, SunCulture

8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS OF THE 11th EDITION OF THE TORONTO GLOBAL FORUM

INAUGURAL GREETING

Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

WELCOMING REMARKS Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco and Cogeco Communications

OPENING REMARKS

Michael Thompson, Councillor and Chair, Economic Development and Culture Committee, City of Toronto; and Chair of the Board, Invest Toronto

OPENING ADDRESS

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada

9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION

Global Economic Outlook: The Search For Growth

While global economic activity gains momentum with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, issues such as the Brexit negotiations, continued anti-globalization sentiment and heightened international security concerns continue to test the world’s economic and political stability. What are the major risks currently affecting the global economy and where are new opportunities for growth? How can persistent problems such as low productivity and high income inequality be confronted and overcome? What new multilateral efforts are needed to tackle common challenges in an integrated global economy?

MODERATOR
Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada
INTRODUCTION
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins
SPEAKERS
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance, The Netherlands; and President, Eurogroup David A. Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer, PGIM, the Investment Business of Prudential Jim Barber, President, UPS International Mark D. Wiseman, Global Head of Active Equities, Blackrock; and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas
10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
Harnessing the Power of FintechAs fintech continues to disrupt the financial world, traditional and non-traditional institutions are increasingly converging as a means of leveraging new technologies and maximizing returns. In this fundamentally altered market landscape, what will the future of payments, insurance and investment look like? How will emerging technologies democratize the financial sector and render it more accessible? Without curbing innovation, how can regulators follow the pace of change and mitigate systemic risk accordingly?

MODERATOR

Peter Misek, Partner, IT Venture Fund

SPEAKERS

Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Michael Schlein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Accion; and Chairman, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Joe Bernik, Chief Technical Strategist, Financial Services, McAfee Adam Rabie, Chief Executive Officer, BigTerminal

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Investment: The Long-Term ViewDespite incessant global market instabilities and increasing disruption, facilitating an environment that encourages long-term investment is essential if continued growth, sustained value creation and inclusive prosperity are to be achieved. What are the defining elements of a climate that is amenable to long-term investment? How can companies face disruptive challenges and move past the shadow of short-termism to invest in innovation, infrastructure, and new skills development? What role can corporate governance and public policy play in the effective implementation of long-term strategies?

MODERATOR

Kelsey Gunderson, Global Head of Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets

SPEAKERS

Jim Keohane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Deborah Gillis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Neil Dwane, Global Strategist, Allianz Global Investors Marwan Al Sarkal, Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)

FORUM 3 simultaneously
Navigating a World of DisruptionThe convergence of cloud, mobile, social and big data have ushered in a new wave of business models that present unique challenges for various industries. What is the potential economic impact of disruptive technologies? How can businesses make the most of these innovations and identify the right way to implement them? What challenges and risks do investors face when financing innovation and R&D?

MODERATOR

Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large, National Post

INTRODUCTION James Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight

SPEAKERS

Martin Fleming, Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corporation Jeffrey B. Kratz, Head of Latin America, Canada and Caribbean WW Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Jonathan Crane, Chief Commercial Officer, IPsoft Rafael Funes, Founder and Chairman, LOVIS EOS Holly Benson, Vice-President and Head of Organizational Transformation, Infosys

FORUM 4 simultaneously
Strengthening the Global Economy Through Financial LitteracyIn collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)Recent research has shown that strengthening financial literacy can provide the necessary tools to help people succeed and drive economic growth. What are the best practices in financial literacy programs and what lessons can be learned from different international experiences? How can financial literacy help people around the world navigate the complex marketplace and emerging technologies that are changing the economic landscape? What government strategies and initiatives are improving financial well-being and socio-economic development? 

MODERATOR

Bruce Sellery, Personal Finance Expert, Speaker and Author of Moolala

SPEAKERS

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) Bart Édes, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Flore-Anne Messy, Head of the Financial Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Executive Secretary, International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Laura Higgins, Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability, Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC)

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION
Co-presented by Cogeco Peer 1 and DBRSCHAIRLouis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco and Cogeco CommunicationsPART 1

SPEAKER

Hikmet Ersek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western Union

INTERVIEWED BY

Amanda Lang, Business Journalist and Author

PART 2

SPEAKER

Arif M. Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group

INTERVIEWED BY

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

INTRODUCED BY

Douglas E. Turnbull, Vice-Chairman and Country Head, Canada, DBRS

 3:00 PM AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
Advancing a New Era of Innovation

In collaboration with Cummins

The pace and scale of today’s technological and digital disruption continues to define an age of unprecedented industrial and economic transformation, promising enormous potential but also daunting uncertainty. How will the next advances in automation, artificial intelligence and big data shape the way we work, live and connect? What are the major opportunities and risks associated with these impending breakthroughs? What new technologies will be most effective in spurring economic growth and also meeting global development challenges? How should leaders prepare for this new context?

CHAIR

Benoit Parent, Vice-President, Power Generation Business and Nuclear Operations, Cummins Sales and Service

MODERATOR

Anna Nicolaou, Digital Editor and U.S. Consumer and Retail Correspondent, Financial Times

INTRODUCTION

Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail Group

SPEAKERS

Stephen Hoover, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Xerox James Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sidewalk Labs Jean Rosanvallon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Falcon Jet

 4:30 PM ROUND-TABLE 1
Fostering an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution well underway, growth in the digital economy is continuing to accelerate at an unprecedented pace, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and their startups to quickly enter the game and compete globally. What are the challenges and barriers facing startups and SME’s today? What is the role of entrepreneurial ecosystems in driving global economic growth and local prosperity? How can governments foster innovation hubs and support the institutional network needed for entrepreneurs to thrive?

MODERATOR

Ilse Treurnicht, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

INTRODUCTION

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Martin Fleming, Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corporation Michèle Small, Director and Head of the North America Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) William Lee, Chief Economist, Milken Institute Margaret Herndon, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson North America Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

ROUND-TABLE 2
Cybersecurity: A Global ChallengeAs technology’s growing sophistication and pervasiveness brings with it an inevitable increase in cybercrime, leaders in both the public and private sectors are now obliged to constantly explore, implement and update security measures to counter threats and attacks. What are the prevalent threats and vulnerabilities present today? What strategies do companies and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure? How transparent should cybersecurity measures be in order to be aligned with global best practices and industry standards?

MODERATOR

Benoit Parent, Vice-President, Power Generation Business and Nuclear Operations, Cummins Sales and Service

SPEAKERS

Zaré Baghdasarian, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Avata Intelligence Craig D’Souza, Head of Global Security Investigations & Protective Intelligence, Facebook Shuman Ghosemajumder, Chief Technology Officer, Shape Security Charles Carmakal, Vice-President, FireEye Mandiant

This is a preliminary program and is subject to change.

Tuesday, October 31
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFASTS
Forecasting Our Energy Future
In collaboration with the Energy Council of Canada (ECC)The transformation to a clean, low-carbon economy is happening now, driven by aggressive global agreements, which aim to limit the atmospheric temperature increase to 2oC, and domestic policy initiatives, which aim to reduce GHG emissions and diversify local economies. But while the policy directions are clear, the future trajectories for important segments of the energy economy are unknown. What will be the trends in the supply and demand for electricity and energy commodities over the next decades? What are the projected reductions in emissions? What is the outlook for penetration of new renewables, the impact of energy efficiency initiatives, and the prospects for deployment of new, clean end-use technologies?

WELCOMING REMARKS

Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada

MODERATOR

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada (ECC)

INTRODUCTION

Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)

SPEAKERS

Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation Peter Gregg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

8:30 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

9:00 AM MORNING PLENARY SESSION
The Infrastructure Imperative
In collaboration with PortsToronto and Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure PartnersAn increasingly interconnected world continues to magnify the importance of building sound infrastructure to support global economic growth through easing transport, developing cross-border trade, and improving mobility and connectivity. What are the factors that determine which infrastructure initiatives best serve these objectives? What approaches need to be implemented to think holistically – juxtaposing energy, transportation and technology requirements – with regards to long-term infrastructure objectives? What does the future of infrastructure look like in this age of hyper-connectivity and how will technology change the ways we plan, design, develop and operate large-scale infrastructure?

CHAIR

Geoffrey A. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, PortsToronto

MODERATOR

Gregory J. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, InstarAGF Asset Management; and Executive Chairman, Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners

INTRODUCTION

Jens Bjørn Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, DSV

SPEAKERS

Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer, VINCI Concessions; and President, VINCI Airports Fahd Al-Rasheed, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Laurence Batlle, Chief Executive Officer, RATP Dev Steve Morriss, Group President, Design and Consulting Services, Americas, AECOM Bjarne Graven Larsen, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) Li Pumin, Secretary General, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People’s Republic of China

10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
The Next Energy RevolutionAs technological, economic and cultural shifts continue to revolutionize the energy industry, access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and efficient resource management are among the main challenges stakeholders must face in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Where are the major opportunities with regards to clean energy projects today? How can clean energy technologies be scaled to increase accessibility and lower costs? What policies are needed to accelerate the energy transition and sustainable development? What financing models and strategies exist to turn breakthrough technologies into successful commercial products?

MODERATOR

Bala Venkatesh, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Academic Director, Centre of Urban Energy, Ryerson University

SPEAKERS

Marisa Buchanan, Deputy Global Head, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mary G. Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain Power (GMP) Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, M-KOPA Solar Tony Van Bommel, Senior Managing Partner, Industrial, Clean and Energy (ICE) Technology Venture Fund, BDC Capital Sirgiy Savchuk, Head, State Agency for Energy Efficiency, Ukraine

CLOSING REMARKS

Bob Delaney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Ontario

FORUM 2 simultaneously
The Future of TransportFrom self-driving and flying cars to airships and supersonic trains, the revolution in transport is already well underway. How will technology change the way we travel and transport goods? How can new transport systems be integrated into existing infrastructures? How should companies and societies anticipate these imminent changes and invest in the relevant technologies and innovations?

MODERATOR

Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Worth Group

SPEAKERS

Phillip A. Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) Grant Cool, Chief Operating Officer, Hybrid Enterprises Mark Jennings-Bates, Vice-President Americas, PAL-V Dan Galves, Senior Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye Andrew McNaughton, Chief Operating Officer, Systra; and UK Business Ambassador

FORUM 3 simultaneously
Advanced Nuclear Technologies: Innovation in the War on Climate Change
In collaboration with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)As economies across the globe move away from fossil fuels, nuclear power has emerged as a key alternative in the fight against climate change and global warming, and as a strategic partner of the clean energy transition. From financing new builds and life extensions to designing safe and reliable operating models, how can advanced nuclear technologies efficiently control costs and minimize risks? How can the sector address the security challenges associated with waste disposal and storage? What kind of regulatory system is required to optimize the role of nuclear in decarbonizing the energy mix with scalable, sustainable, reliable power?

MODERATOR

James Gandhi, Director Business Development, Aecon Energy, Division of Aecon Construction Group

SPEAKERS

Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy Sermet Kuran, Vice-President, Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor, Candu Energy Spencer Pitcher, Head of Division, Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division, ITER Organization

FORUM 4 simultaneously
Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient InfrastructureAs devastating natural phenomena continue to intensify globally, increasing infrastructure’s resilience to climate change impact has become a high priority in view of protecting the economy and its future growth. What are the main factors to consider in planning and building climate-resilient infrastructure and what actions need to be taken to adapt existing infrastructure networks to protect them against the severities of climate change? What key measures should be taken when implementing climate-change policies and what defines their prospective effectiveness? How can public and private stakeholders work together to manage associated risks and finance their implications?

MODERATOR

Jonathan Laski, Director Global Projects and Partnerships, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)

INTRODUCTION

Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

SPEAKERS

Jonathan Peter Marland, Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Eurotunnel Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice-President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Samir Saran, Senior Fellow and Vice-President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Via Rail Canada

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
BUILDING AN AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTHCo-presented by the City of Toronto and GardaWorld

CHAIR

John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

PART 1

SPEAKER

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia

INTERVIEWED BY

Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

PART 2

SPEAKER

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada

INTERVIEWED BY

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

INTRODUCED BY

Christian Paradis, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Development, Security Services, GardaWorld

2:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS

CONVERSATION

Rick Scott, Governor of Florida Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

MODERATED BY

Allan O’Dette, Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Investment Office

3:00 PM AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
The New Energy Landscape
In collaboration with ENGIE North AmericaThe continued decrease in the cost of solar and wind technologies and demand downturn of oil and gas, coupled with the global anticipation of a carbon-constrained future, are driving the energy sector and particularly fossil fuel-dependent countries to revise their strategies for long-term growth and development. How will global energy markets evolve as a result of these changing dynamics? How can the right balance between fossil fuels and renewables be found to ensure both energy security and sustainability? What role should the private sector play in responding to the current climate imperative?

MODERATOR

Elena Cherney, Coverage Planning Chief, and Former Global Energy Editor, The Wall Street Journal

INTRODUCTION

Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)

SPEAKERS

José Antonio González Anaya, Chief Executive Officer, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) Mary G. Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain Power (GMP) Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena, Chairman of the Board, Mexichem Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Climate and Energy Practice Leader, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

 4:30 PM ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Addressing the Global Water CrisisWhile vital to human, economic and environmental health, more than one billion people in the world lack access to clean water. In what ways can public and private sectors address the global water crisis and fulfill sustainable development goal commitments? What is the role of finance in redirecting water expenditures towards long-term solutions centered on inclusion and affordability? How can innovation and investment support the infrastructure required for equitable distribution and efficient resource management?

MODERATOR

Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair for Water Security, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

INTRODUCTION

Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Water.org Usha Rao-Monari, Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Development Partners, Blackstone Portfolio Company Galen Welsch, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jibu Daniel Shemie, Deputy Managing Director, Water Funds, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, SunCulture

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Harnessing the Full Potential of Nuclear Technology
In collaboration with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)From scientific research, medicine, and industry to food and agriculture, the applications of nuclear technology are far-reaching and play an important role in increasing efficiency and improving the quality of goods and services across multiple sectors. Beyond producing energy, what are the most effective applications of nuclear technology? How can nuclear innovation address challenges faced by diverse industries? What are the strategies needed to leverage research and development in nuclear as well as advance potential benefits?

MODERATOR

Mark Zimny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Promation

SPEAKERS

Richard A. Wiens, Director, Strategic Supply, Gamma Technologies, Nordion David Zekveld, Senior Manager, Isotope Sales Group, Canadian Nuclear Partners Dave Trask, Principal Engineer, Information & Control Systems, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sean Donnelly, Manager, Station Operations and Licensing, Amec Foster Wheeler - Nuclear Canada

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously

THE ROLE OF ONTARIO IN DEVELOPING THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCOPHONE ECONOMIC ARENA

In collaboration with the Ministry of Francophone Affairs

From a global perspective, there is significant potential for collaborative growth between the Province of Ontario and la Francophonie. An international role for Ontario in la Francophonie would not only magnify the latter’s presence in the province, but also largely assist in creating business opportunities in the international francophone economic arena. How could the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie help Ontario position itself in the francophone world? How could Ontario contribute to making la Francophonie a transformative force for developing countries? How could this collaboration solidify trust amongst stakeholders and open doors to new markets?

WELCOMING REMARKS to be confirmed

INTRODUCTION

Adama Ouane, Administrator, International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

SPEAKERS

Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Minister of Francophone Affairs, Ontario Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST
PACIFIC ALLIANCE AND MERCOSUR: BRIDGES TO BILATERAL TRADEIn collaboration with the City of Toronto

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Thompson, Councillor and Chair, Economic Development and Culture Committee, City of Toronto; and Chair of the Board, Invest Toronto

SPEAKERS

Martin Vidal, Ambassador, Embassy of Uruguay to Canada Bill Macheras, Trade Commissioner and InfoCentre Manager, Global Affairs Canada Rodrigo Contreras, Trade & Investment Commissioner of Mexico in Toronto, ProMexico

8:30 AM OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger

9:00 AM MORNING PLENARY SESSION
Building Business for Long-Term Growth
In collaboration with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)At a time characterized by economic uncertainty and slow global growth, increased regulatory, social and investor pressure has amplified the need for corporate boardrooms to develop long-term governance strategies that respond to the demands of a changing world. From climate change to diversity, from sustainability to transparency, what are the forces driving change in the corporate governance landscape? What are the opportunities that come from building growth strategies centred on long-term transparency and risk management? What actions need to be taken to strengthen global frameworks of governance and enhance sustainable economic growth?

CHAIR

Gigi Dawe, Director, Corporate Oversight & Governance, Research, Guidance & Support Group, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

MODERATOR

Sophie L’Hélias, President, LeaderXXchange; and Co-Founder, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

SPEAKERS

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Phil B. Scott, Governor of Vermont Bertrand Badré, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BlueOrange Capital Patricia Meredith, Fellow, Clarkson Institute for Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

10:15 AM KEYNOTE EVENT

SPEAKER

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

INTERVIEWED BY

Gregory J. Smith, President a

10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
Consumer Dynamics: The Global Impact of e-commerceThe dynamism of new consumer markets and intensification of mobility and e-commerce present great potential but also new challenges in the ways that businesses think and execute strategies for growth and international expansion. What are the main opportunities associated with the rise of global e-commerce? How are consumer trends and new markets changing global retail? What strategies and tools do companies need to implement in order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace? How can technology and advanced logistics enhance productivity and trade opportunities in today’s context?

MODERATOR

Jamil Juma, Co-Founder and Creative Director, JUMAstudio

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Tracey Belcourt, Senior Vice-President, Global Growth and Development, Fortune Brands Home and Security Michael K. K. Woo, President, Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Olatorera Oniru, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dressmeoutlet.com

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Industry 4.0: The New World of ManufacturingFrom robotics and artificial intelligence to automation and data exchange in industrial technologies, the shift to smart manufacturing is poised to usher in a new era of production – one based on leaner and greener production methods, capable of generating new jobs and healthier economies. What are the major trends in manufacturing and how are they transforming the ways in which products are developed, produced, shipped and sold? What are the major risks facing this era of industrial transformation? How are practices that promote energy and logistics efficiency helping to build a sustainable future?

MODERATOR

Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

SPEAKERS

Wayne T. Smith, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation Andrew Rush, President and Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space Valerie Buckingham, Vice-President of Marketing, Carbon

FORUM 3 simultaneously
The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade
In collaboration with the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment CouncilNew strategic alliances such as the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative connecting China to Europe, and the rapidly growing Pacific Alliance, among others, are providing a positive counterpoint to the uncertainty in international trade cause by the Brexit vote, the demise of the TPP project, and the surge of protectionist discourse. How will the new international trade picture transform the existing global trade map and its geo-economic balances? How should companies revise their growth strategies and adapt to new emerging realities? How can the public and private sectors work together to promote exports within this rapidly changing marketplace?

MODERATOR

Tom Clark, Chair, Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs

OPENING REMARKS

Jonathan Peter Marland, Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council

SPEAKERS

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Pierre Pettigrew, Special Envoy, Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA); and Executive Advisor, International Affairs, Deloitte Leanne Kemp, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Everledger Cao Wenlian, Director, International Cooperation Center, China National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC), People’s Republic of China Todd Winterhalt, Vice-President and Managing Director, Global Trade, Export Development Canada (EDC)

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
LEADING AN ERA OF CHANGE
Co-presented by AECON and BNP Paribas
CHAIRJohn M. Beck, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group; and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Toronto Global Forum

PART 1

SPEAKERS

Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ Michael Sabia, Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

INTERVIEWED BY

Rich Lesser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

PART 2

SPEAKERS

Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe Arne M. Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

INTERVIEWED BY

Janet De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT)

INTRODUCED BY

Monique Vialatou, President and Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Canada ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Beth Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Dentons Canada

14:30 PM KEYNOTE EVENT

SPEAKER

Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

INTERVIEWED BY

Bertrand Badré, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BlueOrange Capital

3:00 PM CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
The Health Revolution: Disrupting the System
Presented by Sanofi Canada
From big data to 3D printing, remarkable advances in medical research and technology have produced the necessary conditions for a foundational shift in the way we understand and treat our greatest health challenges. What are the most promising trends in medical innovation that will revolutionize the future of healthcare? How will machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive systems impact diagnostics and accelerate treatment discoveries and development; and what kind of policies are needed to ensure transparency, access and affordability? How can public and private stakeholders harness ecosystems of information-sharing and innovation to deliver state of the art precision medicine and design?CHAIR

Niven Al-Khoury, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Canada

INTRODUCTION

Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Canada

MODERATOR

Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

SPEAKERS

Shahram Ebadollahi, Vice-President, Innovations and Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health Christine Lemke, President, Evidation Health Wayne Critchley, Chair of the Board, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)

Monday, October 30
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM OPENING BREAKFAST

Ontario 150 Canadian Expat Welcome Breakfast
In collaboration with the Government of Ontario

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Deborah Gillis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, SunCulture

8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS OF THE 11th EDITION OF THE TORONTO GLOBAL FORUM

INAUGURAL GREETING

Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

WELCOMING REMARKS Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco and Cogeco Communications

OPENING REMARKS

Michael Thompson, Councillor and Chair, Economic Development and Culture Committee, City of Toronto; and Chair of the Board, Invest Toronto

OPENING ADDRESS

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada

9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION

Global Economic Outlook: The Search For Growth

While global economic activity gains momentum with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, issues such as the Brexit negotiations, continued anti-globalization sentiment and heightened international security concerns continue to test the world’s economic and political stability. What are the major risks currently affecting the global economy and where are new opportunities for growth? How can persistent problems such as low productivity and high income inequality be confronted and overcome? What new multilateral efforts are needed to tackle common challenges in an integrated global economy?

MODERATOR
Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada
INTRODUCTION
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins
SPEAKERS
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance, The Netherlands; and President, Eurogroup David A. Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer, PGIM, the Investment Business of Prudential Jim Barber, President, UPS International Mark D. Wiseman, Global Head of Active Equities, Blackrock; and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas
10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
Harnessing the Power of FintechAs fintech continues to disrupt the financial world, traditional and non-traditional institutions are increasingly converging as a means of leveraging new technologies and maximizing returns. In this fundamentally altered market landscape, what will the future of payments, insurance and investment look like? How will emerging technologies democratize the financial sector and render it more accessible? Without curbing innovation, how can regulators follow the pace of change and mitigate systemic risk accordingly?

MODERATOR

Peter Misek, Partner, IT Venture Fund

SPEAKERS

Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Michael Schlein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Accion; and Chairman, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Joe Bernik, Chief Technical Strategist, Financial Services, McAfee Adam Rabie, Chief Executive Officer, BigTerminal

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Investment: The Long-Term ViewDespite incessant global market instabilities and increasing disruption, facilitating an environment that encourages long-term investment is essential if continued growth, sustained value creation and inclusive prosperity are to be achieved. What are the defining elements of a climate that is amenable to long-term investment? How can companies face disruptive challenges and move past the shadow of short-termism to invest in innovation, infrastructure, and new skills development? What role can corporate governance and public policy play in the effective implementation of long-term strategies?

MODERATOR

Kelsey Gunderson, Global Head of Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets

SPEAKERS

Jim Keohane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Deborah Gillis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Neil Dwane, Global Strategist, Allianz Global Investors Marwan Al Sarkal, Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)

FORUM 3 simultaneously
Navigating a World of DisruptionThe convergence of cloud, mobile, social and big data have ushered in a new wave of business models that present unique challenges for various industries. What is the potential economic impact of disruptive technologies? How can businesses make the most of these innovations and identify the right way to implement them? What challenges and risks do investors face when financing innovation and R&D?

MODERATOR

Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large, National Post

INTRODUCTION James Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight

SPEAKERS

Martin Fleming, Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corporation Jeffrey B. Kratz, Head of Latin America, Canada and Caribbean WW Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Jonathan Crane, Chief Commercial Officer, IPsoft Rafael Funes, Founder and Chairman, LOVIS EOS Holly Benson, Vice-President and Head of Organizational Transformation, Infosys

FORUM 4 simultaneously
Strengthening the Global Economy Through Financial LitteracyIn collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)Recent research has shown that strengthening financial literacy can provide the necessary tools to help people succeed and drive economic growth. What are the best practices in financial literacy programs and what lessons can be learned from different international experiences? How can financial literacy help people around the world navigate the complex marketplace and emerging technologies that are changing the economic landscape? What government strategies and initiatives are improving financial well-being and socio-economic development? 

MODERATOR

Bruce Sellery, Personal Finance Expert, Speaker and Author of Moolala

SPEAKERS

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) Bart Édes, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Flore-Anne Messy, Head of the Financial Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Executive Secretary, International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Laura Higgins, Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability, Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC)

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION
Co-presented by Cogeco Peer 1 and DBRSCHAIRLouis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco and Cogeco CommunicationsPART 1

SPEAKER

Hikmet Ersek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western Union

INTERVIEWED BY

Amanda Lang, Business Journalist and Author

PART 2

SPEAKER

Arif M. Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group

INTERVIEWED BY

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

INTRODUCED BY

Douglas E. Turnbull, Vice-Chairman and Country Head, Canada, DBRS

 3:00 PM AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
Advancing a New Era of Innovation

In collaboration with Cummins

The pace and scale of today’s technological and digital disruption continues to define an age of unprecedented industrial and economic transformation, promising enormous potential but also daunting uncertainty. How will the next advances in automation, artificial intelligence and big data shape the way we work, live and connect? What are the major opportunities and risks associated with these impending breakthroughs? What new technologies will be most effective in spurring economic growth and also meeting global development challenges? How should leaders prepare for this new context?

CHAIR

Benoit Parent, Vice-President, Power Generation Business and Nuclear Operations, Cummins Sales and Service

MODERATOR

Anna Nicolaou, Digital Editor and U.S. Consumer and Retail Correspondent, Financial Times

INTRODUCTION

Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail Group

SPEAKERS

Stephen Hoover, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Xerox James Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sidewalk Labs Jean Rosanvallon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Falcon Jet

 4:30 PM ROUND-TABLE 1
Fostering an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution well underway, growth in the digital economy is continuing to accelerate at an unprecedented pace, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and their startups to quickly enter the game and compete globally. What are the challenges and barriers facing startups and SME’s today? What is the role of entrepreneurial ecosystems in driving global economic growth and local prosperity? How can governments foster innovation hubs and support the institutional network needed for entrepreneurs to thrive?

MODERATOR

Ilse Treurnicht, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

INTRODUCTION

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Martin Fleming, Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corporation Michèle Small, Director and Head of the North America Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) William Lee, Chief Economist, Milken Institute Margaret Herndon, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson North America Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

ROUND-TABLE 2
Cybersecurity: A Global ChallengeAs technology’s growing sophistication and pervasiveness brings with it an inevitable increase in cybercrime, leaders in both the public and private sectors are now obliged to constantly explore, implement and update security measures to counter threats and attacks. What are the prevalent threats and vulnerabilities present today? What strategies do companies and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure? How transparent should cybersecurity measures be in order to be aligned with global best practices and industry standards?

MODERATOR

Benoit Parent, Vice-President, Power Generation Business and Nuclear Operations, Cummins Sales and Service

SPEAKERS

Zaré Baghdasarian, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Avata Intelligence Craig D’Souza, Head of Global Security Investigations & Protective Intelligence, Facebook Shuman Ghosemajumder, Chief Technology Officer, Shape Security Charles Carmakal, Vice-President, FireEye Mandiant

This is a preliminary program and is subject to change.

Tuesday, October 31
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFASTS
Forecasting Our Energy Future
In collaboration with the Energy Council of Canada (ECC)The transformation to a clean, low-carbon economy is happening now, driven by aggressive global agreements, which aim to limit the atmospheric temperature increase to 2oC, and domestic policy initiatives, which aim to reduce GHG emissions and diversify local economies. But while the policy directions are clear, the future trajectories for important segments of the energy economy are unknown. What will be the trends in the supply and demand for electricity and energy commodities over the next decades? What are the projected reductions in emissions? What is the outlook for penetration of new renewables, the impact of energy efficiency initiatives, and the prospects for deployment of new, clean end-use technologies?

WELCOMING REMARKS

Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada

MODERATOR

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada (ECC)

INTRODUCTION

Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)

SPEAKERS

Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation Peter Gregg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

8:30 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

9:00 AM MORNING PLENARY SESSION
The Infrastructure Imperative
In collaboration with PortsToronto and Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure PartnersAn increasingly interconnected world continues to magnify the importance of building sound infrastructure to support global economic growth through easing transport, developing cross-border trade, and improving mobility and connectivity. What are the factors that determine which infrastructure initiatives best serve these objectives? What approaches need to be implemented to think holistically – juxtaposing energy, transportation and technology requirements – with regards to long-term infrastructure objectives? What does the future of infrastructure look like in this age of hyper-connectivity and how will technology change the ways we plan, design, develop and operate large-scale infrastructure?

CHAIR

Geoffrey A. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, PortsToronto

MODERATOR

Gregory J. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, InstarAGF Asset Management; and Executive Chairman, Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners

INTRODUCTION

Jens Bjørn Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, DSV

SPEAKERS

Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer, VINCI Concessions; and President, VINCI Airports Fahd Al-Rasheed, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Laurence Batlle, Chief Executive Officer, RATP Dev Steve Morriss, Group President, Design and Consulting Services, Americas, AECOM Bjarne Graven Larsen, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) Li Pumin, Secretary General, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), People’s Republic of China

10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
The Next Energy RevolutionAs technological, economic and cultural shifts continue to revolutionize the energy industry, access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and efficient resource management are among the main challenges stakeholders must face in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Where are the major opportunities with regards to clean energy projects today? How can clean energy technologies be scaled to increase accessibility and lower costs? What policies are needed to accelerate the energy transition and sustainable development? What financing models and strategies exist to turn breakthrough technologies into successful commercial products?

MODERATOR

Bala Venkatesh, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Academic Director, Centre of Urban Energy, Ryerson University

SPEAKERS

Marisa Buchanan, Deputy Global Head, Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mary G. Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain Power (GMP) Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, M-KOPA Solar Tony Van Bommel, Senior Managing Partner, Industrial, Clean and Energy (ICE) Technology Venture Fund, BDC Capital Sirgiy Savchuk, Head, State Agency for Energy Efficiency, Ukraine

CLOSING REMARKS

Bob Delaney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Ontario

FORUM 2 simultaneously
The Future of TransportFrom self-driving and flying cars to airships and supersonic trains, the revolution in transport is already well underway. How will technology change the way we travel and transport goods? How can new transport systems be integrated into existing infrastructures? How should companies and societies anticipate these imminent changes and invest in the relevant technologies and innovations?

MODERATOR

Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Worth Group

SPEAKERS

Phillip A. Washington, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) Grant Cool, Chief Operating Officer, Hybrid Enterprises Mark Jennings-Bates, Vice-President Americas, PAL-V Dan Galves, Senior Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye Andrew McNaughton, Chief Operating Officer, Systra; and UK Business Ambassador

FORUM 3 simultaneously
Advanced Nuclear Technologies: Innovation in the War on Climate Change
In collaboration with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)As economies across the globe move away from fossil fuels, nuclear power has emerged as a key alternative in the fight against climate change and global warming, and as a strategic partner of the clean energy transition. From financing new builds and life extensions to designing safe and reliable operating models, how can advanced nuclear technologies efficiently control costs and minimize risks? How can the sector address the security challenges associated with waste disposal and storage? What kind of regulatory system is required to optimize the role of nuclear in decarbonizing the energy mix with scalable, sustainable, reliable power?

MODERATOR

James Gandhi, Director Business Development, Aecon Energy, Division of Aecon Construction Group

SPEAKERS

Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy Sermet Kuran, Vice-President, Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor, Candu Energy Spencer Pitcher, Head of Division, Remote Handling & Radioactive Materials Division, ITER Organization

FORUM 4 simultaneously
Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient InfrastructureAs devastating natural phenomena continue to intensify globally, increasing infrastructure’s resilience to climate change impact has become a high priority in view of protecting the economy and its future growth. What are the main factors to consider in planning and building climate-resilient infrastructure and what actions need to be taken to adapt existing infrastructure networks to protect them against the severities of climate change? What key measures should be taken when implementing climate-change policies and what defines their prospective effectiveness? How can public and private stakeholders work together to manage associated risks and finance their implications?

MODERATOR

Jonathan Laski, Director Global Projects and Partnerships, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)

INTRODUCTION

Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

SPEAKERS

Jonathan Peter Marland, Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Eurotunnel Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice-President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Samir Saran, Senior Fellow and Vice-President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Via Rail Canada

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
BUILDING AN AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTHCo-presented by the City of Toronto and GardaWorld

CHAIR

John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

PART 1

SPEAKER

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia

INTERVIEWED BY

Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

PART 2

SPEAKER

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada

INTERVIEWED BY

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

INTRODUCED BY

Christian Paradis, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Development, Security Services, GardaWorld

2:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS

CONVERSATION

Rick Scott, Governor of Florida Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

MODERATED BY

Allan O’Dette, Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Investment Office

3:00 PM AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
The New Energy Landscape
In collaboration with ENGIE North AmericaThe continued decrease in the cost of solar and wind technologies and demand downturn of oil and gas, coupled with the global anticipation of a carbon-constrained future, are driving the energy sector and particularly fossil fuel-dependent countries to revise their strategies for long-term growth and development. How will global energy markets evolve as a result of these changing dynamics? How can the right balance between fossil fuels and renewables be found to ensure both energy security and sustainability? What role should the private sector play in responding to the current climate imperative?

MODERATOR

Elena Cherney, Coverage Planning Chief, and Former Global Energy Editor, The Wall Street Journal

INTRODUCTION

Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)

SPEAKERS

José Antonio González Anaya, Chief Executive Officer, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) Mary G. Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain Power (GMP) Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena, Chairman of the Board, Mexichem Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Climate and Energy Practice Leader, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

 4:30 PM ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
Addressing the Global Water CrisisWhile vital to human, economic and environmental health, more than one billion people in the world lack access to clean water. In what ways can public and private sectors address the global water crisis and fulfill sustainable development goal commitments? What is the role of finance in redirecting water expenditures towards long-term solutions centered on inclusion and affordability? How can innovation and investment support the infrastructure required for equitable distribution and efficient resource management?

MODERATOR

Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair for Water Security, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

INTRODUCTION

Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Water.org Usha Rao-Monari, Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Development Partners, Blackstone Portfolio Company Galen Welsch, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jibu Daniel Shemie, Deputy Managing Director, Water Funds, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, SunCulture

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
Harnessing the Full Potential of Nuclear Technology
In collaboration with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)From scientific research, medicine, and industry to food and agriculture, the applications of nuclear technology are far-reaching and play an important role in increasing efficiency and improving the quality of goods and services across multiple sectors. Beyond producing energy, what are the most effective applications of nuclear technology? How can nuclear innovation address challenges faced by diverse industries? What are the strategies needed to leverage research and development in nuclear as well as advance potential benefits?

MODERATOR

Mark Zimny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Promation

SPEAKERS

Richard A. Wiens, Director, Strategic Supply, Gamma Technologies, Nordion David Zekveld, Senior Manager, Isotope Sales Group, Canadian Nuclear Partners Dave Trask, Principal Engineer, Information & Control Systems, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sean Donnelly, Manager, Station Operations and Licensing, Amec Foster Wheeler - Nuclear Canada

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously

THE ROLE OF ONTARIO IN DEVELOPING THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCOPHONE ECONOMIC ARENA

In collaboration with the Ministry of Francophone Affairs

From a global perspective, there is significant potential for collaborative growth between the Province of Ontario and la Francophonie. An international role for Ontario in la Francophonie would not only magnify the latter’s presence in the province, but also largely assist in creating business opportunities in the international francophone economic arena. How could the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie help Ontario position itself in the francophone world? How could Ontario contribute to making la Francophonie a transformative force for developing countries? How could this collaboration solidify trust amongst stakeholders and open doors to new markets?

WELCOMING REMARKS to be confirmed

INTRODUCTION

Adama Ouane, Administrator, International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

SPEAKERS

Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Minister of Francophone Affairs, Ontario Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST
PACIFIC ALLIANCE AND MERCOSUR: BRIDGES TO BILATERAL TRADEIn collaboration with the City of Toronto

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Thompson, Councillor and Chair, Economic Development and Culture Committee, City of Toronto; and Chair of the Board, Invest Toronto

SPEAKERS

Martin Vidal, Ambassador, Embassy of Uruguay to Canada Bill Macheras, Trade Commissioner and InfoCentre Manager, Global Affairs Canada Rodrigo Contreras, Trade & Investment Commissioner of Mexico in Toronto, ProMexico

8:30 AM OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SPEAKER

Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger

9:00 AM MORNING PLENARY SESSION
Building Business for Long-Term Growth
In collaboration with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)At a time characterized by economic uncertainty and slow global growth, increased regulatory, social and investor pressure has amplified the need for corporate boardrooms to develop long-term governance strategies that respond to the demands of a changing world. From climate change to diversity, from sustainability to transparency, what are the forces driving change in the corporate governance landscape? What are the opportunities that come from building growth strategies centred on long-term transparency and risk management? What actions need to be taken to strengthen global frameworks of governance and enhance sustainable economic growth?

CHAIR

Gigi Dawe, Director, Corporate Oversight & Governance, Research, Guidance & Support Group, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

MODERATOR

Sophie L’Hélias, President, LeaderXXchange; and Co-Founder, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

SPEAKERS

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Phil B. Scott, Governor of Vermont Bertrand Badré, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BlueOrange Capital Patricia Meredith, Fellow, Clarkson Institute for Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

10:15 AM KEYNOTE EVENT

SPEAKER

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

INTERVIEWED BY

Gregory J. Smith, President a

10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
Consumer Dynamics: The Global Impact of e-commerceThe dynamism of new consumer markets and intensification of mobility and e-commerce present great potential but also new challenges in the ways that businesses think and execute strategies for growth and international expansion. What are the main opportunities associated with the rise of global e-commerce? How are consumer trends and new markets changing global retail? What strategies and tools do companies need to implement in order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace? How can technology and advanced logistics enhance productivity and trade opportunities in today’s context?

MODERATOR

Jamil Juma, Co-Founder and Creative Director, JUMAstudio

WELCOMING REMARKS

Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Ontario

SPEAKERS

Tracey Belcourt, Senior Vice-President, Global Growth and Development, Fortune Brands Home and Security Michael K. K. Woo, President, Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Olatorera Oniru, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dressmeoutlet.com

FORUM 2 simultaneously
Industry 4.0: The New World of ManufacturingFrom robotics and artificial intelligence to automation and data exchange in industrial technologies, the shift to smart manufacturing is poised to usher in a new era of production – one based on leaner and greener production methods, capable of generating new jobs and healthier economies. What are the major trends in manufacturing and how are they transforming the ways in which products are developed, produced, shipped and sold? What are the major risks facing this era of industrial transformation? How are practices that promote energy and logistics efficiency helping to build a sustainable future?

MODERATOR

Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

SPEAKERS

Wayne T. Smith, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation Andrew Rush, President and Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space Valerie Buckingham, Vice-President of Marketing, Carbon

FORUM 3 simultaneously
The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade
In collaboration with the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment CouncilNew strategic alliances such as the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative connecting China to Europe, and the rapidly growing Pacific Alliance, among others, are providing a positive counterpoint to the uncertainty in international trade cause by the Brexit vote, the demise of the TPP project, and the surge of protectionist discourse. How will the new international trade picture transform the existing global trade map and its geo-economic balances? How should companies revise their growth strategies and adapt to new emerging realities? How can the public and private sectors work together to promote exports within this rapidly changing marketplace?

MODERATOR

Tom Clark, Chair, Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs

OPENING REMARKS

Jonathan Peter Marland, Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council

SPEAKERS

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Pierre Pettigrew, Special Envoy, Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA); and Executive Advisor, International Affairs, Deloitte Leanne Kemp, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Everledger Cao Wenlian, Director, International Cooperation Center, China National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC), People’s Republic of China Todd Winterhalt, Vice-President and Managing Director, Global Trade, Export Development Canada (EDC)

12:00 PM LUNCHEON
LEADING AN ERA OF CHANGE
Co-presented by AECON and BNP Paribas
CHAIRJohn M. Beck, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group; and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Toronto Global Forum

PART 1

SPEAKERS

Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ Michael Sabia, Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

INTERVIEWED BY

Rich Lesser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

PART 2

SPEAKERS

Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe Arne M. Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

INTERVIEWED BY

Janet De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT)

INTRODUCED BY

Monique Vialatou, President and Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Canada ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Beth Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Dentons Canada

14:30 PM KEYNOTE EVENT

SPEAKER

Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

INTERVIEWED BY

Bertrand Badré, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BlueOrange Capital

3:00 PM CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
The Health Revolution: Disrupting the System
Presented by Sanofi Canada
From big data to 3D printing, remarkable advances in medical research and technology have produced the necessary conditions for a foundational shift in the way we understand and treat our greatest health challenges. What are the most promising trends in medical innovation that will revolutionize the future of healthcare? How will machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive systems impact diagnostics and accelerate treatment discoveries and development; and what kind of policies are needed to ensure transparency, access and affordability? How can public and private stakeholders harness ecosystems of information-sharing and innovation to deliver state of the art precision medicine and design?CHAIR

Niven Al-Khoury, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Canada

INTRODUCTION

Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Canada

MODERATOR

Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

SPEAKERS

Shahram Ebadollahi, Vice-President, Innovations and Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health Christine Lemke, President, Evidation Health Wayne Critchley, Chair of the Board, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)