Program

JUNE 10 - ECONOMY, GOVERNANCE AND NEW CAPITALISM

Presented by l'Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1
ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHAT ROLE FOR THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY SECTORS?
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF)
8:30 AM OPENING OF THE 25th EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL

WELCOMING REMARKS

Valérie PlanteMayor of Montréal

PRESENTED BY

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

OPENING ADDRESS

Louise MushikiwaboSecretary General of la Francophonie

PRESENTED BY

Nadine GiraultMinister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Québec

9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION
A GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TRANSITION
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)Economists and investors are increasingly concerned that global economic growth has hit its peak and that we are now entering a phase of slow-down. In what ways should we be either confident or worried about growth prospects for developing and emerging economies? How should we react to the risk of a Financial crisis? What must we do to prepare for the populist temptations and geopolitical rivalries that may arise as a political consequence of the next recession?CHAIRLouis MorissetPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) MODERATOR
Glenn HutchinsChairman, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver LakeSPEAKERSMamuka BakhtadzePrime Minister of GeorgiaMark MachinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment BoardRishi KapoorCo-Chief Executive Officer, InvestcorpAfsaneh BeschlossFounder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreekSir Martin SorrellExecutive Chairman, S4 Capital
10:00 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
THE AGE OF UNINTERRUPTED CONNECTIONSPEAKER
John McNeilChief Operating Officer, LyftMODERATOR
Joann MullerAutonomous Vehicles Reporter, Axios
10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
CRYPTOCURRENCIES: REVOLUTION OR TECHNOLOGICAL ILLUSION??
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)-
FORUM 2 simultaneously
INNOVATION, PRODUCTIVITY AND WORK: THE CORE ELEMENTS OF CORPORATE COMPETITIVENESS
In collaboration with EY

FORUM 3 simultaneously
RAISING THE TRUST IN FINTECH: INCLUSION AND REGULATION

FORUM 4 simultaneously
LEADERS IN DIVERSITY: COMPANIES AS DRIVERS OF INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion Québec (MIDI)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
AFRICA 2063: VISION, PERSPECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN EMERGING CONTINENT
In collaboration with the Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF)

FORUM 6 simultaneously
GROWTH OF INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES AND ATTRACTION OF NEW INVESTMENTS IN QUÉBEC
In collaboration with Investissement Québec (IQ) 

12:00 PM OPENING LUNCHEON
EMBRACING CHANGE
Under the Honorary Presidency of the Premier of Québec

PART I – EMBRACING CHANGE
SPEAKER
François LegaultPremier of Québec
PRESENTED BY Nicholas RémillardPresident and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
THANKED BY Yves-Thomas DorvalPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Quebec Employers CouncilPART II – HOW IS CORPORATE CULTURE DRIVING INVESTMENT SUCCESS?
SPEAKER Eileen MurrayCo-Chief Executive Officer, Bridgewater Associates
INTERVIEWED BY Guy CormierPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group
PRESENTED BY Glenn HutchinsChairman, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver Lake
CONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Paul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada; and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
2:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
NAVIGATING IN A SHIFTING GEOPOLITICAL CLIMATE
SPEAKER
Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

3:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN THE ERA OF A NEW CAPITALISM

At a time where social inequalities are rising and citizens increasingly voice their discontent at globalization, there is an urgent need to rethink the nature and goals of capitalism. How do we concretely make ESG metrics (environmental, social and governance) the centre of the system? What responsibility does the private sector have in terms of fulfilling duties usually associated with the public sector, such as education, health and transportation? Can impact investing revolutionize capitalism?

CHAIR Hélène DesmaraisChair of the Board of Directors, HEC Montréal; Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM); and President, Consultative and Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of MontrealMODERATORJacqueline HansenSenior Business Reporter, CBC News
SPEAKERSAnne WalshChief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Guy CormierPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group

Jae Sung YoonChief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM)

Lady Lynn Forester de RothschildChief Executive Officer, E.L. Rothschild LLC; and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Masazumi WakatabeDeputy Governor, Bank of Japan

CONCLUSION Gaétan MorinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

3:00 PM

SEMINAR
THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

MODERATOR

Amanda SloatRobert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

INTRODUCTION Enrico LettaDean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)

SPEAKERS

Juergen GerkeChief Executive Officer, Allianz Capital Partners

Diane CôtéChief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Bruno ColmantChief Economist and Executive Board Member, Degroof Petercam Bank

Pascal LamyPresident, Paris Peace Forum, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013)

Doris HonoldGroup Chief Operating Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

CONCLUSION

Bernard SpitzPresident, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
HOW CAN THE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS?

SPEAKER

George H. WalkerChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neuberger Berman

INTERVIEWED BY

Derek DeCloet Executive Editor, and Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

CLOSING REMARKS

François-Philippe ChampagneMinister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

5:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE 1 simultaneously
INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
In collaboration with HEC Montréal 

ROUNDTABLE 2 simultaneously
HOW CAN LOCAL BUSINESSES SHINE INTERNATIONALLY?
In collaboration with the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)

ROUNDTABLE 3 simultaneously
CYBERSECURITY: THE GREAT THREAT OF FINANCIAL STABILITY
In collaboration with Opportunities New Brunswick

ROUNDTABLE 4 simultaneously
COMPETITIVENESS 4.0 AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: ARE YOU READY?
In collaboration with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO)

6:00 PM RECEPTION
In collaboration with the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal: Grand Opening of the "Grand Jardin des Amériques"
JUNE 11 - AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND INNOVATION

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
INNOVATING IN AGRIBUSINESS: THE CONSUMER MANTRA
In collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaWORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
INNOVATION AND YOUTH AS PROMOTERS OF CHANGE
In collaboration with RDÉE CanadaWORKING BREAKFAST 3 simultaneously
DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND RETAIL INDUSTRY: CHALLENGES AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES AND THE COMMUNITY
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)
8:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
THE INVESTOR REVOLUTION
SPEAKER
Herman DaemsChairman of the Board, BNP Paribas Fortis
 9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION
FUELING THE INNOVATION FIRE : THE NEXT AGRI-FOOD REVOLUTION
In collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)From using drone technology in fields to hyperspectral imaging in food processing, the agri-food industry is in the midst of major innovations and transformation to respond to a variety of consumer expectations. Is the agri-food value-chain well positioned to respond to emerging consumer demands? How is the evolving agri-food landscape creating new industries and transforming supply chains? How can the agri-food sector embrace developments from the broader economy – from biosciences and big data to advance manufacturing and transportation – to meet future challenges?OPENING REMARKS
Mukhisa KituyiUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)INTRODUCTIONMarie-Claude Bibeau Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, CanadaMODERATORKen Ash Director, Trade and Agriculture, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
SPEAKERSEthan Brown Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond MeatClaudia Roessler Director, Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MicrosoftFlorian Schattenmann Chief Technology Officer, CargillDiane Wu Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Trace Genomics
 10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
INVESTING FOR TOMORROW: RISK AND REWARD IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
FORUM 2 simultaneously
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS
In collaboration with La Coop FédéréeFORUM 3 simultaneously
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: AT THE HEART OF A NEW BUSINESS MODEL
In collaboration with Polytechnique Montréal

FORUM 4 simultaneously
ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURE: THE FUTURE OF MEMORY
In collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
EMERGING MARKETS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: HOW TO SAVE GLOBALIZATION
In collaboration with  Global Affairs Canada

FORUM 6 simultaneously
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE REVOLUTION COMES TO HEALTHCARE
In collaboration with Health Canada

 12:00 PM LUNCHEON

PART I – WHY IS EMBRACING DIVERSITY CRITICAL NOW?
SPEAKER Orit GadieshChairman, Bain & Company

PRESENTED BY
Louis AudetExecutive Chairman, Cogeco

INTERVIEWED BY
Vanmala Subramaniam, Business Reporter, Financial Post

PART II – THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
SPEAKER John R. AllenPresident, The Brookings Institution

PRESENTED BY
Richard PayettePresident and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Québec

INTERVIEWED BY
Steve LevineFuture Editor, Axios

CONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Christian ParadisSenior Vice-President, Strategic Development, Protective Services, GardaWorld

2:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE ECONOMY
SPEAKER
Ángel Gurría
Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)PRESENTED BYJanie C. BéïqueExecutive Vice-President, Investments, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
 3:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION
MAKING INNOVATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BENEFICIAL TO SOCIETY
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technologies

Artificial intelligence is at the centre of a new technological revolution, with its implications, potential, and social and economic risks largely unknown. What rules must we create to manage the limitless amount of data circulating globally? What is artificial intelligence’s potential to address some of our core societal issues and needs? As it becomes more necessary than ever, what concrete steps must be taken and what investments must we make in order to improve our data-centric culture?

CHAIRRémi Quirion Chief Scientist, Québec

MODERATOR
Jean Lebel President, International Development Research Center (IDRC)

SPEAKERS

Max Yuan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xiaoi

Catherine D. Wood Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ARK Invest

Louis Têtu Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coveo

Jade Leung Head of Research and Partnerships, Center for the Governance of AI, Oxford University, Future of Humanity Institute

4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
THE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

SPEAKER
Suhail Al Mazrouei
Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

PRESENTED BY
Kerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

INTERVIEWED BY
Brian TobinVice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

CLOSING REMARKS
William Francis MorneauMinister of Finance, Canada

5:00 PM

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
In collaboration with Concordia University

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
THE RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
In collaboration with the Université Laval

ROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously

6:00 PM

"LOOKING AHEAD" SPONSORED RECEPTION

 

JUNE 12 - ENERGY, CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
OPEN BANKING AND FINTECH: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DEMOCRATIZING FINANCE
In collaboration with the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ)

WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
ENERGY TRANSITION AT THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEVELS

8:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
REGULATING INNOVATION
SPEAKERS Kristine L. SvinickiChairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Rumina VelshiPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION
TOWARDS A NEW ENERGY FUTURE
In collaboration with SkyPower Global Group of Companies
Pressured by climate change and growing global demand, the world is transitioning towards an increased production of renewable energy. What is the right balance that we must find between fossil fuels and renewable energy, in order to avoid shortages and price spikes? What investment strategies should be put in place to promote energy efficiency? How will renewable energy usage liberate economic growth potential for emerging markets?

OPENING REMARKS Jason KenneyPrime Minister of Alberta
INTRODUCTION
Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya
Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment, CubaMODERATORChristoph Frei Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)SPEAKERSJosephine Wapakabulo Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)Nancy Southern Chair and Chief Executive Officer, ATCOEric Xin Luo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GCL System Integration TechnologyMona Hammami Hijazi Senior Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince CourtKerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global Group of CompaniesCONCLUSIONDuško Marković Prime Minister of Montenegro

9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS OUTLOOK ON CLIMATE CHANGE DAY Presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
OPENING REMARKSKim ThomassinExecutive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)ARCTIC FRAGILITY AND INUIT RESILIENCEThe most recent IPCC report forecasts that global warming will severely impact the Far North, where extreme heat conditions could occur more frequently. And what if there were a direct link between environmental degradation and the current social issues faced by the Arctic populations? What if we changed our view of the Far North to better understand it? Rather than a lifeless, frozen desert, can we see it as a rich landscape that has sculpted Inuit culture for millennia?
SPEAKERSheila Watt-Cloutier Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
10:00 AM INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE
By invitation only
DEGROWTH OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TWO PERSPECTIVES
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius demands changes that are quick and outside-the-box, but not impossible and a number of solutions are being put forward: geoengineering processes, green taxation, renewable energy and responsible consumption. However, underlying all these solutions is a much broader issue: is our economic model, based on growth, compatible with a permanent solution to the climate crisis? Is it possible to balance economic prosperity with environmental protection and social equity, as advocated from a sustainable development perspective? Is decrease, a controlled reduction in economic activity, based on the principles of voluntary simplicity, a reduction in our ecological footprint and energy expenditures, a possible option?SPEAKERS
Steve WaygoodChief Responsible Investment Officer, AvivaAmy FranceticManaging Director, Energize VenturesYves-Marie AbrahamProfessor, HEC MontréalAndrea LevyJournalist and Researcher 
10:30 AM

FORUM 1 simultaneously
SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

FORUM 2 simultaneously
THE RESILIENT CITY: CLIMATE CHANGE, ADAPTATION, AND THE FUTURE OF URBAN LIFE
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

FORUM 3 simultaneously
FEEDING THE PLANET IN 2050: A CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE
In collaboration with the Groupe OCP

FORUM 4 simultaneously
UNIVERSITIES AS ESSENTIAL ACTORS IN GLOBAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
In collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
A VISION FOR LIVING IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
In collaboration with McGill University

12:00 PM  LUNCHEON
NAVIGATING CHALLENGES IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
Presented by Hydro-Quebec
CHAIRDavid Murray Chief Operating Officer, Hydro-Québec; and President, Hydro-Québec ProductionSPEAKER
James P. Gorman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan StanleyPRESENTED BYNicolas Patard, Chairman of the Board, Finance MontréalINTERVIEWED BYDavid Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and MailCONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPaul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada; and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
2:15 PM

PLENARY SESSION
BALANCING INVESTMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

In the context of the ecological transition, investors are asking themselves many questions. Would including social, environmental and governance considerations in the investment-decision process prevent risks to society? Are current responsible investment criteria bold enough? Should responsible investing imply a form of shareholder activism to influence companies to adopt behavior that is aligned with the principles of sustainable development?

MODERATORSandrine Rastello Montreal Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

SPEAKERS

Sean Kidney Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative

Bertrand Millot Vice-President, Head of Stewardship Investing, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Milla CraigFounder and President, Millani

3:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
WHAT ROLE FOR GOVERNMENTS IN MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE?
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

While many governments are failing to hold to their commitments regarding climate change, the world’s youth are taking to the streets, as their confidence in the decision-making authorities has been shaken. Is the current system compatible with a permanent solution? How can the political system be part of a long-term vision with respect to environmental issues? Can the market self-adjust to address these issues or is political action needed?

SPEAKERS

Gina McCarthy 13th Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (2013-2017); Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE); and and Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michael Sabia President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

CLOSING REMARKS

Ségolène RoyalAmbassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles, France

4:00 PM

CLOSING OF THE 25TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL

SPEAKERS
Hélène Desmarais Chair of the Board of Directors, HEC Montréal; Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM); and President, Consultative and Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of Montreal
Nicholas Rémillard President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

6:00 P.M. 25TH ANNIVERSARY'S RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 13 - NETWORKING BRUNCH
11:00 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH
12:00 P.M. END OF THE 25TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL
JUNE 10 - ECONOMY, GOVERNANCE AND NEW CAPITALISM

Presented by l'Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1
ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHAT ROLE FOR THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY SECTORS?
In collaboration with the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF)
8:30 AM OPENING OF THE 25th EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL

WELCOMING REMARKS

Valérie PlanteMayor of Montréal

PRESENTED BY

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

OPENING ADDRESS

Louise MushikiwaboSecretary General of la Francophonie

PRESENTED BY

Nadine GiraultMinister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Québec

9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION
A GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TRANSITION
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)Economists and investors are increasingly concerned that global economic growth has hit its peak and that we are now entering a phase of slow-down. In what ways should we be either confident or worried about growth prospects for developing and emerging economies? How should we react to the risk of a Financial crisis? What must we do to prepare for the populist temptations and geopolitical rivalries that may arise as a political consequence of the next recession?CHAIRLouis MorissetPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) MODERATOR
Glenn HutchinsChairman, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver LakeSPEAKERSMamuka BakhtadzePrime Minister of GeorgiaMark MachinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment BoardRishi KapoorCo-Chief Executive Officer, InvestcorpAfsaneh BeschlossFounder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreekSir Martin SorrellExecutive Chairman, S4 Capital
10:00 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
THE AGE OF UNINTERRUPTED CONNECTIONSPEAKER
John McNeilChief Operating Officer, LyftMODERATOR
Joann MullerAutonomous Vehicles Reporter, Axios
10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
CRYPTOCURRENCIES: REVOLUTION OR TECHNOLOGICAL ILLUSION??
In collaboration with l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)-
FORUM 2 simultaneously
INNOVATION, PRODUCTIVITY AND WORK: THE CORE ELEMENTS OF CORPORATE COMPETITIVENESS
In collaboration with EY

FORUM 3 simultaneously
RAISING THE TRUST IN FINTECH: INCLUSION AND REGULATION

FORUM 4 simultaneously
LEADERS IN DIVERSITY: COMPANIES AS DRIVERS OF INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion Québec (MIDI)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
AFRICA 2063: VISION, PERSPECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN EMERGING CONTINENT
In collaboration with the Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF)

FORUM 6 simultaneously
GROWTH OF INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES AND ATTRACTION OF NEW INVESTMENTS IN QUÉBEC
In collaboration with Investissement Québec (IQ) 

12:00 PM OPENING LUNCHEON
EMBRACING CHANGE
Under the Honorary Presidency of the Premier of Québec

PART I – EMBRACING CHANGE
SPEAKER
François LegaultPremier of Québec
PRESENTED BY Nicholas RémillardPresident and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
THANKED BY Yves-Thomas DorvalPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Quebec Employers CouncilPART II – HOW IS CORPORATE CULTURE DRIVING INVESTMENT SUCCESS?
SPEAKER Eileen MurrayCo-Chief Executive Officer, Bridgewater Associates
INTERVIEWED BY Guy CormierPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group
PRESENTED BY Glenn HutchinsChairman, North Island; and Co-Founder, Silver Lake
CONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Paul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada; and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
2:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
NAVIGATING IN A SHIFTING GEOPOLITICAL CLIMATE
SPEAKER
Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

3:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN THE ERA OF A NEW CAPITALISM

At a time where social inequalities are rising and citizens increasingly voice their discontent at globalization, there is an urgent need to rethink the nature and goals of capitalism. How do we concretely make ESG metrics (environmental, social and governance) the centre of the system? What responsibility does the private sector have in terms of fulfilling duties usually associated with the public sector, such as education, health and transportation? Can impact investing revolutionize capitalism?

CHAIR Hélène DesmaraisChair of the Board of Directors, HEC Montréal; Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM); and President, Consultative and Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of MontrealMODERATORJacqueline HansenSenior Business Reporter, CBC News
SPEAKERSAnne WalshChief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Guy CormierPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group

Jae Sung YoonChief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM)

Lady Lynn Forester de RothschildChief Executive Officer, E.L. Rothschild LLC; and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Masazumi WakatabeDeputy Governor, Bank of Japan

CONCLUSION Gaétan MorinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

3:00 PM

SEMINAR
THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

MODERATOR

Amanda SloatRobert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

INTRODUCTION Enrico LettaDean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)

SPEAKERS

Juergen GerkeChief Executive Officer, Allianz Capital Partners

Diane CôtéChief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

Bruno ColmantChief Economist and Executive Board Member, Degroof Petercam Bank

Pascal LamyPresident, Paris Peace Forum, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013)

Doris HonoldGroup Chief Operating Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

CONCLUSION

Bernard SpitzPresident, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
HOW CAN THE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS?

SPEAKER

George H. WalkerChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neuberger Berman

INTERVIEWED BY

Derek DeCloet Executive Editor, and Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

CLOSING REMARKS

François-Philippe ChampagneMinister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

5:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE 1 simultaneously
INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
In collaboration with HEC Montréal 

ROUNDTABLE 2 simultaneously
HOW CAN LOCAL BUSINESSES SHINE INTERNATIONALLY?
In collaboration with the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)

ROUNDTABLE 3 simultaneously
CYBERSECURITY: THE GREAT THREAT OF FINANCIAL STABILITY
In collaboration with Opportunities New Brunswick

ROUNDTABLE 4 simultaneously
COMPETITIVENESS 4.0 AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: ARE YOU READY?
In collaboration with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO)

6:00 PM RECEPTION
In collaboration with the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal: Grand Opening of the "Grand Jardin des Amériques"
JUNE 11 - AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND INNOVATION

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
INNOVATING IN AGRIBUSINESS: THE CONSUMER MANTRA
In collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaWORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
INNOVATION AND YOUTH AS PROMOTERS OF CHANGE
In collaboration with RDÉE CanadaWORKING BREAKFAST 3 simultaneously
DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND RETAIL INDUSTRY: CHALLENGES AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES AND THE COMMUNITY
In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)
8:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
THE INVESTOR REVOLUTION
SPEAKER
Herman DaemsChairman of the Board, BNP Paribas Fortis
 9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION
FUELING THE INNOVATION FIRE : THE NEXT AGRI-FOOD REVOLUTION
In collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)From using drone technology in fields to hyperspectral imaging in food processing, the agri-food industry is in the midst of major innovations and transformation to respond to a variety of consumer expectations. Is the agri-food value-chain well positioned to respond to emerging consumer demands? How is the evolving agri-food landscape creating new industries and transforming supply chains? How can the agri-food sector embrace developments from the broader economy – from biosciences and big data to advance manufacturing and transportation – to meet future challenges?OPENING REMARKS
Mukhisa KituyiUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)INTRODUCTIONMarie-Claude Bibeau Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, CanadaMODERATORKen Ash Director, Trade and Agriculture, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
SPEAKERSEthan Brown Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond MeatClaudia Roessler Director, Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MicrosoftFlorian Schattenmann Chief Technology Officer, CargillDiane Wu Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Trace Genomics
 10:30 AM FORUM 1 simultaneously
INVESTING FOR TOMORROW: RISK AND REWARD IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
FORUM 2 simultaneously
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS
In collaboration with La Coop FédéréeFORUM 3 simultaneously
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: AT THE HEART OF A NEW BUSINESS MODEL
In collaboration with Polytechnique Montréal

FORUM 4 simultaneously
ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURE: THE FUTURE OF MEMORY
In collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
EMERGING MARKETS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: HOW TO SAVE GLOBALIZATION
In collaboration with  Global Affairs Canada

FORUM 6 simultaneously
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE REVOLUTION COMES TO HEALTHCARE
In collaboration with Health Canada

 12:00 PM LUNCHEON

PART I – WHY IS EMBRACING DIVERSITY CRITICAL NOW?
SPEAKER Orit GadieshChairman, Bain & Company

PRESENTED BY
Louis AudetExecutive Chairman, Cogeco

INTERVIEWED BY
Vanmala Subramaniam, Business Reporter, Financial Post

PART II – THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
SPEAKER John R. AllenPresident, The Brookings Institution

PRESENTED BY
Richard PayettePresident and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Québec

INTERVIEWED BY
Steve LevineFuture Editor, Axios

CONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Christian ParadisSenior Vice-President, Strategic Development, Protective Services, GardaWorld

2:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE ECONOMY
SPEAKER
Ángel Gurría
Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)PRESENTED BYJanie C. BéïqueExecutive Vice-President, Investments, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
 3:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION
MAKING INNOVATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BENEFICIAL TO SOCIETY
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technologies

Artificial intelligence is at the centre of a new technological revolution, with its implications, potential, and social and economic risks largely unknown. What rules must we create to manage the limitless amount of data circulating globally? What is artificial intelligence’s potential to address some of our core societal issues and needs? As it becomes more necessary than ever, what concrete steps must be taken and what investments must we make in order to improve our data-centric culture?

CHAIRRémi Quirion Chief Scientist, Québec

MODERATOR
Jean Lebel President, International Development Research Center (IDRC)

SPEAKERS

Max Yuan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xiaoi

Catherine D. Wood Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ARK Invest

Louis Têtu Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coveo

Jade Leung Head of Research and Partnerships, Center for the Governance of AI, Oxford University, Future of Humanity Institute

4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
THE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

SPEAKER
Suhail Al Mazrouei
Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

PRESENTED BY
Kerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

INTERVIEWED BY
Brian TobinVice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

CLOSING REMARKS
William Francis MorneauMinister of Finance, Canada

5:00 PM

ROUND-TABLE 1 simultaneously
THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
In collaboration with Concordia University

ROUND-TABLE 2 simultaneously
THE RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
In collaboration with the Université Laval

ROUND-TABLE 3 simultaneously

6:00 PM

"LOOKING AHEAD" SPONSORED RECEPTION

 

JUNE 12 - ENERGY, CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

7:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:30 AM WORKING BREAKFAST 1 simultaneously
OPEN BANKING AND FINTECH: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DEMOCRATIZING FINANCE
In collaboration with the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ)

WORKING BREAKFAST 2 simultaneously
ENERGY TRANSITION AT THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEVELS

8:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
REGULATING INNOVATION
SPEAKERS Kristine L. SvinickiChairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Rumina VelshiPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION
TOWARDS A NEW ENERGY FUTURE
In collaboration with SkyPower Global Group of Companies
Pressured by climate change and growing global demand, the world is transitioning towards an increased production of renewable energy. What is the right balance that we must find between fossil fuels and renewable energy, in order to avoid shortages and price spikes? What investment strategies should be put in place to promote energy efficiency? How will renewable energy usage liberate economic growth potential for emerging markets?

OPENING REMARKS Jason KenneyPrime Minister of Alberta
INTRODUCTION
Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya
Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment, CubaMODERATORChristoph Frei Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)SPEAKERSJosephine Wapakabulo Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)Nancy Southern Chair and Chief Executive Officer, ATCOEric Xin Luo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GCL System Integration TechnologyMona Hammami Hijazi Senior Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince CourtKerry AdlerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global Group of CompaniesCONCLUSIONDuško Marković Prime Minister of Montenegro

9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS OUTLOOK ON CLIMATE CHANGE DAY Presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
OPENING REMARKSKim ThomassinExecutive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)ARCTIC FRAGILITY AND INUIT RESILIENCEThe most recent IPCC report forecasts that global warming will severely impact the Far North, where extreme heat conditions could occur more frequently. And what if there were a direct link between environmental degradation and the current social issues faced by the Arctic populations? What if we changed our view of the Far North to better understand it? Rather than a lifeless, frozen desert, can we see it as a rich landscape that has sculpted Inuit culture for millennia?
SPEAKERSheila Watt-Cloutier Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
10:00 AM INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE
By invitation only
DEGROWTH OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TWO PERSPECTIVES
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius demands changes that are quick and outside-the-box, but not impossible and a number of solutions are being put forward: geoengineering processes, green taxation, renewable energy and responsible consumption. However, underlying all these solutions is a much broader issue: is our economic model, based on growth, compatible with a permanent solution to the climate crisis? Is it possible to balance economic prosperity with environmental protection and social equity, as advocated from a sustainable development perspective? Is decrease, a controlled reduction in economic activity, based on the principles of voluntary simplicity, a reduction in our ecological footprint and energy expenditures, a possible option?SPEAKERS
Steve WaygoodChief Responsible Investment Officer, AvivaAmy FranceticManaging Director, Energize VenturesYves-Marie AbrahamProfessor, HEC MontréalAndrea LevyJournalist and Researcher 
10:30 AM

FORUM 1 simultaneously
SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY
In collaboration with the City of Montreal

FORUM 2 simultaneously
THE RESILIENT CITY: CLIMATE CHANGE, ADAPTATION, AND THE FUTURE OF URBAN LIFE
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

FORUM 3 simultaneously
FEEDING THE PLANET IN 2050: A CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE
In collaboration with the Groupe OCP

FORUM 4 simultaneously
UNIVERSITIES AS ESSENTIAL ACTORS IN GLOBAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
In collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

FORUM 5 simultaneously
A VISION FOR LIVING IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
In collaboration with McGill University

12:00 PM  LUNCHEON
NAVIGATING CHALLENGES IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
Presented by Hydro-Quebec
CHAIRDavid Murray Chief Operating Officer, Hydro-Québec; and President, Hydro-Québec ProductionSPEAKER
James P. Gorman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan StanleyPRESENTED BYNicolas Patard, Chairman of the Board, Finance MontréalINTERVIEWED BYDavid Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and MailCONCLUSION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPaul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada; and Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Montreal
2:15 PM

PLENARY SESSION
BALANCING INVESTMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

In the context of the ecological transition, investors are asking themselves many questions. Would including social, environmental and governance considerations in the investment-decision process prevent risks to society? Are current responsible investment criteria bold enough? Should responsible investing imply a form of shareholder activism to influence companies to adopt behavior that is aligned with the principles of sustainable development?

MODERATORSandrine Rastello Montreal Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

SPEAKERS

Sean Kidney Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative

Bertrand Millot Vice-President, Head of Stewardship Investing, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Milla CraigFounder and President, Millani

3:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT
WHAT ROLE FOR GOVERNMENTS IN MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE?
As part of the Outlook on Climate Change Day presented by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

While many governments are failing to hold to their commitments regarding climate change, the world’s youth are taking to the streets, as their confidence in the decision-making authorities has been shaken. Is the current system compatible with a permanent solution? How can the political system be part of a long-term vision with respect to environmental issues? Can the market self-adjust to address these issues or is political action needed?

SPEAKERS

Gina McCarthy 13th Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (2013-2017); Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE); and and Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michael Sabia President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

CLOSING REMARKS

Ségolène RoyalAmbassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles, France

4:00 PM

CLOSING OF THE 25TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL

SPEAKERS
Hélène Desmarais Chair of the Board of Directors, HEC Montréal; Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM); and President, Consultative and Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of Montreal
Nicholas Rémillard President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

6:00 P.M. 25TH ANNIVERSARY'S RECEPTION
Hosted by the Young Leaders Circle of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

 

June 13 - NETWORKING BRUNCH
11:00 A.M. NETWORKING BRUNCH
12:00 P.M. END OF THE 25TH EDITION OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL