MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 21st edition of the Conference of Montreal starts today. This year’s theme is Building a Balanced Economy. Close to 200 speakers are invited, including a number of economic leaders who will share their thoughts on the main issues affecting global economic growth.
Amongst the topics to be discussed are the future of the energy sector, climate change, infrastructure financing, the work-retirement transition, and investments in research and innovation, particularly in the health sector.
“In addition to providing a unique forum for networking and exchanging ideas, the Conference of Montreal is increasingly becoming a platform that encourages economic leaders to work together to identify potential solutions to the challenges associated with balancing economic growth in all regions of the world”
“In addition to providing a unique forum for networking and exchanging ideas, the Conference of Montreal is increasingly becoming a platform that encourages economic leaders to work together to identify potential solutions to the challenges associated with balancing economic growth in all regions of the world,” points out Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.
The Conference of Montreal, organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, is a major international event which invites leaders from the worlds of politics and academia, the public and private sectors, and civil society to come and discuss the major issues surrounding economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on relations between the Americas and the other continents.
The Conference will be co-chaired by David M. Cote, Chair and Chief Executive Officer at Honeywell, and Patrick Pouyanné, Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer at TOTAL.
The conference will also feature prominent speakers who will attend the various sessions, including:
- Ségolène Royal, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France,
- Michäelle Jean, Secretary General, International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF),
- Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, GE,
- Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International,
- Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group and Editor-at-Large, TIME magazine, and
- Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
More than 4,000 participants are expected at the Bonaventure Hotel, June 8 to 11, for this important event that continues to grow every year. For a copy of the program and a list of the speakers, please see the Conference Web site: http://forum-americas.org/montreal