Internaltional Economic Forum of the Americas : Montreal : EMBRACING CHANGE


Internaltional Economic Forum of the Americas : Montreal : EMBRACING CHANGE

June 10 – 13, 2019
The Conference program is available online at, and will be updated frequently

The landmark 25th edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas – Conference of Montreal will open on Monday, June 10 with a daylong program featuring over 100 panellists from around the world

Leaders from Beyond Meat, Google, Lyft, Morgan Stanley, OECD, UNESCO among 200 experts attending one of the world’s premier international summits

The landmark 25th anniversary edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal will bring together over 200 of the world’s leading political, economic and industry experts to debate the most pressing issues facing Quebec, Canada and the global community.
Key themes to be explored at the 2019 International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal include Economy, Governance and New Capitalism; Agriculture, Trade and Innovation; and Energy, Cities and Climate Change. The preliminary version of the Conference program features the following speakers:

John R. Allen, President, The Brookings Institution
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia
Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek
Karan Bhatia, Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
Marie-Claude BibThe Brookleau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
Ethan Brown, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Meat
Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain & Company
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada
Bruno Colmant, Chief Economist and Executive Board Member, Degroof Petercam Bank
Diane Côté, Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group
David M. Cote, Chief Executive Officer, GS Acquisition Holdings
Mark Dudman, Head, Global Product and AI Development, IBM Watson Health
Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation, Québec
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer, E.L. Rothschild LLC; and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council (WEC)
Raúl García Barreiro, Minister of Energy and Mining, Cuba
Jürgen Gerke, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Capital Partners
Eric Girard, Minister of Finance, Québec
Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Québec
James P. Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley
Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Mona Hammami Hijazi, Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court
Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island and Co-Founder, Silver Lake
Simon Jolin-Barrette, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Québec
Mélanie Joly , Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, Canada
Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Adama Kone, Minister of Economy and Finance, Côte d’Ivoire
Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013)
François Legault, Premier of Québec
Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014); and Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po
Mark Machin, President and Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment Board
Duško Marković, Prime Minister of Montenegro
Jon McNeill, Chief Operating Officer, Lyft
William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
Eileen Murray, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bridgewater Associates
Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
Ségolène Royal, Ambassador in charge of international negotiation for the Arctic and Antarctic regions, France
Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 Capital
Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
Josephine Wapakabulo, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)
Jae Sung Yoon, Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM)
Max Yuan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xiaoi
Media Accreditation and Practical Information:

The Conference of Montreal sessions will take place from Monday, June 10, to Thursday, June 13, at Hotel Bonaventure (900 de la Gauchetière West, Montreal).

About the Conference of Montreal:
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, the Conference of Montreal is a world-class event that invites leaders from the political and academic communities, public and private sectors and civil society to speak on major issues in the globalization of economies, with a focus on relations between the Americas and the other continents. The Conference also strives to foster exchanges of information and facilitate meetings between world leaders to encourage international discourse.
The Conference of Montreal is presented every year by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, which is also presenting the Toronto Global Forum from September 4 to 6, 2019; the Conference of Paris from November 13 to 14, 2019; and the Miami World Strategic Forum from April 6 to 7, 2020

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