Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, former Bank of Canada and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Linamar Corporation CEO Linda Hasenfratz among keynote speakers

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) will hold the 28th edition of the Conference on Montreal from 11 to 13 July 2022 at the Bonaventure Hotel

MONTREAL, July 5, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The conference of Montreal is pleased to reveal the program for the 2022 edition under the theme “Leading the Transition to Net Zero”. This unique three-day event will address the following topics: cutting-edge technology for the conquest of space, financing the energy transition, international diplomacy, the role of women in climate action, geopolitical developments in the face of global crises, and the international economic system in the midst of climate change .

The conference of Montreal is pleased to welcome Pablo Hernandez de Kosmanager of the Bank of Spain, Odile Renault-BassoPresident of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Gustavo Montezanopresident of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to discuss achieving net zero. Jin Likunpresident of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and Praveer Sinhachairman and chief executive officer of Tata Powerwill also deal with the energy transition. Soumya Swaminathanchief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Jonas Awardpresident and CEO of ManpowerGroup will discuss research beyond COVID-19 and the labor revolution, respectively.

Brian GallantCEO of Space Canada and former Prime Minister of New Brunswickand Janet Cavandipresident of Sierra Spacewill participate in a plenary session on the new era of space exploration, a project now within the reach of the private sector, where the future of this emerging field will be discussed.

Numerous elected officials, experts and business leaders will participate in person during the conference, including Francois-Philippe ChampagneMinister of Innovation, Science and Industry in the Government of Canada; Mark Carney, Vice Chairman and Head of Transitional Investing, Brookfield Asset Management; and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; Cameron DickQueensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment; Rishi Kapoorco-chief executive of Investcorp; Linda HasenfratzPresident and CEO of Linamar Corporation; Ivan VelaCEO of Rio Tinto Aluminium; Philip RainvillePresident and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal; Genevieve MorinPresident and CEO of Fondaction; Oral Najarifounder and CEO of Britishvolt; Marissa West, President and CEO of General Motors Canada; and Mauricio RamosCEO of Milicom.

Quebec Prime Minister Francois Lego and Montreal mayor Valerie Plante will also speak at the opening of the 28th edition of the Conference of Montreal.

The full program and list of confirmed speakers will be updated regularly. To consult it, please click here.

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Concerning the Conference of Montreal

The conference of Montreal is a world-class event that invites global leaders to speak on the main issues of economic globalization, with an emphasis on relations between the two Americas and other continents. The conference also seeks to facilitate meetings between world leaders to promote information sharing and international exchange.

The conference of Montreal is organized annually by the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA), which also presents the Global Forum in Toronto, the World Strategic Forum in Miami and the Conference of Paris.

SOURCE Americas International Economic Forum


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