Monday, 12 September 2016

GLOBAL LEADERS GATHER IN TORONTO TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES



TORONTO – International business and political leaders, including International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, will meet in Toronto next Monday to discuss development opportunities in an era of economic, social and political evolution.

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) has released the final program for the 10th anniversary of the Toronto Global Forum, taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel from September 12th to 14th.


Titled “Leading in Uncertain Times” the forum will address a broad range of international issues including economic growth, disruptive technologies, infrastructure development, geopolitics, the new world energy map, changing global trade routes, and the new era of manufacturing.

The Toronto Global Forum, presented by Cogeco Peer 1, will bring together more than 130 speakers and 2,600 delegates representing more than 40 countries. Participants will discuss how to better respond to today’s most pressing economic issues.

Attendees will include leading figures from the business world, heads of state, and numerous representatives of the federal and provincial governments, international organizations, and civil society.


Date:
September 12-14, 2016
Place:
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Themes:
Monday, September 12 – Global Economy | Finance | Innovation
Tuesday, September 13 – Energy | Natural Resources | Infrastructure
Wednesday, September 14 – Manufacturing | International Trade | Governance
Co-Chairs:
-   Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One
-   Arif Naqvi, Founder and CEO, The Abraaj Group



Featured Speakers:
-   Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
-   Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE
-   Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
-   John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
-   Elizabeth Corley, Vice-Chair, Allianz Global Investors
-   Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group; Editor-at-Large, TIME
-   David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
-   Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
-   Steve Williams, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.
-   Brett D. Begemann, President & COO, Monsanto
-   Marc Parent, President & CEO, CAE
-   Navdeep Bains, Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Growth
-   Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Canada
-   Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada
-   Hashim Tha├ži, President, Republic of Kosovo
-   Mamady Youla, Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea
-   Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
-   Dulcidio De La Guardia, Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama
-   Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
-   Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
-   Pierre Foumakoye Gado, Minister of Oil and Energy, Niger

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