The annual event goes virtual to bring the world’s leading experts together over three days


The Toronto Global Forum is uniting some of the world’s top legislators, politicians, economists, Fortune 500 CEOs and industry experts together online for an impactful discussion on the major challenges facing the economy in these unprecedented times. This year’s program, which runs from October 26th to 28th, 2020, focuses on the theme “Forging a Resilient Economy” and will include enlightening discussions on the global recovery, sustainable investing, the digital economy, and the future of healthcare, education and employment. Now in its 14th year, the 2020 edition of the Toronto Global Forum will be the first virtual iteration of the highly anticipated event.


The Toronto Global Forum is organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to witness in real time the comments and perspectives that will make headlines and trend on social media. The IEFA event platform will also provide an array of networking opportunities including information kiosks, media outreach and meetings between delegates and speakers.



October 26-28, 2020



Online at Forum-Americas.org/Toronto


Forging a Resilient Economy

Monday, October 26 – Global recovery, investment, new capitalism, growth

Tuesday, October 27 – Infrastructure, education, digital economy, agriculture

Wednesday, October 28 – Women in leadership, energy, retail, health, entertainment, globalization


preliminary list of speakers is available online and includes:

·      Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Government of Canada

·      Nancy Knight, Director, Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP),

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·      Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Government of Canada

·      Dean ConnorDean A. Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer,

Sun Life Financial

·      Rajiv Shah President,

The Rockefeller Foundation

·      Brian Tobin, Vice Chair

BMO Financial Group

·      Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance

Government of Ontario

·      André Boucher, Associate Head

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security


Additional speakers are expected to be announced in the coming days.


Presented by Cogeco, this year’s Toronto Global Forum will again bring together more than 150 speakers and delegates representing more than 65 countries and will have a potential audience of 15,000 virtual attendees from around the globe. Speakers will discuss concrete ways organizations and countries can move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, , including creating resilient economies, re-imagining financial services, developing the workforce of the future, rethinking capitalism, establishing a global approach to education, and fostering innovation in agriculture, energy, retail, healthcare and manufacturing.

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