13th International Economic Forum of the Americas - Conference of Montreal: Succeeding through uncertainty: From risk evaluation to strategic decision - Montréal, June 18 to 21, 2007 - Hilton Bonaventure Montreal - 900 La Gauchetière West, Montréal



    
                 ENERGY, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    

    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The sessions of the 13th International
Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal continue for the second
day. Guests include:

    
    - Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
    - Jean Lemierre, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and
      Development (EBRD)
    - James J. Heckman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics 2000 and
      Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago
    - Luc Montagnier, Professor Emeritus, Pasteur Institute, Director
      Emeritus of Research at the CNRS, President, World Foundation for AIDS
      Research and Prevention, Co-discoverer of the AIDS virus
    - William Pollack, Harvard Medical School Psychologist and Director,
      Centers for Men and Young Men, McLean Hospital
    - Claude Béchard, Minister of Natural Resources and Fauna, Government of
      Québec
    - Anatoly Borisovich Chubais, Chief Executive Officer, Unified Energy
      System of Russia (RAO UES)

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                              SUMMARY OF AGENDA
                           TUESDAY, June 19, 2007
                 ENERGY, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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    9:00    PLENARY SESSION
            Energy Security and Health: Proper Prevention for a secure Future

            - The Hon. Donald Johnston, Secretary-General (June 1996 to
              June 2006) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
              Development (OECD), Chairman of the Board, International Risk
              Governance Council
            - Jean Lemierre, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and
              Development (EBRD)
            - Luc Montagnier, Professor Emeritus, Pasteur Institute, Director
              Emeritus of Research at the CNRS, President, World Foundation
              for AIDS Research and Prevention, Co-discoverer of the AIDS
              virus
            - Thierry Vandal, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec.

    10:15   INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FORUM
            Poverty, Health and Scholastic success

            - David Levine, President and CEO, Agence de Développement de
              réseaux locaux de services de santé et de services sociaux de
              Montréal
            - André Chagnon, Chairman and CEO, Lucie and André Chagnon
              Foundation
            - William Pollack, Harvard Medical School Psychologist and
              Director, Centers for Men and Young Men, McLean Hospital
            - Paul Cappon, President and CEO, Canadian Council on Learning
              (CCL)
            - Ginette Paquet, Researcher, Québec National Institute for
              Public Health (INSPQ) and author of "Partir du bas de
              l'échelle".

    10:15   FORUM 2
            Financing Development: Public-Private Partenerships and
            Infrastructure

            - Evarist Mabi, Former Prime Minister, Former Finance Minister
              and Auditor General, Democratic Republic of the Congo
            - Tim Turner, Director, Private Sector, African Development Bank
              Group (AfDB)
            - Simon Compaoré, Mayor of the City of Ouagadougou
            - TON Nu Thi Ninh, Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs
              Commission, National Assembly of Vietnam
            - William J. Cosgrove, President, Bureau d'audiences publiques
              sur l'environnement (BAPE)

    10:15   INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM
            A Country's Energy Choices and its Socio-Economic Development
            Energy ressources at the service of societies: achieving genuine
            sustainable development

            - Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, Board of Trade of
              Metropolitan Montréal
            - Claude Béchard, Minister of Natural Resources and Fauna,
              Government of Québec
            - Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director Designate, International
              Energy Agency (IEA) and Director for Science, Technology, and
              Industry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
              Development (OECD)
            - E. A. S. Sarma, Former Secretary to the Government of India,
              Ministry of Power and Member of the National Energy Map for
              India Committee.

    12:00   LUNCHEON
            Sustainable Development: The Challenges of Energy Security and
            Health

            - Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB).
            - Anatoly Borisovich Chubais, Chief Executive Officer, Unified
              Energy System of Russia (RAO UES)
            - Jacques Lamarre, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
            - Jean-Pierre Ouellet, Vice-President, RBC Capital Markets

    14:30   INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FORUM (continuation)
            The economie and health: the effects of prevention

            - Claire Gascon Giard, General Coordinator, Centre d'excellence
              pour le développement des jeunes enfants (CEDJE)
            - James J. Heckman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics 2000 and
              Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The
              University of Chicago
            - André Chagnon, President and CEO, Lucie and André Chagnon
              Foundation
            - J. Fraser Mustard, Founding President and Fellow, The Canadian
              Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR)
            - Catherine Le Galès-Camus, Assistant Director General -
              Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health
              Organization (WHO)
            - Alain Poirier, National Director of Public Health and Assistant
              Deputy Minister, Public Health Directorate of the Québec
              Department of Health and Social Services
            - Michel Venne, Director General, Institut du Nouveau Monde
              (INM).

    14:30   SEMINAR 1
            Financing Development and Entrepreneurship in Africa In
            cooperation with the Organisation internationale de la
            Francophonie (OIF)

            - H.E. Charles M'BA, Minister to the Secretary of State (Gabon)  
            - H.E. Habib Ould Hemet, Former Minister and Secretary-General of
              the Presidency, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
            - Abdoulaye Mboup, President, Premium Contact Center
              International (PCCI), France
            - Martin Abéga, Executive Secretary of the GICAM, Cameroon
            - Marisol Quirion, Counsel, Vice-President's Expertise Council,
              Développement International Desjardins
            - Hervé Cronel, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the
              Francophonie

    14:30   INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM (continuation)
            Energy security, investment and regulation: Looking for the right
            global mix

            - Jean-Paul Théorêt, Chairman, Régie de l'énergie du Québec
            - Vyacheslav Yurievich Sinyugin, CEO, Federal Hydroelectric Power
              Generation Company (Hydro OGK) and Member of the Management
              Board of Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UES)
            - Christoph Frei, Energy Director, World Economic Forum (Davos)
            - Carlos Federico Basanes, Coordinator, Infrastructure Fund
              (IntraFund), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

    16:30   ROUND TABLE 1
            The Development of an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Francophonie

            - Louis L. Roquet, President, Chief Operating Officer of
              Desjardins Venture Capital and President of the administrative
              board, Fondation de l'Entrepreneurship du Québec
            - Youssouf Fall, Secretary General, Conférence des Ministres de
              la Jeunesse et des Sports des Etats et Gouvernements ayant le
              français en partage (CONFEJES)
            - François Hurel, President, International Forum on
              Entrepreneurship, Local Economic and Employment Development
              Programme (LEED), OECD
            - Gérald Lemoine, Director, Institut de la Francophonie pour
              l'Entrepreneuriat
            - Catherine Ferembach, Deputy Secretary, Ministère du Conseil
              exécutif, Québec
            - Clément Wonou, Coordinator, National Microfinance Programme,
              Togo
            - Brahim Meddeb, Director, Business Administration Department,
              Senghor University, Alexandria, Egypt
            - Régis Labeaume, President and CEO, Fondation de
              l'entrepreneurship du Québec

    16:30   ROUND TABLE 2
            World Trade Systems and the Challenge of Sustainability

            - John West, Director, Department of External Relations,
              Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  
            - Claude E. Barfield, Director of Trade and Science and
              Technology Studies, American Enterprise Institute (Washington,
              D.C.)
            - Datuk M. Supperamaniam, Former Ambassador/Permanent
              Representative of Malaysia to the World Trade Organization
              (WTO)
            - Florence JeanBlanc-Risler, Head of Economic Services, French
              Embassy in Canada
            - The Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew, Executive Advisor International,
              Deloitte & Touche Concluding remarks:
            - Louis Bélanger, Professor, Québec Institute for Advanced
              International Studies, Laval University.

    16:30   BOOK LAUNCH
            "Children and Poverty: Challenges and Solutions"
            Salon Via 1
    

    Other speakers and experts may also take part in the Conference
proceedings, though their names may not necessarily figure in this summary of
the day's agenda. The complete final program for the 13th edition of the
Conference of Montréal is available on site at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel,
and can also be accessed on the Conference website at
www.conferenceofmontreal.com
    All the Forum's sessions are open to journalists, and a press room will
be made available to members of the press. The media may arrange interviews on
site or attend the press scrums that generally follow sessions to which
speakers have contributed. Depending on the Conference timetable, scheduling
of press conferences may vary somewhat. You can obtain information on press
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in the Forum Press Room (Salon Fundy) by phone at (514) 878-2931 or at
(514) 497-1385 (mobile).
    Conference of Montreal press releases are also available over the
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is issued about 24 hours in advance, but is subject to change. To attend the
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obtain prior accreditation. To do so, they are asked to contact Richard
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    The International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montréal

    A non-profit organization, the Economic Forum of the Americas /
Conference of Montréal is an initiative of the Institut d'Etudes
administratives de Montréal. The Conference's Board of Governors is chaired by
Paul Desmarais Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power
Corporation of Canada.
    The 13th edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas /
Conference of Montréal enjoys support from two principal partners: Power
Corporation of Canada and the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon. A number of
sponsors have contributed to the Forum's success, including the Autorité des
marchés financiers (AMF), the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), RBC Capital
Markets, Alcan, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Bell, Hydro-Québec,
EDC Export Development Canada, BDC Business Development Bank of Canada, VIA
Rail Canada, Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) L.L.P., Air France, Investissement
Québec (IQ), SNC-Lavalin, Bombardier, HEC Montréal, Institut québécois des
Hautes études internationales (HEI), La Presse, The Gazette, Le Monde and CNW
Telbec.
    The Forum receives special assistance from the Government of Canada and
several federal agencies, such as the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA), Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC), International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada Economic Development for Quebec
Regions, and Industry Canada (IC). The event also receives active support from
the Government of Québec, including the Ministère des Affaires municipales et
des Régions, the Ministère des Relations internationales, and the Ministère du
Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.
    Lastly, a number of international partners have also helped to make the
event a reality. These include the Asian Development Bank, the European
Central Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the African
Development Bank Group, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD), the Canadian Commision for UNESCO, the Organisation
Internationale de la Francophonie, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.




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