15th International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal - June 8 to 11, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal



    
                                 THE AGENDA
                             MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
                           FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE
    

    MONTREAL, June 7 /CNW/ - The 15th edition of the International Economic
Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal starts its work tomorrow
morning at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal. Until Thursday, more than
3,200 participants from all regions of the world, and several ministerial
delegations, will hear over 150 speakers develop the theme Adapting to a New
World.

    
    The first day's theme is "Finance and Governance".

    8:30   Opening plenary session - Room Westmount/Outremont
           TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER
           In collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers - AMF
           Introduction:
           - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum
             of the Americas (IEFA)
           Welcoming words:
           - Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal
           PLENARY SESSION
           President:
           - Raymond Bachand, Minister of Finances and Minister of
             Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du
             Québec (MDEIE)
           Speaker:
           A RETURN TO ECONOMIC GROWTH...?
           - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International
             Monetary Fund (IMF)
           THE ECONOMICS OF CONFIDENCE
           - Jonathan Spector, Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board
             (United States)

    10:15  Forum 1 (simultaneously) - Room Le Portage
           MODERNIZING FINANCIAL REGULATION
           In collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers - AMF
           Moderator:
           - Pierre Bernier, Executive Vice-President, Autorité des marchés
             financiers (AMF)
           Introduction:
           - Jonathan Spector, CEO, The Conference Board (United States)
           Speakers:
           - David Wyss, Chief Economist, Standard & Poor's
           - Gautier Dirckx, President and CEO, BNP Paribas (Canada)

           Forum 2 (simultaneously) - Room Mont-Royal/Hampstead/Côte-St-Luc
           MAKING INNOVATION STRATEGY SUCCEED IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
           Moderator:
           - Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business
             Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
           Introduction:
           - Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-
             operation and Development (OECD)
           Speakers:
           - Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Systems (Canada)
           - Marcel de Picciotto, Former President and Chief Executive
             Officer and Senior Advisor to the President, Thalès Canada Inc.
           - Paul Boothe, Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Industry Canada

           Forum 3 (simultaneously) - Fontaine B
           THE FINANCIAL SYSTEME AFTER THE CRISIS: NEW ACTORS, NEW ISSUES
           In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
           Chair:
           - Laurent Martin, Director, Chief Economist, Macroeconomic
             Analysis, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
           Introduction
           - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International
             Monetary Fund (IMF)
           Speakers:
           - Jan Hatzius, Chief U.S. Economist, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
           - Anne Golden, President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada

           Forum 4 (simultaneously) - Fontaine E
           MIGRATION, PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPETITION: THE CHALLENGES OF
           INTEGRATION
           In collaboration with the ministère de l'Immigration et des
           Communautés culturelles du Québec (MICC)
           Moderator:
           - Denis Deschamps, President and Chief Operator Officer, Drakkar
           Welcoming words:
           - Yolande James, Minister, Ministère de l'Immigration et des
             Communautés culturelles du Québec (MICC)
           Introduction:
           - Guy Ryder, Secretary General, International Trade Union
             Confederation (ITUC)
           Speakers:
           - Yves Doutriaux, State Advisor (France)
           - Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Member of the Board of
             Trustees, Migration Policy Institute (United States)

    12:00  Opening Luncheon - Westmount/Outremont
           Under the honorary presidency of Jean Charest, Premier of the
           Province of Québec
           A NEW WORLD GOVERNANCE
           Welcoming Words:
           - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum
             of the Americas (IEFA)
           Introduction:
           - Jean Charest, Premier of the Province of Québec
           PART 1 TOWARDS A FAIRER FORM OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE
           Speaker:
           - Robert B. Zoellick, President, The World Bank Group
           Interviewed by:
           - Charlie Rose, host of The Charlie Rose Show (PBS), United States
           Introduced by:
           - Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of
             Canada and Chairman of the Board of Governors, International
             Economic Forum of the Americas
           (IEFA)
           PART 2 THE NEED FOR GLOBAL SOLIDARITY
           Speaker:
           - Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, The Commonwealth
           Introduced by:
           - Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-
             operation and Development (OECD)
           Thanked by:
           - Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance of Canada

    15:00  Plenary Session - Room Westmount/Outremont
           THRIVING IN A NEW FINANCIAL ORDER
           Chair:
           - Hélène Desmarais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Centre
             d'innovation et d'entreprises de Montréal (CEIM)
           Moderator:
           - Tom d'Aquino, Chief Executive and President, Canadian Council of
             Chief Executives
           Speakers:
           POLITICAL RISKS AND TERRORISM: HOW TO TACKLE THEM?
           - Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
           ECONOMIC CRISIS AND THE RISKS FOR DEMOCRACY
           - José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American
             States (OAS)
           MEASURING GLOBAL RISK
           - Shafik Mohammed Gabr, Chairman and Managing Director, ARTOC
             Group
           EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE SOLIDARITY: PEACE AND STABILITY IN DANGER
           - Guy Ryder, Secretary General, International Trade Union
             Confederation (ITUC)
    

    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
conferences or request individual interviews by contacting André Bouthillier
in the Forum Press Room in Salon Fontaine D at (514) 895-0127.
    The full, detailed program of the International Economic Forum of the
Americas/Conference of Montréal is updated on a regular basis and can be
consulted at any time on the official website at www.conferenceofmontreal.com.




For further information:

For further information: André Bouthillier, Media Relations Director,
(514) 895-0127 (cell), abouthillier@comab.ca

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