15th International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal - The Agenda - Thursday, June 11, 2009 - International Finance



    MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW/ - The 15th edition of the International Economic
Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal pursues its work tomorrow
morning at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal. Until this afternoon,
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 fourth day's theme is "International Finance".

    
    9:00   Plenary Session - Room Mont-Royal / Hampstead / Côte-St-Luc
           GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: UNCERTAIN RECOVERY

           Chair:
           - Duarte M. da Ponte Miranda, Secretary, Board of Governors,
             Conference of Montreal

           PART 1 THE FIRST WORLDWIDE RECESSION, A DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCES
           Speakers:
           ASIA, JAPAN AND THE LESSONS OF DEFLATION
           - Hiroshi Watanabe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Japan
             Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
           COHESION AND CONFIDENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: FACING THE CRISIS
           - Riad Toufic Salamé, Governor, Bank of Lebanon
           THE CARIBBEAN AND THE CRISIS
           - Compton Bourne, President, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
           - Juan Temistocles Montas Dominguez, Secretary of State of
             Economy, Planning and Development (Dominican Republic)
           PART 2 FROM G8 TO G20: STRIVING TOWARDS EFFECTIVE MULTILATERALISM
           Speakers:
           - Tiff Macklem, Associate Deputy Minister & G7 Deputy for Canada,
             Finance Canada, Office of the Associate Deputy Minister and G7
             Deputy for Canada
           - Michel G. Maila, Vice President, Risk Management, International
             Finance Corporation (IFC)
           - Andrew Baukol, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of
             the Treasury

           Comments and conclusion:
           - The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, Executive Advisor,
             International, Deloitte and Former Foreign Affairs Minister and
             International Trade Minister (Canada)

    12:00  Closing Luncheon - Room Westmount /Outremont
           THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND THE TOLE OF CENTRAL BANKS: HOW FAR CAN
           THEY GO?
           Speaker:
           - Guillermo Ortiz Martinez, Governor, Central Bank of Mexico
           Introduced by:
           - The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew, Executive Advisor,
             International, Deloitte and Former Foreign Affairs Minister and
             International Trade Minister (Canada)

           CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF THE 15TH EDITION
           OF THE CONFERENCE OF MONTREAL
           - Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of Canada
           Introduced by:
           - Pierre Fleurent, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking
             and Head, Corporate Finance-Québec, RBC Capital Markets

           Thanks and conclusion:
           - Hélène Desmarais, Chairman of the Board, HEC Montreal, Chairman
             of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d'entreprises
             et d'innovation de Montréal and President of the Consultative
             and Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of Montreal

           Closing of the conference:
           - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum
             of the Americas (IEFA)
    

    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.




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