16th International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal -
June 7 to 10, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal


    
                     Conference of Montreal - The Agenda
                           Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -
               Energy, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
    
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<p><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 8</span> /CNW Telbec/ - Senior White House officials, global political leaders and prominent business executives will be among the over 120 panellists participating in the International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> from <span class="xn-chron">June 7</span> to 10, 2010. Themed "Innovating to Succeed in a New Global Market," the Conference will bring together the world's leading policymakers and other stakeholders to address issues currently facing the environment, health care, energy and the global economy.</p>
<p>The 16th edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> will bring together more than 3,000 participants, including business executives, senior officials, thought leaders as well as numerous international delegations. The Forum will take place at the <span class="xn-person">Hilton Bonaventure</span> Hotel in downtown <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> (900 de La Gauchetiere W).The complete Conference program for Tuesday, June 8:</p>
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    7:00 REGISTRATION

    7 :30am WORKING BREAKFAST 1 (simultaneously)
    Room Fontaine H
    Biodiversity and Climate Change: A Path Towards Sustainable Global
    Economic Development
    Moderator:
    - Fatimata Dia-Touré, Director, Institut de l'énergie et de
      l'environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF)
    Speakers:
    - Malick Diallo, Environment Director, West African Economic and Monetary
      Union (WAEMU)
    - Patrick Beauchesne, Director, Direction du patrimoine écologique et des
      parcs, Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des
      Parcs du Québec (MDDEP)
    - Yaye Kène Gassama, Director General, Agence de la recherche
      scientifique appliquée (ARESA) (Senegal)

    7 :30am - WORKING BREAKFAST 2 (simultaneously) - Doing Business in Africa
    Room Fontaine B
    Moderator:
    - Bruce Montador, Canadian Executive Director to the African Development
      Bank Group (ADB)
    Speakers:
    - Nkosana D. Moyo, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, African
      Development Bank
    Group (ADB)
    - David Creighton, Chief Executive Officer, Cordiant Capital

    7:30am - WORKING BREAKFAST 3 (simultaneously) - Liability of the Manager
    and the Precautionary Principle*
    Room Fontaine D
    Moderator:
    - Stéphane Rousseau, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de
      Montréal
    Speakers:
    - Hélène Trudeau, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de
      Montréal
    PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE: DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION IN CANADIAN LAW
    - Yves Doutriaux, State Councillor (France)
    THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN EUROPEAN LAW
    - Robert Daigneault, Partner, Daigneault Lawyers
    MANAGER'S LIABILITY
    Comments:
    - Peter Nicholson, Past and Founding President, Council of Canadian
      Academies

    9:00am - OPENING PLENARY SESSION
    The Green Economy and New Models of Growth*
    Westmount/Outremont Room
    Chair:
    - Ron Denom, President, SNC-Lavalin International
    Speakers:
    - Line Beauchamp, Minister, Ministère du Développement durable, de
      l'Environnement et des Parcs du Québec (MDDEP)
    - Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation
      Organization (ICAO)
    - Alejandro Toledo, President, Global Center for Development and
      Democracy, and Former President of Peru
    Concluding Remarks:
    - Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
      (CBD)

    10:30am - FORUM 1 (simultaneously)
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Context of an Emerging Recovery:
    Role and Responsibilities of International Branches
    Mont-Royal Room
    Moderator:
    - Alain Dubuc, Author and Columnist
    Introduction:
    - Brian Girard, Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and State
      Enterprises, Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et
      de l'Exportation du Québec (MDEIE)
    Speakers:
    - Pierre Gauthier, President and Chief Executive Officer, ALSTOM Canada
      and United States
    - Christian Michaud, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business
      Development,
    Tata Communications
    - Pierre Drolet, Vice President, Large Industries, Air Liquide Canada
    Concluding Remarks :
    - Louise Morin, Executive Vice-President, International Affairs,
      Investissement Québec

    10:30am - FORUM 2 (simultaneously)
    Le Portage Room
    Economic Development, Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity: Respecting New
    Standards
    Room Le Portage
    Moderator:
    - Johanne Gélinas, Partner, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,
      Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche
    Introduction:
    - Hans d'Orville, Deputy Director-General and Assistant Director-General
      for Strategic Planning, UNESCO
    Speakers:
    - Robert Walker, Vice-President, Sustainability, Ethical Funds
    - Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Assistant
      Secretary, Bombardier
    - Jacques Moulins, General Manager, Site Environment & Rehabilitation,
      Xstrata Copper Canada
    - Zin Smati, President and Chief Executive Officer, GDF SUEZ Energy North
      America
    Concluding Remarks:
    - Alan DeSousa, Mayor, Saint-Laurent and Vice President Responsible for
      Sustainable Development, Executive Committee (Montréal)

    10:30am - FORUM 3 (simultaneously)
    Urban Development and the Environment: Cities as Growth Engines
    Room Fontaine B
    Moderator:
    - Mencia, Manuel A., Senior Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer,
      International Trade and Business Development, Enterprise Florida Inc.
      (EFI) (United States)
    Introduction:
    - Line Beauchamp, Minister, Ministère du Développement durable, de
      l'Environnement et des
    Parcs du Québec (MDDEP)
    Speakers:
    - Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, and
      Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs of Ontario
    - Jean-Claude Lévesque, President and Chief Executive Officer, Veolia
      Transport Canada
    - Hisham El-Sherif, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IT Investments
      (Egypt)
    Concluding Remarks:
    - Ivonne A-Baki, Goodwill Ambassador, UNESCO

    10:30am - FORUM 4 (simultaneously)
    Manager's Consideration of the Precautionary Principle: Best Practices*
    Room Fontaine D
    Moderator:
    - Pierre Renaud, President, Bureau d'audiences publiques sur
      l'environnement (BAPE)
    Speakers:
    - Jean Piette, Senior Partner, Lawyer, Ogilvy Renault
    - Pamela McGovern, Head, Legal Affairs Unit, Hydro-Québec
    - Riccardo Puliti, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources,
      European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    12:00pm - LUNCHEON - Offered by Rio Tinto Alcan
    Westmount / Outremont Room
    Sustainable Development and the Economy: Towards a Balanced Approach
    Chair:
    - Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Alcan
    EDUCATION, INNOVATION AND THE ECONOMY
    Speaker:
    - Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation
    and Development (OECD)
    Interviewed by:
    - The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer,
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    3:00pm - PLENARY SESSION
    Energy, Sustainable Development and Biological Diversity*
    Westmount / Outremont Room
    Moderator:
    - Colin Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Authority
    Speaker:
    - Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    Invited Speakers:
    - Keith Cooley, President and CEO, NextEnergy (United States)
    - Daniel S. Sullivan, Attorney General of Alaska (United States)
    - Monique Barbut, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Global
      Environment Facility (GEF)

    4:30pm - ROUND TABLE 1 (simultaneously)
    Biological and Cultural Diversity for Sustainable Development
    Room Fontaine B
    Moderator:
    - Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
      (CBD)
    Speakers:
    - Hans d'Orville, Deputy Director-General and Assistant Director-General
      for Strategic
    Planning, UNESCO
    - Elisa Canqui Mollo, Member, United Nations Permanent Forum on
      Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
    - Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group, United
      Nations
    Development Program (UNDP)
    - Kazuhiko Takemoto, Vice-Minister for Global Environment Affairs (Japan)

    4:30pm - ROUND TABLE 2 (simultaneously)
    Integration and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Le Portage Room
    Moderator:
    - Vincent Baholet, General Delegate, Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion
      (FACE) (France)
    Speakers:
    - Patrick Bonnet, Director, Social Development and Solidarities, GDF
      SUEZ, and President, Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion Paris (FACE)
      (France)
    - Marie Larue, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institut de
      recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
    Comments:
    - Jean-Jacques Rey, President and Chief Executive Officer, REY SA, Former
      President, Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion Loire (FACE), and
      Administrator of FACE (France)
    Conclusion:
    - Claire Deronzier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministère de l'Immigration
      et des Communautés culturelles (MICC)

    4:30pm - ROUND TABLE 3 (simultaneously)
    Launch of the Report "Education for All: What Would It Take to Become a
    Success?"
    Room Fontaine H
    Featured Speakers:
    - Paul Cappon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council on
      Learning (CCL)
    - Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Founding Chairman, Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie

    4:30pm - ROUND TABLE 4 (simultaneously)
    OECD Innovation Strategy
    Jacques Cartier Room
    Moderator:
    - Françoise Bertrand, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fédération
      des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ)
    Introduction:
    - Paul-Henri Lapointe, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Canada to
      the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Speaker:
    - Andy Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and
      Industry, Organisation for
    Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Comments:
    - Peter Nicholson, Past and Founding President, Council of Canadian
      Academies

    4:30pm - ROUND TABLE 5 (simultaneously)
    Room Fontaine D
    Promoting Clean Technologies and a Green Economy: Regulatory and
    Contractual Trends*
    Moderator:
    - Bernard Colas, Partner, Colas Moreira Kazandjian Zikovsky
    Speakers:
    - Jean Nolet, President, Eco Ressources Consultants
    NEW REGULATIONS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES
    - Sylvie Bourdeau, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
    NEW TYPES OF CONTRACTS
    Concluding Remarks:
    - Stéphane Boyer, Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Laurent Energies
    

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