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


    
                     Conference of Montreal - The Agenda
                            Monday, June 7 2010 -
                         GOVERNANCE AND THE ECONOMY
    
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<p><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 7</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 Monday, June 7:</p>
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    7:00 REGISTRATION

    7:30 WORKING BREAKFAST
    Employment: What Perspectives?
    Room Le Portage

    - Michel Patry, Director, HEC Montréal
    - Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation
      and Development (OECD)
    - Paul Desmarais Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power
      Corporation of Canada
    - Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GDF SUEZ

    8:30 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE
    Room Westmount/Outremont

    - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, The International Economic Forum of
      the Americas (IEFA)
    - Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal

    9:00 INAUGURAL SESSION
    Strengthening the Recovery
    Room Westmount/Outremont

    - Pierre Arcand, Minister, Ministère des Relations internationales and
      Minister Responsible for la Francophonie du Québec
    - Jonathan Spector, Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board (United
      States)
    EUROPE
    - Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France
    UNITED STATES
    - Alan B. Krueger, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief
      Economist, Department of Treasury (United States)
    ASIA
    - Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    - The Honourable Stockwell Day, President, Treasury Board (Canada)

    10:30 FORUM 1 (simultaneously)
    Banks and Financial Markets Regulation
    Room Le Portage

    - Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor, Fortune
    - Jochen Sanio, President, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority,
      (BaFin) (Germany)
    - Thomas Philippon, Associate Professor of Finance, New York University,
      Stern School of Business
    - Leon Bloom, Deputy Managing Partner, Global Financial Services Industry
      Practise, Deloitte
    - Rick Ketchum, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Industry Regulatory
      Authority (FINRA) (United States)

    10:30 FORUM 2 (simultaneously)
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for
    Maximizing Economic Growth
    Room Mont-Royal

    - Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business
      Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
    - Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    - Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Systems (Canada)
    - Bernard Bélanger, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
      Premier Tech

    10 :30 FORUM 3 (simultaneously)
    Is There Room for Austerity After Stimulus Packages?
    Room Fontaine B

    - Robert Lane Greene, Correspondent, The Economist
    - Oliver Fratzscher, Executive Vice-President, Chief Economist, Caisse de
      dépôt et placement du Québec
    - Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation
      and Development (OECD)
    - Jörg Decressin, Assistant Director, Research Department, International
      Monetary Fund (IMF)
    - Bart van Ark, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference
      Board (United States)

    10:30 FORUM 4 (simultaneously)
    Labour Migration: A Key Asset for Innovation and Competitiveness
    Rooms Fontaines D and E

    - Monique Grégoire, Journalist
    - Yolande James, Minister, Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés
      culturelles du Québec (MICC)
    - Éric Besson, Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity
      and Solidary Development (France)
    - Renaud Caron, Principal Vice President - Corporate Development, CGI
    - Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GDF SUEZ
      (France)

    12:00 OPENING LUNCHEON
    Are We Experiencing a Lasting Recovery?
    Room Westmount/Outremont

    - Jean Charest, Premier of the Province of Québec

    Welcoming Word:

    - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, The International Economic Forum of
      the Americas (IEFA)

    PART 1
    - Jochen Sanio, President, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority
      (BaFin) (Germany)
    - Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power
      Corporation of Canada

    PART 2
    - Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France
    - Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of Canada
    - Amanda Lang, CBC News Senior Business Correspondent and Host, The Lang
      and O'Leary Exchange
    - The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance (Canada)

    15:00 PLENARY SESSION
    An Uncertain Recovery: New Realities, New Risks
    Room Westmount/Outremont

    - Hélène Desmarais, Chair of the Board of Directors, HEC Montréal, Chair
      of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Centre d'entreprises et
      d'innovation de Montréal (CEIM) and President of the Consultative and
      Strategic Orientation Board, Conference of Montreal
    - John Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of Chief
      Executives (CCCE)

    PART 1 THE CHALLENGE OF ENERGY PROCUREMENT

    Speaker
    - Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL
      (France)
    - Interviewed by Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor, Fortune

    PART 2 EVALUATING THE NEW RISKS

    Speakers:
    - Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
    - Hisham El-Sherif, Chairman & CEO, IT Investments (Egypt)
    - Richard Sandor, Chairman and Founder, Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
      (United States)

    15:00 CONTINUING EDUCATION
    Practical Financing Implications of Recent Financial Reforms
    Room Fontaine D
    - Monique Grégoire, Journalist
    - Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Belgian
      Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission
    - Michel Deschamps, Partner, McCarthy Tétreault (Montréal)
    - Derek West, Director, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) (Québec)
    - François Janson, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight (New York)
    - Bernard Spitz, President, Fédération française des sociétés
      d'assurances (FFSA) (France)

    17:30 OPENING RECEPTION - Le Portage Terrace
    

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