Agenda - Day 1 - Conference of Montreal



    14th International Economic Forum of the Americas /
    Conference of Montreal
    June 9 to 12, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal

    
                                 THE AGENDA
                             MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
                           FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE
    

    MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The 14th 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
Mastering Change / The Great Transition.

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

    8:30      Opening plenary session
              THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY IN TRANSITION
              In collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers - AMF
              Welcoming words
              ---------------
              -  Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic
                 Forum of the Americas
              -  Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal
              Chair
              -  Jean St-Gelais, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                 Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
              Part I
              ------
              THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
              -  Barbara Stymiest, Chief Operating Officer,
                 Royal Bank of Canada
              -  Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France
              Part II
              -------
              THE FINANCIAL CRISIS : ARE WE TAKING THE RIGHT MEASURES TO
              SOLVE IT ?
              -  Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve,
                 United States, Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
                 Group of Thirty
              -  Henri-Paul Rousseau, Former President and CEO, Caisse de
                 dépôt et placement du Québec

    10:15     Forum 1 (simultaneously)
              INNOVATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIALIZATION
              In collaboration with Industry Canada and the Business
              Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the World Intellectual
              Property Organization  - WIPO
              -  Barney de Schneider, Assistant Commissioner of Patents,
                 Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
              -  Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual
                 Property Organization (WIPO)
              -  Dr Richard Bruno, Venture Partner, iNovia Capital
              -  Mariariosa Lunati, Senior Economist, Organisation for
                 Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
              -  Guy Lambert, Vice-President of Engineering, Bell Helicopter
              -  Jean-René Halde, President and CEO,
                 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

              Forum 2 (simultaneously)
              EMISSION TRADING : SOLUTION OR ILLUSION ?
              In collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
              -  Pierre Bernier, First Vice-President,
                 Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
              -  Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ASBD)
              -  Luc Bertrand, President and CEO, Montreal Exchange,
                 Deputy CEO, TMX Group
              -  Michael K. Dorsey, Assistant Professor in environmental
                 Studies at Dartmouth College
              -  Dr Christoph Bvhringer, Professor, Chair for Economic
                 Policy, University of Oldenburg, Germany

              Forum 3 (simultaneously)
              GLOBAL INVESTMENTS AND GOVERNMENT REACTIONS:
              THE PARADOX OF PROSPERITY
              In collaboration with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du
              Québec
              -  Laurent Martin, Director, Senior Economist, Caisse de dépôt
                 et placement du Québec
              -  Introduction:
              -  Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France
              -  Yvan Allaire, Chairman of the Board, Institute for
                 Governance of Private and Public
              Organizations (IGOPP)
              -  Antoine de Salins, Member of the Board of Directors,
                 Fonds de réserve pour les retraites, France
              -  Orin S. Kramer, Chairman of the New Jersey State Investment
                 Council, Kramer Spellman Lp
              -  Dominique Senequier, President of the Board of Directors,
                 Axa Private Equity
              -  Henri-Paul Rousseau, Former President and CEO,
                 Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    12:00     Opening Luncheon
              Under the honorary presidency of Jean Charest, Premier of the
              Province of Québec
              GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE CHALLENGE OF ECONOMIC CHANGE
              -  Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic
                 Forum of the Americas
              -  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International
                 Monetary Fund (IMF)
              -  Jean Charest, Premier of the Province of Québec
              -  Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation
                 of Canada, Chairman of the Board of Governors, International
                 Economic Forum of the Americas
              -  Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
              -  Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal

    15:00     Plenary Session
              THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL SCENE
              -  Hélène Desmarais, Chairman of the Board, HEC Montreal,
                 Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Montreal Board of Trade,
                 President of the Consultative and Strategic Orientation
                 Board, Conference of Montreal
                 PART I: Interview
              -  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International
                 Monetary Fund (IMF)
                 Interviewed by:
              -  Charlie Rose, host of The Charlie Rose Show (PBS), USA
                 PART II:
                 THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, ITS INTERNATIONAL IMPACT,
                 AND SOLIDARITY
              -  Thomas d'Aquino, President and CEO, Canadian Council of
                 Chief Executives (CCCE)
              -  Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (AsDB)
              -  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) 878-2968, or 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) 732-4114, or (514) 895-0127 (cell), abouthillier@comab.ca

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