Agenda - Day 3 - Conference of Montreal



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

                                 THE AGENDA
                           WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2008
                                THE AMERICAS
    

    MONTREAL, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The 14th edition of the International
Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal pursues its work at
the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal. Until tomorrow, 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 third day's theme is "The Americas."
    
    7:30  Working Breakfast 1 (simultaneously)
          THE CARIBBEAN SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY: HOW WELL IS IT WORKING AND
          WHAT IS ITS FUTURE?
          In collaboration with the Canadian International Development
          Agency (CIDA)
          - Gilles Rivard, Vice-President, Americas Branch, Canadian
            International Development Agency (CIDA)
          - Dr Compton Bourne, President, Caribbean Development Bank
          - Sir K. Dwight Venner, Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
          - Yvonne Tsikata, Country Director for the Caribbean, World Bank

    7:30  Working Breakfast 2 (simultaneously)
          AGRIBUSINESS FORUM
          With the support of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
          - Christian Lacasse, président, President, Union des producteurs
            agricoles (UPA)
          - Jorge Arrizurieta, Executive Director, Inter-American Ethanol
            Commission
          - Gilles Mettetal, Director, Agribusiness Department, European Bank
            for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
          - Anne Pajon, Deputy Vice-President, External Affairs, SUEZ, France

    9:00  Plenary Session
          THE AMERICAS: GROWTH PROSPECTS IN A SHIFTING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL
          LANDSCAPE
          - Jean-René Halde, President, Business Development Bank of
            Canada (BDC)
          - Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
          - Michael Reid, Americas Editor, The Economist
          - John Engler, President and CEO, National Association of
            Manufacturers (NAM), USA
          - Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
            (MEDT), Ontario

    10:15 Forum 1 (simultaneously)
          BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AMERICAS
          In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and
          International Trade (DFAIT) and Export Development Canada (EDC)
          - Marie-Lucie Morin, Deputy Minister of International Trade,
            Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
          - Eric Siegel, President and CEO, Export Development Canada (EDC)
          - Hugo Lavados, Minister of Economy, Chile
          - Kevin Clark, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Commercial
            Lending for International Bank, Scotiabank
          - José Tomas Letelier, Vice President, External Affairs, South
            America, KINROSS Gold Corporation
          - Jim Rader, Senior Associate, Canadian Business for Social
            Responsibility (CBSR)

    10:15 Forum 2 (simultaneously)
          LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY
          In collaboration with the Canadian International Development
          Agency (CIDA)
          - Gilles Rivard, Vice-President, Americas Branch, Canadian
            International Development Agency (CIDA)
          - Patrus Ananias de Sousa, Minister of Social Development and the
            Fight Against Hunger, Brazil
          - Michael Reid, Americas Editor, The Economist
          - Dr. Compton Bourne, président, President, Caribbean Development
            Bank
          - Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, former President of Ecuador and
            Secretary General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
           (ACTO), and President of the FIDAL Foundation, Ecuador

    10:15 Forum 3 (simultaneously)
          THE CHALLENGE OF INTEGRATING IMMIGRANTS
          In collaboration with the ministère de l'Immigration et des
          Communautés culturelles (MICC)
          - Yolande James, Minister de l'Immigration et des Communautés
            culturelles du Québec
          - Duarte Miranda, Secretary of the Board of Governors,
            International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of
            Montreal
          - Shawn Graham, Premier of New Brunswick
          - Jacques Dignard, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources,
            Desjardins Group
          - Françoise Bertrand, CEO, Fédération des chambres de commerce du
            Québec (FCCQ)
          - Jean-Pierre Dupuis, Professor and Director, Department of
            Management, HEC Montreal
          - John West, Head of Public Affairs, Organisation for Economic
            Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    10:15 Forum 4 (simultaneously)
          AGRIBUSINESS FORUM
          With the support of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
          - David C. Hatch, Associate Deputy Director General, Inter-American
            Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
          - José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American
            States (OAS)
          - Andrew Ferrier, Chief Executive Officer, Fonterra Co-operative
            Group, New Zealand
          - Issad Rebrab, CEO, Cevital, Algeria
          - Daniel S. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic,
            Energy and Business Affairs, United States

    12:00 Luncheon - Offered by RBC Capital Markets
          THE AMERICAS AND THE WORLD

          Part 1
          ------
          - José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American
            States (OAS)
          - Pierre Fleurent, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking and
            Head, Corporate Finance - Quebec, RBC Capital Markets
          - Shawn Graham, Premier of New Brunswick
          Part 2
          ------
          - Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, United States, and
            Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1973
          - Michel Brunet, Chair of the Firm and CEO, Fraser Milner
            Casgrain LLP
          - Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of
            Canada, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Conference of
            Montreal

    15:00 Plenary Session
          INTERNATIONAL TRADE

          - Sean Finn, Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Chief Legal
            Officer and Corporate Secretary, Canadian National
          Part 1
          ------
          - Daniel S. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic,
            Energy and Business Affairs, United States
          - Santiago Levy Algazi, Vice-President, Sectors and Knowledge,
            Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
          - Stephen Poloz, Senior Vice-President, Financing Products Group,
            Export Development Canada (EDC)
          16:00 Special Address
          ---------------------
          - Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile
          - Raymond Bachand, Minister du Développement économique, de
            l'Innovation et de l'Exportation (MDEIE), Québec
          - Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian
            Chamber of Commerce
    

    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.




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(514) 732-4114, (514) 895-0127 (cell), abouthillier@comab.ca

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