Sir John Major at the Conference of Montreal - Thursday, June 10

MONTREAL, June 10 /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 Montreal from June 7 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.

The 16th edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas / Conference of Montreal 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 Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Montreal (900 de La Gauchetiere W).The complete Conference program for Thursday, June 10

    
    7:00 REGISTRATION

    7:30am WORKING BREAKFAST 1 (simultaneously)
    Health and Literacy
    Le Portage Room

    Moderator:
    - Paul Cappon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council on
      Learning (CCL)
    Speakers:
    - Diane Lamarre, Chair, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec
    - T. Scott Murray, President, DataAngel Policy Research
    - Émilie Rénahy, Epidemiologist, McGill University
    - Linda Shohet, Founder and Director, The Center for Literacy of Québec
    - Nosa Orobaton, Deputy Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network

    7:30am - WORKING BREAKFAST 2 (simultaneously) -
    The Development of New Medications: Regulatory and Intellectual Property
    Aspects*
    Room Fontaine D
    Moderator:
    - Emmanuelle Cartier, Senior Legal Counsel, Génome Québec
    Speakers:
    - Joy D. Morrow, Partner, Smart & Biggar
    - Ywe Looper, Director, Patents and Legal Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim
      Limited (Canada)

    9:00am - OPENING PLENARY SESSION
    Personalized Medicine: Stakes and Opportunities*
    Westmount/Outremont Room
    Chair:
    - Clarissa Desjardins, Chief Executive Officer, CepMed, Centre
      d'excellence en médecine personnalisée
    Speakers:
    - Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology (United States)
    - Edward Abrahams, President, Personalized Medicine Coalition (United
      States)

    10:30am - FORUM 1 (simultaneously)
    Health and Innovation*
    Mont-Royal Room
    Moderator:
    - Catalina Lopez-Correa, Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, Génome
      Québec
    Speakers:
    - Raju Kucherlapati, Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical
      School (United States)
    - Sharon Terry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Genetic Alliance
      (United States)
    - Michel Goldman, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative
      (IMI) (Belgium)
    - Ryan Phelan, Founder and President, DNA Direct (United States)

    10:30am - FORUM 2 (simultaneously)
    Towards a New Partnership Between the Americas and the Middle East
    Room Le Portage
    Introduction:
    - Pierre Arcand, Minister, Ministère des Relations internationales and
      Minister Responsible for la Francophonie du Québec
    Moderator:
    - The Honourable Martin Cauchon, Partner, Gowlings
    Speakers:
    - Shaun Rein, Managing Director, China Market Research Group (CMR)
      (China)
    - Mary Boyd, Director, Shanghai Corporate Network, Economist Intelligence
      Unit, The Economist

    12:00pm - CLOSING LUNCHEON
    The Challenges Posed by a Multipolar World*
    Westmount / Outremont Room
    Chair:
    - Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets
    PART 1 THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE NEW GLOBAL MARKET
    Speaker:
    - Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade (United
      Arab Emirates)
    Thanked by:
    - David M. Malone, President, International Development Research Centre
      (IDRC)
    PART 2 WHAT FUTURE FOR EUROPE?
    Speaker:
    - John Major, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Interviewed by:
    - Charlie Rose, Host, Charlie Rose Show (PBS) (United States)
    Conclusion of the 16th edition of the Conference of Montreal:
    - 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
    Closing of the Conference:
    - Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, The International Economic Forum of
      the Americas (IEFA)
    

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