Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To Keynote At The Economist's Canada Summit Full-day event to feature keynote interviews of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Economist Events today announced that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined its Canada Summit, taking place June 8th 2016 in Toronto. The event will gather 200 senior business and government leaders, including Minister of Finance Bill Morneau.

Both Trudeau and Morneau will participate in one-on-one interviews to be conducted by an editor of The Economist.

The Canada Summit will identify the key trends that are reshaping Canada's role in the global economy and investigate how the country can be more competitive.

"This is a pivotal moment for Canada. The country faces a challenging economic environment, but higher government investment and improved competitiveness will support growth, said Joseph Lake, Director of global forecasting for The Economist Intelligence Unit, who joins Unger as an event moderator. "It will be fascinating to hear Justin Trudeau discuss what his government is doing to support a stronger Canadian economy in 2016."

The event will have a large focus on implementing innovation and disrupting the status quo in Canada. Technology interlude sessions will occur throughout the day and feature Canada's disruptive key players.

Additional speakers include:

  • Michele Romanow, Host, Dragons' Den and serial entrepreneur
  • Ryan Holmes, Founder and chief executive, Hootsuite
  • Marc J. Barrenechea, Chief executive, OpenText Dino Trevisani, President, IBM Canada Cameron Fowler, Group head, Canadian personal and commercial banking, BMO Financial Group David Dodge, Senior adviser, Bennett Jones LLP and former governor, Bank of Canada

For more information, please visit: To register for the event, please visit: Press passes are available upon request. MUFG and TD Bank are silver sponsors of the event.

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For details on this press release or the event itself, please contact Danielle Chazen at or 212-541-0539.

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