Media invitation - Last day and closing ceremony of the XII Metropolis World Congress - Mayors around the world speak with one voice to face local and global challenges and act on climate

MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The final day of the XII World Metropolis Congress will be held this Thursday, June 22. The numerous mayors and delegates present will conclude the event with the last sessions, including a ceremony during which mayors will proclaim the Montreal Declaration.

 

REMINDER



WHAT

Last day and closing ceremony of the XII Metropolis World Congress

WHEN

June 22, 2017 starting at 8:30 am (closing ceremony at 12:30 pm)

WHERE

Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5

WHO

The Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis

Ms. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

Ms. Monique F. Leroux, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the XII Metropolis World Congress

And many others

 

It will be possible to take photos and conduct interviews on site. To obtain your media accreditation click here. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to pick up your accreditation and to clear security.

DON'T MISS – Thursday, June 22

8:30-10:30 am
Plenary session - Together for a Sustainable World: Global Cities Shaping our Future
With the recent adoption of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda, we are seeing greater involvement by the various players in collective mobilization for expediting the transition to more sustainable societies. By joining forces within large networks, while at the same time acting locally, cities are being the drivers of change and are recognized as indispensable players. The following attendees, inter alia, will be discussing this subject:

  • Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
  • Alfred Bosch, Vice-President of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • Raphaël Domjan, Eco-explorer and speaker at SolarStratos
  • Seth Schultz, Director of Innovation and Science at C40 

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Session – New approaches for citizen participation and transparency
This session will help emphasize how mechanisms of transparency, open government and citizen participation are fundamental to preventing the phenomena of corruption in key cities around the world. The session will feature experiences in Barcelona, Bogotá and Montreal, working in different contexts and from different perspectives for more democratic governance and a more efficient fight against corruption.

  • Maggie Cazal, President at Urbanistes Sans Frontières
  • Jaime Torres-Melo, Specialist in Development, Planning and Administration at Veeduría Distrital de Bogotá
  • Dominique Ollivier, Director at Public Consultation Office of Montreal

12:30-14:00 pm
Closing Ceremony – Montreal Declaration
The Closing Plenary will be the opportunity for the conference attendees, primarily mayors, to launch an appeal for strengthening major cities' engagement, for the Paris Agreement, inter alia. Thus, the Montreal Declaration will be proclaimed before all stakeholders, including the Metropolis guidelines and commitments, as well as messages to be transmitted to the international community and city dwellers. With:

  • Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal and President of Metropolis;
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris;
  • Monique F. Leroux, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the XII Metropolis World Congress

Detailed program:
http://montreal2017.metropolis.org/schedule/

For photos and other materials for the media:
http://www.375mtl.com/en/making-the-375th/press-room/

Press room: 516d

 

About Metropolis
Founded in Montreal in 1985, Metropolis gathers close to 140 member cities in a context conducive to exchanges in terms of governance and innovation, as well as the implementation of sustainable environmental, economic, social and cultural development projects in metropolises. For more information on the XII Metropolis World Congress program, visit montreal2017.metropolis.org.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: and accreditation: Laurie Fossat, C. 514 234-0535, lfossat@tactconseil.ca; Isabelle Verge, C. 514 701-7223, iverge@tactconseil.ca; Jules Chamberland-Lajoie, City of Montreal, 514 872-7426, jules.chamberland@ville.montreal.qc.ca

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