A huge summit celebrating Canada 150 is coming to Montreal this fall

Jul 24 2017, 6:26 pm

The Economist Events Canada Summit is returning to Montreal this September.

The global gathering will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and focus on how the country’s economy and businesses can advance sustainability in a drawbridge-up world. Topics will range from precision agriculture to the outlook for the energy sector.

“The year of Canada’s 150th birthday is an occasion both to reflect on past achievements and to look at the challenges ahead. The special edition of The Economist’s Canada Summit in September will explore what makes the country distinctive, especially compared with the United States under Donald Trump, and ask the key question for the future: how can success be sustained?” said Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and chair of the conference.

Held on Thursday, September 7th, the event will cover issues important to Canada’s present and future.

Some of the speakers participating in the event include:

  • Ailish Campbell, chief trade commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
  • Guy Cormier, president and chief executive, Desjardins Group
  • Hugo Larochelle, lead, Google Brain
  • Michael Sabia, president and chief executive, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Dominique Anglade, minister of economics, science and innovation, Québec
  • Hunter Tura, chief executive, Bruce Mau
  • Merran Smith, founder and executive director, Clean Energy
  • Wade Barnes, president and chief executive, Farmers Edge
  • Marcia Moffat, Head of Canada, BlackRock
  • Shawn Qu, Chairman and chief executive, Canadian Solar
  • Jonathan Tétrault, executive vice-president, chief operating officer and chief business officer, Cirque du Soleil

The Canada Summit

When: September 7, 2017
Where: The Montreal Science Centre and Hotel Willaim Gray
Tickets: eventbrite.com 

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