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Toronto Global Forum

September 07, 2016 08:00 ET

Global Leaders Gather in Toronto to Discuss Economic Development in Uncertain Times

Final Program for 10th Annual Toronto Global Forum Includes IMF's Christine Lagarde

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - International business and political leaders, including International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, will meet in Toronto next Monday to discuss development opportunities in an era of economic, social and political evolution.

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) has released the final program for the 10th anniversary of the Toronto Global Forum, taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel from September 12th to 14th.

Titled "Leading in Uncertain Times" the forum will address a broad range of international issues including economic growth, disruptive technologies, infrastructure development, geopolitics, the new world energy map, changing global trade routes, and the new era of manufacturing.

The Toronto Global Forum, presented by Cogeco Peer 1, will bring together more than 130 speakers and 2,600 delegates representing more than 40 countries. Participants will discuss how to better respond to today's most pressing economic issues.

Attendees will include leading figures from the business world, heads of state, and numerous representatives of the federal and provincial governments, international organizations, and civil society.

Date:  September 12-14, 2016
Place:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel
   100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Themes:  Monday, September 12 - Global Economy | Finance | Innovation
   Tuesday, September 13 - Energy | Natural Resources | Infrastructure
   Wednesday, September 14 - Manufacturing | International Trade | Governance
Co-Chairs:  - Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One
   - Arif Naqvi, Founder and CEO, The Abraaj Group
 - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 - Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE
   - Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
   - John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
   - Elizabeth Corley, Vice-Chair, Allianz Global Investors
   - Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group; Editor-at-Large, TIME
   - David Abney, Chairman & CEO, UPS
   - Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
   - Steve Williams, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.
   - Brett D. Begemann, President & COO, Monsanto
   - Marc Parent, President & CEO, CAE
   - Navdeep Bains, Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Growth
   - Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Canada
   - Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada
   - Hashim Thaçi, President, Republic of Kosovo
   - Mamady Youla, Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea
   - Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
   - Dulcidio De La Guardia, Minister of Economy and Finance of Panama
   - Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
   - Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
   - Pierre Foumakoye Gado, Minister of Oil and Energy, Niger

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For more information about the Toronto Global Forum, to apply for media accreditation, or to arrange an interview with a conference speaker, please contact Andrea Chrysanthou ( or 416-797-8194). For the program and a list of confirmed speakers, please see the Conference's Web site:

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About the Toronto Global Forum

Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the Toronto Global Forum is a major international event which hosts leaders from politics and academia, the public and private sectors, and civil society to discuss the major issues surrounding economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on relations between the Americas and other continents.

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2600+ participants  130+ speakers
40+ foreign delegations  100+ bilateral meetings
100+ international organizations  100+ media

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