Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

October 22, 2012 09:55 ET

Media Advisory: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, to Address Canadian International Council in Toronto on October 25

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2012) -

Each fall, the Canadian International Council (CIC) honours a distinguished international figure with the CIC Globalist of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual who has shown leadership and innovation on the international stage throughout his or her career. This year, the CIC is recognizing Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
After a distinguished career as a lawyer, which saw her elected Chairman of Baker & McKenzie and President of its global strategic committee, Christine Lagarde joined the French government in June 2005 as Minister for Foreign Trade. In June 2007 Christine Lagarde was appointed French Minister of Finance and Economy, the first woman of a G7 country to hold this position. From July to December 2008, she chaired the ECOFIN Council, which brings together Economics and Finance Ministers of the European Union. In 2011, she chaired the G20 Ministers of Finance meetings, until her election as Managing Director of the IMF. Christine Lagarde assumed the office of Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on July 5th 2011.
Introductory Remarks by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada
Keynote speech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Moderated discussion hosted by Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent for CBC News
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Reception 5:30pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Keynote speech 7:45pm
181 Wellington Street West, Toronto

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada's foreign relations council. It is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. The CIC reflects the ideas and interests of a broad constituency of Canadians who believe that a country's foreign policy is not an esoteric concern of experts but directly affects the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The CIC uses its deep historical roots, its cross-country network, and its active research program to advance debate on international issues across academic disciplines, policy areas, and economic sectors. The CIC's digital media platform,, is Canada's hub for international affairs. The CIC's research program is managed by the national office in Toronto. Its 16 branches across Canada offer CIC members speakers' programs, study groups, conferences, and seminars.

Contact Information

    Canadian International Council
    Laura Sunderland
    (416) 946-7071