The third edition of The Canada Summit will focus on how Canada'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.
“2017 also marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal,” said Québec Premier Philippe Couillard “therefore, it is an opportune moment to welcome the Canada Summit to a city that embraces its cultural diversity as a driver of economic growth. From our innovative spirit to our support of sustainability and creativity, Montréal and Québec together exemplify some of Canada’s most admired qualities on the world stage. We welcome the opportunity to host this global gathering.”
Held on Thursday, September 7th, the event will tackle the tough issues pertinent to Canada’s present and future. Some of the speakers participating in the event include:
• Dominique Anglade, minister of economics, science and innovation, Québec
• 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
• 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
• Jonathean Tétrault, executive vice-president, chief operating officer and chief business officer, Cirque du Soleil
Additional details for the event, including the full programme and a link to register for the conference, can be found here: canada.economist.com