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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

Media Accreditation

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.

Toronto Global Forum Statistics    
2600+ participants   130+ speakers
40+ foreign delegations   100+ bilateral meetings
100+ international organizations   100+ media