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10 Jun 2011

Economic and political decision-makers gather in Montréal

Upper right: The Premier and the Governor of Florida. Lowe left : Minister Gagnon-Tremblay and the Commissioner for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission.

The 17th edition of the Conference of Montréal was held from June 6 to 9 under the theme “A Changing Economic Order: New Realities, New Models.” Premier Jean Charest and Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie Monique Gagnon-Tremblay took part in the event.

Over the course of the week, some 3,000 participants gathered in Montréal to discuss major issues concerning economic globalization. An array of addresses, luncheon-discussions, forums and plenary sessions enabled the world’s key economic and political players to strengthen their relations and develop new business opportunities.

The event provided an occasion for the Premier to speak with the President of the European Investment Bank, Philippe Maystadt, and the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott. Minister Gagnon-Tremblay met with the Canadian Ambassador to Russia, John C. Sloan, and the Commissioner for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission, Michel Barnier.

During the conference, the Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI) presented a workshop on global food security. In collaboration with the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation, the MRI also participated in organizing a forum on the future of North American partnerships and a second forum on e-commerce in China.

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The mission of the Conference of Montréal is to heighten knowledge and awareness of major issues concerning economic globalization, with particular emphasis on relations between the Americas and other continents. It also strives to foster information exchanges, promote free discussion and facilitate meetings to encourage international discourse by bringing together leaders from the political, economic, labour and cultural sectors to discuss key issues of our era.

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