Events

Event 

Title:
CANADA SUMMIT 2017 - The Next 150 Years: Building A Sustainable Future
When:
07.09.2017 - 07.09.2017
Where:
The Montreal Science Centre - Montreal
Category:
OEA Partner Events

Description

CANADA SUMMIT 2017                                               

The Next 150 Years: Building A Sustainable Future

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For this edition of The Canada SummitEconomist editors, policymakers, business decision-makers and leading critical thinkers will gather to discuss the issues shaping Canada's business climate now and those that will influence the next 150 years.

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Canada, which turns 150 this July 1st, has long seemed to outsiders to be a citadel of decency, tolerance and good sense. Modern Canada’s social safety net is stronger than America’s; its gun-control laws saner. Today, in its lonely defence of liberal values, Canada seems downright heroic. In an age of seductive extremes, it remains reassuringly level-headed. The prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has become a symbol of a progressive nation. Canada welcomes refugees; it has made significant advances in its climate policy; and the government recently announced a $120bn infrastructure-investment plan that highlights support for projects reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

But is the current state of affairs sustainable? How can a small, open, liberal economy survive and thrive in a world heading towards protectionism? What does the Trump era mean for trade, clean energy and Canadian businesses overall? Canada also suffers from some of the stresses that feed populism in other rich countries. It has experienced a decline in manufacturing jobs, stagnant incomes for most of its citizens and rising inequality. And the shrinking of its middle class is worrisome.

For this special anniversary edition of The Canada Summit, Economist editors, policymakers, business decision-makers and leading critical thinkers will gather for a thought-provoking and forward-looking day of discussions. Join the conversation on the issues shaping Canada's business climate now and those that will influence the country's development for the next 150 years.

WHY ATTEND

Discussion topics:

  • How can companies expand their horizons and look beyond their operation and short-term gains towards a sustainable future?
  • What are the priorities and ambitions of the next generation of leaders catalysing positive change?
  • How can we shape sustainable health care, innovation and adaption for an ageing population?
  • What do businesses get out of immigration and diversity?
  • What will a Trump presidency mean for the energy markets in the United States and Canada and how will this affect the sustainability agenda?
  • Oxford-style debate: Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley, the right way to do drugs

 

Past speaker highlights:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing director, eBay Canada
  • Andrew Leach, Associate professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Fowler, Group head,  BMO Financial Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>> Questions? Email  event-tickets@economist.com

Venue

Venue:
The Montreal Science Centre