Annual Event Brings Together More than 150 Speakers, including former White House Press Secretary, Anthony Scaramucci


Heads of state, elected officials, global economic decision-makers, and business leaders will gather in Toronto September 4-6, 2019 for the 13th Edition of the Toronto Global Forum to discuss the complex challenges facing the international business community. Topics of discussion will include economic nationalism, trade disputes, and rapid technological advances – all of which threaten the international economic order.

The Toronto Global Forum is organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas’ (IEFA). This year’s program focuses on the theme of “Leading the New Economy” and will help organizations interpret the recent global financial slowdown, ready themselves for the possibility of a new economic slump, and discuss ways to foster a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

preliminary list of speakers includes Executive Editor of The Washington Post, Martin Baron, and Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Skybridge Capital and former White House Press Secretary, Anthony Scaramucci; Vice President of the Philippines, Leni Robredo; BMO Financial Group’s CEO Darryl White Minister of Commerce for Bangladesh, Tipu Munshi, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro Lemes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife, Roy Gori; Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League (NFL), Maryann Turcke; European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici, among others. Additional speakers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, including several provincial and federal ministers.

Presented by Cogeco, The Toronto Global Forum, will again bring together more than 150 speakers and 3,000 delegates representing more than 65 countries to discuss major issues facing economies around the world including the state of the global economy, finance, innovation & technology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity strategies, the next generation of infrastructure, smart cities, health, cannabis, global consumer trends, the rise of social entrepreneurship, the global energy transition, and  sustainable development.

Date: September 4-6, 2019
Place: Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Themes: Wednesday, September 4 – Global Economy | Finance | Innovation

Thursday, September 5 – Energy | Infrastructure| Sustainable Development

Friday, September 6 – Media, Health and Consumer Trends

Preliminary List of Featured Speakers: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4

–   Ming-Po Cai, Founder and President, Cathay Capital

–   Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer, E.L. Rothschild; and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

–   Roy Gori, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife

–   Dan Goldin, Founder, Cold Canyon AI; and 9th Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

–   Raj Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft

–   Linda Hasenfratz, Chief Executive Officer, Linamar

–   Denise C. Johnson, Group President, Resource Industries, Caterpillar

–   Robert S. Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

–   Jose Luis Manzano, President, Integra Capital

–   Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Commission

–   Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group


–   Yoshua Bengio, Scientific Director, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA); and Professor, University of Montreal and 2018 Turing Award Co-Laureate

–   Selim Bora, Chief Executive Officer, SUMMA

–   Steve Cannon, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMB Group

–   Michael Friisdahl, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)

–   Geoffrey Hinton, Chief Scientific Advisor, Vector Institute; Vice President and Engineering Fellow, Google; and Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto and 2018 Turing Award Co-Laureate

–   Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

–   Tipu Munshi, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh

–   Kimberley A. Reed, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

–   Heather Reisman, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Indigo

–   Leni Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines


–   Luis Almagro Lemes, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)

–   Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

–   Wendy Clark, Chief Executive Officer, DDB Worldwide

–   James L. Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America

–   Liz O’Neill, President, Product, Innovation and Supply Chain, Levi Strauss & Co

–   Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Skybridge Capital

–   Maryann Turcke, Chief Operating Officer, National Football League

–   Maribel Perez Wadsworth, President, USA TODAY Network, and Publisher, USA TODAY

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