18th edition of the Conference of Montreal
In an effort to raise awareness within the business community of international issues, the Caisse is posting on its website a few select conferences from the 18th Conference of Montreal, which was held in Montréal from June 11-14, 2012 and explored the theme: “A global economy in transition: new strategies, new partnerships.” Through this initiative, the Caisse reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its presence in Québec and playing a leadership role in the financial community.
Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, this event brings together more than 150 internationally-renowned speakers who share their expertise with some 3,000 participants. The Conference of Montreal is an exceptional opportunity to obtain the perspectives of renowned experts for a better understanding of the ramifications of new global economic realities.
The world population is expected to grow from 7 billion to 8 billion by the year 2025. Will restricted resources have an adverse effect on economic growth and the standard of living? In many countries (particularly China, Japan, Canada and the majority of European countries), the aging population is a predominant theme: what are the main consequences of this trend on the availability of workers, consumer and government spending choices, the demand for risky assets and on economic growth in general? Which countries and sectors are best positioned to face these demographic changes and which ones will be the most threatened by the reality of the aging population?
Sophie Cousineau, Business Columnist, La Presse
Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France, and Chairman, Bank of International Settlements (BIS)
Paul Fenton, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec
Andrew Mason, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii, Senior Fellow, East West Center
Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute
Axel Boersch-Supan, Director, Mannheimer Forschungsinstituts Ökonomie und Demographischer Wandel (MEA), Mannheim University
Roland Lescure, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec