A Global Partner – The International Economic Forum of the Americas

We always strive to strengthen our connections and bring you face-to-face with expert leaders of today and tomorrow. The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) is a valuable global partner that takes the Global Leading Platform the Toronto World Leadership Forum is building for you to a totally different level.

The International Economic Forum of the Americas is committed to heightening knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents.

The Forum also strives to foster exchanges of information, to promote free discussion on major current economic issues and facilitate meetings between world leaders to encourage international discourse by bringing together Heads of State, the private sector, international organizations and civil society.

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) was created to promote an exchange of views and perspectives on pressing economic issues of our times among world leaders, renowned experts, and business executives. Its mission is also to facilitate agreements, offer business opportunities and provide access to unique insights from leading specialists.

The Forum has grown to become a landmark organization bringing together more than 8,500 participants and over 475 speakers combined under the auspices of three annual conferences: the Conference of Montreal, the Toronto Global Forum and the World Strategic Forum. The IEFA will also be bringing together global leaders for dialogue and insight into the world’s economic future on the occasion of the 1st edition of The Conference of Paris, which will take place in December 2017.

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) was created in 1995 to achieve the following: to promote understanding of major international economic challenges in order to have far-ranging discussions on current social and political issues.

To reach this aim, the IEFA organizes annual events where heads of state and government, members of the business community and civil society, trade union leaders and academics – all of them experts in their respective fields – can meet and discuss both their common objectives and ways to achieve them.

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In 2017 and 2018, the IEFA will have hosted some 9,000 participants from all major business sectors and from every continent at the following events:

  • The Toronto Global Forum; the 11th edition, October 30 – November 1, 2017; Redefining Globalization;
  • The Conference of Paris; the 1st edition, December 7 – 8, 2017; Reshaping Globalization;
  • The World Strategic Forum, held in Miami; the 8th edition, April 16 – 17, 2018; Leading An Era of Change;
  • The Conference of Montreal; the 24th edition, June 11 – 14, 2018; A New Globalization, Managing Uncertainty.
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Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

Gil Remillard: “Unlike in previous years, in 2017 we are not just turning a page; we are opening a new book. We are doing so because, without necessarily dropping the book of globalization into the recycling bin, clearly we must put aside the instructions on how to gradually implement borderless global trade, the better to pause and reflect on the many fundamental changes – political, economic, social and cultural – that are affecting our planet, and think about how we can most constructively deal with them.

We are in the process of building a new world. The problem is that we have a tricky jigsaw puzzle in front of us. Although it only consists of three pieces, we don’t know what it will look like once it is finished. Three fundamental revolutions, in energy, communications, and digital technology, are changing the world but, unfortunately, without a necessary leadership, uncertainty is along the way.”

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