OTTAWA – The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference has begun with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries.
Under the title ‘Un nuevo mundo’ (A New World), the event will be held until Thursday, June 15, with the presentation of around 200 special speeches of experts that will address the theme of the links between the Americas and other regions.
In a welcome message to the participants, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed the importance of this exchange so that political leaders and entrepreneurs take the necessary measures to meet the challenges of today’s world on issues such as climate change, education, migration, diversity and technological development.
The annual meeting will be attended by top officials of the Canadian Government, including foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, as well as International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne and the head of International Development and Francophony, Marie-Claude Bibeau.
According to an official release, these and other personalities from the host country will hold meetings with political leaders, representatives of the business sector, international organizations and non-governmental entities.
Leaders of the Montreal Conference say that the entity is a non-profit organization, committed to the dissemination of information on problems of the global economy, ‘with a particular emphasis on the links between the Americas and other continents.