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Global Leaders Gather in Toronto to Discuss Economic Challenges Facing the Americas

July 8, 2015
By Business Wire News


The 9th edition of the Toronto Global Forum, presented by Cogeco Data Services, begins today. More than 100 speakers, including heads of state and global business leaders are gathering at the Royal York Hotel to discuss challenges and opportunities concerning finance, trade, innovation, energy, infrastructure and commodities in the Americas.

This year’s conference focuses on Creating Opportunities in a Connected World, and is a special Pan American edition of the Forum that precedes the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games. The Toronto Global Forum expects to host more than 2,800 delegates from 40 countries over the course of the event.

“More than ever, it is imperative that our Forum brings together business and industry leaders to discuss economic growth in the new economic era,” said Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.“That is why we seized the opportunity to carry out this year’s Forum alongside the 2015 Pan-American and Parapan American Games, which will bring more than 250,000 people to Toronto from across the globe.”

“All of us at Cogeco Data Services are very proud to be the Presenting Partner of this year’s prestigious Toronto Global Forum,” stated Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc. “At Cogeco, creating worldwide powerful connections is part of our everyday life; it is therefore a great honour for us to be involved in this important event that connects some of the greatest minds from across the globe to discuss pressing issues for the world’s economy and to bring forward constructive solutions for a better tomorrow.”

The Forum is co-chaired by Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company, and Daniel Sevitje, Chairman and CEO, Grupo Bimbo.

The Toronto Global Forum provides a platform for corporate insight and discussion into the global economy. The first day of the conference (July 8) will focus on the global economy, finance and innovation. Day two will explore energy, natural resources and infrastructure, and the Forum will conclude on Friday with discussions about manufacturing, international trade and governance.

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