Agenda

The Economic Imperative: Creating Growth that Works for Everyone.


Monday, October 15, 2018

9:00 AM
CHINA AND THE WORLD: A NEW ERA FOR BUSINESS

Pre-Forum Session

As China’s growth slows and trade relations become more complex, Chinese companies and multinationals alike are recalibrating their strategies. Regulatory frameworks governing everything from IPR to market access are up for debate. The impact of China’s Belt and Road initiative is beginning to be felt. In the marketplace, digital forces are reshaping industry value chains, with China at the epicenter of these disruptions. This session will bring together business leaders from China who seek to expand their global footprint with multinational company heads who are actively engaged with China to discuss strategies for successful growth and investment.
Hosted by Fortune and Yunnan Province
Welcome Remarks: Zhang Dehua, Mayor, Yuxi Municipality, Yunnan Province
Opening Speakers:
Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, RockCreek
Chen Dongsheng, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Insurance Group
Louisa Cheang, Vice Chairman and CEO, Hang Seng Bank
Vincent Qiu, Chief Executive Officer, Baozun
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner and Co-Chair Urban China Initiative, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

10:30 AM
BOARDROOM CONFIDENTIAL ROUNDTABLE

LEVERAGING THE BOARD
Pre-Forum session for leaders who sit on large company boards, by invitation only
In this era of accelerated change and industry disruption, where are today’s best boards of directors focusing their time? This special by-invitation session will gather leaders who serve on large company boards for an exploration of 21st-century boardroom effectiveness. Subjects will include the board’s role in changing the business model, getting the talent equation right, promoting long-term strategies, and focusing on the right metrics to drive performance.
Discussion Leaders:
Ellen Kullman, Former Chairman and CEO, DuPont; Director, Amgen, Dell Technologies, Goldman Sachs, and United Technologies
Robert Prichard, Chairman, Bank of Montreal, and Chair of Torys
Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, Royal Bank of Canada
Mark Wiseman, Senior Managing Director, BlackRock; Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors
Host and Moderator: Dominic Barton, Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum; Former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Editorial Host: Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

12:00 PM
BUILDING AN INNOVATION CULTURE

Pre-Forum Lunch Discussion

As the forces of digital transformation take hold across business, CEOs must steer their companies toward breakthrough performance and drive a consistent stream of innovation that brings new value to all stakeholders. From markets to products, technologies and processes – how can business leaders engage their company’s “strategic frontiers” to push past average performance and growth? A strategy session for those looking to take their companies to new levels of revenue, profits, and value creation.
Hosted by Insigniam
Welcome Remarks: Shideh Sedgh Bina, Founding Partner, Insigniam
Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution
Renee James, Chairman and CEO, Ampere Computing
Ellen Kullman, Former Chairman and CEO, DuPont; Director, Amgen, Carbon 3D, Dell Technologies, Goldman Sachs, and United Technologies
Moderator: Alan Murray, President, Fortune

12:15 PM
SMART CITIES: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE

Pre-Forum Lunch Discussion
Digital disruption is coming to the places two-thirds of the world’s population will call home by 2030: cities. The drive to make cities smarter and deliver more value for residents is transforming municipal infrastructure and services worldwide. For companies, and not just tech firms, this disruption represents a major business opportunity. Technology is reconfiguring traditional roles and divisions of labor. City governments may have to regulate but they don’t have to provide every type of service themselves. In fact, they can’t — and as a result, smart cities have become more intricate ecosystems, with the degree and mix of private-sector participation varying from city to city. Companies will need to adapt their products as cities become more digitally connected. Drawing on new McKinsey Global Institute research that sizes the potential impact of smart city technologies across a range of quality-of-life indicators, we’ll explore how city governments and companies together can maximize the potential to navigate the challenges of urban digitization.
Hosted by: McKinsey & Company
The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, General Motors
Kristina Verner, Vice President, Innovation, Sustainability & Prosperity, Waterfront Toronto
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner and Co-Chair Urban China Initiative, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Rik Kirkland, Director of Publishing, Global Publishing, McKinsey & Company

2:30 PM
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

Opening Blessing:
Chief R. Stacey Laforme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

2:35 PM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Government of Canada
Introduction: Nina Easton, Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum; Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International
Interviewer: Alan Murray, President, Fortune

3:10 PM
BUSINESS AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: PATHWAYS FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Emerging markets and a growing middle class coupled with rapid technological change and a dynamic digital economy are creating major opportunities for global investment and innovation. While governments will be a key factor in making progress on these issues, the private sector must also work toward more sustainable development and leveraging resources for greater societal impact. A discussion of the critical issues facing global business and the role CEOs can play in creating economic growth that works for everyone.
David McKay, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
Dale Ponder, National Co-Chair, Osler; Chair, Canadian Business Growth Fund
Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

3:50 PM
BUILDING HEALTHCARE WITH PURPOSE

Those people who live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives–no matter where they congregate on the planet–have one thing in common: purpose in their lives. A growing body of evidence is demonstrating that purpose in life is tied to psychological and biological health, longevity and preventative self-care. Johnson & Johnson’s CEO discusses the impact of purpose on the future of global healthcare, the power of utilizing a diverse workforce to better meet the needs of customers and stakeholders, and how a 132 year-old company continues to innovate while remaining firmly anchored to its foundational values.
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Interviewer: Erika Fry, Senior Writer, Fortune

4:10 PM
TRADE AND BUSINESS IN A NEW WORLD ORDER

As the lines are being redrawn around NAFTA, the TPP, and other trade agreements, how should businesses navigate the emerging world trade system? How are China/U.S. trade tensions and the Brexit decision impacting cross-border trade and business? While some markets might be slowing in response to protectionist sentiment and looming threats of a global trade war, we’ll shed light on opportunities in emerging markets eager to join the global economic system.
Nando Cesarone, President, International Operations, UPS
Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor
Moderator: Nina Easton, Fortune

4:45 PM
GLOBAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Investors worldwide are closely following key trends that are driving shifts in the global economy, from demographic and social change to rapid urbanization, climate change, and advanced technologies. With such shifts come new opportunities for investment and long-term growth. Hear from leaders shaping global financial markets.
Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, RockCreek
Wei Sun Christianson, CEO of China and Co-CEO of Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley
Mark Machin, President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

5:15 PM
SCIENTIFIC FRONTIERS

Donna Strickland just became the third woman in history to win a Nobel Prize in Physics for her work in developing ultrafast high-intensity lasers. A conversation on Canadian innovation and pushing the boundaries of science.
Donna Strickland, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo; 2018 Nobel Laureate
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

6:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO RECEPTION AND DINNER
6:30 PM
OPENING RECEPTION AND DINNER

Hosted by the Government of Canada
Location: Evergreen Brick Works
Fortune is bringing eight of Canada’s most recognized chefs to the Global Forum to prepare a signature dish. Each dish will be paired with a specially selected Canadian wine.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:30 AM
CEO INITIATIVE BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE

By invitation

AI AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
The disruptive power of artificial intelligence is beginning to ripple across many industries. While AI will result in some job losses, research shows that the bigger impact is likely to be on the transformation of jobs as workforces learn to coexist with intelligent machines. What kinds of new skills are critical in today’s age of automation and how can businesses improve the way they operate to help more people reap the economic rewards of AI?
Co-hosted by Fortune and Allstate
Mike Gregoire, Chairman and CEO, CA Technologies
Renee James, Chairman and CEO, Ampere Computing
Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens
Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune

9:00 AM
SUCCESS IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

In 1971, Starbucks debuted as a single store in Seattle. Today, it is the world’s biggest coffee brand, worth $78 billion. The Starbucks name has penetrated all corners of the globe with 28,000 stores and hundreds of thousands of employees. How will Starbucks expansion into new markets impact its future business model? How is the company striking the balance between profitability and social good? What kind of innovation is necessary to keep Starbucks ahead of the competition? A conversation with Starbucks’ new CEO about why a “relentless pursuit of relevance” is the key to success in today’s dynamic global marketplace.
Kevin Johnson, President and CEO, Starbucks
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

9:20 AM
MAKING BUSINESS MATTER

As inequality increasingly becomes top of mind for business leaders, companies worldwide are rewriting their playbooks to make the workplace more inclusive and more broadly prosperous. How can companies create growth that cuts across gender, race, and socioeconomic backgrounds while driving a culture of innovation? How can hiring practices be more inclusive of underserved populations who offer much-needed skill sets and are eager to work? Hear from CEOs who are determined to bridge the gap between business leaders, employees and their communities – allowing everyone to reap the rewards of success.
Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer, SAP
Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune

9:50 AM
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

Rapid growth in emerging economies, increased electricity demands and the drive toward sustainability are all factors that are changing how much energy we consume and where we source it from. In the meantime, 1.1 billion people, 14% of the worldwide population, continue to live without access to electricity. What will it take to close the energy poverty gap? How is technological innovation changing energy markets? What impact will falling renewable costs have on supply and demand? A discussion of the future of energy and how businesses can prepare for the coming changes.
Lynn Good, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
Doug Suttles, President and CEO, Encana
Felix Zhang, Co-Founder and Group Executive Director, Envision Energy
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

10:25 AM
SMART SOLUTIONS

From developing energy solutions in the Middle East to launching a Charter of Trust for industrial security, Siemens has led the way in developing smart solutions for some of the world’s most pressing infrastructure, manufacturing and mobility challenges. The CEO of the world’s leading industrial technology provider shares his views on the drive towards digitalization, the challenges of operating in the midst of a global power shift, and best practices for driving sustainable and long term value across your business.
Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens
Interviewer: Alan Murray, Fortune

10:45 AM
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 AM
NEW POWER AND GLOBAL POLITICS: NAVIGATING A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD

Brexit. Catalan’s independence movement in Spain. Trump’s potential trade wars with China and other nations. Uncertain detente efforts with North Korea. Geopolitical events are sculpting the environment in which businesses operate. Which front-page geopolitical stories will have the most impact on global businesses? What emerging-market political risks and uncertainties should we have on our radar? What steps can business leaders take to address these concerns and how can companies fill the gaps created by global governments and institutions?
Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap; Author, Connectography
Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist; Director, 3M, Barclays Bank, and Chevron; and Author, Edge of Chaos
Moderator: Nina Easton, Fortune

11:45 AM
CEO LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION

Now more than ever, the role of the CEO is under the spotlight. No longer measured on results alone, a CEO’s success depends on his or her ability to show bold visionary leadership, motivate employees, captivate customers, and reward shareholders. They must embody their workplace culture with transparency, trust, honesty, respect, inclusion, and diversity. At the same time, they must foresee the unforeseeable and be digitally savvy at reacting publicly to rapidly evolving crises. A discussion on CEO leadership in an age of disruption.
Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, VEON; Senior Adviser, Teneo Holdings; Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox
Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical
Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm
Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune

12:20 PM
DIGITAL ON DEMAND: NEW MODELS FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

Technology has revolutionized the way we consume media. Video on demand, social media, and hyper-targeted advertising have all reshaped the entertainment landscape. How can companies compete as media consumption becomes increasingly personalized? Two top Canadian executives offer their perspectives on the future of media and entertainment and what businesses can do to stay relevant and competitive while also striving to be more inclusive and reflective of the audiences they serve.
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and CEO, BroadbandTV Corp.
Jeffrey Remedios, President and CEO, Universal Music Canada
Introduction: The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, Government of Canada
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

12:45 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1:00 PM
CONCURRENT LUNCH SESSIONS

Choose 1 of 4

DRIVING BUSINESS VALUE WITH AI

While Artificial Intelligence has surged up the hype curve, with most executives in almost every industry expecting large effects over the next five years, actual adoption of AI is still at early stages. Where can AI technologies be most valuable to companies and disruptive to industries? How can companies use machine learning and analytics to be more competitive in real time, but do so in ways that don’t cross ethical boundaries? What are the most effective approaches to deployment? This session will focus on pathways to leveraging AI and data science to drive business results.
Hosted by Globality
Session Chairman: Joel Hyatt, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Globality
Jean-François Gagné, Founder and CEO, Element AI
Lisa Hammitt, AI and Data, Visa
Jason Rowe, Chairman and CEO, Canada, Goldman Sachs
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Digital Editor, Fortune

THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

A revolution is underway. Conventional modes of transportation are being disrupted by internet-based services and platforms. Connected, smart, and energy-efficient are no longer buzzwords, having become common features. Trailblazers at the center of transportation innovation will discuss emerging trends and the digital technologies that will soon govern how and what we use to get to our final destination and all points in between.
Carsten Breitfeld, Co-founder and CEO, Byton
Josipa Petrunic, Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Raquel Urtasun, Head of Advanced Technology Group, Toronto, Uber; Co-founder, Vector Institute for AI
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

TRANSFORMING GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Look closely at the prominent mergers in the health care industry of late—pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts to insurer Cigna; insurer Aetna to drugstore chain CVS. What’s driving this frenzy of health care-related deal making? One word: data. More specifically, your data: your health history, how you sleep, what you put in your body, and what comes out. How can data, AI and other digital transformations of the health sector help find new cost efficiencies, improve health care services and medicine, and reverse the soaring costs of health care worldwide?
Dianne Carmichael, Chief Executive Officer, Carmichael Worldwide Inc; Chief Health Tech Advisor, Council of Canadian Innovators
Carolyn Magill, Chief Executive Officer, Aetion
Vitor Rocha, Chief Executive Officer, Philips North America
Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO, University Health Network Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

ADVANCING WOMEN IN GLOBAL BUSINESS

Gender inequality in the workplace is real. Statistics around the gender pay gap and the lack of women in leadership roles have made headlines for years. Yet, the problem persists: women continue to earn a fraction of what their male counterparts take home, fewer than 5% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO, and women make up just 22% of S&P 500 boards. While advances have been made, the goal of achieving true parity is still far off. What barriers must businesses dismantle to truly empower and advance working women in the 21st century? A frank conversation about the slow and steady march toward gender equity and what it will take to see real change in businesses today.
Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical
Rachel Schall Thomas, Co-Founder and President, Lean In
NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture
Moderator: Nina Easton, Fortune

2:40 PM
SWITCH BREAK
3:00 PM
21st-CENTURY JOBS: TRAINING EMPLOYEES FOR A DIGITAL AGE

As automation, digitization, and advances in AI continue to disrupt the way we work, the skills needed to succeed in this new era are in short supply, creating a new global battle for talent. It’s more vital than ever for companies to invest in “upskilling” existing employees. With what toolkits do we arm current workers so they can compete and flourish in this new terrain? How can companies train future talent and build skills through real-world experience? What can leaders do to ensure that underserved demographics get the skills needed to create long-lasting careers?
Surya Kant, President, North America, UK, and Europe, Tata Consultancy Services
Sheila Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO, Care.com
Dan Rosensweig, Chief Executive Officer, Chegg
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

3:35 PM
THE NEW GLOBAL CONSUMER: DOING BUSINESS IN A DIGITAL ECONOMY

The digital economy is no longer part of the economy. It is the economy. How are new platforms – from e-commerce to shared services – rewriting the rules of the game? A conversation on how businesses can manage expectations for digitally empowered customers, and how technology is being used to enhance the customer experience.
Andrea Stairs, General Manager, Canada and Latin America, eBay; Director, Export Development Canada
Ning Tang, Founder and CEO, CreditEase
Moderator: Phil Wahba, Senior Writer, Fortune

4:00 PM
DATA STEWARDSHIP FOR A DIGITAL AGE

Russian bots and fake-ad buys have become part of our social lexicon, thanks to the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data imbroglio, but it would be a huge mistake to think that the impact is limited to the tech titans. As companies seek to use their data for competitive advantage, how do you make sure you are protecting it and doing so in a trustworthy way? Maintaining ethical and efficient control over an ever-increasing data flow has become necessary to maintain customer trust. A conversation on best practices in data stewardship, the biggest missteps to avoid across all sectors, and the key privacy trends in data democratization, deep learning, and GDPR.
David Kenny, Senior Vice President, IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM
Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, Founder and President, Profound Impact Corp.; Former Chairman and CEO, Trustpoint Innovation
Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Fortinet
Additional speakers to be announced

Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:30 PM
THE OUTPERFORMERS

Emerging economies will represent 62% of total global consumption growth by 2030 – the equivalent of US $15.5 trillion. Of the 71 major emerging economies around the world, 18 have been identified as outperforming global benchmarks and their peers. They include long-term success stories such as South Korea and Indonesia, recent high-growth economies like India and Kazakhstan, and less heralded nations, including Ethiopia and Uzbekistan. Combined, these outperformers have lifted about one billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Leaders of companies in emerging economies will discuss the outsized—and underappreciated—role that business plays in driving productivity and growth across global markets.
Anu Madgavkar, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Harry Susilo, Founder and Chairman, Sekar Group
Moderator: Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

5:00 PM
A NEW NAFTA

After months of intense negotiations, a new NAFTA has emerged. This revamped deal has the potential to reshape the future of business and trade across Canada, Mexico and the United States. A behind-the-scenes look at how the deal took shape and new perspective on how global businesses could fare under new rules for North American trade.
The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Fortune

6:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO RECEPTION AND DINNERS

6:00pm departure from the Shangri-La Hotel, 6:15pm departure from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

6:30 PM
RECEPTION AND DINNER

Join Fortune Editors for a special evening that will bring Fortune Global Forum guests to some of Toronto’s award-winning restaurants.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:30 AM
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND GLOBAL GROWTH BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE

By invitation only
From the cloud and IoT to big data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain, digital transformation technologies are changing the way we work, play, share, shop, and interact with the world around us. As engaging the digital economy becomes imperative for productivity and growth, digital innovators are uniquely transforming the Canadian business landscape. How can business leaders secure the best digital talent and develop digital transformation strategies that will help maintain a competitive edge and drive inclusive global growth? This roundtable will bring together those at the forefront of Canada’s tech sector with global business leaders to discuss the opportunities and risks posed by digital transformation across industries.
Hosted by Fortune and Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development
Opening Remarks: The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
Discussion Leader:
Faisal Kazi, President and CEO, Siemens Canada
Melissa Sariffodeen, Co-founder and CEO, Canada Learning Code Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

9:00 AM
PIONEERING AI INNOVATION: THE VIEW FROM CANADA

By 2030, artificial intelligence is expected to increase global GDP by 14%, making AI the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. Canada is emerging as a global leader in this field; the government is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in AI and relaxing immigration rules to attract top talent in the sector. Startups and tech giants are taking notice and expanding their offices to the north. Where does Canada stand in the global AI race? Why should businesses look to Canada as a place to jump-start their AI strategy? A conversation on Canada’s potential to lead global AI innovation.
The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
Steve Irvine, Founder and CEO, Integrate.ai
Raquel Urtasun, Head of Advanced Technology Group, Toronto, Uber; Co-founder, Vector Institute for AI
Moderator: Andrew Nusca, Fortune

9:35 AM
THE BUSINESS OF BLOCKCHAIN

Amid the hype surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, it’s easy to overlook the revolutionary progress that blockchain is already making. For businesses, the opportunities to secure privacy, enable transparency, share information, eliminate middlemen, and cut costs are increasingly compelling. How is blockchain commanding global supply chains and how can it better protect our identity? What are the most innovative investment opportunities in the short and long term outside of finance? How will we continue to move from blockchain as a “theory” to an active force driving value across industries?
Christine Moy, Executive Director, Blockchain Program Lead, J.P. Morgan
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture
Alex Tapscott, Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute; Co-author, Blockchain Revolution
Moderator: Jeff Roberts, Senior Writer and Editor, The Ledger, Fortune

10:10 AM
CITIES OF THE FUTURE

Get an inside peek at Sidewalk Labs’ plan to turn an industrial wasteland in Toronto into a vibrant high-tech “smart” neighborhood. Hear how autonomous vehicles, a thermal grid that doesn’t use fossil fuels, low-cost modular buildings with flexible uses, and robotic delivery and waste-management systems, among other digital technologies, will be used to tackle some of our biggest urban challenges, including energy use, rapid growth, efficient transportation, and housing affordability.
Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

10:25 AM
CANADA’S ECONOMY: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

A conversation with Canada’s Minister of Finance on what Canada can do to become more globally competitive and the steps he and the government are taking to make the country a more attractive place to do business.
The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Government of Canada
Interviewer: Jacqueline Hansen, Senior Business Reporter, CBC News

10:45 AM
FEEDING THE WORLD

As the global population rapidly approaches the eight billion mark, feeding all those hungry mouths will be no easy feat. Right now, we live in a world where climate change makes crop production unstable and unpredictable, oceans are overfished, and farmland is increasingly scarce. Leaders on the forefront of agribusiness and food science will discuss the role technology is playing in solving food security across the globe and the role business can play in creating sustainable food systems.
Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients
Liam Condon, President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG
Carla Vernón, President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit, General Mills
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Senior Editor, Fortune

11:15 AM
LOOK AHEAD: FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Hear from one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers on what to expect in 2019. How will the hot button issues of trade, technological innovation and immigration shape the future of economies and businesses around the world?
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
In conversation with: Alan Murray, Fortune

11:30 AM
ADJOURN