Toronto, Canada (October 29th , 2017):-St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris will be among Business and political leaders from around the world gathering in Toronto from October 30 – November 1, 2017 to discuss financial and geopolitical trends and how they impact the global economy. The 11th edition of the International Economic Forum of the Americas’ (IEFA) Toronto Global Forum focuses on the theme of “Redefining Globalization,” in part as a response to the political and economic volatility around the world.
In an era where we are seeing the rise of nationalism and protectionism, PM Harris will join leaders at the Toronto Global Forum in discussing ways to work in unity to rise above divisions faced the world over.
PM Harris will present to the forum and lead in a discussion on PAVING THE WAY FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE . In light of the heightened recent occurences of natural disasters and the impact on the world and in particular the Caribbean and As devastating natural phenomena continue to intensify globally, increasing infrastructure’s resilience to climate change impact has become a high priority in view of protecting the economy and its future growth. The forum and discussion will focus on What are the main factors to consider in planning and building climate-resilient infrastructure and what actions need to be taken to adapt existing infrastructure networks to protect them against the severities of climate change? What key measures should be taken when implementing climate-change policies and what defines their prospective effectiveness? How can public and private stakeholders work together to manage associated risks and finance their implications?
This year’s Toronto Global Forum, marks the 150th anniversaries of both Canada and Ontario with a special Canadian Expat Program. The program, developed in conjunction with Ontario’s Ministry of International Trade, brings together notable global business leaders with Canadian roots to share their expertise with attendees, local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and post-secondary students. Through mentoring sessions, expats will share their diverse expertise, with the aim strengthening Ontario’s business community and creating the next generation of international exporting leaders.
The Toronto Global Forum, presented by Cogeco Peer 1, will bring together more than 130 speakers and 2,700 delegates representing more than 54 countries, to discuss how to better respond to today’s most pressing economic issues.
Included among the many attendees will be leading figures from the business world, heads of state, and numerous representatives of the federal and provincial governments, international organizations, and civil society. These senior executives will address important issues such as economic growth, disruptive technologies, infrastructure development, entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainable development, the new energy landscape, and the future of health care.