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Dear Canadian Expats,


On behalf of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA), it is a pleasure to extend an invitation to you to attend the 11th Edition of the Toronto Global Forum that will take place from October 30 to November 1, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.


We are pleased to announce that this year the IEFA will host a special edition of the Toronto Global Forum to mark the 150th anniversaries of Canada and Ontario. Particularly, in conjunction with Ontario’s Ministry of International Trade, the IEFA has established a Canadian Expat Program, where you will have the opportunity to hear notable global business leaders with Canadian roots share their expertise and experiences from their industries. The Forum will feature a wide range of stimulating business opportunities whilst combining official visits to business programming venues and facilitating meetings with stakeholders. Prominent leaders and decision makers from across the international economic and political arenas will be in attendance.


We are pleased to offer you a complimentary delegate pass with a value of $1600 CAD, to the full three-day Toronto Global Forum. This includes entry to all sessions and luncheons, special access to Expat-related events as well as visits to business programming venues, giving you a unique opportunity to expand your global network and to create new business contacts.


Preparations for the 11th edition of the Toronto Global Forum are well underway and it is once again promising to be an exceptional international gathering. Confirmed speakers to this year’s TGF include Sandeep Dadlani, President and Head of Americas, Infosys Ltd; Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Stephen M. Kadenacy, President and Chief Operating Officer, AECOM; Ashish Khanna, Chief Executive Director, Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd.; Tom Linebarger, Chief Executive Officer, Cummins; Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank; Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive,The Abraaj Group; and Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Confirmed speakers with Canadian roots include Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Deborah Gillis, Chief Executive Office, Catalyst; Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Sunculture; and Mark Wiseman, Global Head of Active Equities and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors.


We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto this October. Please confirm your spot by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is very limited so it is suggested you do so as quickly as possible.






Nicholas Rémillard

President and Chief Executive Officer  

Corporate Members