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Global Progress 2016: Montreal

15 September 2016
Global Progress 2016: Montreal

Global Progress 2016 is taking place in Montreal today, hosted by Canada 2020 in partnership with the Center for American Progress and Policy Network.
The summit brings together progressive policymakers and implementers from across North America, Europe and Australasia to debate the big challenges of coming decades.
There couldn’t be a better place to meet this year than Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s emphatic election victory, just under 12 months ago, has provided such an inspiring masterclass on how to build a winning progressive coalition.

Highlights from the agenda include:

  • Justin Trudeau in conversation with newly elected mayor of London Sadiq Khan, on diversity and the future of progressive politics.
  • Google chief Eric Schmidt and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman discussing progress in the digital age.
  • Debate on how to build shared prosperity in the 21st century with speakers including US labour secretary Thomas Perez, Dutch deputy PM Lodewijk Asscher and New Zealand Labour leader Andrew Little.
  • Tina Brown, founder of Women in the World, in conversation with the BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.
  • A look at social partnerships and national prosperity with German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Swedish trade minister Ann Linde and Labour leaders Bill Shorten from Australia and Jonas Gahr Støre from Norway.
  • David Miliband and Helle Thorning-Schmidt on how globalisation can shape new partnerships for fairness


You can watch Global Progress live on YouTube and follow the summit via Policy Network's Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Join the debate on social media: #GlobalProgress.

Next week Policy Network will publish a series of reflections on the themes explored in Montreal from key speakers at Global Progress.

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