Global Progress 2016

Canada 2020 is proud to announce that we will be hosting Global Progress 2016 in Montreal on September 14 and 15.

This marks the first time Global Progress will be held in Canada, with past summits taking place in major economic and cultural capitals around the world like Washington, Lisbon, Rome, New York City and Madrid.

Held under the patronage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, this year’s summit will bring together delegates from over 20 countries to talk inclusive prosperity, diversity, innovation and digital democracy among others.

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Organized in partnership with the Center for American Progress in Washington and Policy Network in London, this year’s Global Progress Summit will feature Thomas Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, Tina Brown, Founder of Women in the World, Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, President of Save the Children, and many more.

Download the latest book collaboration between Global Progress, the Center for American Progress and Canada 2020 here: New Ideas for the Future of the Progressive Movement

About Global Progress

Global Progress is a collaborative work program housed at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Global Progress connects progressive think-tanks, initiatives, institutions and movements from around the world. The Global Progress network shares ideas, resources and talent in the pursuit of a more socially and economically progressive international community.

Featured Participants

  • Ann Linde
    Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Bio
  • Bill de Blasio
    Mayor of New York City Bio
  • Bill Shorten
    Leader, Australian Labor Party Bio
  • Cecile Richards
    President, Planned Parenthood Bio
  • Ertharin Cousin
    Executive Director, UN World Food Programme Bio
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
    CEO, Chobani & Founder, TENT Foundation Bio
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt
    President & CEO, Save the Children Bio
  • Hon. Catherine McKenna
    Minister of Environment and Climate Change Member of Parliament (Ottawa Centre) Bio
  • Hon. Chrystia Freeland
    Minister of International Trade Bio
  • Hon. Philippe Couillard
    Premier of Quebec Bio
  • Hon. Rachel Notley
    Premier of Alberta Bio
  • Jason Furman
    Chairman of the Council Chief Economic Advisors, The White House Bio
  • Jonas Gahr Støre
    Leader of the Norwegian Labour Party Bio
  • Lodewijk Asscher
    Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Bio
  • Lyse Doucet
    Chief International Correspondent, BBC News Bio
  • Mikael Damberg
    Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Bio
  • Neera Tanden
    President & CEO, Center for American Progress Bio
  • Nicholas Berggruen
    Chairman, Berggruen Institute Bio
  • Nikos Pappas
    Greek Minister of State
  • R. H. Justin Trudeau P.C. M.P.
    Prime Minister of Canada Bio
  • Reid Hoffman
    Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, LinkedIn Bio
  • Reshma Saujani
    Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code Bio
  • Sadiq Khan
    Mayor of London, U.K. Bio
  • Sigmar Gabriel
    Vice Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Economic Affairs & Energy Bio
  • Thomas E. Perez
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Bio
  • Toomas Ilves
    President of Estonia Bio

VenueRitz Carlton Montreal, 1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, Quebec CA