The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced that Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec and Chair of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council, and Dawn Farrell, President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation and Director of the Business Council of Canada, will co-Chair the B7 Business Summit Host Committee. The Canadian Chamber will host this year’s B7 Business Summit in Quebec City, April 5-6, 2018.
“We are thrilled that two senior, experienced business leaders like Ms. Leroux and Mrs. Farrell have accepted this important role. Their insights and expertise will be invaluable as we shape the agenda for this important meeting of some of the world’s most senior business leaders,” said Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the B7 Business Summit Host Committee. “The work of the B7 is vital to informing the policy decisions of our nations’ leaders and to creating the conditions required for business to grow, and our countries to prosper.”
The B7 Business Summit is a gathering of business federations and their delegations from each of the G7 countries. Working together, B7 leaders identify global economic and business priorities and will put forward to G7 leaders a series of recommendations they can address when they meet at the G7 Summit this June in Charlevoix, Quebec. The themes of this year’s B7 Summit are resource efficiency, inclusive growth, and scaling up small business. The B7 Business Summit Host Committee, which is composed of diverse Canadian business leaders, will oversee the organization and hosting duties for the event.
“Business plays a vital role in creating economic growth and prosperity around the world, and I am honored to work with Canadian and international business leaders in driving the dialogue for this year’s B7,” said Ms. Leroux. “Our discussions will provide concrete recommendations for the G7 leaders to consider when they meet in Charlevoix in June.”
“Convening these business leaders is a great opportunity for us to both showcase Canada and make sure the voice of business is heard by the heads of government,” said Mrs. Farrell. “It has never been more important than it is today for businesses and governments to work together to take down barriers and to find solutions to the challenges confronting the global economy.”