The 2nd edition will be held in partnership with the 3737 incubator and la Coop Fédérée.
“Leaping towards prosperity” is the theme of the second edition of the International Black Economic Forum (IBEF) that will take place on the 3rd and 4th February 2018 at Montréal Sciences Centre in Montréal. The Forum is dedicated to the entrepreneurs, the professionals, the civic leaders, the students, and the scholars to strategize to create prosperous communities. It is designed to educate, to provoke dialogue and create solutions that contribute to the improvement of Black people in their communities globally as well as to propel their businesses and careers. Under the honorary presidency of Frantz Saintellemy, the event will bring together entrepreneurs, experts, venture capital investment funds, incubator, thought leaders and policy makers. Participants will have two days of sharing experiences, meetings, innovative labs, masterclasses and pitch.
The Forum includes a series of labs to explore issues of economic empowerment for Black communities using the human centered-design approach. Those labs set out to develop concrete solutions regarding nine challenges such as innovation in education, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship to how to promote the importance of stem on a global level. The Labs are an opportunity for those who want to be on the front lines of change in our global society for long-term impact.
It also includes an intensive business school (IBS) with seasoned businessmen. Attendees will join other like-minded and CEOs and senior executives to gain first-hand access to roadmaps, training. The IBS is offering 4 programs: How to start and scale your business- Becoming and executive - Propelling your career with coding -Fructifying your money while investing.
The participants will attend high-level plenaries and discussions on the following topics on shared prosperity, innovation, innovative banking, diaspora global partnership and women’s in leaping towards prosperity.
Minister of Immigration
Deputy Premier & Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation &Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy
Ben Marc Diendéré · Chris Denson · Jacques Ulysse · Amina Gerba· Jean Orélien · Juge Donald Mcleod · Fatou N’diaye · François De Paul Nkombou · Jean-Claude Tshipama · Oumar Diallo · Madeleine Féquière · Jean St-Vil · Yacoubou Reki Moussa Hassane · Nolywé Delanon · Kevin Howell · Malik Shaheed · Ludger Saintellien · Fidele Toghoua
Black Wealth Matters (#BWMmtl) is a ten-series television program inspired by the 2015 unconference; it manifested an interest in the work that IBEF did. MAtv broadcast these series in the spring of 2016; they are rebroadcast to this day. An eleventh episode has been added to highlight this November’s Forum. You may listen to the first episode here: http://bcove.me/1w9zbb2f.
RDI Économie: Interview with Gérald Fillion (in French only)
L’heure du monde: International Black Economic Forum, a report by Alexandre Touchette (in French only)
Le 15–18 (Radio-Canada): Manifeste pour l’accélération de la richesse des peuples Noirs (February 12, 2016; in French only)
Global News, February 12, 2016