G7 Finance and Development Ministers meeting itinerary

Media advisory

May 23, 2018

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, along with Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will co-host a meeting of G7 Finance and Development Ministers and Central Bank Governors from May 31 to June 2, 2018, in Whistler, British Columbia. The theme ofthis meeting will be “Investing in growth that works for everyone.”

Media representatives wanting to cover this event must apply for accreditation and obtain an identification badge through an online accreditation portal.

The deadline has been extended for the online application process to May 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Only accredited media with an identification badge will have access to the meeting sites.

Program highlights

The following program elements–or portions thereof–will be open to accredited media only.

NOTE: The program elements noted below are for planning purposes only and are subject to change. A more detailed agenda and itinerary will be published closer to the event itself.

Wednesday, May 30 – Afternoon

Minister Bibeau will meet with six young women leaders

  • Overview: Minister Bibeau will meet with six young women leaders from developing countries and Canada. These youth activists have been invited to participate in the G7 Development Ministers meeting to provide insights into the issues and challenges they face. They will have the opportunity to share their insights with Minister Bibeau ahead of the ministerial meeting.
  • Location: Nita Lake Lodge

Thursday, May 31 – Morning

G7 Symposium on Investing in Growth that Works for Everyone

  • Overview: The symposium is designed to provide a window into the work of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, and to facilitate public engagement and the exchanging of ideas about the challenges related to, and the best opportunities and solutions for investing in growth that works for everyone, increasing economic resilience and stability, and advancing women’s economic empowerment.
  • Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Official opening of the G7 Development Ministers meeting and interactive panel with young women leaders

  • Overview: Young women from developing countries and Canada will join G7 Development Ministers to help ensure that those who are directly affected by the issues being discussed provide their own insights on innovative solutions for real change and positive outcomes.
  • Location: Nita Lake Lodge
  • Notes for media: The official opening is open to the media. Minister Bibeau will deliver remarks. The event will include a traditional Indigenous ceremony.  The introduction to the interactive panel with the young women leaders will also be open to the media. Some elements will be live streamed. Minister Bibeau and the young women leaders will be available to media for photo opportunities and b-roll.

Thursday, May 31 – Afternoon

G7 Development Ministers

  • Overview: Discussion topics for G7 Development Ministers include: girls’ empowerment and education; and mobilizing the global architecture for girls’ empowerment
  • Location: Nita Lake Lodge
  • Notes for media: Minister Bibeau will deliver brief remarks. Some elements will be live streamed.

Thursday, May 31 – Evening

G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – Photo opportunity only

  • Overview: G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors will officially open the meetings.
  • Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Friday, June 1 – Morning

Joint G7 Development and Finance Ministers meeting: Innovative financing for development and women’s economic empowerment

  • Overview: Participants will discuss innovative financing solutions to ensure economic growth for everyone, including mobilizing private capital for sustainable development and building economic resilience against extreme weather events. Members of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency will exchange ideas with the ministers on how to promote women’s economic empowerment in both developed and developing economies.
  • Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Friday, June 1 – Afternoon

G7 Development Ministers

  • Overview: Discussion topics for G7 Development Ministers include: humanitarian crises and hotspots; and driving gender-transformative approaches to humanitarian assistance
  • Location: Nita Lake Lodge

G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

  • Overview: G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet.
  • Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Saturday, June 2 – Morning

G7 Development Ministers

Overview: G7 Development Ministers will discuss accelerating innovation for development.

  • Location: Nita Lake Lodge
  • Notes for media: Minister Bibeau will deliver brief remarks. Some elements will be live streamed.

Minister Bibeau – Closing press conference

  • Overview: Immediately after the ministerial meeting, Minister Bibeau will summarize the G7 Development Ministers’ discussions and take questions.
  • Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Saturday, June 2 – Afternoon

Minister Morneau and Governor Poloz – Final press conference

  • Overview: Minister Morneau will summarize the G7 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ discussions and take questions; he will be accompanied by Governor Poloz.
  • Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Contact

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