Newsletter N°5 – July 2017

Dear Partners of “High Level Forum”

I am very pleased to present you that fifth HLF Newsletter with the purpose to share some information about the “High Level Forum – HLF” initiative and its 2017 edition:


  • The registration for the next edition of the High Level Forum which will take place at Longueuil-Montréal (Canada ) on September 24-26 2017 is possible through the HLF web site www.hlf-giant-grenoble.org in the section “REGISTRATION” and is open till end of July.
  • You can also use directly the address https://www.hlf2017-registration.com/
  • As announced :
    • There is no registration fee
    • Hotel accommodation costs are covered by HLF Organization for the new delegations attending for the first time…
    • …as well for Speakers, Moderators, Panelists and Members of the HLF Executive Committee

High Level Forum 2017: IT WILL BE A GREAT EVENT !

  • The 2017 HLF edition will have several new flavors:
    • individual presentations of the attending delegations during a “networking dinner” on Sunday
    • 4 panel discussions, with all delegations contributing and more interaction with audience
    • organization of a fourth day for one-to-one inter-ecosystems networking, after the three days of Forum
    • a governance session with HLF Executive Committee
    • several new delegations, involving Russia and Africa Regions for the first time.
    • a neutral environmental impact …thanks to a tree plantation !
  • The Program of the Forum will be very rich and attractive, around the theme of Innovation and Smart Living( See first attached file )
    • Three Forum sessions will provide the great opportunity to listen to 9 Distinguished Guest Speakers who will address the way their Ecosystems are managing Innovation through their Smart Programs (Transport, Energy, Society)
    • Four panel discussions will be organized, with 6 panelists each and exchanges with audience; that will allow the contribution of most of the attending delegations in a very interactive way.
    • Three “Guest Star Speakers” will be invited by Longueuil-Montreal Ecosystem for delivering a disruptive presentation about  ” The School of the Future “
  • More than 7 new delegations are expected to join for the first time, from Africa, America, Europe and Russia, bringing the number of HLF Ecosystems to the record number of 40 ! ( See second attached file )
  • A discovery of the Longueuil-Montréal Innovation Ecosystem and its Actor is forecasted in the program;  as well a very pleasant sightseeing tour of Montréal City and a “unique”  Evening Gala will create the friendly and networking atmosphere of our international HLF Community
  • HLF2018 edition will be announced with new disruptive features !


  • The Agenda of the Forum is built for providing enough free times and various opportunities for generating  networking contacts between the Ecosystem delegations coming from around the world, in a very informal and trusty conditions : that’s unique !
  • The fourth day will allow one-to-one meetings between delegations or with Innovation Actors of the Longueuil-Montréal Ecosystems; recording of such appointment will be anticipated via HLF Organization or made on-site during the previous days of the Forum
  • We remember that the added value of the Forum is for a large part based upon the initiatives of collaboration between Ecosystems around innovative projects which can be taken though the networking opportunities given by the Forum

I hope that the information of this Newsletter will be of interest for you; I remain always available to provide more information or to share points of views about the HLF, so please feel free to contact me at any time.
Thank you again so much for your support to the HLF initiative and HOPING TO SEE YOU AT LONGUEUIL- MONTREAL IN SEPTEMBER FOR A VERY FRUITFUL HLF2017!

With my Warmest Regards




@ 2020 Giant - High Level Forum
Due the current health crisis, the 2020 HLF Summit has been postponed to autumn 2021 - The HLF will be online on 1st Dec 2020 during the first HLF Connect Briefing