High Level Forum
2017 Edition

The theme of HIGH LEVEL FORUM 2017 edition was “Innovation and Smart Living”, which is an exciting and strategic subject considering the digital revolution taking place in the ecosystems’ environment.

There were three sessions : « Innovation and Smart Transport », « Innovation and Smart Energy », « Innovation and Smart Society » , each session being organized in speaker presentations and moderated panel discussions.

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Speakers, Moderators & Panelists

International Speakers were selected in relevance with the theme of the Forum : « Innovation & Smart Living » ; they were be from the attending Ecosystem Delegations, from Canada/Quebec and the Longueuil-Montréal Ecosystem as well; their high level presentations were addressing innovative strategies, projects and solutions during the three sessions of the Forum : “Innovation and Smart Transport”, “Innovation and Smart Energy”, ” Innovation and Smart Society” .
They were joining other Panelists during four panel discussions, involving High Level Representatives from more than 20 Ecosystem Delegations.


Normand Mousseau

Professor of physics at Université de Montréal and Academic Director of the Trottier Energy Institute at Polytechnique Montréal – Canada

Mike Lee

Executive Vice President, International Business Development, FarEasTone Group – Taipei – Taiwan

Nouredine Hadjsaid

President of the French scientific council of Think Smartgrids, INP – Grenoble – France


Isabelle Picard

Director of the Natural Gas Technologies Centre Montréal – Québec – Canada

Paul Lewis

Full Professor of Urban Planning and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design at Université de Montréal – Québec – Canada


Gregory Morin

Director of Strategy and Innovation, Argonne National Lab Chicago USA

Shigeru Niki

Assistant Director-General: Department of Energy and Environment, AIST – Tsukuba – Japan

Alan Mathewson

Head Micro Nano Systems Centre, Tyndall National Institute – Cork – Ireland

Ikram Makni

CEO of the Sfax Business Center and General Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Region – Sfax- Tunisia

Erik Grab

Vice President Strategic Anticipation & Innovation Corporate Development MICHELIN Group, France

Robert Franke

Director of Office of Economic Development – Dresden – Germany

Michael Fancher

Associate Professor of Nanoeconomics.Director of the NYS and Nanoelectronics (CATN2) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Albany – NY – USA

David Bridges

Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) International – GIT- Atlanta – GA – USA

Post Event Report

A post-event report, screening the various moments of the HLF2017 program and
highlighting its conclusions and added value, is available here.

Press documents

During the 2017 High Level Forum , the Longueuil-Montréal ecosystem has published the following Press Release