Pierre Pettigrew

Pierre Pettigrew Joins CLC at the DB New Ideas Forum 

The inaugural DB New Ideas Forum will be held on February 22, 2024, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. As part of the agenda, we are pleased to announce that Pierre Pettigrew, former minister of Foreign Affairs and minister of International Trade, will be joining us as opening keynote. 

Mr. Pettigrew is presently chair of the board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and has had many years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Pettigrew was an executive advisor, International, at Deloitte Canada. Until recently, he was the Government of Canada’s special envoy for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and regularly arbitrates international trade disputes between countries at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

His public sector accomplishments have been substantial at both the federal and provincial levels, where he was a strong advocate for international trade and multilateralism. He was elected as a member of Parliament in March 1996 and held many ministerial portfolios during the following 10 years, including minister of Foreign Affairs, minister for International Trade and minister for International Cooperation. Additionally, Mr. Pettigrew is the author of The New Politics of Confidence, a book on globalization and the art of governing.

Interested in joining us at the 2024 DB Pension New Ideas Forum? Please contact Joanne Boccia at jboccia@leadershipcongress.ca.