Toronto-headquartered Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, will open its sixth forum today in Montréal. Every 18 months the Forum brings together 150 business and political leaders from both Australia and Canada to discuss global challenges and opportunities facing our two countries, and to identify where our countries may be able to better collaborate in areas of trade and investment, global security, foreign policy, economic growth, innovation and technology, energy, and education. Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, will be one of the featured participants in this three-day event. Eva Busza, Vice-President, Research and Programs, will participate on behalf of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. This is Canada’s third time hosting the forum, and the first time it has been held in Montréal. It is also the first forum since the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.