International Metropolis Conference Keynote Speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Valérie Plante

Mayor of Montreal


After a bachelor's degree in anthropology, a master's degree in museology, a certificate in multi-ethnic intervention (Université de Montréal) and extensive field experience in several community organizations, Valérie became the head of the Girls Action Foundation's national network. In 2013, she made the leap into the political arena and became a councillor for the City of Montreal. On December 4, 2016, Valérie Plante was elected leader of the party by the members of Projet Montréal. She was elected mayor of Montreal in the 2017 municipal elections and became the first woman to hold this position.