G7 Research Group Presents: Road to Biarritz 2019 - Priorities of the French G7 Presidency

When and Where

Monday, March 11, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Combination Room
Trinity College
6 Hoskin Avenue


As France has assumed the presidency of the G7 for 2019, Marc Trouyet, France’s Consul General in Toronto, will share insights about his government’s preparation and its priorities for the summit it will host in Biarritz on August 24-26. He will also discuss continuities and cooperation with Canada’s 2018 presidency and themes at the Charlevoix Summit last June. The event will be moderated by Professor David Wright, Kenneth and Patricia Taylor Distinguished Professor of Foreign Affairs at Victoria College and Canada’s former and longest serving Ambassador to NATO.


Marc Trouyet, the Consul General of France in Toronto since 2015, serves in the territorial jurisdiction of Ontario and Manitoba. Mr. Trouyet has been a diplomat for almost 15 years. His previous post as head of the department of French Overseas Development Assistance in Paris.

For four years, he served as Deputy Head of Mission of the French Embassy in Australia. When Mr. Trouyet was Deputy Permanent Representative to the French United Nations mission in Rome, he worked extensively with the World Food Program, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization. He previously was the officer in charge of sustainable development issue in the UN division of the French Foreign Affairs department.

Prior to joining the foreign service, Mr. Trouyet held positions in the governing council of the Paris City Council. A Graduate of l’Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA), Mr. Trouyet received his bachelor in Political Science and a Masters in Town Planning.

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