C2 Quickie: Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante on the future, leadership and… Madonna

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C2 Quickie: Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante on the future, leadership and… Madonna

For Montreal mayor, and C2 Montréal 2018 speaker, Valérie Plante, tomorrow is an opportunity to seize the day.

“[Tomorrow] is a good word,” she told C2. (It’s also the theme for C2 2019.) And Montreal’s first-ever woman mayor says she’s excited about what it means in particular for this city as a university hub, fertile startup nerve centre and world-renowned leader in tech and artificial intelligence.

She added that the dynamic mix of participants at C2 makes it the ideal place to get outside one’s usual frame of reference and meet someone unexpected. Like Snoop Dogg, for example.

 

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“Meeting [him] was a really good representation of the surprises that can come out of C2,” laughed the mayor. “You can connect with people you never thought you’d meet under a tent, in a swing…”

We caught up with Mayor Plante at Espace C2 atop the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel:

 

 

Want more business insights from Valérie Plante?
Montreal’s mairesse shared her 5 ways to change organizational culture last spring.

 

Find out what tomorrow will bring — get your passes to C2 Montréal 2019 today.

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