C2 Montréal 2016: A Resounding Success

Montréal, Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 – Organizers of C2 Montréal today deliver a first summary overview of the 5th edition of the annual business conference held last May 24-26 at the Arsenal. Some 6,000 participants from over 50 countries took part in the experience.

We had the opportunity to welcome people from all over the world who came to C2 to explore creative ideas and solutions to commercial problems,” said Richard St-Pierre, President of C2. “Young entrepreneurs and seasoned executives came here to be inspired and challenge their way of doing business. Thought leaders and renowned game changers from home and abroad shared their insights, their successes and their challenges. Companies contributed to a programming where all participants had something to gain. Participants and partners alike came to C2 to learn something new and meet interesting people, and we delivered on that promise. To us, the 2016 edition of C2 Montréal was the best one to date!

I had the chance to chat with talented young and dynamic entrepreneurs, looking for new ideas to expand their business network and reinvent their ways of doing business,” said Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Québec. “In a constantly changing economic environment, this event has become indispensable for our entrepreneurs as well as for those seeking to do business in Québec. Our government is proud to support this event which helps to showcase the immense talent and creative potential of Quebec entrepreneurs while positioning Montréal as an important and innovative business destination.

C2 Montréal 2016 in numbers:

  • 6,000 participants
  • Over 50 countries represented
  • 5 delegations from China, Israel, Estonia, France and Latin America
  • 2,200 “brain dates”
  • 130 talks, panels, masterclasses and workshops in three days
  • 200 000 square feet of overall event space for networking and program activities
  • More than 20,000 production hours (man hours)
  • 3,000 plants
  • 182 km of cables
  • 3 cell phones found in the ball pool

An economic impact study for the 5th edition of C2 Montréal will be undertaken at the end of the year to measure the tangible results for companies large and small who have participated in the conference. A first report on the event’s environmental sustainability will also be produced in the coming months.

C2 Montréal 2017 : Keynote Speakers and Themes

Vice President and CEO Motive Studios, Visceral Games and Star Wars at Electronic Arts and Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Fusion-Io will participate as keynote speakers at the sixth edition event to be held from Wednesday May 24th to Friday May 26th, 2017. To learn more about themes for C2 Montréal 2017, click here.

C2 Montréal: A business conference, only different

C2 Montréal is a non-profit organization that aims to explore the dynamics of “commerce + creativity” and its potential to reinvent the way we do business. Each year, in a collaborative environment specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, the C2 Montréal inspires 5,000 plus decision makers across continents and industries to challenge their biases and shift their perspective. Imagined by Sid Lee in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil, these three days of talks, workshops, experimental brainstorming sessions, meet ups, performances and festivities have been described as “challenging conventions” by The Economist, “The Davos of Creativity” by OBS, and “a business conference unlike any other” by Harvard Business Review.



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Shelly Fabian l Media Relations l +1 514 867-2278 l sfabian@c2.biz

Anne Dongois l Relations de presse l +1 514 826 2050 l adongois@c2.biz