Speakers 2020

C2 speakers are an engaging mix of business innovators, risk-taking creatives, entrepreneurial icons, social game-changers and world-class experts.

We leave no stone unturned in the search for those fascinating folks who are breaking down barriers, driving change and transforming their industries, in many cases opening up whole new frontiers. Their talks are an open doorway into deeper exploration of the topics raised and an invitation to find inspiration in the stories of those tackling the great business and social challenges of our times.

54913 Hawa Arsala

Director of Cultural Intelligence and Creative Strategy, ViacomCBS Velocity

PatrisseCullors | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
53839 Patrisse Cullors

Social activist, best-selling author and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter

Jane Fonda | Speaker at the C2 MontréaJane Fonda l 2020 business conference
53723 Jane Fonda

Actress and activist

54146 Gwyneth Paltrow

CEO and Founder, goop

54667 Anne-Marie Withenshaw

TV and radio host/producer

54872 The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, Government of Canada, Ahuntsic-Cartierville

53868 Sophie Brochu

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec

Micheal Birkin | 2020 business conference
54044 Michael Birkin

CEO, kyu Collective

54155 Jean-François Bouchard

Executive Chairman and Founder, C2 International

53899 Mr. Benoit Charette

Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change

54689 Déborah Cherenfant

Regional Director for Quebec, Women Entrepreneurs, TD Group

President, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM)

53959 Sharon Chuter

Founder and CEO, Uoma Beauty & Founder, Pull Up For Change

54865 Julia Cyboran

Vice president – Marketing and audience, C2 international

54588 Matthieu Dugal

Host, columnist and author

53891 Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon

Minister of Economy and Innovation

53931 Elana Gorbatyuk

Chief Strategy Officer and Partner, Sid Lee

53882 Erik Grab

Vice President of Strategic Anticipation, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Groupe Michelin

53967 Kirstin Hammerberg

Global VP, Business and Experience Design, Sid Lee

Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
52473 Stephanie Harvey

Director of Esports Franchise Development and Outreach, Counter Logic Gaming

Jameela Jamil | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
53716 Jameela Jamil

Actress, writer, host and advocate

53909 Mr. Jonatan Julien

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

54930 Jim Keane

President and Chief Executive Officer, Steelcase Inc.

54802 Michelle Klein

VP, Global Customer Marketing at Facebook

54880 Yves Lalumière

President and CEO, Tourisme Montréal

54759 Michel Leblanc

President and Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

54785 Todd Malan

Vice President, Corporate Relations – Canada & Americas based, Rio Tinto

54690 Sandrine Rastello

Business Reporter and Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

Jael Richardson
54108 Jael Richardson

Author, columnist, & Artistic Director, Festival of Literary Diversity

54032 Kim Thomassin

Executive Vice President and Head of Investments in Quebec and Stewardship Investing, CDPQ

54856 Garrick Tiplady

Managing Director, Facebook Canada

Gary Vaynerchuk | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
52006 Gary Vaynerchuk

Entrepreneur, Chairman, VaynerX & CEO, VaynerMedia


53877 Fabrice Vil

Social entrepreneur, columnist and founder of Pour 3 Points

Photo credit: Alain Wong

53953 Tranna Wintour

Comedian, singer, producer and writer