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.

Hawa Arsala

Director of Cultural Intelligence and Creative Strategy, ViacomCBS Velocity

PatrisseCullors | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
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
Jane Fonda

Actress and activist

Anne-Marie Withenshaw

TV and radio host/producer

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

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

Sophie Brochu

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec

Micheal Birkin | 2020 business conference
Michael Birkin

CEO, kyu Collective

Jean-François Bouchard

Executive Chairman and Founder, C2 International

Mr. Benoit Charette

Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change

Déborah Cherenfant

Regional Director for Quebec, Women Entrepreneurs, TD Group

President, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM)

Sharon Chuter

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

Julia Cyboran

Vice president – Marketing and audience, C2 international

Matthieu Dugal

Host, columnist and author

Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon

Minister of Economy and Innovation

Elana Gorbatyuk

Chief Strategy Officer and Partner, Sid Lee

Erik Grab

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

Kirstin Hammerberg

Global VP, Business and Experience Design, Sid Lee

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

Director of Esports Franchise Development and Outreach, Counter Logic Gaming

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

Actress, writer, host and advocate

Mr. Jonatan Julien

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Jim Keane

President and Chief Executive Officer, Steelcase Inc.

Michelle Klein

VP, Global Customer Marketing at Facebook

Yves Lalumière

President and CEO, Tourisme Montréal

Michel Leblanc

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

Todd Malan

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

Sandrine Rastello

Business Reporter and Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

Jael Richardson
Jael Richardson

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

Kim Thomassin

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

Garrick Tiplady

Managing Director, Facebook Canada

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

Entrepreneur, Chairman, VaynerX & CEO, VaynerMedia


Fabrice Vil

Social entrepreneur, columnist and founder of Pour 3 Points

Photo credit: Alain Wong

Tranna Wintour

Comedian, singer, producer and writer