Speakers 2021

C2 Montréal speakers are an engaging mix of business innovators, groundbreaking creatives, social game changers and field-leading experts as well as the next generation of bold, forward-thinking leaders. 

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.

MariePierVeilleux Circle
Marie-Pier Veilleux
Director Public Affairs & International Relations, Moment Factory
SergeOtisSimon Circle
Serge Otsi Simon
Former Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kanesatake
Kirsta Kim
Krista Kim
Metaverse Artist and Global Ambassador, Superworld
MagaliLegault Circle (1)
Magali Legault
Founder and Change Catalyst, Magali&Co
alice new
Alice Hartley
Director, Product Sustainability & Circularity, Gap Inc.
dexter new
Dexter Peart
Co-Founder, GOODEE
Nadia v2
Nadia Robertson
Marketing, Business Development and Reconciliation Consultant
Mihira v2
Mihira Lakshman
Director, The Walrus Lab
jordan new
Jordan Baker
Associate Vice President and Group Account Director, Carat Canada
annie D new
Annie DeMelt
Media Literacy Expert, Lecturer & Former, CTV News Anchor
candice new
Candice Morgan
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner, GV
Valérie-Micaela Bain
Valérie-Micaela Bain
Journalist, Radio-Canada
JasonMaghanoy
Jason Maghanoy
Head of Business Development & Associate Publisher, SJC Media & Canadian Business
ChimiZangmo Circle
Chimi Zangmo
Executive Director, VAST Bhutan
Katherine h new
Katherine Homuth
Founder and CEO, Sheertex
JAD new
Jacques-André Dupont
President and CEO, C2
Sarah v2
Sarah Ouellet
Co-Founder and Multimedia Director, Montréal in Motion
Jarry-Ferron
Éléonore Jarry-Ferron
Principal, Brightspark Ventures
LelaSavic Circle (1)
Lela Savic
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, La Converse
Daniel Lamarre New
Daniel Lamarre
President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
alexis new
Alexis Froissart
Co-Founder and President, Lndmrk creative agency
Richard Myers v2
Richard Myers
Founder and CEO, GBLOC
Christian new
Christian Bourque
Executive Vice President and Partner, Leger
jana new
Jana Rich
Founder and CEO, Rich Talent Group
jennifer new
Jennifer Harper
Founder and CEO, Cheekbone Beauty
Ed catmull new
Ed Catmull
Co-Founder, Pixar
davis wade new
Wade Davis
Vice President, Inclusion Strategy for Product; Former NFL Player; Corporate Inclusion Advisor and Educator, Netflix
arielle new
Arielle Pardes
Senior Writer, WIRED
Rita v2
Rita Trichur
Senior Business Writer and Columnist, Report on Business
Tranna v2
Tranna Wintour
Comedian, Singer, Producer, and Writer
Sonja v2
Sonja Solomun
Director of Research, McGill University, Co-Founder & PhD Candidate, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University, Coalition for Critical Technology & McGill University
Adrian new
Adrian Grenier
Actor, Filmmaker and Social Advocate
MarieSaintPierre Circle (1)
Marie Saint-Pierre
President, Founder and Creative director, Maison Marie Saint Pierre
SedaliaKawennotas Circle
Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio
Elder, The Mohawk Nation of Khanawà:ke
FrancoisArbour Circle
François Arbour
CEO & Active angel investor, Designstripe
ClaudineBondin Circle
Claudine Blondin Bronfman
Chair, C2 Montréal Board
FrancoisPhilippeChampagne Circle
François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Government of Canada
MarkusSchreyer Circle
Markus Schreyer
Board Member & SVP - Global Business Innovation, META Foundation & Design Hotels
Valérie Plante
Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montreal, Projet Montréal Leader
IshaniPatel Circle
Ishani Patel
Brand Manager, The Kraft Heinz Company
Tala v2
Tala Al Ansari
District 2020, Director, Innovation Ecosystem & Scale2Dubai
Fouron Sophie
Sophie Fouron
Host & Journalist
deborah new
Déborah Cherenfant
Regional Director & TD & Host and Speaker, Women Entrepreneurs, Quebec Region
Garrick new
Garrick Tiplady
Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
Melanie Circle (1)
Mélanie Paul
President, Co-President and Executive Director & Co-Founder, Inukshuk Synergy, Akua Nature & Cercle Mocassins et Talons Hauts
MatthewBall Circle (1)
Matthew Ball
CEO, EpyllionCo
Martine Circle (1)
Martine St-Victor
General Manager, Edelman Montreal
MarieFranceT Circle
Marie-France Tschudin
President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ManonBrouillette Circle (1)
Manon Brouillette
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, Verizon Consumer Group
MajedMassad Circle (1)
Majed Masad
Co-Founder and President, Mejuri
LindseyVonn Circle BW
Lindsey Vonn
Olympic Skier & Founder, Lindsey Vonn Foundation
LauraHL Circle
Dr. Laura Hambley
Organizational Psychologist, Speaker and Author
KirstinHammerberg Circle
Kirstin Hammerberg
Global VP Brand Innovation, Sid Lee
Kendra Circle
Kendra Jessie
Indigenous Wellness Advocate
Katherine D new
Katherine (Katie) D. Dudtschak
Executive Vice President, Regional Banking Personal & Commercial Banking & Chair and Chief Executive Officer, RBC Royal Bank & Royal Mutual Funds Inc
Karl moore new
Dr. Karl Moore
Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Joe new
Joe Iles
Circular Design Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Jacomo new
Jacomo Corbo
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, QuantumBlack; Partner, McKinsey & Company
isabelle hudon new
Isabelle Hudon
President and CEO, BDC
harley new
Harley Finkelstein
President, Shopify
hannah new
Hannah Bronfman
Author, Founder, Investor and On-Camera Personality, HBFIT
Gitanjali New
Gitanjali Rao
Young innovator, author and STEM promoter
Ghislain new
Ghislain Picard
Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador
F Legault New
François Legault
Prime Minister, Government of Quebec
France M New
France Margaret Bélanger
President, Sports and Entertainment, CH Group
Pierre F new
Pierre Fitzgibbon
Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development
Farah new
Dr. Farah Alibay
Aerospace Engineer
Veronique v2
Véronique Hébert
Vice President, Human Resources, Rodeo FX
Thomas v2
Thomas Leblanc
Host and writer
Taylor v2
Taylor Owen
Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications & Associate Professor, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University
Tamir v2
Tamir Bar-Haim
Director and Head of Global Expansion, Amazon Ads
Stewart Bain v2
Stewart Bain
Co-Founder and CEO, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
Stacey v2
Stacey Roy
Co-Founder and Streamer, Whabam Media
danielle KB new
Danielle Krettek Cobb
Founder, Google Empathy Lab
Shira v2
Shira Lazar
Co-Founder & CEO and Founder, PeaceInside.Live & What’s Trending
San v2
San Rahi
EVP Growth & Innovation, Global Brands, Sid Lee
Sam v2
Sam Gharegozlou
President & Board Member, Axiom Zen & Dapper Labs
Sakchin v2
Sakchin Bessette
Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Moment Factory
Daniel Habashi new
Daniel Habashi
General Manager, TikTok Canada, Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Roxy v2
Roxy Young
Chief Marketing Officer, Reddit, Inc
Chris Arsenault new
Chris Arsenault
Partner, Inovia Capital
Rami v2
Rami Helali
Co-Founder and CEO, Kotn
chantal new
Chantal Rouleau
Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region
Phil v2
Philippe Meunier
Chief Creative Officer and co-Founder, Sid Lee
Mindy v2
Mindy Kaling
Best-Selling Author, Producer, Actress and Director
anie new
Anie Rouleau
Founder and CEO, The Unscented Company
Alex new
Alex Nemeroff
Founder & Host, Dynamo & Dynamic/MTL
Yael v2
Yaël Eisenstat
Future of Democracy Fellow, Berggruen Institute
Julia C new image
Julia Cyboran
Vice President — Marketing and Audience, C2 International