Speakers 2022

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.

Caitlin Krause
Caitlin Krause
CEO, MindWise; Chief Wellness Officer, Tripp, Stanford University
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Author and Mental Health Advocate
Valérie Plante
Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montreal
Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty
Former Monk, Current Podcast Host and Author, Co-Founder, Sama Tea; Chief Purpose Officer, Calm
François Crémet
François Crémet
Senior Director, Sustainable Investing, CDPQ
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
Model, Philanthropist, Actress and Businesswoman
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
Founder, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Orchestre Métropolitain
Guy Cormier
Guy Cormier
President and CEO, Desjardins Group
Isabelle Hudon
Isabelle Hudon
President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Archie Bell II
Archie Bell II
Global Director, Creative studio, Spotify
Avery Akkineni
Avery Akkineni
President, Vayner 3
Sandie Hawkins
Sandie Hawkins
General Manager of North America Global Business Solutions, TikTok
Jean-Luc Mongrain
Jean-Luc Mongrain
Journalist and Host
Varda Étienne
Varda Étienne
Host, Author and Speaker
Damien Lefebvre
Damien Lefebvre
Executive Vice-President North America, Valtech
Ryan Detert
Ryan Detert
CEO, Influential
Ronda Carnegie
Ronda Carnegie
Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient
Solitaire Townsend
Solitaire Townsend
Co-Founder and Chief Solutionist, Futerra
Scott Crowder
Scott Crowder
Vice President, IBM Quantum Adoption
Marie-Louise Arsenault
Marie-Louise Arsenault
Journalist, Host, Designer and Producer
Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau
Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau
Host and Columnist, Radio-Canada
Marie Pier Germain
Marie Pier Germain
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Germain Hôtels
Wardah Malik
Wardah Malik
CEO, BEworks
Shira Lazar
Shira Lazar
Founder and CEO, What’s Trending
Arielle Pardes
Arielle Pardes
Reporter, The Information
Michael M. Edwards
Michael M. Edwards
President and CEO, Chicago Loop Alliance
Mauricio Padilla
Mauricio Padilla
Founder, hinter
Valérie-Micaela Bain
Valérie-Micaela Bain
Journalist, Radio-Canada
Simon De Baene
Simon De Baene
Co-Founder and CEO, GSoft
Ken Rock
Ken Rock
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, First Nations Leadership Academy
Geneviève Borne
Geneviève Borne
Television and Radio Host
Nathan Pillai
Nathan Pillai
Vice President SailGP, Endeavor
Nick Saltarelli
Nick Saltarelli
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mid-Day Squares
Lezlie Karls
Lezlie Karls
Co-Founder, Co-CEO and Creative Director, Mid-Day Squares
Jake Karls
Jake Karls
Co-Founder and Chief Rainmaker, Mid-Day Squares
Joey Hanna
Joey Hanna
Protection Officer / Lawyer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Glenn Castanheira
Glenn Castanheira
Executive Director, Montréal Centre-Ville
Habi Gerba
Habi Gerba
President and Spokesperson, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM), President, Gazelles
Owen Leitch
Owen Leitch
Executive Producer of Global Brands, Narcity Media Group
Alain Sylvain
Alain Sylvain
Founder and CEO, SYLVAIN
Élise Tastet
Élise Tastet
Founder and CEO, Tastet
Roger T. Duguay
Roger T. Duguay
Global Practice Leader, CEO & Board Services, Boyden
Sonja v2
Sonja Solomun
Director of Research, Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University, Co-Founder, Coalition for Critical Technology; PhD Candidate, McGill University.
Matthew Fantazier
Matthew Fantazier
Head of Consumer Growth and Performance Marketing - Body and Baby Care, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
Magali Legault
Magali Legault
Founder of Magali & Co, Catalyst for Change
Andréa Gomez
Andréa Gomez
Co-Founder and CEO, Omy Laboratories
David Lee
David Lee
Chief Creative Officer, Squarespace