C2MTL is an annual event that unites commerce and creativity. Taking place from May 24 to 26, 2023, the three-day conference exists to help leaders invent the future of business. By zooming out to observe all areas of society and by using creativity as the catalyst to drive innovation, attendees are given the opportunity to access new ways of thinking and form new collaborations. In short, it’s a business conference — but ask anyone who’s been, and they’ll tell you it’s one of a kind.
The theme for this 12th edition of C2MTL is Let’s combine perspectives. In addition to talks by electrifying guests from all walks of life, the event will feature interactive exhibits, collaborative workshops, and a collective experience that puts people’s stories at the centre of the conversation in view of finding innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. Join business and cultural leaders, innovative change makers, and the next generation of bold forward thinkers as they ideate, craft, and implement solutions for building a dynamic and exciting future.
Like the city that inspired it, C2MTL is a vibrant hub for business, creativity, innovation and opportunity, so it’s fitting that it take place in the heart of downtown at the iconic Place Ville Marie and the grande dame Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, as well as the surrounding area. By situating the event in the core of Montréal, C2MTL not only affirms its commitment to the city and to ensuring that it thrives, but also gives its participants access to the best food, entertainment and people watching within minutes from the site. (Here are some nearby restaurant recommendations if you want to keep the conversation going!)
C2MTL speakers are always an engaging mix of business innovators, ground-breaking creatives, and field-leading experts — as well as the next generation of bold, change-making voices. This year is no exception. Here are just a few of the 2023 highlights:
Tony Hawk. In 1999, Hawk became the first skateboarder to ever complete a 900, and shortly thereafter he launched Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, his now billion-dollar video game franchise. The Hawk empire now includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing and the Tony Hawk Signature Series products, as well as his production company, 900 Films.
Laura Wasser. Wasser is an attorney, author, entrepreneur and family law expert that has represented celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Maria Shriver. But she maintains that divorce is the great equalizer — it terrifies everyone.
David Bensadoun. Bensadoun represents the fourth generation to run the ALDO Group, a Montréal-born, family-owned business with stores around the world. Since becoming CEO, Bensadoun has introduced long-term, impactful initiatives aimed at sustainability, and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.
Harley Finklestein. Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer and the President of Shopify. He founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. He received the Canadian Angel Investor of the Year award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award and Fortune’s 40 Under 40.
Natasha Pickowicz. Pickowicz is a New York City-based chef and writer who is a three-time James Beard Foundation Award finalist. Much of her pastry work explores the relationship between baking and social justice. Her recipes and writing have been published in Bon Appétit, Saveur, Food & Wine and Cherry Bombe, among others.
Bring your team
If you’re interested in maximizing your organization’s development, why not register your whole team for C2MTL? Highly immersive, collaborative and inspiring activities might just be what your company needs to reach the next level.
Event: C2MTL 12th edition
Dates: May 24 to 26, 2023
Venue: Place Ville Marie + Fairmont The Queen Elisabeth
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