Curated thought-leadership sessions include:
REDEFINING THE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE
Presenter: Jean-François Bouchard,
CEO and Co-Founder of Montreal-based business strategy/creative agency Sid Lee and curator, C2 Montréal
Jean-François Bouchard believes meetings should be immersive, transformational experiences. He brought that vision to life with the creation of C2 Montréal, a conference designed to explore the intersection of commerce and creativity. The annual event, held in Montréal, attracts more than 4,000 C-level executives from more than 40 countries, along with a roster of world-renowned speakers. The three-day experience revolves around a “innovation village,” complete with performances, exhibitions, installations, workshops and festivities. Learn how to take your business event to a new level by learning to let go of the status quo.
Co-founder and CEO of Montréal-based Sid Lee, Jean-François has been leading the company for 20 years. Sid Lee — a creative firm known for its progressive thinking— has carved out a prominent global position by adopting a multidisciplinary approach to creativity and by consistently challenging the status quo. An entrepreneur at heart,Jean-François oversees the work of more than 600 professionals from various backgrounds at offices in Montréal, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. A passionate practitioner of what he calls "commercial creativity," Jean-François believes companies must always transform themselves to remain competitive.
He is the chairman of C2 Montréal, an event he imagined with his colleagues and launched in 2012 in close collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. The three-day event brings together visionaries and forward-thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business. Awarded "No. 1 Innovative Meeting in the World" for the second year in a row and described by Harvard Business Review as “a conference unlike any other ", C2 Montréal offers unique opportunities to network and exchange with game-changing business influencers, explore and experiment with creative processes, and be inspired by world-class speakers. Each year, the event unites decision-makers in their thirst for innovative business models and disruptive technology, representing companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Pernod-Ricard, Whole Foods, SAP and Adidas, and speakers such as James Cameron, Sir Richard Branson, Andre Agassi, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Eisner, Diane Von Furstenberg and Chelsea Clinton.
Jean-François is also an accomplished photographer and his exhibitions have been shown in Montréal, Paris, Miami and Toronto.
THE SHIFT AGE
Presentation and discussion
led by David Houle, highly regarded futurist blogger of the Evolution Shift
In an age of constant electronic connectedness, the concept of “place” has changed how we work and meet. We can — and do — work anywhere; when we get together the most value derives from collaboration and personal interaction. As meetings industry professionals and suppliers, how can we prepare for, adapt to and exploit this shift?
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. Known as the “CEOs’ futurist,” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past seven years, Houle writes the highly regarded futurist blog Evolution Shift and most recently co-authored Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing, the
first book, according to renowned marketing professor Philip Kotler, “to show what it will take to build successful brands in the 21st century.”
Your guest planners will receive complimentary accommodations,
F&B, airfare, and CMP education credits
More details to come
Arrivals & Registration
Opening Welcome Reception
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
EXPERIENCE PEBBLE BEACH