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Montreal, February 15, 2023C2 Montréal, Canada’s flagship creative business event, today announced the broad outlines of its 12th edition, which will take place from May 24-26, 2023, in the heart of downtown. A veritable playground for the imagination, C2MTL takes its participants through an immersive, three-day experience that puts the best of Montreal’s creativity to work fostering encounters and forging business connections. It is the first edition under new CEO Anick Beaulieusince assuming her position after working at C2 for the past six years.

“I’m happy that we are finally resuming our usual schedule in May. C2MTL is an absolute must for the business sphere, and an incredible platform that furthers the reach of Montreal’s creativity. It’s a happening where inspiring encounters can and do take place with so many business collaborations taking shape there. This translated to over $500 million in economic benefits in 2019. I want to make sure that we proceed along this path, that we always remain a source of pride internationally, and that we continue to champion growth and inspiration for the Montreal business ecosystem,” says Anick Beaulieu.

In 2023, C2MTL is shaking things up, settling into its new site and taking downtown montreal by storm, joining forces for a second year with Nouveau Centre, which brings together Ivanhoé Cambridge's flagship properties in the city’s core, including the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel and Place Ville Marie. The event invites inspiring people from varying backgrounds and industries to share their ideas,with the aim of connecting with the community and encouraging creativity and innovation.

To make this vision a reality, the organization has called on creative guru Nicolas Fonseca, an event habitué, to take on the creative direction for the May edition, as well as Charlotte Belleau, who has assumed the role of Executive Producer of C2MTL, Catherine Gentilcore as the new Communications and marketing Director, and Amélie Richard, who handles the programming.

“Combined Perspectives is our big theme this year. Enough of prim and proper pitches, 180-degree turns and unidirectional ideas. This time it’s your stories, your points of view that will be at the heart of our experiences. We bring people together to create dialogue and empathy, as well as surprising collaborations. These combined perspectives will happen live as we launch new formats that feature participation, improvisation and interaction,” says Nicolas Fonseca.

He adds that this year’s themes are all at the centre of fast-growing economic sectors as well as major shifts in social behaviour. They’re what we’re talking about AND what we’re spending our money on.



Change, growth, leadership, wellness and inner updates


Trust, relationships, sex and technology


AI, addiction, truth and large-scale immersive experiences


Sports, fashion, entertainment, icons and identity


The future of food, clean tech, education, hope and new business models


Public spaces, the surveillance economy, sharing and community


The promotion of Montreal talent and entrepreneurship one of C2’s foundational values, which is reflected in its choice of collaborators for the upcoming edition. First, the strategy, the branding and the creative direction of C2MTL’s brand image and website have been entrusted to Koki-Kiko, and the artistic direction to Demande spéciale. During the event, several creators will also be part of the programming. Among them, Khoa Lê - le marchand de plaisir/Afterglo, Patrice Fortier - artist and seedman/La société des plantes, Atelier retailles, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Céline Pelcé et Emilie Baltz.

As far as local companies go, this year C2 Montréal is working with Fanslab, GLO, Solotech and Spordle, to name but a few.


To demonstrate C2 Montréal’s impact to the business community, the organization will be relating accounts of inspiring, fruitful and unexpected collaborations that came about during previous editions of the event. Many business relationships have been born at C2 Montréal, and it’s time to hear their stories, to put faces to the successes forged at the event. A series of video briefs will be launched in March on C2MTL’s various platforms.


First imagined by Claudine and Stephen Bronfman 11 years ago, the Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest allows some of the brightest lights in our local startup scene to take in all that C2 Montréal has to offer while also benefiting from a custom programming track designed exclusively for our 25 winners. Over the years, more than 275 companies have been supported by the contest, and 85% of them are still in business. Among them, flagships of the Quebec economy such as Dialogue, Les Fermes Lufa, BonLook, Frank and Oak, Alvéole, Breather, Oatbox, and Busbud.



Source: C2

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