Check this space for updates on Keynotes that will help inspire, educate and create while in Montreal.

DMAI is excited to announce the first day keynote, Richard St-Pierre, a visionary and game changer who creates out of the host city Montreal.

From Richard St-Pierre
As a passionate builder and social business advocate, I believe that creativity is the path to connecting ideas and execution. I have transformed this thinking into my purpose and goal as C2 Montréal’s CEO, involved in this Commerce + Creative adventure since 2011.

C2, a global convener voted the most innovative meeting of North America two years running, is on a mission to transform executives and organizations that are ripe for change. C2 put the Business Meetings squarely in the 21st century. There is a thirst for businesses to meet in new ways and for cities to respond in a unique way in line with it’s own DNA. C2 provides a collaborative context specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, gets executives to challenge their biases, shift their perspective and explore completely new ways of doing business.


Prior to my journey at C2 Montréal, I cumulated more than 25 years in operations, sales and corporate planning in various organizations, from the government to private corporations. My focus constantly remains on growth and impactful results, as proved by my solid track record in building and managing new ventures in North America and international markets.

Closing Keynote: Chris Gardner

Entrepreneur, best-selling author and single parent, Chris Gardner’s autobiography, the Pursuit of Happyness, became a New York Times #1 best seller and critically acclaimed movie. In addition to being a brand Ambassador for AARP, Gardner recently produced his first film, met the Pope, had his picture put on a box of Cheerios, “re-enlisted” in the US Military and works closely with the U.S. Veterans Administration to end homelessness amongst veterans! Be inspired Chris challenges you to achieve your full potential.

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