Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in speaker line-up for C2 Melbourne
Building on the momentum of a highly successful seven-year history in Montreal, C2 Melbourne will host the first international C2 flagship event where around 2750 participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s most innovative minds including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Emergent CEO Holly Ransom and INK founder Lakshmi Pratury.
“With Melbourne being strategically positioned as a conduit between Asia and the rest of the world, having roots here will allow us to harness the power of the region’s next generation to spark important dialogue at the C2 Melbourne event,” said Martin Enault, C2’s Asia Pacific CEO.
“We are committed to working with the Asia-Pacific business community to shine light on their biggest challenges and inspire leaders to use creative thinking in their day-to-day lives. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Victorian Government to feature C2 Melbourne as an annual event on the Asia Pacific business and innovation calendar. C2 will align the Melbourne conference closely with state government to drive inbound trade and tourism with the goal of attracting new business opportunities and international investment to the region.”
Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis said that the Victorian Government is proud to partner with C2 to stage the Asia Pacific edition of the event in Melbourne.
“Victoria is Australia’s innovation capital so it makes sense to have C2 here, and we look forward to the positive impact the conference will have on our state’s business community,” said Dalidakis.
Under the theme “Transformative Collisions”, C2 Melbourne is being held from October 17-19 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
C2 will transform MCEC, both inside and out, to bring the C2 experience to life. Inside, immersive workshops, deep-dive masterclasses, signature “labs”, artistic performances and specifically curated brain dates will take shape. Outside, a custom-built village will flow out to the Yarra River, providing a networking space for participants to synthesise big ideas, key learnings and actionable takeaways.
Melbourne Convention Bureau was responsible for steering the successful bid to bring C2 to Melbourne.
“Melbourne is a city that cultivates and throws its support towards creativity in innovation,” said Karen Bolinger, MCB, chief executive.
“This is what enabled us to be so determined in our pursuit of securing this event. As an event grounded in innovation, creativity and collaboration, Melbourne is the ideal city to embrace a progressive approach to conferencing.”