On November 30 and December 1, 2017, for the very first edition of the C2 Melbourne international business conference, our focus will be on Ecosystems. This new leg in our journey at the intersection of commerce and creativity will have us contemplate the complex networks and interconnected systems we are part of, in continuity with the reflexions initiated a few months earlier at C2 Montréal 2017, May 24–26.
History has shown that important breakthroughs can come from the most unexpected sources. As innovation is increasingly dependent on the fusion of a vast range of skills, beliefs and disciplines, the most creative solutions are the result of the most extreme collisions of ideas as well as the ability to break down barriers between silos. Today, companies need to manage ecosystems of collaborators that are highly complex and interdependent, bridging markets and communities that are both global and local, segmented and complementary.
Together, we will continue this in-depth exploration of the trends and transformations that are having a growing impact on business and on our hyperconnected world, and forge new answers to this fundamental question:
How can business and thought leaders identify and seize the opportunities ahead?
Embracing blurred lines to make new connections
The conference programming will enable us to understand the blurring of lines that used to define traditional industries, as well as help us navigate the ever-evolving relationships that connect us all. At C2 Melbourne 2017, through hands-on sessions with peers and inspiring discussions with top leaders and innovators, we will be exploring various ecosystems within and among the following transversal tracks, which we consider to be relevant across all industries:
Embracing creativity and empowering teams to realize bold visions for a prosperous and inclusive future.
Engines of change
Big data, AI, Hyperloop and other game-changing technologies and self-fulfilling prophecies.
MARKETING & MEDIA
Stories and truths
Innovative brand experts, broadcasters, retailers, storytellers and robots exploring new ways of reaching and engaging tomorrow’s consumer.
ART & DESIGN
Making sense of the world
Taking inspiration from artists, designers and architects who dedicate their lives to shifting perspectives and expanding our universe.
Multiplying our positive effect
Rising to the challenge and seizing the opportunity, as leaders, to bring about real change.
The intersection of these tracks will make for deep-dives into mark-tech, impact philanthropy, VR and more.
We hope you will join us.