January 29, 2020
C2 International, the producer and creator of world’s most forward-thinking business events, including C2 Montréal and Movin’On Summit, appoints Jacques-André Dupont as its new President and CEO. Dupont brings over 30 years of event expertise and business acumen to the team.
Dupont, formerly president of L’Équipe Spectra, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, FrancoFolies de Montréal, Montréal en Lumière and Executive Vice-President Groupe CH, has led the expansion of some of Canada’s most important events. He also co-founded and lead X3 Productions for several years, the company behind the international success of the blockbuster exhibition Star Wars Identities. This track record makes him an obvious choice for C2 International’s ranks.
The addition of Dupont further solidifies the executive team and ensures the future and success of the organization’s projects and undertakings. Dupont will join the team early March, taking the reins from Richard St-Pierre, who has moved to the role of Executive Vice-Chairman to focus on driving business development and expanding the global footprint of the business. This company leadership evolution will allow C2 to grow to the next level in Canada and abroad by reinforcing both the management and business development capabilities.
“Richard St-Pierre & I are thrilled that Jacques-André Dupont, a true expert in the international events and festival landscape, will be joining C2 International,” says Jean-François Bouchard, founder of C2 International and C2 Montréal. “Jacques-André has a truly impressive resume as a festival organizer and business leader. We look forward to the depth his experiences will bring to the organization.”
Dupont, a seasoned communication, marketing and business development leader, brings his passion and leadership to the executive team.
“For me, joining C2 International is an opportunity to further put Montreal on the world’s business map,” says Dupont. “I am excited to be building off the extraordinary success C2 has had and bringing it to new heights. And I can’t wait to join the super talented and diverse team that makes the success of this great organization.”