Media Advisory - Governor General and Innovation Awards 2016 Winners to Take Part in the C2 Montréal Conference

OTTAWA, May 20, 2016 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be among the world-renowned speakers at the C2 Montréal conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 12 p.m. Later that day, at 4:15 p.m, winners of the 2016 Governor General's Innovation Awards (GGIA) will also take part in a panel discussion on innovation.

During his presentation at the Forum Solotech stage, the Governor General will share insights from a lifetime spent learning and working in the crucible of innovation. In the afternoon, at the Big Top Québec stage, GGIA winners Robert Burrell, Jeff Dahn, Breanne Everett, Charles Deguire (for Kinova), Mark Torchia and Richard Tyc will discuss what it takes to foster innovation in Canada.

About C2 Montréal
Each year, in a collaborative environment specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, C2 Montréal inspires 5 000 decision makers across continents and industries to challenge their biases, shift their perspective and explore completely new ways of doing business. These three days of talks, workshops, extreme brainstorming sessions, meet-ups, performances and festivities were imagined by Sid Lee in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: For details about the awards:Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280,; For interview requests with the 2016 winners: Justine Gagnepain, Edelman, 514-315-1980,; Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.

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