Top Montreal Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Top Montreal Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Montreal Keynote SpeakersAlison Burns & James Taylor
(AKA The Ethical Futurists)

The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to Montreal – The Ethical Futurists, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. Top Montreal Keynote Speakers

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio Top Montreal Keynote Speakers

James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio Top Montreal Keynote Speakers   





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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Montreal has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Montreal for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals    

With over 1.7 million inhabitants, Montreal is the largest city of Quebec and the second largest one in Canada, after Toronto. Moreover, it is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montreal is the economic and cultural capital of the province of Quebec and has particular strengths in finances, commerce, business, technology, transportation, pharmaceuticals, tourism and design. It is home to the regional headquarters of major corporations such as the Bank of Montreal, Air Canada, Novacom Technologies, Cellcom Communications, HSBC, Aon, Société Générale and the Royal Bank of Canada. Montreal is also an important hub for education and research, hosting top level universities such as McGill University (ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world), Concordia University, and the University of Montreal (the second largest French-language universities in the world, after Sorbonne). The city is famous for its numerous festivals, including the Just for Laughs Festival (the largest comedy festival from the world), the Montreal World Film Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Festival of the Arab World, and the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, as well as for its extraordinary museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Biosphere.

The City as a Conference Destination

Montreal is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones  include: ITech and ConFoo, two of the most important conferences about information technology from Canada; C2 Montreal, a meeting point for business leaders interested in the relationship between commerce and creativity; the Education and Information Technology Conference, an event exploring the impact of digitalization on educational methods and practices; the International Congress of Personalized Healthcare and the Canadian Association for Health Systems and Policy Conference, two of Canada’s largest conferences on healthcare; and the Montreal Digital Marketing Conference, a meeting point for world-leading experts in digital marketing. 

Montreal Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Montreal, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: Restaurant L’Orignal (+1 514-303-0479), one of the best places in the city where you can try traditional Canadian cuisine; Le Club Chasse et Pêche (+1 514-861-1112), an elegant restaurant serving fantastic seafood and game; Europea (+1 514-398-9229), an upscale French restaurant catered by the world-famous chef Jérôme Ferrer; Ferreira Café (+1 514-848-0988), a Portuguese restaurant renowned for its seafood dishes; Garde Manger (+1 514-678-5044), another excellent seafood restaurant; Toqué! (+1 514-499-2084), offering a large variety of fresh Québécois dishes; and Stash Café (+1 514-845-6611), an amazing Polish restaurant.