Ask, think and get inspired. Join us for this unique event that will change the way you see work.

7:30 am - 8:45 am
Registration / Breakfast / Networking
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome Message
9:00 am - 9:45 am
What was the last big risk you took for your organization?
Stop Being Afraid Of Thinking Big
— Simon de Baene, GSOFT ( in French )

Sending employees across the world to work exclusively on a project is one of the ways that Simon De Baene stimulates innovation in his team, while having a positive impact in their lives. The goal is to let employees live incredible experiences, while propelling the organization to new heights. In his view, you have to innovate in the way that you work, not in your products. There’s only one caveat: Don’t wait for things to happen by accident – you can’t be afraid to make big moves and take big risks.

9:45 am - 10:30 am
What would you like to know about the culture at Shopify?
Scaling Culture at Shopify
— Konval Matin, Shopify ( in English )

Shopify has become one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada, expanding exponentially year after year. During this rapid growth, Shopify has continued to have an amazing workplace culture, which most companies expanding at such a speed can lose. Konval Matin, Shopify’s Head of Culture, will share the company’s secrets in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) type of session. Participants can ask any question about how Shopify was able to scale their culture.

10:30 am - 10:55 am
Coffee Break
10:55 am - 11:50 am
What would you do if your job title no longer existed?
Liberating Your Organization
— Lisa Fecteau, Groupe Régitex ( in French )

Lisa Fecteau is not scared to take risks. Dissolving her board of directors and getting rid of managers to integrate them into the team is a change most CEOs aren’t ready to make. But, she had confidence and went for it. Today, employees of Regitex work based on their interests instead of their skills. The goal: Liberate the potential of all employees, develop their creative capabilities, and push them to grow with the organization.

11:55 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Bold Businesses
— Barbara Rufo, Avec grand plaisir ( in French )
1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Do you neglect what is most important to the success of your business?
Life at Sid Lee
— Martin Gauthier, Sid Lee ( in French )

Curious to see how it work behind the scenes at Sid Lee when it comes to finding and keeping talent? Join us as Martin Gauthier shares the Sid Lee experience: their successes, their failures, their disappointments… But also the basics: the training offered to their employees and the key actions that have been put into place to provide their teams with a workplace experience that is beyond compare.

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Coffee Break
2:50 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel: How to nurture a strong organizational culture?
— Facilitator: Kahina Ouerdane (GSOFT); Speakers : Christiane Germain (Groupe Germain Hôtels), LP Maurice (Busbud), Antoine Rouzé (Moment Factory), and Cédric Orvoine (Ubisoft)

As in a society, the culture of an organization is built continuously between those who have shaped it and those who join it over time. Who is the guardian? Who is carrying it forward? And how can this culture evolve and be nurtured by all those who live it, when divergences emerge? A workplace culture must be challenged to stay alive and strong, but just how far can you go with it? How do you leave space for subcultures to develop and in turn influence the high level culture of the organization? Four corporate executives from very different worlds, but who are all responsible for the culture of their organization, will discuss their vision and experiences. They’ll share in the most authentic and self-aware way possible, the challenges and successes that this mission entails.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
If you had to make the impossible happen, how would you gauge your success?
A Culture Centered Around Employee Happiness
— Alexandre Taillefer, XPND Capital ( in French )

Revolutionizing the taxi industry by choosing to develop employees and give them decent working conditions are part of Alexandre Taillefer’s vision. This comes from a desire to create a happy workplace and hard work to see that vision through. An entrepreneur known for his social and commercial innovations, he contributes, through all of his initiatives, to making Quebec the greatest place to work.

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Happy Hour & Networking


With the right tools and resources, there’s no question that you can bring your workplace culture to the next level. Join the movement.

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