2020 Speakers


For over 25 years, Hop! The Retail Summit has without a doubt been the biggest event of the retail industry in Québec. As a key player in the retail ecosystem, the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD) is proud to bring forth, with this event, innovative and strategic solutions to foster the sector’s development and maximize your business relationships with
key decision-makers.

Two days of conferences, meetings, discussions, solutions, but also surprises and emotions! Discover the program for this year.

To check the program details, you can click here.

HOP! The retail summit - Speakers day 1

Jean Boulet

Jean Boulet

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Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity

Yasmine Khalil

Yasmine Khalil

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Chief Executive Producer at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Jean-Christophe Bédos

Jean-Christophe Bédos

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Birks Group inc.

Marie-Josée Lamy

Marie-Josée Lamy

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Producer,
Groupe Cirque du Soleil

Martin Aubry

Martin Aubry

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Ecommerce
Digital consultant

Maéva Robert

Maéva Robert

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Associate
Stikeman Elliott

Ethan Song

Ethan Song

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CEO and Co-founder
Frank And Oak

François Vaqué

François Vaqué

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VP, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs
Citoyen

Marie-Christine Paré

Marie-Christine Paré

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Senior Property Manager
Oxford Properties Group

Stephan Landry

Stephan Landry

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Administrator & General director
Oxford Properties

Lise-Andrée Roy

Lise-Andrée Roy

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Marketing Director
Oxford Properties Group

Cindy Trottier

Cindy Trottier

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Founder,
Circuit Zéro Déchet

Ève Laurier

Ève Laurier

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General Manager
Edelman Montréal

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

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President,
DOYLE optometrists & opticians

Damien Silès

Damien Silès

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General director
Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal

Craig Ryan

Craig Ryan

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Director, Purpose Entrepreneurship
BDC

Lili Fortin

Lili Fortin

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President
Tristan

Georges Pothier

Georges Pothier

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Host
Master of ceremony

Poya Haghnegahdar

Poya Haghnegahdar

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CEO
FIND Innovation Labs Inc

Brian McGlynn

Brian McGlynn

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VP Commerce
Coveo

Andréanne Rondeau

Andréanne Rondeau

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Customer engagement expert,
Consultant

Debbie Zakaib

Debbie Zakaib

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Director general
mmode

Alexandre Lépine

Alexandre Lépine

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General Manager
Le Groupe Je Reçois

Brice Salmon

Brice Salmon

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Vice-president
Baltic Club

Henri Desrochers

Henri Desrochers

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Project manager, Innovation
CQIC

Bernard Godbout

Bernard Godbout

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Vice-president, marketing
FAMILIPRIX INC.

Luc Rabouin

Luc Rabouin

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Borough mayor, Executive committee member
Ville de Montréal

René Desmarais

René Desmarais

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Senior advisor,
CQCD

Pascal Houle

Pascal Houle

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Chief Executive Officer
BMR GROUP

David Chagnon

David Chagnon

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Chief executive officer
Anne-Marie Chagnon

Elliot Daigneault

Elliot Daigneault

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Chief Executive Officer
BizBiz Share

Roxanne Beauregard

Roxanne Beauregard

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Owner
Beauregard sur ma Nature

Glenn Castanheira

Glenn Castanheira

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Director
Ryan Affaires publiques

HOP! The retail summit - Speakers day 2

Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

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Executive VP, Cyber Security Product Innovation
Mastercard

Jackie Tardif

Jackie Tardif

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President
Reitmans Canada

Alexandre Taillefer

Alexandre Taillefer

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Managing partner,
XPND Capital

Luc Ferrandez

Luc Ferrandez

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Radio host
radio 98,5

Nathalie Bondil

Nathalie Bondil

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Director and chief curator
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)

Jean-François Bergeron

Jean-François Bergeron

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Société québécoise du cannabis

Ève Laurier

Ève Laurier

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General Manager
Edelman Montréal

Jean-Philippe Leblanc

Jean-Philippe Leblanc

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Senior Vice-president - Development
Lightspeed POS

Éric Phaneuf

Éric Phaneuf

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Walter Capital Partners

Vincent Thériault

Vincent Thériault

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Cofounder, Co-CEO
Surmesur

Anne-Marie Asselin

Anne-Marie Asselin

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Marine biologist, Founder
The blue Organization

Sylvianne Binette

Sylvianne Binette

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Sylvianne Binette Artistic director
Creativ Nation

Jonathan Cyr

Jonathan Cyr

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Director, Information Technology
Lumen

Manon Goudreault

Manon Goudreault

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President, associate
Dada Agency

Nicolas Girard

Nicolas Girard

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General manager, Fonds d'action québécois pour le développement durable

Alexandre Skerlj

Alexandre Skerlj

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Innovation Marketing Director
PME MTL Centre-Ouest

Jean-François Grenier

Jean-François Grenier

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Directeur principal
Groupe Altus

Hugo Girard

Hugo Girard

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Owner and founder
Hugo Girard Nutrition

Jonathan Ostiguy

Jonathan Ostiguy

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VP Commerce and Products, Partner
MXO

Céline Blanchet

Céline Blanchet

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Chair of the CQCD Board, VP, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Development
DeSerres

Martin Masse

Martin Masse

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Founder and Expert-Consultant, Zone Accro / Ouifix

Véronique Lacroix

Véronique Lacroix

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Marketing and customer experience strategist
CIETECH

Anne-Josée Laquerre

Anne-Josée Laquerre

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Sustainable development consultant
Maillon Vert

Simon Defoy

Simon Defoy

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Founder
Station W Angus, Verdun

Marc Gauthier

Marc Gauthier

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Vice-President Human Resources
Groupe BMR

Alex Dimas

Alex Dimas

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Architect - Director, Commercial division
Sid Lee

Alex Boissonneault

Alex Boissonneault

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Customer Relations Strategy Director, Retail Network
Videotron

Julie LaRichelière

Julie LaRichelière

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Marketing director
Familiprix

Geneviève Dionne

Geneviève Dionne

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Director, ecoconception and circular economy
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ)

Jonathan Mayer

Jonathan Mayer

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Lecturer, Law faculty at Sherbrooke University and Ethics teacher at CEGEP Sherbrooke

Jean-François Bernier

Jean-François Bernier

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Producer
Creativ Nation

Josée-Anne Derome

Josée-Anne Derome

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Business Development Commissioner
PME MTL Grand Sud-Ouest

Benoit Charette

Benoit Charette

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Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change

Josée Chiasson

Josée Chiasson

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Director of economic hub development
The Service du développement économique of the Ville de Montréal

Robert Hogue

Robert Hogue

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Senior Economist
RBC Banque Royale

Mickael Brard

Mickael Brard

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Conseiller en mobilité urbaine
Jalon mtl

Yanick Bédard

Yanick Bédard

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Vice-president, strategy, associate
Sid Lee

Georges Pothier

Georges Pothier

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Host
Master of ceremony