For over 20 years, Max Valiquette has been at the forefront of what’s now, what’s new, and what’s next. Anointed by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s “most influential marketers,” Valiquette has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, helping them transform their organizations, business, and brands. He is an award-winning marketer and market researcher; an author; a broadcaster; and a journalist who relishes engaging with audiences. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him a “don’t miss” speaker.
Valiquette’s entrepreneurial drive led him to found Youthography, a ground-breaking millennial marketing company. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Diamond Integrated Marketing and acts as an advisor for various charitable organizations and tech-space startups.
Over the course of his career, Valiquette has worked with such renowned brands as Nike, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, and everything in between, and won multiple awards for his innovative anti-smoking campaign, Stupid.ca. He also sat on the Board of the Canada Media Fund, Canada’s largest single cultural endowment, helping to transition it towards a more digital future.
As a keynote, Valiquette’s engaging and entertaining presentations are filled with actionable strategies and insights, customized to each audience. His favourite thing in the world — after his family and the 1994 Montreal Expos — is to connect with an audience and help them learn, transform, and prosper.
When he’s not on stage, Valiquette can often be seen in the media speaking about popular culture, organizational transformation, innovation, marketing, branding, etc. He has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and many more.