About Us

For nearly 40 years, C5 Group companies including American Conference Institute, The Canadian Institute, C5 (UK), have developed and hosted conferences, summits and executive briefings providing the business intelligence that decision makers need to react decisively and effectively to challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.

C5 Group offers over one hundred conferences, forums, and summits each year around the globe. Over 15,000 senior business and public sector executives, lawyers and other professionals from the United States, Canada and Europe, will attend a C5 Group event this year.

Management Team

Our people define who we are as a company. Our success depends on the vast expertise each member of the team possesses and the engaged minds of our people, and we believe there’s no better way to cultivate growth and camaraderie, than to support the talent, dedication and personal passions that drive each one of us. Meet a few of the talented team that helps C5 Group build conferences and events that are unlike any others.

David Gray

David Gray
Chief Financial Officer

Ellen Jensen

Ellen Jensen
Chief Operating Officer

Frederique Duranton

Frederique Duranton
Vice President, Global Programming and Content Strategy

Evelyn Papadopoulos

Evelyn Papadopoulos
Vice President, Global Marketing

Lisa J. Piccolo, Esq.

Lisa J. Piccolo, Esq.
Associate Vice President, Global Programming & Content Strategy

Ron Mathews

Ron Mathews
Senior Director of Global Sales

Malaika Palmer

Malaika Palmer
Director of Events