Before taking on his current role Lamarre enjoyed a long and distinguished career in international business development in the creative industries, including time spent with the TVA Broadcast Group, National Public Relations and Burson Marsteller.
Two of Lamarre’s greatest business achievements involve the music icons Michael Jackson and The Beatles. Cirque du Soleil’s production of LOVE, based on The Beatles’ music, is the only live show ever agreed upon by the group. The celebration of Michael Jackson’s work ONE was produced after fierce competition with other entertainment giants working with the performer’s estate. Both accomplishments highlight Lamarre’s highly developed business skills and his ability to connect and establish a close rapport with the giants of the creative community. In 2012 he collaborated on the creation of the C2MTL Conference, a one-of-a-kind coming together of leading creative and business professionals.
Lamarre said: “As emerging technologies continue to grow their influence on live entertainment, it is timely for me to participate in ISE 2017. I will have an opportunity to share my vision on how new technologies will have a huge impact on artistic content.”
Integrated Systems Events Managing Director, Mike Blackman, commenting before the show, said: “ISE and its co-owners CEDIA and InfoComm International are proud to welcome Daniel Lamarre as our Closing Keynote for ISE 2017. It will be fascinating to hear the inside story of Cirque du Soleil from such a respected and successful business development expert.”