Our board members

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Geneviève has 25 years of experience in congress management and consultancy for associations. She works as a facilitator, speaker and trainer with the association meetings industry. She’s passionate about applying design thinking and lean startup practices to accompany organizations through innovation, and her most recent work focuses on achieving greater social impact. When off work, she's an avid sailor who holds a Yachtmaster Offshore certification.

 

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President and CEO at #MEET4IMPACT
Geneviève Leclerc
Geneviève Leclerc
President
President
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With over 10 years of experience in both enterprise and advisory/auditory roles, Amilie currently oversees the financial, operational and business strategy at Showcare. With her business acumen, she is instrumental in supporting the continued growth of the company. 

 

She is passionate about contributing to the positive impact that organizations and events can have on their community, ecosystem and environment.

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President at Showcare
Amilie Parent, CPA, CA
Treasurer
Amilie Parent, CPA, CA
Treasurer
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Jacob started his career as a developer and since then, he has leveraged his expertise and work ethic in order to lead research and development as Showcare’s CTO. With his background in scientific computing and customer-facing applications, he brings a unique perspective to the design, development, and maintenance of technology. 

 

Jacob is committed to continually push the boundaries of innovation when it comes to the development of customized solutions.

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Vice president at Showcare
Jacob Lilly
Member
Jacob Lilly
Member
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Social innovator who worked in a broad range of fields, from visual and performance arts to the development of standards. He was actively involved in the development of ISO 26000 — Guidance on social responsibility and ISO 20121 — Sustainable events.

He helps organizations find creative solutions to achieve their social responsibility goals. His work focuses on building consensus and managing change in order to maximize organizational outcomes. He’s an aficionado of meditation and fixed-gear biking.

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Jacques Blanchet
Vice president
Jacques Blanchet
Vice president
Founder and president at Leblancdesyeux
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Until recently, Sebastien was the Executive Director at the New Cities Foundation, a global non-profit with a mission to shape a better urban world for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

He leads global projects on key focus areas including smart cities, urban tech, placemaking, urban wellbeing, urban mobility, artificial intelligence, proptech and urban financing. 

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CEO at eko6
Sebastien Turbot
Member
Sebastien Turbot
Member
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Philippe Villard is ACI World’s Senior Director, Policy & Economics. ACI World is the trade association of the world’s airports. His main responsibilities include developing airport economic and airport slot policies and leading ACI World’s regulatory affairs.

 

Philippe held positions with increasing responsibilities in air transport policy at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Sciences Po, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, France, and a PhD in Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

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Senior Director, ACI
Philippe Villard
Member
Philippe Villard
Member
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Kathleen is a creative and passionate Director of Marketing, with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and tourism industry.

 

She is skilled in marketing research, KPI analysis and insights, Digital Marketing, Branding and Account Management. Kathleen has previously played a key role working with business development and marketing teams, to create relevant, quality and engaging content.

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Marketing Director, Québec & Ontario, Hostelling International
Kathleen Murphy
Member
Kathleen Murphy
Member

ALEXANDRA DESCOTEAUX

Project coordinator