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Our team

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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.

 

Geneviève is the soul of #MEET4IMPACT, she carries the vision and engages the team along with her.

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President and CEO
Geneviève Leclerc
Geneviève Leclerc
President and CEO
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Candice recently received her master’s degree in education from University College London’s department of Education. She has worked as an educator, researcher and content creator for museums, creative and event agencies and as a freelancer.

 

She is driven by wanting to see how much positive change can happen when others are encouraged to connect and are inspired to make a difference.

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Project Coordinator
Candice Bauné
Project Coordinator
Candice Bauné
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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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Expert consultant
Sebastien Turbot
Expert consultant
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Fathma is a Social Impact Measurement Consultant, working with businesses and organisations to track and measure the social impact they create. Experienced with methods including Social Return on Investment, Logical Frameworks and Theory of Change, Fathma prioritises understanding the key indicators needed to determine success and building them into a compelling story.

 

She founded Social Impact Reporting, a consultancy that provides practical impact measurement and reporting services.

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Social Impact Advisor
Fathma Khalid
Social Impact Advisor
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Saad has an engineering degree in systems and innovation as well as a master's degree in sustainable development engineering from the Institut National Polytechnic of Lorraine. His atypical experience (carbon footprint; CSR / GRI / ODD reporting; SRI index and screening) allows him to support organizations in a responsible manner. Sustainable & creative performance is his workhorse and his most recent work was focused on making extra-financial information available for pension funds.
 

Currently doing a master's degree at the Université de Montréal (concentration in governance and social issues), he wishes to advance the sectorial standardization of best in class practices at #MEET4IMPACT.

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Sustainability & Social Impact Agent
Saad El Kassab
Sustainability & Social Impact Agent
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Antoine graduated from a Bachelor's of Commerce at McGill University with concentration in Data Analytics and Managing for Sustainability. Experienced with data management, data analysis and designing to maximize impact, Antoine is looking to combine his skills to advance impact measurement in the business events industry.

At #MEET4IMPACT, he is working on creating an impact measurement framework that will allow to capture and communicate the impact of business events.
 

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Assessment Coordinator
Antoine Marchal
Assessment Coordinator
Antoine Marchal
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Our collaborators

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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. 

Jacques Blanchet
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Two years ago, sitting in a conference room in Ljubljana Slovenia she had the lightbulb moment. Creating greater connections and social change between business events and communities.

 

Measurable, tangible change - positive social impact.

 

She recently developed Tourism New Zealand’s first social impact programme Conference Impact Aotearoa. Now at the head of her own consultancy, her business is projects, social impact, communications.

Jessica Vandy
The Tenth Letter Consulting
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As an innovative sustainable destination strategist, Alexis has been bringing forth unique and impactful tourism projects for over 10 years.

 

With strengths in project management, research, stakeholder engagement and environmental analysis, Alexis has led the development and/or analysis of numerous tourism impact and development projects around the world. 

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Alexis Kereluk
ConnectSeven Group
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For the last 16 years, Guy has been delivering award-winning consulting services focused on helping governments, venues, corporations and associations step up, scale up and speed up their sustainability programmes and achieve certification.

 

He is the Managing Director of the Global Destinations Sustainability Movement; a multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate the development and performance of sustainable destinations and the event ecosystems they support.

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Guy Bigwood
GDS Movement
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MÉLANIE MARCEAU-DOUVILLE

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ALEXANDRA DESCOTEAUX

Project coordinator

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Project Assistant

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Seeing first hand that many companies fail to reach their strategic objectives, he started a management company whilst developing a number of innovative services and tools to support organizations design, execute and communicate their business more effectively.

 

In short, his view on healthy organizations: often people are reluctant to change or engage. If you empower them by sharing the big picture, you activate their expertise and collaboration. This leads to award-winning solutions and drastic increases in ownership and individual responsibility.

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Martijn Timmermans
Batbay BV
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Our research team

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Researcher

Charlotte is particularly motivated by the acquisition of new skills. She undertook a journey of several years abroad. South America taught her Spanish and Amsterdam introduced her to the professional world of the tourism industry. Fascinated by tourism and its phenomena, she returned to Montreal to complete a master's degree in tourism development at ESG UQAM. She is particularly interested in the events sector and its impacts.

At #MEET4IMPACT, under the supervision of Mohamed Reda Khomsi, she is working to explore the social contribution of the business events industry in times of crisis and why some organizations have a more lasting social impact on their community than others. 

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Charlotte Laurin
Researcher
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Head Researcher

Mohamed Reda Khomsi is a professor of Tourism Governance, event management and E-Tourism at the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism in the School of Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.

 

Holder of a Phd.D in urban studies, his research focuses on the impact of major events, analysis of the event framework, history of events, smart destinations and  governance models.

At #MEET4IMPACT, he is looking for best practices and conditions of success for best impact results.

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Head Researcher
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Graduated from the University of Montreal with an Art and Science bachelor's degree in Asian Studies, Lyla was able to develop multiple knowledge on subjects including history, economics, politics and urbanism. With a Master's degree in tourism development at ESG UQAM, her interests relate to different fields such as events studies, the dynamics between heritage and the tourism phenomenon or the use and integration of ICTs within the tourism industry.

 

At #MEET4IMPACT, under the supervision of Mohamed Reda Khomsi, she is conducting a major worldwide study that will  round up the most promising initiatives business events can tap into to measure their social legacy and impact.

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Lyla J. Fernandez Aubin
Researcher
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Corrine is a professor at the Department of social and environmental responsibility at the UQAM’s School of Sciences of management. She is a lawyer, a sociologist and holds an MBA.  Among other things, her work addresses the new regulations, social acceptability and the governance systems in the context of globalization. She is a member of the Academy of Technology and received the Legion of Honour (France).

At #MEET4IMPACT, she is looking for social impacts indicators and links to UN SDG's.

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Corinne Gendron
Head Researcher
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MÉLANIE MARCEAU-DOUVILLE

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LYLA JUAN FERNANDEZ AUBIN

Intern researcher