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Meet our team

JACQUES BLANCHET

Co-founder

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.

He is the legs of #MEET4IMPACT, he converts concepts into applied operational procedures.

ALEXANDRA DESCOTEAUX

Project assistant

Alexandra is currently pursuing a master's degree in public and international policies at the University of Sherbrooke’s School of applied policies. She worked in different organizations, namely the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, Doctors of the World Canada and Global Affairs Canada.

 

Because she's involved in all the projects, she's the hands of #MEET4IMPACT.

HASINA RAZAFINDRATANDRA

Collaborator

Dot connector, change maker and storyteller,  Hasina is passionate about human complexity, cultural diversity and the challenges of human development in organizations. Her mission is to re-enchant organizations. 

She is the voice of #MEET4IMPACT, she builds strong narratives for our clients.

Martijn is a speaker, award winning experience designer, creator of Event Storyboard and partner/consultant at Token.Agency. He is an expert facilitator in storytelling and design thinking techniques. He has been a though leader and creative mind in the international meeting industry for over 10 years. Martijn lives with his family in Amsterdam.

He is one of the extended arm of #MEET4IMPACT.

AMILIE PARENT, CPA, CA

Business advisor

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.

She is the bones of #MEET4IMPACT, she gives structure to the organization.

JACOB LILLY

Technology advisor

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.

Jacob is the veins of #MEET4IMPACT, he keeps the information flowing.

CORINNE GENDRON

MOHAMED REDA KHOMSI

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.

GENEVIÈVE LECLERC, CMP

President and CEO

Geneviève has 23 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.

JACQUES BLANCHET

Vice-president and Associate research and policy

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.

He is the legs of #MEET4IMPACT, he converts concepts into applied operational procedures.

ALEXANDRA DESCOTEAUX

Project coordinator

Alexandra recently received her master's degree in public and international policies at the University of Sherbrooke’s School of applied policies. She worked in different organizations on international development, human rights and sustainable development matters, namely the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, Doctors of the World Canada, Global Affairs Canada and the International Society of Limnology.

 

Because she's involved in all the projects, she's the hands of #MEET4IMPACT.

HASINA RAZAFINDRATANDRA

Collaborator

Dot connector, change maker and storyteller,  Hasina is passionate about human complexity, cultural diversity and the challenges of human development in organizations. Her mission is to re-enchant organizations. 

She is the voice of #MEET4IMPACT, she builds strong narratives for our clients.

MARTIJN TIMMERMANS

Storyteller

Martijn is a speaker, award winning experience designer, creator of Event Storyboard and partner/consultant at Token.Agency. He is an expert facilitator in storytelling and design thinking techniques. He has been a though leader and creative mind in the international meeting industry for over 10 years. Martijn lives with his family in Amsterdam.

He is one of the extended arm of #MEET4IMPACT.

AMILIE PARENT, CPA, CA

Business advisor and treasurer

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.

She is the bones of #MEET4IMPACT, she gives structure to the organization.

JACOB LILLY

Technology advisor and board member

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.

Jacob is the veins of #MEET4IMPACT, he keeps the information flowing.

SEBASTIEN TURBOT

Board member

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. 

At #MEET4IMPACT, he found a place to make another kind of change.

CORINNE GENDRON

Researcher

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.

MOHAMED REDA KHOMSI

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.

LYLA JUAN FERNANDEZ AUBIN

Intern researcher

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.  Currently in 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, more specifically in cultural tours.

 

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.

STÉPHANIE JAGOU

#Agent4Impact

Active in the international business environment over the last 21 years, Stéphanie holds a master’s in international business and trade and a post-graduate education in environmental science and sustainability. She has developed curricula and teaches sustainability and circular economy in several institutions and has worked as a sustainability expert over the last 15 years. Enriched by her experience in organizations such as WWF-Canada and JCDecaux, she’s also an entrepreneur who has founded her own organization. She has piloted projects in countries such as Haiti, Costa Rica and France, her native country.

One of Stéphanie’s key expertise lies in managing high-level, multi-stakeholder projects, and she’s keenly interested in initiatives that mesh culture, research, business and sustainability.

 

She brings a strong technical knowledge to the #MEET4IMPACT team and acts as one of our “Agents4Impact”, our industry social impact pollinators and change agents.

FATHMA KHALID

Social Impact Analyst

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.

 

At #MEET4IMPACT, she is working on creating a bespoke impact measurement framework that best captures and demonstrates the impact created by events.