BizBash Names Top Canadian Event Professionals To The List Of Most Innovative People In Events

Sakchin Bessette,

Toronto, Canada—June 12, 2013—BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals, has announced its 2013 list of the most innovative names in events. On the list are four renowned event professionals from Toronto and Montreal who join the BizBash list of inventors of new digital services, budget-conscious nonprofit planners, and meeting strategists from some of the biggest tech companies throughout North America. These individuals prove the value of face-to-face events, empowering their peers to consider the unconventional and revealing a redefined image of what the industry is today.

"We’re excited about this creative group of innovators, the folks that keep the industry looking—and moving—forward. These individuals took risks and experimented with new ideas without losing sight of their goals, which is the reason we decided to highlight them and their work,” said BizBash executive editor Anna Sekula.

The top event professionals from Toronto and Montreal include:

  • Sakchin Bessette, Moment Factory: Based in Montreal, Moment Factory is the new media and entertainment studio responsible for staging attention-grabbing spectacles like Madonna’s half-time show at the 2012 Super Bowl.
  • Jean-Francois Bouchard, Sid Lee: With support from his team at Sid Lee, a Montreal-based advertising and experiential firm, Bouchard created C2-MTL. The conference focuses on finding creative business solutions; the goal, Bouchard says, was to “go beyond just talking about creativity.”
  • Jordan Fogle, the Mint Agency: Based in Toronto, Jordan Fogle is known for bringing buzz-generating brand activations to film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes. The company produced some 30 activations and events at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Vincent Drolet, Circo de Bakuza: The Montreal-based company produces events and handles graphic design and art direction for projects like the launch of Carolina Herrera’s 212 VIP Men fragrance, the Dubai International Film Festival, and the draw for the final tournament of the Union of European Football Associations European Football Championship.
The full list of innovative people and brands can be found at

BizBash is an innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry with its Web site, live events, and magazines. Event organizers responsible for events such as White House state dinners and the Oscars, as well as conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers, and more, use BizBash products regularly for ideas and best practices that can be implemented at their own events. Visit us at, and follow us at @BizBash_News and

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