Olivier Cassedanne
Managing Director of Hopscotch Congrès

At the helm of Hopscotch Congrès, Olivier Cassedanne leads a team of around 40 employees that offers each of its clients truly memorable events: ranging from knowledge-sharing to business meetings.

Olivier originally thought he would end up in the music business. After graduating from ISEG Business School, it was his love of event organizing – a stage, an audience – that prompted him to join BCA, a company specializing in organizing medical conferences. He was thrilled to discover symposia dedicated to advancement in health. He says, “It was a pleasure to meet such humble and extraordinary healthcare professionals, to help communicate their research, and improve care.”

In 2000, his desire for an entrepreneurial adventure led him to buy shares in BCA. He then joined Le Public Système, that later will become Hopscotch, in 2006 as he was looking for an opportunity to grow and reach beyond the health sector. Among Hopscotch Congrès’ most loyal clients are the French Federation for Wind Energy, The Francophone Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Society, and Novartis pharmaceutical company. He also organizes events for a number of federations, associations, and trade unions. According to Olivier, the teams working on events are still motivated by the same principles: “Creating the ideal conditions for our clients and their communities to progress.”

Olivier enjoys spending his free time with his wife, three daughters, and his rock guitar. You can also find him at modern art exhibitions, on sports fields, or in the stands at a rugby stadium.