At the head of Hopscotch conferences, Olivier Cassedanne leads a team of
around forty staff, offering each of their clients truly remarkable events,
ranging from knowledge sharing and business networking events.
Olivier originally thought he would end up in the music business. With a
degree from ISEG business school in his pocket, his penchant for event
organisation - the stage, an audience -led to him becoming an organiser for
BCA medical conferences. He discovered the idea of symposiums dedicated
to progress in the health industry: “It was a pleasure to meet these health
professionals, who were humble yet extraordinary, and to help them spread
their research and improve care provision. “
In 2000, his desire for an entrepreneurial adventure led him to buy shares in
BCA. He then joined Public System, later to become Hopscotch, in 2006 as
he wanted the opportunity to grow and reach beyond the health sector.
Hopscotch conferences counts the French federation for Wind Energy, The
Francophone Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation and also
Novartis Laboratories among their most loyal clients. Today, however, they
also organise events for a number of federations, associations and
professional groups. According to Olivier, the teams working on events are
still motivated by the same principles: “creating the perfect conditions to
encourage progress for our clients and their communities.”
Olivier likes to spend his free time with his wife, their three daughters , and
his electric guitar. He can also be found at modern art exhibitions on a sports
court or in the stands at a rugby stadium.