Team

Passionate about the organisation of congresses for over 18 years, Eventime team consists of fifteen people divided between Marseille, Montpellier and Paris.

CAROLINE METAIS

CEO

Passionate about travel and equally devoted to spending relaxing moments with her family, Caroline expertly juggles her three children’s school agendas with her busy professional and social life, and still finds time to prepare her favourite dishes.

Having benefitted from a European course in company management delivered by Kedge Business School (Marseille), Caroline completed her international expertise in London with Middlesex University Business School. Bilingual, she cut her teeth assisting a scientific association where she acquired solid experience in the sector of medical event organisation, by helming not only the organisation of an annual international congress (European Vascular Course) but also the global management of the association. Senior Project Manager at MCO Organisation which she joined in 2002, she spent almost 10 years completing her expertise in the organisation of national and international conventions.

Armed with her experience in the PCO sector and her training in company management, it was quite natural that in March 2012 she co-founded the agency EVENTIME in order to offer her dual expertise to associations.

CAMILLE VOISIN

CEO

Camille, who keeps herself constantly up-to-date with the news, devotes herself to her passions of reading, spending time with her family, partying with friends, playing tennis and Game of Thrones – the last episode of which she would not miss under any circumstances. Gifted with a sixth sense and a rare talent for intuition, this Franco-British woman with a penchant for beautiful things spends most of her time between Marseille, Nice and Paris.

After obtaining her diploma in Foreign Languages, Literature and Civilisation (Université Paris VII), Camille trained within a company that allowed her to acquire expertise in the management of events for the medical sector. Project Manager then Executive Director of the agency EVIC Events, she then moved to MCO Congress in Marseille where she further developed her aptitudes in organisation, project management and client relations.

Driven by a desire for independence and freedom of decision, Camille co-founded the agency Eventime in March 2012 with the primary objective of providing quality service and unbeatable responsiveness.

JAMES DEBOS

CEO

A big fan of the Smiths – a group he listens to on loop – James organizes his life around family, friends, his collection of Geo magazines started in 1986, travel and his 13,581 Indie pop singles. His dream: driving an old black convertible Mustang.

Holding a Master in Marketing, he completed his training in Berlin where he studied the economic and political liberalization of Central and Eastern European countries. After a two-year transition within a PCO agency (Professional Conference Organizer) he founded the agency EVIC Events in Paris in 1999, specializing in creating and organizing conferences. EVIC was sold in 2006 to Colloquium where he held the position of Director of Marketing and Development. In 2009 he joined GL Events group where he developed the PCO service offering in synergy with the Convention Centre.

Close friend of Camille Voisin and Caroline Metais, James co-founded Eventime with them in order to bring his expertise both in development and in the sector of MICE (Meeting Incentives, Congress & Exhibition).

MAUD ABRIAL

Project Manager

It is in a fifties atmosphere amidst Scandinavian furniture that Maud prefers to get together with loved ones to enjoy a good bottle of wine. Her idiosyncrasy: she always has a Liberty print somewhere about her person!

A graduate of the Institut Vatel, a business school specializing in hotel and catering, Maud was attracted by the events sector early on. After a year at Evergreen Laurel Hotel as a sales representative, Maud enriched her career with Potel & Chabot, the most prestigious Parisian house of gastronomy events. Having done everything from the organization of a dinner at the Opera Garnier to a professional conference at the Centre of New Industries and Technologies, event organization now holds no secrets for her.

Driven by the desire to join a company on the rise, Maud joined the Eventime team in April 2016 to contribute to the success of its projects.

Laurence Astier

Laurence Astier

Project Manager

Originally from Austria, but a Marseillaise at heart, Laurence has several passions and energy to spare. Despite being an avid traveller since she was a child, it is interior design she is most interested in. A caring mother to 3 children, Laurence is passionate about sport and football in particular as she is an OM fan.

Trilingual and with a diploma from ISCOM, Laurence held various positions of responsibility, principally in the field of sport, notably with Adidas, and l’Equipe newspaper, before working for OM Football Club (hmm, interesting….).

Her love of sport and challenges naturally led her to Eventime where she actively participates in the development of our congresses.

MARINE BIBES

Delegates Manager

Passionate about reading and travel, Marine completed a BTS in Tourism.
With 3 years’ experience in Disneyland Paris followed by a year under the Florida sun, she knows all there is to know about leisure tourism.
At Airbus she acquired her first experience in business tourism, later consolidating that knowledge at
Biarritz for Events where she perfected her skills in the organization of seminars and congresses. She joined Eventime’s Paris team in July 2017 to take part in a new challenge.

ALEXANDRA BOBAND

Scientific Programme Manager

A true Marseillaise, Alexandra would never give up her beloved calanques and the charm of the South of France. A big sports fan, she gives weekly Swedish gym lessons.

After obtaining a Master from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce at the Kedge Business School (Marseille), Alexandra began her career in the hotel trade, initially at the Pullman Palm Beach Marseille as events manager, then at Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port as sales representative and events manager.

Alexandra quickly felt the desire to join a young and dynamic company that would allow her to work on projects of a bigger scope.  Her desire became reality at EVENTIME, where she has worked since January 2016.

CHRISTOPHE BRUNA

Sales Manager

Keen amateur of great literary classics (X-Men, The Fantastic 4, Spiderman, Pif Gadget comic, …) and of cinema (Star Wars, Arthur and the Minimoys,…), Christophe has always shown interest in human relationships and cultural masterpieces.

After obtaining a first class prize in drama from the Conservatory of Montpellier and a Teaching Diploma from the Jean Périmony Drama School (Paris), Christophe began his career by founding a theatre school in Beziers. After three years of artistic activity, he finally took a professional U-turn by integrating the event & marketing services of the Tornier Group, specialized in surgical implants, within which he officiated for fifteen years. He later joined the “dark side of the force”, initially by integrating a French PCO agency as international project manager.

He finally joined EVENTIME as Sales Manager in charge of partners and of industry, so as to bring his knowledge and expertise to the commercial development of the group’s dossiers.

Valérie Elma

Delegates Manager

Epicurean, dynamic and jovial, Valerie is a bubbly young mum who is always ready to help. Passionate about travel, she quit everything to go backpacking for a year all by herself in Australia. To her great surprise, she returned with a French man who became the father of her son.

Initially holding a business diploma, she worked for several prêt-à-porter fashion brands before taking a certificate in hotel and catering, which allowed her to change fields and work as head of reception for the Pierre & Vacances group. Following this rewarding experience on the other side of the world, Valérie worked in interim for more than four years.

A bilingual negotiator for the wine industry, a customer manager, or an operational assistant in urban development, Valérie has worked in various sectors and has been able to adapt to each environment; this wealth of experiences all contributed to the strong profile she has today.

With all these experiences and a first successful mission within Eventime in Montpellier, she joined the group in September 2016

 

JULIA FEVRE

Office Manager

Curious and in contagious sunny disposition, Julia is fond of travels and cuisine. She likes to pick up recipes from around the world to come along with fine wines from Burgundy (the region she comes from).

Julia has a Master degree in Translation from Ekaterinburg University, Russia. During the past ten years, she worked in various countries such as Russia, United Arab Emirates or Luxembourg. But, finally, she decided to settle down in Marseille, the city where she found love.

Julia went through different professions: flight attendant or medical secretary among others, but what she prefers is to be  ‘in motion’, that’s why she chose to become a part of Eventime where she can assist her colleagues in the organisation of events.

KARINE HERAUD

Scientific Programme Manager

Karine has a long-standing passion for Brazilian dance, and her sons are equally enthusiastic about football, so she has little time to get bored! However she always finds time to enjoy a night out or a week-end among friends.

Passionate about travel, she was quite naturally drawn to a Tourism qualification (BTS), and went on to design tourist products for bus-tour operators. She initially worked as a sales assistant at Azur Voyages, then spent a year in group sales at Nap Voyages before finding her place as a travel agent within their groups department.

With 15 years of experience in the organization of group travel, she embarked upon the challenge of taking on larger events such as congresses, and joined the team at Eventime last May.

CHRISTINE HESSLER

Scientific Programme Manager

Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Christine is passionate about travel; she loves the sun and going to the beach, and she delights in both preparing and savouring French cuisine…which is partly why she decided to move to Provence in 2017. This came as a significant change after 13 wonderful years spent beneath the grey skies of the UK. 

A graduate in Tourism Management (BA) and Conference & Events Management (MA), Christine has worked for several international companies in London. During her time with TFI Group (event agency), she discovered a passion for medical conferences. Enthusiastic for the MICE * industry, Christine is a board member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International). Christine also organized one of the major MICE events at Reed Exhibitions: Ibtm World. 

Having gained much from this experience on the other side of the Channel, Christine was eager to find an ambitious company that would allow her to express her full potential in a positive and dynamic atmosphere. She has been able to do just that since joining Eventime in October 2017.

*Meeting Incentive Congress & Exhibition

DJAMILA KERROUZI

Sales Manager

Djamila is an energic and enthusiastic young lady who is always coming up with great ideas at every occasion. Thanks to running sessions and exploration of new cultures through travels around the world, she always remains optimistic and brings freshness to everyday life.

She got a Master degree in International Marketing from the School of Management in Lille and spent one year in Canada. Further, she occupied the position of Commercial Manager in Comexposium and then in Marseille Chanot where she took part in the development of Corporate Exhibitions and in launching of new professional exhibitions.

Djamila naturally decides to join Eventime as she likes to give the best of herself by always meeting new challenges.

Élisabeth Leccia

Accouting department

Evenings with friends, holidays with her children, creating driftwood objects; these are Elisabeth’s favourite things.

Always available for her family, she aspires only to one thing: to enjoy what life offers her. With a BTS in accounting, Elisabeth has always steered her professional choices towards those of a human scale, in close proximity with colleagues.

It is therefore natural that she chose to join Eventime to integrate a dynamic team in a young growing company.

Fanny Mancini

Junior Project Manager

Fanny is the youngest member of our team ! Enthusiastic and vivacious, she has strong ties to her home town, Aix-en-Provence, and her clan. From this stable base she was naturally drawn to a career involving a high level of interaction with others.

After her BTS course in Client Services, Fanny, inquisitive and determined, decided to continue her studies with a course in Event Project Management. Several rewarding internships confirmed her desire to work in Event Management.

Keen to contribute to Eventime’s success, Fanny is joining the staff as a Junior Project Manager. We are delighted to have her on the team.

CHARLOTTE MARTIN

Sales Manager

Charlotte should not be judged on her small size, as she is brimming with resources. Dynamic, bubbly, and with a great sense of humour, she practices surfboarding, bikram yoga, squash…and still has energy to spare!

With a Master in Communication and Change Management from the IAE in Aix-en Provence, Charlotte began her professional career within large groups such as Gemalto and Orange. Wishing to discover working life abroad, she went on to join a marketing agency in Australia.

Attracted by the events sector, Charlotte joined the EVENTIME group in 2014 to which she brought her expertise and motivation.

CARINE DE PONCINS

Project Manager

An travel enthusiast who loves to relax on the beach, Carine relishes in organizing pleasant and sunny meetups with family or friends. Full of life and very active, she is always game for new adventures.

Having graduated with a Master from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce at Kedge Business School (Marseille), Carine began her career in events at the Montreal Fashion & Design Festival. Armed with this experience abroad, she then joined the Paris agency Le Public Système PCO (since renamed Hopscotch) where she trained for two years in the project management of medical conferences. Eager to evolve within a young company in full bloom, Carine was won over by the corporate vision of Eventime’s directors, and joined the company in 2014.

Ophelie Di Paola

Accounting Department

Never without her lipstick, Ophélie likes to take care of her appearance and keeps up to date on the latest fashions. Brimming with youthful energy, and always with a smile on her face, the youngest Eventime team member possesses a most contagious joie de vivre.

With a degree in accounting, her imperative was to join a fast-growing company in order to be able to evolve, develop her skills, and acquire fresh knowledge.

Ophélie seized a great opportunity at the end of August 2016 and joined Eventime.

MARION RICARD

Delegates Manager

Originally from Brittany, Marion is very proud of her origins and voices her pride on a regular basis. Her passions: horse riding, travelling in the USA, and above all, her three little boys who are rugby players in the making.

Holding a Master in LEA (Applied Foreign Languages) and a DESS in tourism, she is trilingual French, English and Italian, and has been fully immersed in the organization of medical conferences for over 15 years.

After 5 years at MCO Congress, 3 years in the organization of the Open 13, and 5 years in the organization of various events as a freelance, Marion decided in 2014 and with great pleasure, to join the Eventime team, the directors of which she has known for a long time.

ELISE TAGLIARINO

Delegates Manager

Elise is athletic, and she loves traveling and Italian food. As someone who appreciates the good things in life, she spends her spare time with friends and family, but also enjoys running and going to PSG football matches!

Elise graduated with a Master in Management and Marketing, obtained at the AMOS Paris business school; she also had the opportunity to study for one year in Italy.

She immersed herself in the world of events by joining Amaury Sport Organization for almost two years. She has collaborated on events such as the Paris Marathon, which was an unforgettable experience for a dedicated runner.

In November 2017, Elise joined Eventime in order to satisfy her curiosity about the world of events outside sports, and joined the Paris office where she is delighted to be part of a dynamic and ambitious team.