PAUL THOUIN
Chairman & Founder

pthouin@groupecogestion.com | t. 450 358-1010 #203

Over more than 30 years at the helm, Paul has devoted himself more and more to event management and sponsorship sales.

Valued by industry leaders for his creative ideas and strategic vision, Paul turned events he managed into instant successes by securing major sponsorships from national firms including Laurentian Bank, Loto-Québec, Jean Coutu, Mr. Christie, Kraft, Gadoua, the SAQ, Unilever, Sleeman, Labatt.

Under his guidance for over 20 years, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu has taken an impressive leap – becoming one of the country’s biggest events. He is the recipient of a number of awards for his work with the Festival, among them recognition as “Personnalité Marketing du Québec” in 1999 for a growth strategy  for the Festival that saw sponsorships rise from $53,000 to $1,500,000 in five years. Today, the event generates more than $7,000,000 in sponsorship revenue.

A born entrepreneur, passionate for his work and a mesmerizing public speaker, Paul is a source of inspiration to his team and knows how to guide them toward tangible results.