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Fifty North Events is a full service corporate meetings management company. Our team of dedicated planning and marketing professionals have the expertise, creativity and experience to ensure a successful corporate event regardless of the complexity, budget or the destination.

For over two decades, Fifty North Events has had the privilege of collaborating with our clients and key partners to design and execute engaging and memorable upscale corporate events and business meetings at unique venues in North America and around the world. Each of our events are different and fully customized to meet the needs and corporate culture of our clients.

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Who We Are

Jason Wagner

Jason Wagner began his career at Xerox, where he honed his customer service skills at one of the world’s leading print and document products company. He continued to pursue his strength in creating relationships and business development at Westsun / Q1 Production Technologies, a best-in-class supplier of audio and lighting equipment for concerts, permanent installations and corporate events.

In 2003, Jason started his own company, TrackItBack. From concept, to start-up, to an organization with offices in the Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Mexico, TrackItBack was the industry leader in lost & found recovery services for mobile devices. Jason secured deals with such big name brands such as Sony, Sprint, Walmart and Best Buy, just to name a few. Acting on a dare from his family, Jason appeared on the critically-acclaimed TV show, Dragon’s Den, in which he received an offer from one of the Dragons.

Ten years after creating TrackItBack, Jason launched his second company, Fifty North Events, a full service event management company. The company manages a team of dedicated planning and marketing professionals who have the expertise, creativity and experience to ensure a successful event regardless of the budget or the destination. Fifty North gives their clients a much more efficient process to facilitate their events by providing creative concepts, industry-leading expertise, and flawless execution to deliver a premium experience.

Jason is the Vice-President & Principal of Fifty North Events. When Jason is not criss-crossing the globe, he enjoys family time at the cottage, travelling, exercising and living life to its fullest.

David Budzak

David Budzak has been involved as a technical producer and manager of events since the mid-eighties with a large lighting and events company in Winnipeg. Prior to this, David was a career professional musician most notably with the Canadian Gold & Platinum selling recording artist Harlequin.

Having been a founding member of this legendary Canadian rock band, David was also responsible for all touring production logistics and business matters as well as his on-stage performance duties. The band’s touring operations were largely self-managed throughout their 12 year North American based touring career.

Since retiring as an active musician in 1986, David worked on numerous and varied world-class projects while becoming Vice President / GM at Westsun. During this time he managed branch operations that included equipment rentals, system integration and established the company’s custom fabrication division servicing its major theatrical touring clients Live Entertainment Inc. and Buena Vista Theatrical. During the late 90’s, Westsun in Winnipeg grew to be one of the largest lighting, sound, scenic and automation suppliers to the North American live event and theatre industries.

David helped to establish Q1 Production Technologies in early 2003 as its Senior Vice President. The company successfully maintained high profile theatre clients and others in the touring theatrical marketplace. David also provided technical production to many other corporate projects and events. In 2008, Q1 was sold to Epic Production Technologies Inc., where David served as its Senior Vice President till his departure in 2012.

Now making his corporate home as President & Principal of Fifty North Events, David continues to provide select clientele with Technical Management Services world-wide.

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