User:Jenny1979/John Jossifakis

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John Ioannis Jossifakis (born June 5, 1979) is a well known Production Manager for Concerts and Live Events.

Born in Athens, Greece, he moved to the Toronto, Ontario, Canada in September 1991.

He started of as a Pyrotechnician, earning his Canadian Pyrotechnics license in 1998 from the Explosives Branch of the Energy Mines and Resources Ministry. He was an active Pyrotechnician until September 1999 when he moved to Greece to work on the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremony team.

Renowned for his Concerts and large scale events, John has worked with many stars and productions, such as Britney Spears, Scorpions, Joe Cocker, Sean Paul and Ricky Martin.

He was appointed as the Production Management Coordinator for the Opening & Closing Ceremony of the Doha 2006 Asian Games, when in late September 2006 he took the role of Celebrations Coordinator for the Doha 2006 Asian Games Torch Relay, producing the overnight celebrations in over 10 Asian Countries including (India, Philippines, Thailand, Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau SAR, Islamic Republic of Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar).

Earlier on he was involved in television and worked on-air as the host of the teenage segment of the National Greek Television show for CFMT TV in Toronto, Canada. His journalistic abilities landed him, his own radio show on CIRV Radio 88.9FM (Toronto's Multicultural Radio Station) back in 1997-1998.

He is currently a large scale events Production Manager for Concerts and Events and consults on numerous shows around the world including countries such as Greece but also focuses a lot on the middle eastern region such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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  • His favorite film is Rock Star, as it depicts the reality of "Rock & Roll".
  • He also loves playing the drums, and started when he was seven.


For the past 3 years, John has spent the summers traveling to all the warm locales of Middle East & Europe.

He is a Canadian & Cypriot citizen, and currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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