As Maple Dogs Events, not only we strive to do great events, but we also work as a booking agency with selected local or international artists. We represent a selection of artists such as musicians, comedians, speakers, fashion models, and DJ’s. In a general sense, we have the task to take care of the day-to-day running of our artist’s career to advice and counsel about professional and personal matters and how they may affect their career.
David Üner TurkmenCo-Founder
National and international event organizer with 8+ years of experience in planning and executing 500+ conferences, product launches, media events, music festivals around the globe. Managed smaller venues of 10 - 200 and 150 - 500 guests as well as venues over 25,000 while monitoring up to 100 personnel. He traveled to 46 countries in North America, Europe, and the Middle Eastern Regions. David is passionate about connecting people and building long-lasting relationships. He appreciates shock value and has the keen intuition of giving the public what it wants even before they know it themselves. One of David’s highlights so far was entering business life and traveling the world at an early age. His aim with Maple Dogs is to bring a strategic and trailblazing philosophy to an otherwise stereotyped industry. His motto in life is “Keep it simple, keep it honest & brave”
Benjamin Berk YildizCo-Founder
Berk, who began his career in event management by organizing small-scale concerts during his university years in mid-2003, has held positions such as Promoter, Project Manager, Stage Manager, Tour Manager, and Backstage Manager in 57 different countries and on nearly all international projects over the past 19 years. He worked as a senior manager for event types such as open-air festivals, concerts, incentive events, conferences/congresses, and trade shows, both in his own firm and for international event management organizations. Together with his core team, he oversaw the tender, budgeting, planning, team management, operation, reconciliation, reporting, and invoicing procedures in festival, concert, and closed group organizations. Berk believes that with great communication and proper preparation, even the most demanding organizations can be done successfully and without stress. Berk has a lovely spouse, a little daughter, and two pets.
Andrew Arda BerberCo-Founder
Andrew was born in Toronto, ON. When he was a little kid, his family moved back to Turkey. He got both cultures during his childhood. This leads him to improve his communication skills from the childhood. He always wanted to be on stage, and now is on stage doing stand-up comedy. On the other hand, he’s been a salesperson for many years in various of industries. After he joined to the Maple Dogs Team, he’s been enjoying his life in the entertainment sector with his good friends and business partners.
Elora Ceyda OktemIT Manager
Elora’s success lies in blending technical knowledge with business perspective to produce the maximum values as an outcome. Her background in computer engineering and +5 years of business analyst experience, enriches the Maple Dogs’ professionalism and innovativeness. Elora quickly grasps the core goal of each process, separate mandatory steps from optional ones, and eliminate redundancies. She now manages the IT department and is currently focusing on Business Continuity components (Business Impact Analysis, plans, strategies, etc.) and addressing business requirements.
Mark Ata AycanEvents Coordinator
Ata has 3 qualities that helps him to be a great event coordinator at Maple Dogs Events Inc;
- The first quality is having great interpersonal skills with people from different cultural backgrounds. Living in 5 countries (China, Turkey, England, America, Canada) and visiting more than 20 countries has gained him the quality of efficient communication with people from all cultures. It helps him to create events for people of all cultures.
- The second quality is his technical and musical knowledge. Ata has been in the entertainment industry ever since he was a kid both as an actor and a musician. He completed Acting for Camera and Voice program in 2020. He has also thought himself how to play the guitar, piano and how to sing. Now he plays with various bands and performs regularly. His musical background gained him the technical knowledge of organizing events as well as knowing how to satisfy the artists’ needs.
- The third quality is his understanding of the human psychology. Ata is currently studying psychology at York University. Studying psychology has gained him the quality of understanding human nature which helps him identify what the audience would expect from a great event.
All these qualities combined, he strives to create events for variety of crowds and pays close attention for Maple Dogs’ client’s satisfaction with his co-workers.
Social Media Manager
Mia Aysun YıldızSocial Media Manager
Aysun is a holder of Master’s degree, Business Management and Commercialization.
With a long career experience in international trade, Aysun brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Her specialization cuts from Construction machinery, baby products & baby care, FMCG, machinery sector, textile, medical products and equipment to Defense and Aviation Cluster and many other sectors.
Her interests are in Marketing Strategy, Foreign Trade & Business Intelligence. She will work closely with manufacturers, business associations, Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Exporters Associations, Business Consultants & Travel Tour Companies who have intentions to visit Canada.