COO & Executive Producer - Los Angelesmark@empirentertainment.com
Mark Poncher has spent more than 30 years producing events, creating experiences and managing environments for audiences large and small. He has served as the Executive Producer of the Clinton Global Initiative conferences worldwide since 2006, the C40 Annual Meeting in Johannesburg, and the Bloomberg Tobacco Awards in Abu Dhabi. Mark was the Business Producer for the ceremonies of the 2007 Rio and 2011 Guadalajara Pan and Parapan American Games, for Rio Réveillon (2 million people on Copacabana Beach), and the Cinco De Mayo 150th Anniversary broadcast special and Head of Production for the Baku 2015 European Games Ceremonies.
Other positions include Executive Producer of the 2014 and 2015 Rose Parade Opening and Closing Spectaculars and the Seoul 2018 Handover Ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games. For the Rio 2016 and Istanbul 2020 Games bids, he managed the IOC meetings and site visits. Mark was the Executive Producer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and the Show Director for the 2016 Airbnb Bélo Awards.