Alex Hes (NL)
In 2008, two best friends from the Netherlands recognized a need in their local community: something fun to do on the weekends. Therefore, Essam Jansen (1989) and Alex Hes (born 1990) founded E&A Events, a Dutch-based event production powerhouse. E&A Events had their international breakthrough in 2012 when they hosted the first edition of “Don’t Let Daddy Know” (DLDK) in the world’s biggest nightclub, Privilege Ibiza. The goal for this event was to bring a unique, cross-over sound by having live acts come onstage during a DJ’s performance. And successful it was. Nowadays E&A Events is an organization that hosts events like Kingsland, TIKTAK Festival and DLDK. They also organize the Martin Garrix ADE shows, Don Diablo FUTURE XL, Parels van de Stad, Overwinteren Festival, We Are The Future, Valhalla Festival, Sexy By Nature by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more. Right now, Don't Let Daddy Know is active in more than 18 countries including Thailand, Myanmar and India. The international market is booming and therefore, Don't Let Daddy Know is looking for new opportunities and will expand to several other Asian countries soon.