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Ryan Kruger

President,
Destiny Event Productions
Toronto, ON, Canada
Ryan Kruger is the President of the RKET Group, Canada’s premier festival consulting agency. Recent projects have included or continue to include oversight of Special Projects for SFX Live Entertainment in North America, global operations of the exclusive Further Future festival series in Las Vegas and operation of all Destiny Events projects in Toronto. Prior to forming the agency, Ryan ran the dance music division of Live Nation Canada where he created and ran the 80,000 attendee Digital Dreams Music Festival and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto and helped create the IleSoniq Music Festival in Montreal.

Ryan was also behind numerous large scale electronic events in Toronto’s premier venues including 2014’s sold out AVICII performance at The Rogers Center and sold out Armin Only event at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Prior to joining Live Nation, Kruger founded and ran Destiny Events in Toronto, one of North America’s longest running independent electronic event producers. Destiny was responsible for hundreds of electronic events from 1993 to the present, ranging in size from 300 to 30,000 people and is the organization behind nearly two decades of the World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF).

Beyond being the longest running electronic event producer in Canada, Kruger also founded and ran Destiny’s Artistic Management Network (DAMN! DJs) and served as president for the largest student focused event travel company, Breakaway Tours. Kruger holds an MBA from the prestigious Schulich School of Management at York University in Toronto and is the proud father of twin boys.