Event Planner Andrew Roby to Speak at the Engage! Luxury Events Summit in New Orleans – Digital Journal
Andrew Roby is a Washington DC-based event planner and founder of the National Events Council, which promotes greater equity in the events industry. He will speak about diversity, equity, and inclusion at the New Orleans-based Engage! Summit (June 6-9).
Andrew Roby heads a Washington DC-based events planning company known for creating beautiful, customized weddings and other luxury events. He is also the founder of the National Events Council, which works to promote a more equitable culture in the events industry. He will be speaking on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the sold out Engage! Summit scheduled for June 6-9 in New Orleans.
Roby started out with DC events but has expanded to offer event planning services in Dallas and Los Angeles. His ingenuity, willingness to personalize the event to fit the client, and attention to detail have allowed him to win awards such as Bride’s Magazine’s “Top Wedding Planner in America” and Wedding Wire’s “Couple’s Choice Award.” He was also honored with Connect Corporate’s “40 under 40 Award” for corporate event planners.
In addition to running his event planning company, Roby is a leading voice for equity in the events space as the head of the National Events Council. In June, he will share his vision for greater equity in his industry at the Engage! Summit.
I’ll be discussing how event professionals can use their influence to demonstrate to corporate clients why diversity, equity, and inclusion are paramount to the events they host,” said Roby. “It’s a push to move beyond the reflecting and evaluating how corporations perpetuate systematic racism into implementing ways to fix the disparities across the board.”
This is an ongoing push for Roby, who shared concerns with the “New York Times” last year about the major obstacle of non-inclusive vendor lists. “Event venues often request, and sometimes require, that their clients use preferred vendor lists, but those lists rarely include companies owned by people of color. If venues expand their lists, it is usually within the same community and the cycle continues. Minority-owned companies are left wondering how they will ever make it onto these lists,” said Roby.
Roby hopes to create productive dialogue surrounding the glaring inequalities in the events industry as he addresses attendees at the Engage! Summit. Capped at 500, the audience has been described by Engage! as “the most esteemed and celebrated group of event experts in the world.” Engage! Summits are held throughout the world, bringing together the best and brightest in the luxury events space to spark creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
Since Roby launched his company 13 years ago, he has become one of the nation’s leading corporate event, party, and luxury wedding/micro wedding planners. He has been featured on WeddingChicks.com, The Knot and CBS and FOX News.
To learn more about Andrew Roby’s event planning company and his advocacy for greater equity in the events industry, visit AndrewRobyEvents.com.
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