Andrew Roby is the head of a black-owned, Washington, D.C.-based event planning company and founder of the National Events Council, which promotes equality in the events industry. He will join Michelle Obama in speaking at the August 30 BizBash at Connect conference in Tampa.
(PRUnderground) August 17th, 2021
Event planner Andrew Roby is pleased to be joining a panel of distinguished speakers, including Michelle Obama, at the August 30 BizBash at Connect conference in Tampa. Roby will be discussing diversity, equality, and inclusion at the event, which brings together thousands of event planning professionals.
At the helm of the D.C.-based, black-owned event planning company Andrew Roby Events, Roby has distinguished himself as an “event storyteller.” Rather than executing formulaic, one-size-fits-all events, he develops a strong rapport with each new client to execute events that communicate their backstory, personality, and preferences.
Roby is also the founder and CEO of the National Events Council, with a mission to end inequality within the events industry.
“I started this organization to help the industry more fully celebrate all genders, races, sexual orientations, and ethnic backgrounds,” said Roby. “Together with my wonderful and committed council members who are industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, we are working hard to create spaces where solidarity, equity, and equality thrive.”
At the BizBash conference, which will run from August 30 to September 1 at the Tampa Convention Center, Roby will discuss barriers to equality in the events industry and share actionable tips for overcoming them. This event, which offers in-person and virtual attendance options, will bring together inspirational figures such as Michelle Obama as well as leaders in event management. The conference will showcase innovative tools and resources as well as ideas that are shaping the future of the industry.
“It’s an honor to be part of this high caliber panel of speakers as well as to share actionable steps business owners can take to improve DE&I — not only in their company, but in our industry as a whole,” said Roby.
BizBash is the leading media company for the event planning industry while Connect is the leading events company in the meetings industry. Their joint events bring together the who’s who in event management for educational sessions, curated conversations, one-on-one appointments, interactive vendor displays, and networking opportunities.
In 10 years of social and business event planning for clients from D.C., Los Angeles, and Dallas, Roby has prided himself in the special attention he gives to diverse preferences and backgrounds.
“We have executed over 1,000 events in 23 different counties, each as unique as the clients themselves,” said Roby.
Andrew Roby was selected for the “40 Under 40 Award” by Connect Corporate and the “Top Wedding Planner in America” Award by Brides Magazine. He also received Wedding Wire’s “Couple’s Choice Award.” His company has been celebrated on WeddingChicks.com, The Knot, and CBS and FOX news. To learn more about Andrew Roby’s event planning company and his commitment to greater diversity in the industry, visit AndrewRobyEvents.com.
About Andrew Roby Events
Andrew Roby Events is a one-stop-shop that offers a wide array of Event and Wedding planning services. Whether it’s a wedding, a government or corporate event, or any social event, they know what to do and how to make the event perfect and memorable.
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