Episode 16: Diversity in the Events Industry with Leslie Short from The Cavu Group


Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the lack of diversity in the events industry! I'm excited to be joined by LESLIE Short to talk about this topic and see how we can help make our industry more inclusive and diverse!

Now is the time to rethink and restart the events industry: Interview with Angeles Moreno, Managing Partner at the Creative Dots

The MICE Blog

Angeles Moreno is the founder of the Creative Dots , a company that helps corporations design their customer journey and create a culture of customer-centricity. Angeles has been in the events industry for over 30 years and possesses international experience with a large network.

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