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The JEDI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Lifestyle: A Discussion

Jamie Quickert  (United States Project Lead, AllSeated)

Greg DeShields, CDE, CHE  (Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters)

Brian Green  (CEO, By BrianGreen)

Suzi McMerty Shands  (Vice President, Sales, Mintahoe Catering & Events)

Fausto Pifferrer  (Vice President/Owner, Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Jolie Oree Bailey  (Executive Chef / Owner, Low Country Quisine)

Location: Room 207

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track: CS-Business & Operations, CS-Staff Development & Enrichment

Associations & Accrediting: CEH & CMP

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This year we saw companies take a stand when it comes to JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, and INCLUSION.
Whether it was a black square on social media, a post to celebrate Pride Month, or highlighting their women leaders on International Women's Day, even the largest corporations realized they can no longer remain silent when it comes to issues facing marginalized groups.
However, taking a stand means more than just saying a cause is supported; there must also be action for there to be change.
Join this eclectic and powerful group of event professionals as they have a discussion about their own personal experiences within the industry, the changes they have seen over the course of their careers, common misconceptions, and what others in the hospitality industry can do—and are doing—to ensure that their staffs, vendor lists, and clients are truly diversified.