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Trade Show Talk Podcast

Feb 24, 2022

Every individual has different impressions of what diversity, equity, and inclusion means. Some of us tend to have very narrow views of what the issues are. We might not fully understand, for example, that inclusion should always consider the food and beverage choices that we make for our guests. 

On this episode we hear from a bright industry professional who has a unique perspective, based on all of his lived experiences. This is a more personalized look at DEI that can help us all look at it through a different lens.

He also wants a diverse pool of clients. He wants you to see him for all the things he is, which includes being an incredible experience-maker.

We discuss the importance of leaning into our fears – we really do need to have the important conversations. AND, above all else, we should start with kindness.

“Because what that kindness does, it opens you up to be exposed, empathetic to other people's situation.”

Our Guest

Tony Scurry, CMP, MBA – Chief Event Officer with 7 Pointe Planning

William A. Scurry, II, MBA, CMP is a highly-motivated individual with over twenty (20) years of strategic event and meeting planning experience. He has managed an impressive list of events with multimillion-dollar budgets, ranging from less than 20 attendees to more than 10,000 attendees. Given his career focus on increasing the visibility of mission-driven organizations; his experience, skills, personality, and aspirations, fit the position of entrepreneur. He has spent years developing expertise in mission-critical logistics. 

Tony is responsible for overseeing the creative and strategic direction of 7 Pointe Planning and providing a strategic framework for the conceptualization and execution of their clients' event operations.  He is currently developing a boutique brand, Anthony Event Designs, that will specialize in creating stories and multisensory event experiences. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.  He successfully made a transition from Mechanical Engineering to Event and Meeting Planning with the support of a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Events Management, from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


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