Dîner en Blanc International
President & Co-founder Diner en Blanc International
Having worked in over 15 countries, including Canada, in the field of special events and the performing arts, she has been responsible for developing and managing productions in theatre, opera, circus, concerts. She is the co-founder for Dîner en Blanc International.
Public Relations Specialist & Operations
As a publicist in the world of entertainment, she travelled the world for many years. Those amazing years on the road gave her the opportunity to somewhat satisfy her thirst for everything that is lifestyle i.e. food, wine, cocktails, fashion, urban life, architecture, design, etc. She would say that this career path and passion for all that is good in life predestined her to join the team of Dîner en Blanc International.
Lucia brings over 2 decades of administrative and accounting experience to Diner en Blanc International. She has worked in the event planning industry since 2007 whereby she occupied the position of Accounting Director and Office Manager. ‘I feel blessed to be able to combine my organizational skills and passion for bringing events to life towards a career at Diner en Blanc International' says Lucia. Her interpersonal skills are an asset when communicating with hosts, and dealing with accounting specialists or government offices, as well as maintaining a high level of integrity
Director of Operations
Coming from the apparel and fashion industry and having travelled the world in search of suppliers, James realized early on how interconnected people are. His years as a business consultant helped shape a strong business development mindset but also honed his skill of bringing people together. His journey has made him a natural fit to the Diner en Blanc International team where he enjoys the privilege of collaborating with individuals on the world stage.
As Production Manager, Elizabeth oversees all aspects of the production and coordination of the Diner en Blanc events hosted by Diner en Blanc International. Her 10-year background in event managing for an international design non-profit organization, and her previous work in the fashion industry allowed her to travel around the world and learn from incredible people. In her time off, Liz has an active and vegan lifestyle, she enjoys going out to restaurants, trying new cocktails, working out and cooking.
A passionate and creative professional, with concrete organizational and planning skills. Having initially studied event management allows her to innovate, communicate and visually translate ideas and visions to memorable events. Zina enjoys networking, planning, and travelling. "Working at Diner en Blanc International allows me to practice my passion on a daily basis and gives me the opportunity to meet amazing hosts all around the world which also gives me the advantage of learning about different cultures and how other cities manage events."
Her experience in management in the education sector gives her the perfect balance of leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Jennifer loves working with hosts around the world, helping them plan their events in an organized and timely manner, while showing empathy and understanding of each city's differences and needs. “I feel privileged to work with the team of Diner En Blanc International and be surrounded by culture, diversity, food, music, and friendship.”