Business Women's Network Lunch - June 2024

Date: 05/06/2024
Time: 12:00pm - 14:30pm
Borough: Manchester
Contact Name: Victora Kerr
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BLVD Manchester
The Avenue North
Manchester M3 3BZ

Join us at our next Business Women's in June, taking place at BLVD Manchester, the Italian inspired restaurant in Spinningfields.

Our Guest Speaker will be Cristina Cruz, CEO and Founder of Off U Go!

Cristina is on a mission to enable travellers to have a positive impact on the Planet and local communities while they are discovering the wanders of the world. Good travel choices, experiencing and immersing into the true essence of the destination, supporting local businesses, local economy, helping maintain the heritage and promoting biodiversity.

Responsible for the creation of various Sustainable Hospitality projects, which to date remain pioneers in their locations. Among many sustainability projects two stand out: opening the first sustainable hotel in Portugal in 2010, Inspira Liberdade, and an eco-lodge in a remote island in Africa in São Tomé e Príncipe country, Belo Monte Hotel where the support for the local community not only improve their basic life conditions but also provide them grow and protect the local heritage.

Through living and working across different environments and cultures, spending many years in Africa, she has acquired insights and deep understanding gained from supporting and embracing local groups and communities.

From late 90’s have being in leaderships positions and was for most of the times the only woman in the room, she had to prove herself constantly and therefore was always committed to the mission of changing this equation.

She is the founder of Off U Go! and Gaia Wander - the first is advising and helping hospitality businesses to plan sustainability and integrate it into their operation and all the other businesses to understand how to choose and demand better travel options. The latest is a tour operator that is about to launch several amazing options for groups and individuals to travel to.

She also a co-founder of an Idea Studios where we explore and develop tech solutions that support ESG measurements, food waste management and other more operational solutions.

Why not come along and enjoy:

  • The opportunity to meet new and old contacts;
  • Network with like-minded people;
  • Hear from our expert speaker/s

Lunch, welcome drink and tea/coffee will be served.

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Registration deadline: 04/06/2024

NON MEMBERS £60.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £30.00 Excluding VAT