Lauren Grech is the CEO of LLG Events, an international event management and design firm specializing in luxury destination weddings and experiential events in NYC and worldwide.
Lauren is also an adjunct professor and curriculum builder for New York University’s M.S. in Event Management program, the first of its kind in the United States. In addition to educating on international business, tourism, hospitality and event management standards in class, Lauren regularly speaks at other Universities, at LLG's monthly meetups for students and young professionals, and serves as a panelist amongst other industry C-level executives.
Lauren has been named as 2020 Luxury Women to Watch, Corporate & Incentive Travel’s Most Influential Women in the Meeting Industry for 2019, as well as PeopleMaven’s Up-and-Coming Founders and Top Wedding Planners in the United States. Martha Stewart recognized her event designs as one of the top trends for 2018, and she is an exclusive invitee to Vanity Fair’s 2019 New Establishment Summit. In 2019 alone, she secured over $1 million in corporate-sponsored travel to discover new destination wedding venues and trends. Her expertise has been published in over 100+ unique publications worldwide.
Lauren strives to incorporate philanthropy into every aspect of her business, earning her a 2018 Forbes30Under30 nomination for social entrepreneurship. Lauren plans annual pro-bono weddings for couples in need who are putting their communities or a cause above themselves, earning coverage from broadcasts such as Good Morning America and Fox News.
In essence, Lauren is extremely passionate about empowering others to inspire positive change, and educating the next generation and future of our industry. Her mission is to inspire other business', entrepreneurs and wedding vendors to leave their legacy.