Join our co-founder, Gene Higa and Nirjary M. Desai of KIS Cubed Events as featured speakers for three days of inspiration, education, and celebration. Engage! Summits is headed back to Nassau, Bahamas, to the jet setting playground of the spectacular Baha Mar Resort, December 13th – December 16th, 2021. This luxury event presented by Engage! takes place throughout the Rosewood Hotel, SLS Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt, all within the Baha Mar Resort while welcoming a diverse collection of global speakers, a mix of past favorites, and new faces to the Engage! stage.

Engage! Baha Mar is designed for committed luxury wedding and event industry professionals looking for innovative ideas and practical solutions for strategic growth. Dedicated to gathering the best of the best, Engage!21 Baha Mar is limited to 400 speakers and attendees. Careful attention is paid to creating an intimate atmosphere that blends structure and downtime, allowing for candid networking in a non-client, non-competitive environment. The open exchange of ideas, information, and strategies for facing the challenges of the international luxury wedding and event industry are a hallmark of the event — often imitated, never repeated. NEW for 2021 – Engage! will be creating specialty tracks based on industry experience, market segment, and area of business focus to provide an even deeper level of customization to the program. More details to follow!

THE KARMA OF EVENTSMeet the Speakers

Meet the co-founder of Mandala Weddings. Mandala Weddings is an Indian Weddings magazine and website dedicated to the beautiful culture of India. Along with his wife, Braja Mandala, the editor in chief, this dynamic duo not only curate one of the most luxurious Indian wedding magazines in the country. They also travel the world photographing Indian Weddings. gene is know as One of The Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the world and the first to speak and teach Destination Weddings. Originally from Los Angeles, Gene makes his home in Orange County, CA., but calls the world his office. Gene loves to help people connect and encourages them to help one another. He believes in the strength of building a community and values his professional relationships. His role as the marketing and education Guru for Mandala Weddings Magazine is one of the many reasons he stays motivated to inspire a new generation of wedding professionals to reach for the stars.

Regarded as one of the top Southeast Asian event producers, Nirjary Desai is the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of KIS (cubed) Events, specializing in one-of-a-kind event experiences with serious wow factor for some of the top brands, celebrities and personalities across the US and globally.

Born in Zambia, raised in South Carolina and educated in London, Nirjary’s polycultural upbringing instilled a passion for global travel, socially conscious businesses, and inclusive community building. After earning her MBA in International Marketing & Management in London, Nirjary worked within the hospitality and travel sector with American Airlines, IHG Hotels, and Starwood Hotels & Resort. Nirjary went on to found several brands and businesses designed to serve the travel and hospitality industry–including a S3 Catering, Glam Squad, Bridal Elements, KIS (cubed) Events, and Leave Her Mark, a conference series to help educate, elevate and inspire women to find their passion and achieve their goals.

After multiple encouragements & endorsements from event industry icons & pros Gene & Nirjary are headed to the Bahamas to share their knowledge on the South Asian Event industry. Together Gene & Nirjary will be featured speakers/educators at Engage! Summits to give a South Asian inspired but culturally inclusive talk. This talk is for those of us that crave a higher level of education, empowerment and a community that can grow their purpose through a project called “The Karma of Events.”

  1. The Alignment of our Event Chakras
    1. Crown - Open your mind to new knowledge
    2. Third Eye - Envision your Future
    3. Throat - Have a Voice but be Kind with your Words & use your Voice to Help Others.
    4. Heart - Do everything with Passion Soul & Empathy
    5. Solar Plexus - Have Core Values in Everything you Do!
    6. Sacral - Karma is a B@#!&, Don't Betray the trust of others & react in a hasty manner.
    7. Root - Always remember where you started, because seeds are planted and take years to grow but one instant to destroy.
  2. Be Culturally Diverse & Socially Inclusive
    1. It’s a small world after all...We are human beings serving human being.
  3. Mindset Takeaways
    1. Who are You? What can you do Now?
    2. Serve Yourself to Serve Others
    3. The Beauty of Philanthropy
    4. Restructure & Reassess
    5. Standing United as an Event Industry


This has been a very well received mantra to the South Asian & multicultural event community. This is challenging, trying and sensitive the time, but now it's time to recognize the multi-cultural community of professionals. Gene and Nirjary will bring an impactful experience to the stage and a diverse perspective from a South Asian & Multicultural point of view.




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