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Nadu Placca Rodriguez

Nadu Placca Rodriguez

Director of Global Events & Experiences , The Zoo XYZ

Nadu is an experienced event producer and the founder of The Zoo XYZ a global purpose-driven event agency. The Zoo XYZ is an extension and a culmination of Nadu’s passion for curating memorable experiences built on expertise and community.
With a career that spans 16 years, Nadu’s clients include the likes of Afro Nation, Spotify, Afropunk, Universal Music, 0207 Def Jam and is a testament to her ability to navigate different audiences, bringing complex ideas to life and delivering unforgettable events with purpose and precision.
Nadu is committed to making an everlasting impact on the event industry where diversity and representation are key. She archives this by providing opportunities, training and empowering individuals to explore the event industry. Nadu is always sure to bring a team of talented industry experts along the journey.


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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