Kevin Knight is the Founder and CEO of Urban Events
Global (UEG), a travel company of professional, African-
American adventure seekers. Urban Events Global encourages travelers to experience all that life has to offer through group travel events, networking, and by meeting like-minded individuals with an appetite for fun and exploration. Urban Events Global’s vision is to cultivate a space for professional people of color to interact organically through events around the world. The development of these unique and non-traditional experiences ultimately allows participants the opportunity to relax and develop new friendships in a care-free environment. During the many adventures, travelers
range from 400 to 2,000 participants. Beginning as a camping trip in 2011, the organization has grown to become the hub for several events, such as Urban Camp Weekend, Urban Excursion Weekend, Urban Cruise Weekend, the annual UEG Meet Up, and much more.
In 2017, Urban Events Global was included in BAUCE Magazine’s “7-Black Owned Travel Groups That You and Your Squad Should Join Now”. Furthermore, UEG was selected as USA TODAY 10Best Top 5 Best Adventure Travel Company in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Kevin’s passion for travel and people started as a child; he has literally been traveling since birth. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and grew up mainly in Louisiana and Texas, with a sprinkle of South Carolina. His mother was in the US Army for 22 years before she retired. Her professional career afforded him the opportunity to travel, visit different places, and allowed him to meet & assimilate with many types of people and cultures.
Kevin attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his Bachelor of Economics and Business degree. During his time at the University of Texas, Kevin was involved in student government and became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In addition, Kevin was afforded an opportunity of a lifetime to study abroad for a semester while pursuing his undergraduate degree. This trip really ignited his passion for travel and changed his perspective on life. He hopes Urban Events Global guests can spark the same “awakening” he had back in 2000 with his travelers
After earning his bachelor’s degree, Kevin began his professional career in financial advising, consulting, and investments and advanced quickly in this fast-paced industry. In addition to obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Kevin also obtained a certification in Certified Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University. During his professional financial planning career, Kevin held positions such as Associate Vice President of Provasi Capital Partners and Vice President of Capital Markets/National Accounts at Ascendant Capital, LLC. In early 2016, after 16 years of financial services, Kevin decided it was time to pursue his passion of entrepreneurship and share his love for adventure and travel with others by starting his company, Urban Events Global. Kevin was open to a world full of opportunities and experiences that changed his life forever. He knew his purpose was to serve others by sharing his zeal for travel and engage others in a world beyond their imaginations.
Urban Events Global believes in serving others and participates in philanthropic efforts towards various charities and organizations. We have contributed to the University of Texas at Austin Black Alumni Scholarship benefiting minority students, Develop University’s field day event – serving youth of all ages in character development, mentorship, and life coaching, and Star of Hope Christian-centered community – dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Urban Events Global continues to find new opportunities to be a blessing to others in need and make a lasting impact on their lives. Kevin Knight is a natural born leader and life enthusiast, who creates an atmosphere of fun & adventure for all guests. When Kevin isn’t busy with the operations of Urban Events Global, he is busy being a proud father, enjoying family and friends, and doing what he loves…traveling the
world! He continues to make his community proud by achieving many accomplishments and using his influence for a greater purpose beyond himself.
To contact Kevin Knight, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.urbaneventsglobal.com for further details regarding Urban Events Global.
“Are you living, or just making a living and hoping to one day live?” –Kevin Knight