Background

Raul joined DCI with sales, PR and entertainment experience. Specializing in niche-community and minority outreach, Raul has handled multiple sales and marketing communication programs for corporate, entertainment and government clients throughout the United States.

Raul earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Fordham University.

Raul’s Passion for Places

A passport holder from infancy, Raul made his first trip when he was six months old, to Caracas, Venezuela (don’t ask him for details, they’re a little fuzzy). He has traveled to every continent except Australia and Antarctica, and has spent months abroad participating in foreign exchange and cultural programs. Raul’s favorite destinations so far are Hong Kong, Mexico City, Granada, Maui and the Dominican Republic.

Notable Results

  • In one year, Raul implemented two sales missions across the United States on behalf of PromPeru, connecting PromPeru and partners with more than 50 meeting planning professionals. He also managed and escorted a familiarization trip to Peru, enabling nine meeting planners to experience the destination firsthand. This effort resulted in a confirmed corporate incentive program to Peru and brought in nearly $1.5 million of economic impact to the country.
  • On behalf of the Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB), Raul was involved in the inception and execution of a “Barcelona Roadshow,” in which Catalan-themed events were hosted in three U.S. cities by BCB, nine partner properties and DMCs. Assisting in meeting-planner outreach and on-site management, he helped garner more than 50 RSVPs from top-tier meeting planning companies, which resulted in the enforcement of Barcelona as a premier meetings and incentives destination.
  • Raul helps his clients remain top of mind by producing 20-plus digital newsletters annually that reach an audience of 3,500 meeting planning professionals.
Raul Cavazos at play

Up Close

With three given names and two surnames, Raul Jesus Dimitri Cavazos-Binder is the epitome of the ethnic melting pot. A fourth-generation Mexican-American on his mother’s side and a first-generation French-Armenian-Russian mix on his father’s side, Raul has roots in Texas, Paris, St. Petersburg and even Istanbul! But he will be a Tejano for life.

Where You’ll Find Raul on the Weekend

On any given weekend, you can find Raul out and about in the city, catching a movie on a Friday night, hanging out with friends, spending some quality time with his puppy Pogo, or playing video games (he may or may not be a covert nerd). He is also a fan of free events in and around New York City – concerts, book readings, art exhibits or dance parties.

Places Raul Has Called Home

  • Houston, Texas
  • New York, New York

Surprising Facts About Raul

Piano Virtuoso: Raul studied classical piano for 15 years, went to a performing arts high school, and even contemplated attending conservatory! Though his performing days are over, music is something he will cherish all his life. The composers closest to his heart are Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

Puppy Maniac: Raul comes from a household of five dogs, too many for some people, and maybe too many for Raul as well. His favorite is Pogo, a fluffy (and chubby) bichon who serves as his confessor and therapist. Ask for a photo and he’ll show you 20.