JANUARY 29 2018

New York City

We provide access to the experts you want to know.  Our conference includes lectures by renowned industry insiders, Q&A with top wedding planners, workshops and one-on-one meetings.  All reading, lecture, video and background materials will be provided to guests before and after the event.

Each of our speakers and contributors have been carefully vetted and directed to provide actionable, substantive information during their sessions.  Where applicable, moderators will customize conversations to ensure the most applicable and relevant information is provided in each session.  Our speakers are chosen on their industry insights, tangible industry successes, communications skills and the ability to replicate or learn from their results.

AGENDA

THE ART OF GETTING EDITORIAL

Carrie Goldberg, Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Stein, Editor in Chief, Destination I Do, Magazine

Melanie Brandman, CEO, The Brandman Agency, Travel PR

Darcy Miller, Editor at Large, Martha Stewart Weddings

HONING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

Kellee Khalil, CEO, Loverly

UNDERSTANDING THE MILLENNIAL CLIENT

JoAnn Gregoli, Owner, Elegant Occasions, Destination Planner

STEPS TO BECOMING A GREAT DESTINATION VENUE

Jesse Tombs, Managing Partner, Event Space Consulting

BUILDING A DESTINATION WEDDING BRAND

Ceci Johnson, CEO, CECI Stationery, Branding Expert

GETTING IN THEIR HEADS: ASK THE PLANNERS

Luxury Weddings Panel

Bryan Rafanelli, CEO, Rafanelli Events

Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknicht, Creative Director, Alison Events

Francesca Abbracciamento, Owner, Francesca Events, Planner

Claudia Hanlin, Owner, Wedding Library

Moderated by: Amy Shey Jacobs, CEO, Chandelier Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Monday, January 29  

9:00am Welcome Breakfast

9:30am Forbes Five Star Rating, Peter Kressaty

10:00am Building a Destination Wedding Brand, Ceci Johnson

10:45am Understanding the Millenial Client, Trends, JoAnn Gregoli

11:30am Social Media Strategy, Kellee Khalil

12:15-1:45pm Lunch break with Baha Mar

2:00pm Steps to Becoming a Great Destination Venue, Jesse Tombs

2:45pm Ask The Planners, Panel

Bryan Rafanelli, Alison Rinderknicht, Francesca Abbraciamento, Claudia Hanlin, Moderator: Amy Shey Jacobs

4:30pm The Art of Wedding Editorial, Melanie Brandman Darcy Miller, Jennifer Stein, Carrie Goldberg

5:30pm  Cocktails with the Tourism Authority of Thailand

EXPERTS