I will be out of the office the entire week of January 26-Jan 30th. I'll be back to office hours on February 2nd. I'll be checking & responding to email & voicemail on a limited base due to the busy schedule conferences entail.
This show, is THE event conference for event professionals in the events industry and includes people who are the best of the best (and learning to be) and features education, trade show and showcasing events on the best & brightest new ideas, trends and style setters in the industry.
This will be my third "Special Event Show". The first two I attended (Las Vegas & LA), I took part in an amazing volunteer program called "Hands on Hundred" that offered a break on education costs in exchange for helping out with events. It was an amazing experience and highly recommend it but I am excited to attend as a full attendee this year.
The show is partnered and associated with leading professional organizations in the Special Events Industry such as ISES (International Special Events Society), NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) and WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association). I am proud to be a member of all 3.
This show encompasses EVERY kind of event from Weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, Corporate to Festivals and even people who plan Inaugural Balls!
Of course, Weddings will be well represented with educational sessions on new trends in weddings and a fabulous Wedding Luncheon that always is a big hit. This year it will feature the founders & owners of The Knot at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego.
In addition to the Wedding Luncheon, I will also be attending The NACE Welcome Event representing my fabulous Las Vegas Chapter as Secretary of our 2009 Board of Directors. This year the Welcome Event will be a fun beach party style event that is literally a display of the best food in San Diego co-sponsored by my friends from San Diego NACE.
You will also find me Thursday morning volunteering at the WIPA booth (#218) on the Trade Show floor and probably visiting with my NACE friends at the NACE booth (#525) as well, so please make sure to stop by and say "hello".
I look forward to seeing all my friends in the industry; those I have known for years, those who I have "met" online & seeing you in person and meeting new ones. I can't wait to absorb it all come home inspired and full of Event "Verve" ready to share with you many exciting things.
I will also try to provide some updates from the show as well when possible.
Have a great week!