engage!08 :: Wedding Business Symposium

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

wedding business symposium - engage!08

The WEDDEX, written by renowned wedding industry expert Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts, is one of my must-read blogs. So you can imagine my excitement when Rebecca asked me to speak on a panel, along with Christine Boulton from Think Like A Bride, at engage!08, a high-impact wedding business symposium for luxury wedding professionals.

In addition to the website, Rebecca and Kathryn have started a blog specifically for the symposium, which has tons more info on it, so be sure to check it out. Here is the rest of the speaking lineup, and a little more information about engage!08:

wedding business symposium"Introducing an unprecedented opportunity for luxury wedding industry professionals:


• engage your business

• engage your brand

• engage your clients

• engage yourself

What: A high impact wedding business symposium designed to take you and your company to the next level. An intimate networking opportunity to learn the secrets behind the stunning business successes of some of the wedding industry's most celebrated innovators.

Details: A rare and priceless opportunity to gain priceless business perspective and insights from world-renowned superstar wedding designer Preston Bailey, celebrity wedding planner and media darling Marcy Blum and leading wedding industry marketing expert Rebecca Grinnals.

Join some of the industry's best known experts for candid conversation on the business of building and growing your wedding brand. Highlights include:

* Secrets to their success
* Building a global wedding brand
* Diversifying your business
* Targeting [and managing!] the affluent bride and groom
* Insights into the mindset of millennial matrimony
* Blogging and leveraging new media for wedding business
* Turning your passion into profit
* 'Romancing' the destination bride

Real, honest, inspirational and interactive including an "Inside the {Wedding} Studio" style Q+A session with Preston and Marcy!


Special guest speaker Simon T. Bailey - internationally renowned author of "Release Your Brilliance" will lead an inspiring and motivating session guaranteed to examine your potential, insight, genius, innovation, and ideas - just waiting to be released. Truly transformational!

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine
editor-in-chief Susan Moynihan will talk about trends in the market as well as insider tips on what gets editor's attention.

A Blogging and New Media Panel discussion with Christine Boulton of ThinkLikeaBride.com and Liene Stevens of Blue Orchid Designs and TheSmartPlanner.com

When: Tuesday, June 3rd from 9am until 5:00pm

The Celebration Hotel in Celebration, Florida [part of the Kessler Collection]"

Space is limited in order to maintain an intimate setting, so if you'd like to learn how to take your wedding business to the next level, make sure to register soon!

{images via engage!08}

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