Wedding Business Conference :: Engage!09 The EncoreWednesday, September 30, 2009
If you work in the luxury wedding market and haven't signed up for Engage!09 The Encore yet, get over to their website ASAP. Engage! is in less than two weeks, so do what you can to clear your schedules. Here are the details:
Before you sign up, please know that this is not a "how-to" conference: Marcy Blum will not lay out a step-by-step guide to being awesome and funny, Rebecca Grinnals will not give you the blueprint for how she built the Disney Fairytale Weddings brand, and Sean Low will not show you Excel spreadsheet case studies of his work with Preston Bailey. Engage! is designed to be a "thinking" conference: one that shifts your mindset, focuses your outlook on your business and moves you to take big, bold (and sometimes scary) steps to change what you are currently doing in favor of long-term growth. I have personally attended all three previous Engage! conferences, have spoken at two of them, and can attest to the difference it can make in your business in a very real way, including the accounting books.
Kathryn gave me a sneak peek at the guests and some of the wedding professionals attending, including several who spoke at previous Engage! conferences. Some of the people who will be at the Encore include Sylvia Weinstock; Marilyn Oliveira the editor of Inside Weddings; Tatiana Byron, founder of The Wedding Salon; Maria Cooke, founder of Ritzy Bee (and who helped me come up with my company name), Christy Weber and Blair deLaubenfels from Junebug Weddings, and Michelle Rago, whose relatively quick climb to success in this industry is truly inspiring.
You can read my previous recap posts about all three Engage! conferences here:
Engage!08 The Encore Recap
Engage!08 Recaps: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
You can visit the Engage!09 The Encore website to register and you can follow updates about the conference on Twitter by using the #engage09encore hashtag.