Rebecca Grinals spoke first at the Engage!12 opening session. Her speech was very inspiring and she reminded us not to let fear get in the way by quoting Will Rogers: “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Ed Libby followed Rebecca and spoke a lot about media and the special event industry.
Carley Roney, Editor and Founder of The Knot talked about the creation and evolution of her incredible business. She said, “If you feel in your gut something is incredibly true, you have to follow it!” That’s excellent advice!
Michael Ellsberg talked about how to build a referral based business.
Jasmine Star spoke about change: “Change keeps you hungry, humble and scared! Embrace it!” Jasmine spoke about how working in a team is better than working alone and the theme of the entire conference seemed to be all about working together vs. against each other. We couldn’t agree more with this philosophy and way of life.
Once opening session was completed, everyone headed to the rooftop pool at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Bob Gail Events created some gorgeous floral arrangements for the party and we were entertained by dancers in large clear balls, and synchronized swimmers from Elan Artists.
Presenting Sponsor: Mandarin Oriental Hotels – The Americas
Host Hotel: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Custom Registration Portfolio: The Boutique by Cypress
Itineraries and Name Cards: Momental Designs
Gifting and Event Branding: Gifts for the Good Life and Arak Kanofsky Studio
Audio Visual, Sound and Lighting: Swank Audio Visuals
Official Photographers: Scott Clark Photography and Readyluck Photography
Graphic Design and Show Director: Trisha Hay Design
Official Event Linen: LaTavola
Official Videographers and Same Day Edits: I Do Films
Letterpress and Foil Printing: Two Paper Dolls
Registration and Staging Design and Floral: Bob Gail Special Events
Las Vegas Showgirls: NBP Productions, Inc.
Las Vegas Dine Around Transportation: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Foyer Furnishings: Destinations by Design
Dessert Party Wines: Bartenura Wines | Royal Wine Corp.
Welcome Party Design and Decor: MGM Resorts Events
Gala Design and Decor: Revelry Event Designers
Welcome Party Entertainment and Event Photography: Elan Artists
Gala Entertainment: West Coast Music
Welcome Party Specialty Chairs: CORT Event Furnishings
Gala Sound: Design Sound, Inc.
Tables for Welcome Party: kool.
Gala Floral and White Dance Floor: Naakiti Floral Design
Specialty Breaks Presented by: Jimmy Choo and TAG Heuer
Gala Custom Linen: Kristy Rice for Wildflower Linens
Gifting Support: TullaBelles
Hair Stylist: Shawn Leech
Makeup Artist: Tara Dowburd-Luftman
Official Pinterest “Pinner”: LuxeFinds – Engage!12 Pinterest Board
Gifting: Dream Water, OPI, Rent the Runway
Dine Around Partners: Bellagio, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Venetian/Palazzo, Four Seasons Las Vegas, Mastro’s Ocean Club at Crystals at CityCenter