Monthly Archives: November 2011


The ISES Meet the Masters dinner at the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles on Monday night was a huge success! Our very own, Edgar Zamora was a master, and he had a great time, met some new people and offered up his advice on how to succeed in this business.

For those of you who are not familiar with ISES (The International Special Events Society), it’s a professional club that fosters enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ISES works to join professionals to focus on the “event as a whole” rather than it’s individual parts and it’s gorwn to involve over 7,000 members active in 42 chapters throughout the world. It’s a great way to network and grow your business!

Last two photos by Marianne Lozano Photography

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Engage!11 Caymen Islands

Engage!11 Caymen Islands starts today and unfortunately, we won’t be attending this year because we are just too busy to get away. We would LOVE to be there to see all the friends we met at Engage!11 in San Diego and to meet new friends and colleagues in the wedding industry. We know this event will be fabuloso and we want to say hello to all of our lucky friends in the Caymen Islands! Enjoy!

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Martha Stewart & Eddie Zaratsian at Perrin Paris

Martha Stewart at Perrin Paris

Martha Stewart and Eddie Zaratsian

As some of you may already know, I LOVE Martha Stewart! I have every single one of her magazines from the first issue until now. I also own all of her books and special publications. My DVR is even set up to record The Martha Stewart ShowMartha Stewart Weddings is also an incredible resource that I turn to again and again.

Perrin Paris Boutique, Beverly Hills

So, as you can imagine, meeting her at a private book signing party hosted by the fabulous and gracious hosts, Sally and Michel Perrin of the gorgeous leather luxury goods boutique, Perrin Paris, was thrilling to say the least.

Perrin Paris has just recently launched their Beverly Hills boutique and their top-selling JET-SET Le Martha bag, co-created byMartha Stewart, of course, and Sally Perrin, Perrin Paris‘ artistic director. $100 from each bag sold will be donated to the cancer research charity Stand Up to Cancer.

Martha Stewart / Perrin Paris JET-SET Le Martha Bag

Martha’s new book, Martha’s Entertaining A Year of Celebrations, is the best ever of her collection of amazing books that I personally flip through for inspiration on a regular basis. The book is a beautiful and intimate peek into Martha’s life and how she entertains and spends time with her family and friends. From an elegant sit-down dinner, to a backyard barbeque and all the holidays in-between, Martha inspires you to entertain with style and grace. I highly recommend this beautiful book!

Martha’s Entertaining, A Year of Celebrations

Sally Perrin, Martha Stewart and Eddie Zaratsian

Originally Published on “If these Petals Could Talk” 

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December 2013 Event Calendar




Special Events

Association of Bridal Consultants OC: 2013 Gala and Trendsetter Awards |

Date: December 3, 2013  | 11 AM to 2:45 PM | St. Regis Monarch Beach: 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629

Program: The ABC Orange County 2013 Trendsetter Awards provides an opportunity for you to showcase your work in front of your peers in the industry.  With a panel of wedding industry and lifestyle experts judging the entries.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Inspire Smart Success: Palm Beach 2013 |

Date: December 3-6, 2013 | Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa: 100 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan, Fl 33462

Program: 4 days of inspiration, networking, learning, and hands-on workshops as well as  seminars from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the wedding business. At this 4 day event ou’ll receive information on everything from using social media and how to blog to how to use your advertising dollars and creating a stylized shoot, plus so much more!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


engage!13: Montelucia |

Date: December 9-12, 2013 | Montelucia Resort & Spa:  4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Program: engage! bringing together the wedding industry’s key influencers and thought leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, network and be inspired to take their businesses to the next level of success. Each engage! event has been met with rave reviews from attendees and speakers alike.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Site SoCal: 2013 Holiday Event |

Date: December 11 & 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM | Bacara Resort & Spa: 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Program: 550+ qualified buyers and suppliers will meet up at the beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara for two days of wonderful events, activities and networking opportunities.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Invisible Touch Events & Flowers by Cina Holiday Soiree

Date: December 17, 2013 | 6:00 AM | 8 Goodyear, Suite 120, Irvine, CA

Program: Join Invisible Touch Events and Flowers by Cina for an exclusive holiday soiree.  Sweet and savory treats to be provided by Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.

RSVP by December 12, 2013



Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: SDMPI Holiday Party |

Date: December 2, 2013 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | House of Blues San Diego: 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego,CA 92101

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Lights, Camera, Clients! |

Date: December 3, 2013  | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM | El Chorro: 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253

Program: In this session, discover how easy it is to put your own video marketing campaign into action! Find out what it takes to get started and get tips and technique on how to overcome any fears you might have and use your personality as a platform. You will also discover best practices when it comes to how, when and where to post.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Holiday Event |

Date: December 3, 2013 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Disneyland Hotel: Magic Way, Anaheim,CA 92802

Program: The Annual holiday event at the Disneyland Hotel in the Grand Ballroom.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


ISES San Diego: ISES Joint Holiday Party with NACE  |

Date: December 4, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Loews Coronado Bay: 4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118

Program: Event details coming soon!

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend


Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Holiday Soiree, Culinary & Wine Extravaganza and Annual Gala & Silent Auction |

Date: December 4, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | California Hornblower: Pier 3, The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Program:  Join MPINCC for a decadent night of bubbles and frivolity on Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. dockside aboard the newly renovated California Hornblower.  Bask in the moonlight as our chapter rocks the boat with music, food and merriment.  Live entertainment, grab bag raffle prizes and a toy drive benefitting the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


ISES Las Vegas: Ready, Set, Give! |

Date: December 10, 2013   | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Naakiti Floral Design: 3985 W. Post Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Program: This season, help ISES LV help ClarkCounty’s families in need. ISES LV & Salvation Army ask you to donate a monetary gift – in the form of a $25 gift card to spread the joy.


NACE: Holiday Event |

Date: December 11, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Location

Program: Event details coming soon!


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: MPISCC’s Holiday Event & Volunteer Recognition |

Date:  December 17, 2013  | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Loews Hollywood: 1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles,CA 90028

Program: Event details coming soon!

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


WIPA Southern California Chapter Meeting: December WIPA Meeting & Retreat |

Date: December 17, 2013  | 11:30 to 6:30 PM | Cal-a-Vie Health Spa: 29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, California 92084

Program: A Half-Day Retreat on the Exclusive Grounds of  Cal-a-Vie Spa!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend




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January 2013 Event Calendar

 The January 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar| A Few Highlights: ISES Las Vegas Entertainment Showcase 


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February 2013 Event Calendar

 The February 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar


MPIOCC – February Monthly Meeting

Date: February 6, 2013 | 5:30-8:00 PM

Program: Save the date and stay tuned for details on the MPIOC February Dinner Meeting!



Unveiled Bridal Show www.

Date: February 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM | Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN

Program: Unveiled is a bridal show unlike any other! Designed and produced by the nation’s foremost wedding experts, The Wedding Guys®, Unveiled brings you the latest trends, gives you the opportunity to talk with wedding service providers, compare offerings and book the services you need to create the perfect day.

Open to Public | Fee to attend


San Diego Wedding Party {Bridal Show}

Date: February 10, 2013 | 12:00-5:00PM | Westin, Gaslamp San Diego 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA

Program: re inventing the bridal show with love, respect & beauty for over a decade!


San Diego NACE

Date: February 12, 2013 | 5:30-8:00PM

Program: Details coming soon..


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter

Date: February 12, 2013 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM | Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center 12833 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles,CA 91604

Program: Our luncheon will feature a panel of experts who each have an extensive background planning international meeting, moderated by Immediate Past President Judi Froelich. The panel will discuss issues that all meeting planners need be aware of: risks and securities, contracts and financial considerations, cultural customs, emerging destinations

Membership encourage | Fee to Attend | REGISTER

Association of Bridal Consultants Greater Los Angeles

Date: February 19, 2013 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM | Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral 1324 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles CA

Program: Join ABC-GLA and Chris Evans to learn how to grow your bridal business. Interactive gourmet food stations will be provided during this perfect networking and inspiring opportunity.

RSVP | Members encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER

ISES Ventura Santa Barbara February Mixer

Date: February 19, 2013 | TBA | 1141 Cummings Road Santa Paula, CA 93060

Program:  TBA


OC Brides

Date: February 2o, 2012 |MeadowLark Golf Course Huntington Beach

Program: OC Brides Monthly Bridal & Networking Event. Connecting Brides and Wedding Professionals through Social Tools & Bridal Events.

Open to the Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER





Details coming soon…

Wedding Industry Professionals Association

February , 2013 | Park Plaza Hotel | Los Angeles, Ca.


Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER


Las Vegas NACE Meeting

Date: February , 2013 |


Open to the Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER


International Special Event Society San Francisco

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: ISES-NCC Networking

Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER


EPA – Second Annual Wedding Event

Date: February , 2013 | 6-8 PM |

Program: Enjoy an evening with fellow event professionals.

Expo | Open to Public | REGISTER


Festival of Brides

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: Premier Wedding Specialists & Services

Expo|Open to Public| REGISTER


ISES – Santa Barbara-Ventura

Date: February , 2013 |


Fee to attend


MPISCC- State of the Industry

Date: February , 2013 |

Program: Luncheon Meeting

Open to the Public


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May 2013 Event Calendar

The May 2013 Special Event Meetings & Luxury Weddings Market Business to Business Networking Calendar| A Few Highlights: Luxury Summit 2013



MPI – Orange County |

Date: May 1, 2013 | 5:30-8:00PM | The Center Club 650 Town Center Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Program: Understand how meetings create business value, learn how to set meeting objectives that align with organizational strategy and identify and overcome barriers to implementing a business value of meetings program. Julie Powers, CMP is Manager, Global Accounts with HelmsBriscoe, the global leader in meeting procurement will be the guest speaker of this event.



The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party |

Date: May 2, 2013 | 6:00-8:00PM | Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA

Program: Scan your registry, sip on cocktails, sample savory hors d’oeuvres and indulge your sweet tooth with cake tastings. Be inspired with great tips for creating your dream registry and planning your wedding.



MPI-San Diego Chapter |

Date: May 7, 2013 | 7:30-10:00AM | University of  San Diego Alcala Park San Diego, CA

Program: Tom Hinton, professional speaker & business author will present “A Blueprint for Work-Life Balance:
8 Ways to Love Your Work and Balance Your Life!”



NACE – Las Vegas Chapter |

Date: May  8, 2013 | 6:00-8:30PM | The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa 101 Montelago Boulevard Henderson, NV 89011

Program: Experience an Exciting, Interactive Team Building Event with your Catering & Event Colleagues.
Do you like to play games? Are you competitive? You are in luck, this is the spot for the newest, hottest, “game show” that will be hosted at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, an evening under the stars.

Open to Public | Membership and student encouraged | REGISTER


San Diego NACE – May Meeting |

Date: May 14, 2013 | San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 8757 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108

Program: May monthly meeting.

Open to the Public | REGISTER


ISES – San Diego |

Date: May  9, 2012 | 5:00-7:30PM | The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant 2660 Calhoun Street San Diego, CA 92110

Program: The Art of Tequila..join us at the beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restuarant as we explore the world of tequila. Learn all about the history, folklore, production method, alternatives to taste and how to pair this unique beverage with food!

Open to Public | Membership encouraged | REGISTER


WIPA Presents |

Date: May 10 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Hacienda Palomita | 7007 Rancho Santa Fe View Court | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Program: Speaker: Andrea Michaels (President, Extraordinary Events) Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively how to put your passion into words that lead to getting you the business. Discover tips, secrets and ways in which you can strengthen your brand and personal sales style. Get valuable, constructive feedback you can put to use instantly.



MPI – Northern California Chapter |

Date: May  15, 2013 | 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel One Nob Hill San Francisco, CA 94108

Program: A Morning of Education & Networking followed by a Luncheon Panel. Guest speaker Greg Fuson will present the topic “The Art of Engagement.”

Membership encouraged | REGISTER


MPI – Southern California Chapter |

Date: May 16, 2013 | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles,CA 90067

Program: Meeting Planning Basics and Beyond, a three-part educational program sponsored by Hyatt Hotels, is back for 2013. This unique program provides an in-depth overview of not only our industry, but also includes learning objectives beyond meeting planning basics.

Open to the public | REGISTER


Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia |

Date: May 19, 2013 | 12:00PM | Monk’s Cafe- 264 S. 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (starting point) –> Nodding Head Brewery- 1516 Sansom St., Philadelphia PA 19102 –> Jose Pistolas- 263 S. 15th St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 –> Tavern on Broad- 200 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19102

Program: Join us for the Tacky Wedding Bar Crawl and come support a great cause as we visit some of Center City Philadelphia’s finest drinking establishments with Rolling Barrel Events. We encourage everyone to wear tacky wedding attire (old bridesmaid dresses, silly tuxedos, etc.) for some extra laughs!



ISES – Northern California Chapter |

Date: May 21, 2013  | 10:30AM-1:00PM | Mezzanine 444 Jessie Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Program: Guest speaker Brian Cooley, an Editor at Large at and their senior pundit, seen frequently on CBS News, CNBC and KPIX as well on the TV screens in major retailers will be sharing with us. His view on technology reflects his past, always taking the user’s perspective and boiling down what matters



SDMPI – Nothin’ But Net – May 2013 |

Date: May 21, 2013 | 5:30-7:30PM | Dave and Buster’s 2931 Camino del Rio North San Diego, CA 92108

Program: Join your friends and colleaues at the last NBN of this year!
Eat, Play, and Win at Dave and Busters.


BizBash |

Date: May  | Reader’s Choice Awards Nominations  | VOTE


American Express Luxury Summit 2013 |

Date : May , 2013 |

Program: Luxury Summit

Public | REGISTRATION  – Invitation

Participation in the American Express Publishing Luxury Summit is by invitation only and limited to CEO’s, CMO’s, and senior level executives from

the world’s leading purveyors of luxury goods and services.



ABC – Orange County |

Date: May  | 6 PM – 9 PM |

Program: Educational Dinner Meeting

Membership Encouraged |


The Wedding Salon – Chicago |

Date: May , 2013 | 4-8 PM | Chicago

Program: A luxury bridal showcase featuring the best wedding vendors and newest trends.

Expo | Open to the Public | REGISTER


ABC – San Diego |

Date: May  | 6:30 PM |

Program: May Meeting |


ABC – Los Angeles |

More information coming soon…

ISES – Arizona Chapter |

Date: May  | 6 PM – 11 PM |

Program: A formal evening dedicated to recognizing the outstanding achievements, passion and creativity of Arizona event professionals in 2011.

Cocktail Reception | Silent & Live Auctions | Raffle Drawings | Dinner | Live Entertainment

Awards Presentation | Post-Awards Celebration | Swag Bags | REGISTER


ABC – Inland Empire |

Date: May  | 6-9 PM |

Program: Educational Dinner Meeting

Membership Encouraged |


ISES LA –  |

Date: May



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June 2013 Event Calendar






MPI- Northern California Chapter: Gala and Silent Auction |

Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 | 6:00-10:30 PM | The Exploratorium Pier 15 San Francisco, CA 94111

Program: At this year’s Gala, the Exploratorium is your playground to explore your senses as you visit exhibits focusing on the living world, natural phenomena, cognition science and society.  Explainers will be available to assist attendees with the exhibits.  And be on the lookout for playful entertainment vignettes throughout the event.  You never know what surprise connections you might make on a night of fun and exploration.

Open to the Public | Membership Encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER


MPI-Orange County Chapter: Awards and Installation of Officers |

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 5:30-8:00 PM | Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen 1590 Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802

Program: Journey into this evening of celebration, networking, jazzy tunes and creole creations as we install the incoming MPI Orange County Board of Directors and thank those for their contributions this past year.  We will also be raising funds for the MPI Foundation with a silent auction of great getaways to add to your journey.

Open to Public | Fee to Attend | REGISTER


MPI- Northern California Chapter: Community Involvement Event |

Date: Friday, June 7, 2013 | 7:30-10:00 PM | Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre 4705 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94124

Program: Enjoy a day with fellow MPINCC members volunteering to improve the lives of San Francisco’s homeless families by assisting with Project Homeless ConnectTM’s “Family Connect” event.

Members Only


ABC-OC Coordinator Beauty Day

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:00PM | Found Rentals Warehouse 201 West Truslow Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832

Program: Come discover tips on how to be comfortable yet trendy on the wedding day from Leslie Christen, Premier Stylist, Fashion Editor and Organizer in Orange County. The Design Visage Team will be sharing hair and make-up tips as well!

Membership encouraged | REGISTER


ISES- Las Vegas: Annual Board Installation |

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Commonwealth –525 E. Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

Program: Come celebrate the ISES LV Annual Board Installation and discover
the downtown hot spot simply known as, COMMONWEALTH.
Enjoy signature cocktails, couture mini-bites, networking with Vegas’
top event professionals and a shiny new Board  of Directors.

Open to Public | Members and Students encourage | Fee to attend | REGISTER


Wish Upon a Wedding- St.Louis: Wilmington Meet & Greet

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | The River Room 18 S Water St Wilmington, NC 28401

Program: Join us at The River Room in downtown Wilmington on June 11th to learn more about the North Carolina chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding. Food and beverages will be served and donations will be accepted at the door.

Open to Public | Free event | REGISTER


NACE- Las Vegas Chapter |

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Three Square 4190 N. Pecos Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115

Program: Join in for this informative meeting and dinner focused on Nevadans who struggle with hunger. Guest Speaker will be Erica Thompson, who has successfully led and further developed several sustainable fundraising events; most notably the annual benefit event DISH Las Vegas and the annual Fall and Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week.

Open to Public | Members and Students encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER


MPI-Southern California Chapter: Annual Installation and Awards Dinner |

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 6:30-10:00 PM | Union Station 800 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Our chapter will come together to celebrate volunteer and leadership achievements, recognize contributions by chapter members and sponsors, and, hear about the upcoming chapter strategy and initiatives. This year’s theme is “One 2013: Celebrating Our Leadership, Our Industry and Our Future.”

Open to Public | Members and Students encouraged | REGISTER


ABC- San Diego: June Meeting |

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 5:30 PM | 1337 India St San Diego, CA 92101

Program: June meeting.

More information TBA


BizBash Ideafest |

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St  Los Angeles, CA 90015

Program: BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles has a new slate of conference offerings meant to inspire you and inform you about the latest developments in the event industry.

Fee to Attend | REGISTER


BizBash LA After Party |

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7:30-11:00PM | Vortex LA Dome 1037 W. 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Program: Come network with industry professionals inside a 360 degree digital event dome! Enjoy a complimentary hosted bar and appetizers.

Free Event | Open to Public | REGISTER


The Knot Wedding Network- Market Mixer

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7:00-10:00 PM | Taglyan Complex 1201 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90038

Program: Join us for fabulous cocktails, delicious treats and live music to keep you networking all night long and get a sneak peek of what’s new at The Knot Wedding Network.

Open to Public | RSVP 


WIPA-Southern California Chapter: “Squaring the Circle”

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 | Starts at 11:00AM | The Pacific Club 4110 MacArther Boulevard Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: Join us as owner and publisher of Modele Weddings Magazine, leads a panel discussion with four of Southern California’s leading Wedding Photographers and Film Makers. Hors D’Oeurves, lunch, educational portion and “face to face” time to meet, visit and share ideas!

Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged | REGISTER


WIPA-Phoenix Chapter: “Turning Your Passion to Sales”

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:30PM | JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa 5350 E.Marriott Drive, Phoenix AZ 85054

Program: In this interactive session, you will work in a team setting, making a pitch to a mythical client several times over. Each time you will learn more and get better as judges, your colleagues, give you instant and valuable feedback.

Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged | REGISTER


Association of Bridal Consultants-GLA

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardens from 11-2pm located at 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena

Program: June networking mixer.

Membership encouraged | REGISTER


ISES- Northern California Chapter: Members Night |

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Lucky Strike Lanes

Program: Join us for a fun night bowling and building relationships!

Members only |


MPI-Southern California Chapter: Coffee Evening |

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 5:15-7:00 PM | Multiple Locations listed HERE

Program: Come join your “MPISCC friends” for informal conversation right in your own neighborhood.  We have chosen locations that offer “alternate” beverages should anyone be in the mood for something other than coffee as we will be meeting AFTER work this month.

Open to Public | Free event, Fee of Personal Beverage | REGISTER

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August 2013 Event Calendar







Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: All-Industry Cruise |

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 5:30-9:00PM | Hornblower Cruises & Events 970 N Harbor Dr, Grape Street Pier San Diego, CA 92132

Program: Your cruise ticket will include a cruise around San Diego Bay, an arrival glass of champagne, two premium drink tickets, Scrumptious and Fun California Hors d’oeuvres & Food Stations, live entertainment, a variety of activities and, of course, networking!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


ABC-OC Hot Summer August Night Bash

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Arroya Trabuco Golf Club 26771 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo CA

Program: “You can never know enough, and you can never meet enough people” is ABC’s motto, come join for the summer bash full of fun and networking!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


ISES Las Vegas: A Taste of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas |

Date: Tuesday, August 13 | 6:00-9:00PM | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Check in at Comme Ça  Restaurant (3rd Floor)

Program: Come learn and celebrate with some of the best restaurants The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has to offer – including exclusive tastings at Comme Ça (French Brasserie), Jaleo (Spanish Tapas) and The Chandelier (Bar & Lounge). Showcasing $150 value, tour each restaurant as a group and enjoy chic Hors d’oeuvres, Wine Tastings and swank Mixology lessons.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend


NACE: August Breakfast Meeting |

Date: Wednesday, August 14 | 7:00-9:30 AM | Paris Las Vegas 3655 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Join NACE Las Vegas for an educational breakfast meeting at the beautiful Paris Las Vegas with a discussion with a panel of DMC’s.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: Summer Social |

Date: Wednesday, August 14 | 5:00-8:00PM | Il Fornaio 18051 Von Karman Avenue Irvine, CA 92612

Program: Come celebrate summer “Italian style” with MPIOC as we present Festivale Ferragosta. The Italian “Country” Style harvest festival will feature cultural games, music and food. 

REGISTER | Members encouraged


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Bowling & Networking |

Date: Thursday, August 15 | 6:00-8:30PM | Lucky Strike LA Live 800 West Olympic Boulevard #250 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Program: Our monthly program for August is a networking event exclusively for members of MPISCC. Our creative sponsors – Lucky Strike L.A. Live and Luxe City Center Hotel have joined together and developed a night of amazing entertainment with some delicious food. After party to follow: 8:30-10:00PM at Luxe City Center Hotel.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles: Networking Mixer |

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 11:00AM-2:00PM | Doubletree Hotel 120 South Los Angeles Street

Program: Taming Bridezilla: How To Manage a Difficult Client featuring guest speaker Mary Dann-McNamee.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


Summer Fete at House of Blues Sunset Strip

Date: August 20, 2013 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | House of Blues Sunset Strip 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Program: Join us and enjoy a summer evening on the sizzling Sunset Strip in the Crossroads Restaurant at House of Blues! It will be an evening of fresh networking and fun people!!



Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter |

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 7:45AM-1:30PM | Oakland Marriott City Center 1001 Broadway Oakland, California 94607

Program: You are invited to join in for a morning of education and networking followed by a luncheon keynote “How to Create Evangelical Customers” presented by industry icon Chip Conley.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


WIPA Northern California Chapter Meeting |

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 11:00AM-3:00PM | Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, California 95070

Program: Join in on this great opportunity for Hors d’Oeuvres, lunch, presentation on “Building Your Brand” by guest speaker Kristin Banta and networking!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


Fusion Indian Wedding Seminar

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 4:00PM | Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills 300 S Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90048

Program: Planning a Fusion wedding? Or maybe had the desire to tap into the extravagant world of Indian nuptials but needed to know more about the culture and evolution of an Indian Wedding? Don’t Know where to begin? The night will be capped off with delicious food, drinks, henna artists, bollywood dance performances, desserts and a chance to network with the top vendors in the wedding industry. This event is not to be missed!!!

REGISTER | Fee to attend for non-members only | Members and Brides are Free!



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September 2013 Event Calendar





Special Events

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week |

Date: September 5-12, 2013  | Lincoln Center: 33 W 60th St., New York, NY 10023

Program: New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is the city’s single largest media event.  Fashion Week provides top designers with the opportunity to showcase their collections to over 100,000 industry insiders from around the world.  Unfortunately, the event is only open to press and buyers, but do not worry! You can stream the event live by clicking the link below!



C.R.E.W. House Launch Party 

Date: September 12, 2013  | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM | C.R.E.W. House Studio: 3920 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

Program: C.R.E.W. House is the inspiring collaboration of Paper Crew, At Your Door Events, Luxury DJs and Fern Lee Photography.  While all under one roof, these four industry creatives allow for the ease and simplicity of offering event resources to all potential clients.  This Launch Party gives invited industry specialists the chance to network with one another and see C.R.E.W. House’s new Long Beach location.

REGISTER |  Invitation Only Event


SITE: The Power of Connecting |

Date: September 19, 2013  | 11 AM to 2:45 PM | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Program: The Power of Connecting is an interactive luncheon dedicated to building powerful business relationships with your industry colleagues. Kirsty Spraggon, “the relationship building expert,” will share how to create stronger connections, larger networks and more meaningful relationships with your clients.  There will also be a special Huntington Youth Shelter charity at the luncheon.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Thursday Therapy |

Date: September 19, 2013  | 7:00 PM | noor: 260 East Colorado Boulevard Suite A209, Pasadena, CA 91101

Program: Whether a wedding photographer, videographer, florist, baker, planner, or any other creative in the wedding industry, you do not want to miss Thursday Therapy!  You will get the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many amazing wedding vendors and share your stories and ideas for both existing and potential clients.  Everyone in the wedding industry is welcome, so bring your friends!

RSVP | Free to Attend


Something Lovely  |

Date: September 29, 2013  | 12 PM to 4 PM | Seven-Degrees: 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, California

Program: Become inspired with over 50 personally selected wedding resources that will provide the tools a bride needs to add “a lot of Lovely’ to her celebration!  The Something Lovely wedding event will also include a fashion show, a favor bar, food tastings, a mini pop-up show, an expert Q & A, champagne and cake tasting and a raffle!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Industry Association Meetings

Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County: Tax Tips For Business Owners |

Date: September 10, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Coto De Caza Golf Club: 25291 Vista Del Verde, Coto de Caza, CA 92697

Program: An Educational Meeting with speaker Mike Agresti, Tax Manager at Lesly, Thomas, Schwarz & Postma, Inc.  Dedicated to providing customized accounting and advisory services, Agresti specializes in Tax Compliance and Consulting, Audits and Reviews, Litigation Support, Management Advisory Planning and Support and much more.  Come learn the most important tax tips needed for all business owners!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


NACE: “A Night in the Tropics” |

Date: September 11, 2013  | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Tommy Bahama’s Town Square Las Vegas: 6635 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Program: At “A Night in the Tropics,” Industry experts explain how to create themed menus, pair speciality drinks, and add decor to incorporate any theme into your special event.  Come enjoy tropical Tommy Bahama cuisine, Zaya Rum drinks, live music and raffle prizes.  This is an event you do not want to miss!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: After Five with MPI – Advocating for the Meeting Industry |

Date: September 11, 2013  | 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM | Multiple Locations – visit  for a location near you.

Program: “Coffee with MPI” is now “After Five with MPI!”  Join MPI members and non-members for networking and the chance to make new connections!

RSVP | Open to Public | No Fee to Attend


Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: September Dinner Meeting |

Date: September 11, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach: 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Program: Learn the tools and techniques to making each event you plan your best.  Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz, expert on managing stress, management and leadership training, and sales development and brain integration, will show you how to increase your energy level to result in more productivity.

REGISTER | Members encouraged | Fee to Attend


Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Education Program Luncheon |

Date: September 13, 2013  | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Grand Hyatt San Francisco: 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Program: For a presentation on “super” sized events, join other event professionals for a networking reception, followed by a luncheon, on both attracting and coordinating large-scale events.  You will learn the in’s and out’s, identify key issues and recognize challenges of planning these large events.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego |

Date: September 17, 2013  | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Marriott Del Mar: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Program: Help kick off September with ABC San Diego’s next event at the Marriott Del Mar.  As a member or non-member, become inspired as you mingle and network with other industry specialists in your area!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


Association of Bridal Consultants South Bay/Long Beach: End of Summer Fiesta |

Date: September 17, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Hotel Maya: Queens Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: With the upcoming engagement and wedding seasons around the corner, the impressive panel of industry experts speaking at this event will give you the insight you need on 2014’s upcoming trends and designs.  You will be sure to impress your newly engaged couples after this End of Summer Fiesta!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Put Your Stories to Work, TODAY! |

Date: September 17, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | W Scottsdale Hotel: 7277 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Program: Professional storyteller Kindra Hall will walk you through picking and choosing the stories that set you and your business apart, as well as the best way to tell these stories.  Kindra will also help you distinguish some of the most detrimental storytelling mistakes you could be making without knowing it!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


Association of Bridal Consultants Inland Empire: SPEED NETWORKING  |

Date: September 24, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport: 2200 E Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA 91761

Program: Come participate in the thrill of speed networking at the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Ontario.  This is your opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of professionals just like you!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


ISES Las Vegas:  Vegas Confidential |

Date: September 24, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Madame Tussauds – Las Vegas: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Join celebrity gossip journalist, Norm Clarke, for gossip-filled stories and fun facts on all of your favorite stars!  At the same time, enjoy one of Las Vegas’ top Special Event Jewels – Madame Tussaud and feast on appetizers and beverages all night!

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend


ISES San Diego: Building Your Business – Finding the Ideal Client |

Date: September 26, 2013  | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | W HOTEL: 421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: Join the CEO of The Party Goddess, Marley Majcher, for tips on building your business and finding your ideal client. You will learn how to choose, reach and land your ideal client, ways to attract your ideal client, the proposal process on how to “train” your ideal client and much, much more!

RSVP | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

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October 2013 Event Calendar





Special Events


BizBash & Skirball Cultural Center: VIP Preview |

Date: October 2, 2013  | 6:00 PM – 9:00PM | Skirball Cultural Center: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Program: This special VIP preview night will include cocktails, appetizers, live music, networking, raffles and of course, a photo booth!  To attend, you must RSVP by Friday, September 27, so click on the link below!



New York International Bridal Week |

Date: October 12-14, 2013  | Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00PM, Monday: 9:00 AM – 5PM | Piers 92/94: 711 12th Ave., New York, NY 10019

Program: With New York International Bridal Week being open to retailers and manufacturers alone, it allows buyers the opportunity to view and shop the best names in the bridal industry.  The show allows retailers easy shopping in a one-of-a-kind destination, as it is “where couture meets convenience.”



Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  The Wedding Planner Round Table Experience |

Date: October 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Surf and Sand Resort: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Program: “Get down and dirty with the good, the bad and the ugly of wedding planning.”  Enjoy and afternoon of hearing advice and industry trade secrets.  There will also be gifts given to celebrate great wedding planners!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


WIPA : Catering to the Foodies |

Date: October 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards: 1978 West Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94584

Program: Expert dining panel of “foodies that cater to the foodies” will present the latest in food trends and presentation techniques.  There will also be an interactive sampling before and during the panel discussion.

Register | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


Richard Nixon Library: Open House |

Date: October 20, 2013  | 12:00PM – 2:00PM | The Richard Nixon Library: 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Program: Experience The Richard Nixon Library and its beautiful wedding and event site!  Although the open house is complimentary for all couples-to-be, you must register to attend!

REGISTER | Free to Attend


Love & Sunshine: Destination Wedding Conference & Expo|

Date: October 20, 2013  | 12:00PM – 2:00PM | The Biltmore Hotel : 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134

Program: This one-day conference and expo combines all the elements and resources for executing an exclusive destination wedding experience in an intimate setting at a world-class venue. Gain insightful information from numerous tourism boards, local, national, and international event designers, planners, suppliers.  There will be 2 book signing and photo OP sessions, a book launching event, and a live floral demo from this year’s keynote speaker: Preston Bailey.

REGISTER | Free to Attend for brides


Association of Bridal Consultants Los Angeles:  October Networking Event |

October 22, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Braemar Country Club: 4001 Reseda Boulevard, Tarzana

Program: You do not want to miss this networking event! Attend to hear Jorge Lopez of J & M Entertainment!  You will also experience The Terror Truck, an extreme Haunting Experience!  You must RSVP by October 18th, so hurry!

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: 25th Annual Visitor Industry Outlook Conference |

Date: October 24, 2013  | 9:00AM – 5:00 PM | The Collins College of Hospitality Management: 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: Noted experts will share their insight on Southern California economics and its potential effect on your business.  Also, keynote speaker, Mr. David Adler, Founder and CEO of BizBash Media will share his outlook on the event business as a whole.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


Elan Artists & Taste of Pace: Halloween Party |

Date: October 24, 2013  | 7:00PM to … | 525 Venezia Avenue, Venice, CA

Program: Join Elan Artists and Taste of Pace for a Halloween party including live music, libations and lite bites.



SITE Classic 2013 |

Date: October 27, 2013  | 6:30PM – 10:00PM | Montage Laguna Beach

Date: October 28, 2013  | 7:30AM – 10:00PM | St. Regis Monarch Beach / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Date: October 29, 2013  | 6:00AM – 10:00PM | Pelican Hill Golf Course

Date: October 30, 2013  | 7:0AM – 11:00AM | Andrea Restaurant

Program: Site International Foundation’s premier event, The Site Classic, allows valuable networking time with key leaders.  “The mission of the Site International Foundation is to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences via incentive travel.”  All guests will receive invitations to register for the Site Classic.



Wish Upon A Wedding: 4th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball |

Date: October 30, 2013  | 6:00PM | Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa: 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Program: The Blissful Wishes Ball is a glamorous Gala put on to raise needed funds for Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide weddings & vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances.  The gala includes: dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent auctions.  You do not want to miss this gala!  Register today!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


BizBash Idea Fest New York 2013 |

Date: October 30, 2013  | 7:30AM – 6:00PM | Jacob K. Javits Convention Center- North Hall: 655 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001

Program: With multiple programs offered, BizBash IdeaFest New York is here to inspire and inform on the latest developments in the event industry. Choose from a series of conferences to gain exposure to new ideas, collaborate with fellow attendees, and be inspired by world-class presenters.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend



Industry Association Meetings


Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: October Dinner Meeting |

Date: October 2, 2013  | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Dave and Buster’s – Irvine Spectrum: 71 Fortune Dr #960, Irvine, CA 92618

Program:  Attend the MPI October Dinner Meeting to gain insight on using gaming at business events and understanding the fundamentals of game mechanics! You will be able to explore some of the tools and technologies that can be used to create social gameswith featured speaker Midori Connolly, Principal, AVGirl Productions.

REGISTER | Members encouraged


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: LA as a Meetings Destination |

Date: October 8, 2013  | 11:00AM – 2:00 PM | Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena: 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Program: Guest speaker Mr. Ernest Wooden, Jr., President and CEO of LA Tourism and Convention Board, speaks on the development of venues and potential meeting spaces in Los Angeles.  Mr. Wooden addresses Los Angeles as a whole, including the city’s revitalization opportunities, while also speaking on his experience with relationship building and successful business results.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


NACE: October Meeting |

Date: October 9, 2013  | 6:00PM – 8:30PM | The Ghostbar at The Palms Resort & Casino: 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Program: Looking for strategies for more holiday bookings this season? Join NACE for their October meeting at the Ghostbar at The Palms Resort & Casino for new tips and tricks!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter: Professional Education Program |

Date: October 23, 2013  | 8:30AM – 1:30 PM | Sports House Indoor Sports and Grill: 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA 94063

Program:  Attend the Professional Education Program for a networking reception, sponsor spotlight luncheon and a keynote presentation by Scott Friedman.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


ISES Los Angeles:  October Networking & Educational Event |

October 28, 2013 | 5:00PM to 8:00PM | Jillian’s on Universal CityWalk : 1000 Universal Studios Blvd G103, Universal City, CA 91608

Program: Join Wise Guy Events for an evening of education, networking, food, drinks and fun! The session will include hands-on challenges about the event industry along with the opportunity to network with a wide-range of industry professionals!

Registration information TBD


ISES Las Vegas: Design Masters Series |

October 29, 2013 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | World Market Center – Las Vegas: 95 S. Grand Central Pkwy #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106

Program: Join ​ISES ​LV ​for ​an ​expert ​panel ​representing ​leading ​professionals from ​different ​facets ​of ​the ​design ​industry ​- ​including ​fashion, ​interior ​and ​hospitality ​design. ​Learn ​how ​to ​enhance ​your ​business ​potential ​and build ​new ​relationships ​by ​tapping ​into ​the ​wealth ​of ​these ​resources.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend

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November 2013 Event Calendar




Special Events


Cowi Live: Uncensored! 2013 |

November 4, 2013  | 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

November 5, 2013  | 8:15 AM to 9:30 PM

November 6, 2013  | 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Portofino Hotel & Marina: 260 Portofino Way Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Program: A business development conference for innovative wedding and event professionals, hosted by Ciara Glendon and Marley Majcher.  Every inch of the conference will focus on what works for professionals in the wedding and event industry.  Don’t worry, if you can’t attend in person, you don’t have to miss out! You can also attend via livestream from your own home!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Brides For A Cause: Road Show |

November 7, 2013  | 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM |

November 8-10, 2013  | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center: 12833 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

Program: Brides will have 4 days to shop among thousands of wedding gowns at this special Charity Wedding Dress Sale.  If you are a bride looking for your dream dress, this event is for you!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides Annual Conference: Palm Beach Chic 2013 |

November 10, 2013  | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

November 11, 2013  |7:15 AM to 11:00 PM

November 12, 2013  | 7:15 AM to 9:30 PM

The West Palm Beach Convention Center: 650 Okeechobee BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33401

Program: At this event, Matthew Robbins’ design, Susan Southerland’s secrets, and Simon T. Bailey’s will provide an immense amount of wedding education and inspiration. In addition, there will be the option of three one-hour breakout sessions and one hour and a half “Super Session” to meet your needs in weddings, business-marketing, professional-personal and technology topics.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


Junebug: Fashion Forward Wedding Photography Workshop |

November 13 & 14, 2013  | 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM | The Vibiana: 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

Program: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet, shoot with and learn from these masters of wedding and portrait photography!  The workshop includes 12 hours of hands-on instruction, 3 hours of focused demonstrations, breakfast, gourmet lunches, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with instructors.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


MPISCC: Carnival Bizarre Annual Fundraiser |

November 14, 2013  | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM | Create Nightclub: 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

Program: Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter (MPISCC) is hosting its annual fundraiser MPISCC Carnival Bazaar at Create Nightclub in Hollywood. Now one of the most popular MPISCC networking events of the year, you don’t want to miss out on being a part of this magical evening full of artistic entertainment, unique amusements and a touch of whimsy.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


AFR’s 2103 Design & Inspire Showcase & Networking Tour |

November 21, 2013  | 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM | SLS Beverly Hills Hotel: 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048

Program: Join AFR to experience an unforgettable evening of Design and Inspiration.  The night will be filled with innovative ideas, stylish furnishings, designer showcasings and great networking!



Industry Association Meetings


Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: November Dinner Meeting |

November 6, 2013 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Location TBD

Program: Details TBD

REGISTER | Members encouraged


WIPA Southern California Chapter Meeting: Follow the Leader |

November 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  | Island Hotel: 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660

Program: With guest speaker Milena Santoro, discover how leadership entails more than just managing and how your leadership style can contribute to your success.   Discover how you can benefit from how you approach, provide direction, implementing plans and motivating people. Find out about the most common styles of leadership and their impact.  Then learn how to use the style that’s right for you.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


NACE: Installation and Award Gala |

November 13, 2013 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM| Hard Rock Café: 3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Details TBD

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


Meeting Professionals International Northern California: Professional Education Program |

November 13, 2013 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Hotel Nikko San Francisco:  222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102

Program: Details TBD

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


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