February 2014




Special Events

WPPI: Conference & Expo  |www.wppionline.com

Date: February 27 – March 6, 2014  | MGM Grand Las Vegas

Program: WPPI Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


The Loft on Pine: Grand Opening Party  | www.theloftonpine.com

Date: February 25, 2014  | 230 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Program: A grand opening party with the best of the best in the wedding industry.

Private Event


Industry Association Meetings

Meeting Professionals International Orange County Chapter: February Dinner Meeting | www.mpioc.com

February 4, 2104| 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon: 1025 East Ball Road, Anaheim, California 92805

Program: Join Senior Vice-President of sales for MGM Resorts International and current MPI Chairman of the International Board of Directors, Michael Dominguez for a review of where we have been, where we are and what is on the horizon for the meeting and event industry. You will have an opportunity to look at the economic headwinds, good news in economy and demographic/taste shifts that are having an impact on business and how meetings are developed and executed today.

REGISTER | Members encouraged


Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County:  Stress Management | www.abc-oc.net

February 11, 2014  | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | The Center Club: Costa Mesa, CA

Program: With wedding season right around the corner we are so excited to have Jill Baker from CrossFit Fly to come speak to us about stress management, nutrition and fitness! This a meeting you surely will not want to miss!  (Please note that the last day to purchase tickets is Friday, February 7th by 11:00am.)

RSVP | Fee to Attend | Membership encouraged


WIPA Arizona Regional Meeting: Follow the Leader | www.wipausa.org

February 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Monterra at Westworld: 16601 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Program: In this interactive session, you will discover how leadership entails more than just managing and how your leadership style can contribute to your success with Milena Santoro.

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


NACE: Some Like it Hot! | www.lasvegasnace.net

February 12, 2014  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Havana Room – Tropicana Las Vegas: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program: Get in out of the cold and join Las Vegas NACE at the Havana Room for a “fireside” with the Edward Kaminski, PE, Fire Protection Engineer with the Clark County Fire Prevention Bureau.  Learn about how to keep your events within code and still have a smokin’ hot time!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Open to Public


ISES Los Angeles: “State of the Industry”  | http://isesla.com

February 17, 2014  | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica: 530 Pico Boulevard, California 90405 USA

Program: In this fun, fast-paced session, we’ll be discussing items such as accountability (ROI), balance, changing demographics, sustainability and a host of others as they pertain to our personal, professional and global responsibilities. This interactive program will not only teach you the “top ten” trends of the meetings industry, but will more importantly help you do some “blue-sky” thinking to identify those areas that most impact your own areas of special interest.

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend


Association of Bridal Consultants San Diego: February Meeting | www.sandiegoabc.com

February 18, 2014  | 11:30 AM  | Bo-Beau Kitchen & Bar: 4996 West Point Loma Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107

Program:  Join us for Speed Networking with your peers. Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to meet new professionals and reconnect with old ones!

REGISTER | Fee to Attend


WIPA Northern California Chapter Meeting: Building Your Brand | www.wipausa.org

February 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco: 222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California 94104

Program: Renowned consultant Cindy Novotny will speak on how to change up your key message, sales approach, and customer/employee interaction with disruptive energy!

REGISTER | Membership encouraged | Fee to attend


ISES Northern California: Networking Happy Hour | www.ises-ncc.org

February 18, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Roe San Francisco

Program TBD

REGISTER | Membership encourage | Fee to attend


Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter: Annual Conference & Expo | www.mpiscc.org

February 19, 2014  | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Moscone West: 4th Street & Howard Street, San Francisco,CA 94103

Program: Offering excellent networking, educational and exhibit trade show floor opportunities, the one-day MPINCC ACE is considered one of the leading regional shows in the hospitality industry.

REGISTER | Members only | Fee to Attend


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