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 

Wedding Faire and Symposium in Santa  Clara   www.WEDDING-FAIRE.com

Date: January 5 & 6, 2013 | Santa Clara Convention Center

Program: Wedding Faire and Symposium

Open to the Public | Fee to attend |REGISTER


Modern Luxury Weddings Bridal Event www.modernluxuryweddings.com

Date: January 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM | The Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockton Street at California Street, San Francisco

Program: This is your once-a-year opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of the top wedding designers as they showcase their vision, style and talent for your celebration.

Fee to attend | REGISTER 


Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter www.MPINCC.org

Date: January 8, 2013 | 8:00-11:30 AM | San Jose Civic 135 West San Carlos St., San Jose, California 95110

Program: Join us for breakfast, workshops and a keynote presentation: Communication in the Workplace: You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression! by Maria Murnane.

Membership encouraged | REGISTER


National Association of Catering Executives San Diego www.SDNACE.org

Date: January 8, 2013 | 5:30- 8:00 PM | San Diego, CA 92101

Program: NACE

Membership Requested | Fee to attend | REGISTER


Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County www.abcoc.net

Date: January 8, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Hilton Costa Mesa, CA

Program: Join us for dinner and a speaker presentation by Cindy Novotny, a world renown speaker who will share with you the best ways to get on the right track for 2013 to make more money in the wedding and event industry.

Membership Encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER


International Special Event Society Arizona: Event Industry Alliance Annual Event www.ISESARIZONA.com

Date: January 8, 2013 | TBA | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Program: Come join us for a gathering of the heart, mind and soul of the Events Industry in Arizona.

Membership Requested | Fee to attend


Meeting Professionals International Orange County- January Meeting   www.MPIOC.com

Date: January 9, 2013 |  5:30 – 8:00 PM

Program:  Speaker- Cindy D’Aoust, MPI’s COO and interim CEO 

Membership Encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER



WIPA USA- January Meeting  www.wipausa.org

Date: January 10, 2013 |  3109 Piedmont Estate and Gardens
  Charleston, SC

Program:  Speaker- Calder Clark Designs


Las Vegas National Association of Catering Executives www.LASVEGASNACE.net

Date: January 11, 2013 | Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 West Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Program: First meeting of the New Year at Bear’s Best Las Vegas

Membership Requested | Fee to attend


Academic Event Professionals  www.aep-edu.com

Date: January 13-15, 2013 | Chicago Marriott, Chicago, IL

Program: 7th Annual AEP Conference | Program




ISES Taxes and Happy Hour www.isesvsb.com

Date: January 15, 2013 | 6:00-7:30pm | Arch Rock Fish 608 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara

Program: Join ISES VSB for Happy Hour and a lively and informative presentation by Shannon Miller, tax specialist who will get you ready and ahead of the game for the April 15th deadline.

Membership encouraged | Fee to Attend | REGISTER



Kaplan Mobray – Collaborative Event with MPI www.isessd.org

Date: January 15, 2013 | 7:30-9:30 AM | Marriott Mission Valley 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego CA 92108

Program: With the increasing need for effective leadership, Kaplan Mobray will facilitate an innovative session that takes an unconventional spin on leadership by challenging audience participants to understand their unique leadership qualities in the absence of a role or title.

Membership encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER


The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow Event    www.THESPECIALEVENTSHOW.com

Date: January 15, 2013 |McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Program:  Showcase Events, Exhibit Hall, Educational Conference

Conference | Open to Public | REGISTER


NACE Las Vegas January Meeting www.lvnace.net

Date: January 16, 2013 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Mandarin Oriental 3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89158

Program: First meeting of the year, come see what’s hot for 2013!

Membership encourage | Fee to attend | REGISTER


Something Blue LA  http://www.facebook.com/whatsyoursomethingblue

Date: January 19, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Peterson Automotive Museum | Los Angeles

Program: Variety of fun, yet classy, unconventional wedding options

RSVP by Jan 16


ISES San Diego – Speed Networking www.isessandiego.org

Date: January 19, 2013 | 4:00-7:00 PM | Fox Sports Grill | 1 Park Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92101

Program: Speed Networking!!



Wish Upon a Wedding Launch Party- Denver Chapter www.wishuponawedding.org

Date: January 20, 2013 | 4:00-9:00PM | Fox Art School 765 Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO 80204

Program: Enjoy a night in the Santa Fe art district with some of Denver’s premier wedding vendors. Grab a drink and a bite while experiencing a rock ‘n roll wedding evening, and help raise money and awareness about the Denver chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding.

Free event | Register


International Special Event Society Las Vegas  www.ISESLV.com

Date: January 22, 2013| MGM Resort Events, 5620 Cameron St – Suite A Las Vegas, NV

Program: Come see what makes Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world!
Meet some of the world’s best entertainment vendors and learn about their fantastic offerings & services.
Enjoy a cocktails & hors d’oeuvres and earn about the latest trends, cutting edge tech innovations and how
to successfully book entertainment.

Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER


International Special Event Society Northern California Chapter www.ises-ncc.org

Date: January 22, 2013 | San Francisco Zoo 1 Zoo Road San Francisco, CA 94132

Program: International Events



Economic Tourism and Meetings www.mpiscc.org

Date: January 25, 2013 | 11:00 Am-2:00 PM | Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Please join us for this meeting where speaker Senator Roderick D. Wright will teach the importance of travel & tourism, how local companies work together for the greater good of the economy and finding where you fit in the equation.

Membership encouraged | Fee to attend | REGISTER


2nd Annual I do!- An Event for the Stylish Bride

Date: January 27, 2013 | 11:00 AM-3:00PM | Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, CA



The Flame International www.theflameinternational.com

Date: January 28, 2013 | 3:00-7:00 PM | 11330 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles CA, 90025

Program: The Flame International brings new life into Santa Monica fine dining. With indoor and outdoor patio dining areas, patrons will enjoy the scenery while dining on the exquisite combination of international cuisine with Mediterranean influence



Festival of Brides  www.FESTIVALOFBRIDES.com

Date: January 29, 2013 | 11:00 – 4:00 PM | Riviera Country Club | Pacific Palisades

Program: Premier Wedding Specialists & Services

Expo|Open to Public| REGISTER


European Meetings and Events Conference www.mpiweb.org

Date: January 29 – 31, 2013 |Budapest Hungary

Program: Educational Conference

Conference| Members Only


Law School for Wedding Professionals www.lawschoolforweddingpros.com/

Date: January 30, 2013 | Denver, CO

Program: Law School for Wedding Professionals is a full day of education designed to help you understand and implement policies, practices and protections for your business.

Workshop | Fee to attend | REGISTER


Coordinator Confab – Interactive Seminar www.coordinatorconfab.com

Date: January 30-31, 2013 | SLS Hotel | Beverly Hills

Program: Coordinator Confab is an interactive 2-day seminar designed to educate aspiring and Novice Wedding Planners, Coordinators, and Designers.

Workshop | Fee to attend | REGISTER

Association of Bridal Consultant Greater Los Angeles  www.ABCGLA.com
Date: January 31, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Millenium Biltmore Hotel, LA, CA
Program: The Party Goddess – Special VIP Reception, Book Signing, Photo Ops
Membership Requested | Fee to attend | REGISTER

International Special Event Society Arizona www.ISESARIZONA.com

Date: January 31, 2013 | TBA | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Program: The Special Event 2013 (TSE) ushers in a new era in which event professionals are adopting new ways of doing business and using technology as a valuable all.

Membership Requested | Fee to attend




Awaiting Details…

Wedding Dreams Bridal Faire – Grand Tradition www.grandtradition.com

Date: January , 2013 | Grand Tradition Estate

Program: Bridal Faire

Please RSVP to gena@grandtradition.com | Free Admission


Meeting Professionals International San Francisco Chapter www.MPINCC.org

Date: January , 2013 | 8:30 – 11:30 AM | The Fairmont San Jose

Sponsored Program: By San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau

Membership Requested | Fee to attend |REGISTER


ISES San Diego 

Date: January , 2013 | 6:00-8:00 PM | TBA

Program: The goal of this seminar is to empower attendees to shape an environment for success.  Attendees will leave the seminar with a self-care plan that speaks to both their professional and personal lives.



The Wedding Event – www.THESPECIALEVENTSHOW.com

Date: January , 2013 |

Program: The Wedding Luncheon has evolved into an evening event –

Conference | Open to Public| REGISTER


MPI – Southern California Chapter

Date: January, 2013 |  | TBA | LA, CA 90067



California Wedding Wave Bridal Open House www.californiaweddingwave.com

Date: January , 2013 | TBD

Program: Bridal Open House

Registration Open


Aroos Modern Events Magazine Wedding Show www.aroosmagazine.com

Date: January , 2013 | 1:00 – 7:00 PM |  Irvine, CA

Program: Premier Wedding Specialists and Services

Open to the Public | Free to attend


Unveiled Bridal Show www.unveiledbridal.com

Date: January , 2013 | Dallas

Program: Bridal fashion show and latest trends

Open to the Public | Fee to attend


ABC – OC – January Meeting www.sandiegoabc.com

Date: January , 2013 | TBA|  San Diego, CA 92109

Program: Second Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony


Meeting Professional International Southern California www.MPISCC.org

Date: January , 2013 | TBD |

Program: Leadership

Membership Requested | Fee to attend | REGISTER


International Special Event Society  – Ventura & Santa Barbara www.ISES-VSB.com

Date: January , 2013 | TBA


Membership Requested | Fee to attend

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