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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