October 2013 Event Calendar





Special Events


BizBash & Skirball Cultural Center: VIP Preview | www.bizbash.com/skirball-cultural-center

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 | www.newyorkbridal.com

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 | www.abcoc.net

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 | www.wipa.com

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 | http://nixonfoundation.org

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| www.lovensunshine.com

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 | www.abcgla.com

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 |www.mpiscc.org

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 | www.elanartists.com

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 | www.siteglobal.com/

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 | www.wishuponawedding.org

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 | www.bizbash.com

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 |www.mpiocc.com

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 |www.mpiscc.org

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 | www.lvnace.net

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 | www.mpincc.org

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 | http://isesla.com

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 | www.ises.com

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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