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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