Last week I attended the Engage!09 The Encore, Luxury Wedding Business Intensive in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Wynn Encore. The amazing ladies, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathyrn Arce of Engaging Concepts hosted their fourth luxury wedding conference. I have been lucky enough to be an attendee at all four conferences and this one was just as outstanding as all of them.
The two day event was filled with incredible parties at the Encore's Luxury spa and Blush Nightclub. But, the education is what I went for and Rebecca and Kathryn did not disappoint. The day was filled with insight from industry leaders like, Sean Low of The Business of Being Creative (you may know him, he was the President of Preston Bailey Designs), Marcy Blum (eventista extraordinaire), and interior designer and designer of the Wynn Encore, Todd Avery-Lenahan. Attendees were also treated to an inspiring presenation by Simon T Bailey about"Releasing your Brilliance". Simon's books are not to be missed and can be purchased here on his website. He is someone that wakes up every morning and helps people like myself become more brilliant every day. Whatever you do for work, his book will inspire and motivate you.
Me with Simon T Bailey
I find it is so important as a wedding consultant in Chicago to attend wedding industry events and always be learning more about the wedding and events industry. The networking and connections I have made at the Engage events has made me as a better business woman and industry leader. I have met many people at these events and keep in touch with them on twitter and facebook. I look forward to making new friends and seeing old friends at the Engage 10 conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman in June of 2010.
Me with Stephanie from Couture Parties
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