Have I told you that I looove to travel, well, since 2016 I committed myself to travel and learn about the wedding industry. Today, I’m going to give my top 5 events that I recommend you to go this year, write me if you are going to one of them, 99% sure I’ll be there!
1. The Special Event Show, New Orleans
You must have you bags ready for this January, cause the first event of the industry will be in the sax land: THE SPECIAL EVENT SHOW, is the industry’s largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals, is a full three days of conferences, shows and nights gala where your creativity literally explode, this will be the first year I’m going so, stay tuned because I’ll post a lot on my social media and here at the blog. Are you joining me?
2. CaterSource, Las Vegas
It’s one of a kind, specialized for event planners, every year is better, is a full combo of education, networking and inspiration, this year Las Vegas will be the place where thousands of wedding pros will learn from each other, I have to be very honest with you, I’ve never been there but lot of colleagues has told me that I must attend, so probably this year will be my year.
3. Engage Summits, Around the world
Where luxury happens! I love ENGAGE this year the destinations are amazing, Definitely I’ll be in Canada, oh sorry!! let me tell you what Engage is:
A luxury wedding business summit like no other, held at the world’s top resorts. Engage! summits bring together the best in the luxury events industry for three days of inspiration and opportunity, with powerhouse speakers, specially curated content and intimate experiences with the leading lights of the industry. Attendees learn from the world’s top wedding and event professionals, as well as form lasting friendships and network with industry trend-setters from around the globe.
Basically, 3 days full of luxury, top experiences, the best wedding speakers in exceptional destinations all over the world, here, the connections and inspiration are very important. So, what are you waiting for? the dates and the destinations are already on the website, let me know if you are going to Canada.
4. Wedding MBA, Las Vegas
One of my favorites!! Why? Can you imagine CASINOS + SHOPPING + CIRQUE DU SOLEIL + WEDDING CONFERENCES = PARADISE! I love the Wedding MBA, is very friendly and full of information, you must go comfortable and with the attitude to be full day at the Convention Center enjoying the wedding industry, obviously after 7:00 pm you can live Vegas. Take a look of my advices:
- Choose a hotel close to the Convention Center,
- Run!! literally! because there are so many conferences that you want to go to all of them so organize your agenda and choose the topics you like the most,
- Like I said before, go COMFORTABLE, is not a fashion event, a pair of Skechers, jeans and a hoodie will be perfect,
- Don’t spend a lot of time at the expo room, if you are not from USA may not be interested for you, so optimize your time always.
5. Belief Retreat 2018, Italy
Italy will be the country where the Belief Retreat will take place this year (Remember the first one?) , if you want to go, first you need to be part of BELIEF as an active member, so, if you have a different idea of what a real family of international wedding planners are, you can join us and spread your talent with all of us. Why going to Italy? is the best country of Europe, the elegance of the Italian weddings is mesmerizing, you will eat real pasta and real pizza, you will connect with international wedding planners that had the same passion like you: WEDDINGS, so, what are you waiting for?! Join Belief and meet me on Italy 2018.
Top 5 Wedding Events that you must go, travel, inspire yourself, connect, learn something new, shop, do something different but most of live your passion for WEDDINGS. See you in New Orleans, Vegas, Canada & Italy. Can’t wait!