January 30 – February 1, 2018
Conference: January 30 – February 1
Exhibits: January 31 – February 1
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center • New Orleans, LA

Official Publication:

Speakers

A


Ingrid Adolphs

President and Chief Event Designer
Luv for Lux, Luminaccent, The Event

Mr. Tim Altbaum, CSEP, CMP

CEO
VARIO PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Donna Anello


Majestic Moments Event Planning

Ms Christine Ash

Senior Event Director
SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way

B


Ms Kristin Banta

Creative Director
Kristin Banta Events

Ms Hyacinth Belcher CSEP

President
Onstage Systems

Mr. Alan Berg, CSP

Author, consultant, professional speaker
Wedding Business Solutions

Ms Michelle Bergstein

Marketing Specialist
Event Industry Marketing by BeatCreative

Nicole Bernardi

Executive Producer
Innovative Entertainment

Kelli Bielema

Chief Creative Officer/Event Producer
Shindig Events

Ms MaryAnne Bobrow CAE, CMP, CMM

President
Bobrow Associates, Inc.

Nick Borelli

President / Strategist
Borelli Strategies

Ms Shannon Boudreau

Director of Sales & Events
The Lazy Gourmet

Ms Jessica Brandon

Special Events Manager
Home of Guiding Hands

Aaron Burgau

Executive Chef
Restaurant Patois

C


Mr Dax Callner

Chief Strategy Officer – GES Events
GES

Ms Agnes Canonica

Global Account Director, Corporate Meetings & Events
MCI

Evan Carbotti

Owner/Partner
Perfect Surroundings, Int'l.

Jordan Carbotti

Owner
Perfect Surroundings Intl

Mr. Nicholas-Olivier Caron

Vice-president
SENIK Events

Mr. Michael Cerbelli

CEO & President
Cerbelli Creative

Ms Hannah LC Chong

Founder & Creative Director
Heaven's Gift Pte Ltd

Ryan Choura

CEO
Choura Events

Ms Danielle Cocanougher

Vice President
Allcal

Ms Therese Cole-Hubbs

Creative Designer & CEO
Electric Karma International

Chris Condie

President
Condie Entertainment

Mr Robert Conti

Partner
Ed Libby Design

Stephanie Couch

Event Producer
JPL

Ms Rhonda Couchigian

Founder
Rayce PR

Mr. Paul Creighton, CSEP

Executive Vice-President
T. Skorman Productions

Will Curran

Chief Event Einstein
Endless Events

D


Mr. Colja M. Dams

President/CEO
VOK DAMS Agency for Events & Live-Marketing

Kevin Dana

Director of Marketing and Product Development
Cort Tradeshow & Event Furnishings

Mr. Sebastien David

President
SENIK Events

Mr. Kevin Dennis

Owner
Fantasy Sound Event Services/Wedding IQ

Ms Dianne Devitt

President of DND Group, Assistant Professor
NYU

George Ducas

BMI Songwriter
BMI

Mr. Bobby Dutton

Director
GrooveBoston

E


Ms Lisa Edwin Herbert

Event Planner and Owner
L Edwin Wedding and Events

Ms Deborah Elias CSEP, CMP, CIS

Elias Events
President

Ms Janet Elkins

President
Eventworks Inc.

Ms Meghan Ely

President/CEO
OFD Consulting LLC

F


Rob Farrow

CEO of Aisle Planner

Ms Zohe Felici

Owner
Felici Events + zohefelici.com Event-Preneur Coach

Ms Cheryl Fish

President, VP
High Rise Events, SITK Event Design Services

Tami Forero

CEO
Forté Events

Ms Caroline Fox Esq.

Attorney and Owner of Caroline J. Fox Law; Founder of The Engaged Legal Collective

Mr. Scott Frankel

President
Animatic Media, LLC.

Ms Jessica Frost

Executive Director, Industry Relations
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

Ms Tracy Fuller

Tracy Fuller
Innovativevents.inc

G


Ms Wendy Gamble

Events Sales and Services Manager
Aga Khan Museum

Ruben Gomez

VP of Creative Services, Interior Design
Dressed Design

Ms Audrey Gordon

Empress of Schmooze, Event Planner
Audrey Gordon Parties, Ltd.

Jes Gordon

Owner & Creative Director
properFUN

Ms Daniela Grafman CSEP

Chief Amazement Officer /Partner
Vision Event Co.

Ms Judy Grant

National Sales Manager
Bollotta Entertainment

Ms JoAnn Gregoli

Owner
Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli

Derek Guerrero

Director of Logistics
MGM Resorts Events Production

Ms Alessandra Guglielmi

Owner and CEO
Cuore Group

H


Ms Adrianne Harris

Creative Director ; Wedding Business Designer
Adrianne Harris Blessed Events NY

Melissa Harrison

CEO
Allee Creative, LLC

Ms Gwen Helbush cwc

President
Where To Start, Wedding Management

Ms Imani Henderson

Social Media Strategist
iSocialPR

Jacqueline Hill

Owner
Jacqueline Events & Design

Mr. Daniel Holman

Photographer and Web Designer/Optimizer
Daniel Holman Studios

Ms Tisha Holman

Event Manager & Brand Strategist
Tisha Holman Events; Mind Your Business, LLC

Mr. Jim Hooker

President and CEO
Stratelyst Creative

K


Jennifer Kauf

Vice President of Strategy
FIRST

Mr. Aaron Kaufman CSEP

President
Fifth Element Group

Antonia Keller

Director of Operations
Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Natalie Kennedy

Founder & CEO
Kennedy DMC Austin, a DMC Network Company

Ms Laura Kesselman CMM

President
Kesselman-Jones, Inc.

Ms Claudia Koehler

Corporate Vice President
VOK DAMS Agency for Events and Live-Marketing

Crystal Kordowski

Operations Manager
Seamless Event Solutions

L


Mr Brian Landry

Executive Chef & Partner
Borgne Restaurant, New Orleans (part of the Besh Restaurant Group)

Ms Felicia Layeni

Managing Director
National School of Etiquette and Protocol

Ms Isabelle Le

Event Manager
Alison Silcoff Events

Ms Caroline Lett

Director | Campaign Events Office of Cultural Relations and University Events
University of Southern California

Ms Amy Leyden

Director of Marketing & Sales
McNamara Alumni Center

Alex Liberato

Multimedia Designer
Lane Powell PC

Mr. David Lombardo

General Manager
Lombardo's

Laura Lopez

Community Manager for Social Tables
Social Tables

Ms MICHELLE LORETTA

Owner
Sage Wedding Pros

M


Emily Malaya

General Manager
The RK Group

Ms Christina Matteucci

Executive Director
David Beahm Destinations

Ms Nicole Matthews CSEP

Founder
The Henley Company, LLC

James McCoy

Director of Production
MGM Resorts Event Productions

Mr. Tom McCulloch

Chief Marketing Officer
metroConnections

Ms Lee McDonald

President / Owner
Key Artist Group

Niki McKay

Founder & Principal
Blue Danube Productions

Ms Mona S. Meretsky, CSEP

President
COMCOR Events

Mr. David Merrell

President
AOO Events

Ms Debbie Meyers-Shock CSEP, CTEP

President/CEO
BRAVO! Entertainment

Mr. Brady Miller CSEP

Owner
Unbricked Communications

Ms Kathy Miller

President
Total Event Resources

Laurel Miller

Owner
Seamless Event Solutions & Think AV

Mr. Ron Miziker

Planner, Producer & Author

Mr. Kevin Molesworth, CSEP

President
Brass Tacks Events

Ms JoAnn Moore CWC, MWP, CGWP

Owner, Designer, Speaker, Master Wedding Planner and Consultant
MM Weddings Colorado

Ms Valeria Morillo Mrs

Wedding Planner & Designer President/Founder
Planners Innovation Wedding And Event International Educational Center - Celebration Wedding Magazine

N


Mr. Anthony Navarro

Founder
Liven It Up Events

Kathy A. Newby CERP

Sales Manager
Abbey Party Rents -SF

Ms Julie Novack

CEO & Co-Founder
PartySlate

Ms Aubri Nowowiejski

CEO, Founder & Board Director
Student Event Planners Association

O


Ms Mari Carmen Obregon

International Author, Speaker and Special Event Producer
Efecto WOW® Creative Training and Strategies

Beth O'Reilly, AIFD, TMF

General Manager
Mayesh

Ms Christie Osborne

Consultant, Blogger and Director of Marketing
Mountainside Media / Mountainsdie Bride / Aisle Society

Ms Joann Oseary

President
Someones in the Kitchen

P


Kate Patay CPCE

Chief Strategy Officer
Kate Patay Consulting

Ms Susie Perelman

Owner of Mosaic Inc. & Co-Founder of Event Pros Take Action
Mosaic Inc., Event Pros Take Action

Stacey Phillips Webb

Production and Sourcing Manager
The Special Event Company

Mr. Roy Porter

Activities Director
Engage Works

Ms Angela Proffitt

Event & Productivity Consultant
Angela Proffitt, LLC

R


Mr. Jose Ramirez

Marketing Manager
AFR Event Furnishings

Lauren Randolph

Founder / Owner
My Hotel Wedding

Ms Michelle Rathbun

Founder and Principal
Chromis Event Strategies

Ileigh Reynolds

Co-Owner
Co-Owner at Animate Objects Physical Theater

Ms India Rhodes

Partner
Wilkinson Rhodes

Brenda Rivers

President & CEO
Andavo Meetings

Mr. Nick Robinson CSEP

Event Producer
Nick Robinson Events

Ms Chezelle Rodriguez

Destination Wedding Specialist & Event Designer
Chezelle Rodriguez (CD Weddings)

Debra Roth

Creative Principal
The Originators

Brock Rylander

Co-owner
Animate Objects Physical Theater

S


Ms Mia Saling

Hospitality Attorney
Law Office of Mia Saling

Kimberly Sayatovic

Kimberly Sayatovic
Belladeux Event Design, LLC

Laura Schwandt

Owner, Senior Planner + Designer
Serendipity Events

Barrie Schwartz

CEO/Founder
My House Social

Scott Schwefel

CEO
DIscover Yourself Inc

Aaron Shaffer

Director of Sales & Marketing
12 Seasons Catering & Events / MMI Culinary

Pramel Shah

Creative Director
Prashe Decor

Mr. Andy Sharpe

CEO
SongDivision

Meryl Snow

SnowStorm Solutions

Mr Adam Suellentrop

Vice President of Client Services
FIRST

Mike Surrick

Consultant
CounterThreat

Julie Szamatulski

Chapter Development Director
Student Event Planners Association

T


Mr. Lenny Talarico, CSEP, CHE

Executive Director of Events
MGM Resorts Event Productions

Jill Townsend

Interim Executive Director
University of California San Diego

Ms Kelly Treadway

Owner & Lead Strategist
EventCurious & Event Professionals Run The World

Ms Erica Trombetti

Owner & Producer
Infinite Events

Jeffra Trumpower

Associate Director of Content + Creative Services
WeddingWire

Rick Turner

Account Executive
Extraordinary Events

U


Kent Underwood

Principal
Leo Events

Mr Clint Upchurch

Senior Account Executive
Extraordinary Events

V


Glenn Vatshell

Owner & Creative Director
PALATE NEW ORLEANS

W


Alisa Walsh

Director of Business Development
Eventworks

Ms Sally Webb Berry CSEP

Managing Director
The Special Event Company

Ms Cara Weiss

Founder and CEO, Senior Event Designer
SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way

Mr. Melissa Werner, CSEP

Director, University Ceremonies/Protocol Officer
Arizona State University

Mr. Dustin Westling CSEP

Managing Partner
OneWest Event Design

Mr. Steven Whyte

Director of University Events - Certified Protocol Officer
University of the Pacific

Ms Billinda Wilkinson

Founder
Wilkinson Rhodes

Mr. Garrett Wilkinson

Dallas Production Management
Wilkinson Rhodes

Z


Kevin Zevchik

President/Founder
Zanim8tion

Nathanial Zimet

Owner and Head Chef
Boucherie, Bourre