January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California

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You'll be able to take advantage of the best event education in the world while you're at TSE 2019— the largest tradeshow and conference for event professionals—in San Diego! TSE 2019’s education program will provide you access to over 100 sessions in eight different tracks with 200+ speakers presenting best practices, lessons learned, innovative ideas and more.

The Special Event is a CMP Preferred Provider. Attendees can receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit http://www.eventscouncil.org.

 

Monday, January 07
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Monday, January 07, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Sidebar Event Details: Reception and Entertainment Event Chair: Sara Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Sara Brown Events Kick off your TSE 2019 at our welcome back to TSE networking cocktail event.

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Tuesday, January 08
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Session Number:   EM01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Have you ever wondered if you’re doing a site visit correctly? If you’re inviting the right people along and conducting it at the right time during the planning process? If you’re asking the right questions and looking at the space in a way that makes sense for your event? In...
Speakers
Ms  Tracy Adams

Senior Program Manager
Speaker

Ms  Whitney Freberg CMP

Program Manager
Speaker

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In recent years, the overall client experience has evolved tremendously, highlighting relationship-driven customer service. Maintaining those relationships and accentuating care for our clientele is more prioritized than ever. The panelists for this topic will cover a broad range of discussion points, including serving your customers as an equality-minded event company,...
Speakers
Ms  Brittny Drye

Editor in Chief of Love Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  Kevin Dennis

Owner
Fantasy Sound Event Services/Wedding IQ
Panelist

Ms  Meghan Ely

President/CEO
OFD Consulting LLC
Moderator

Ms  Michele Schwartz

CEO, Editor in Chief
The Modern Jewish Wedding
Panelist

Ms  Sandy Hammer

Co-Founder & CMO of AllSeated
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   SM01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for this hands-on workshop to explore best-in-class sponsorship techniques and how to grow your sponsorship revenue despite shrinking budgets and competition. In this presentation we’ll examine the relationship between sponsors, properties and the event guest; explore strategies to increase sponsorship sales, improve activations on site and build repeat...
Speakers
Ms  Heather Sharpe

Event Professional
Sherpa Group Events
Speaker

Ms  Heather Sharpe

Event Professional
Sherpa Group Events
Panelist

Ms  Heather Sharpe

Event Professional
Sherpa Group Events
Moderator

Ms  Heather Sharpe

Event Professional
Sherpa Group Events
Keynote

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  • Session Number:   D01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Win so many great resources and talented companies nowadays, how can you stand out and create distinctive events? How can you be inspired by all that surrounds you while creating your own sense of style? Creating a design aesthetic is about paying tribute to the past while envisioning how our...
Speakers
Evan Carbotti

Owner/Partner
Perfect Surroundings, Int'l.
Speaker

Ingrid Adolphs

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

Jordan Carbotti

Owner
Perfect Surroundings Intl
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D15 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
There is a paradigm shift in procuring and presenting entertainment in the special event world. Stay on top of the game with this informative session. Discover tricks of the trade in sourcing entertainment and leveraging buying power. Learn what, when and how to deliver entertainment experiences to your audiences.
Speaker
Ms  Debbie Meyers-Shock CSEP, CTEP

President/CEO
BRAVO! Entertainment
Speaker

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Whether you be are a first time attendee or veteran to the TSE experience, join the legacy of Audrey Gordon, EMPRESS OF SCHMOOZE, Event Planner's International group of renowned business friends and colleagues as they share their global insights and perspective on optimal ways to develop, create and build happy,...
Speakers
Mr.  Anthony Navarro

Founder
Liven It Up Events
Panelist

Ms  Caroline Lett

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

Ms  Daniela Grafman CSEP

Chief Amazement Officer /Partner
Vision Event Co.
Panelist

Ms  Lisa Edwin Herbert

Event Planner and Owner
L Edwin Wedding and Events
Panelist

Mr.  Nicholas-Olivier Caron

Vice-president
SENIK Events
Panelist

Mr.  Sebastien David

President
SENIK Events
Moderator

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  • Session Number:   SM02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Today we live in a world marketplace. Most all companies now wish to expand their reach to increase sales. Participating in an international trade show or event is an excellent tactic to reach and grow a new marketplace. A common mistake in doing so is to believe that what worked...
Speaker
Mr.  Larry Kulchawik

International Trade Show Differences
Larry Kulchawik Consulting
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ET01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Event technology has come a long way in the past 35 years, and the next five years will see the fastest growth ever in our field. Lighting and digital projection have been staples in our industry, from simple projections on walls, to interactive mapping of buildings, cakes, and just about...
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
We've all been taught that time equals money. But what happens to creativity when we're exchanging time for money? Is time the only value we can bring to the table? What happens when you become more efficient at your craft - do you become worth less? In this session, let's...
Speaker
Mary Swaffield

CSEP
The Wedpreneur: Smart Business for Wedding Pros
Speaker

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Tuesday, January 08
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:   D02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Expand your services to offer a menu of simple florals and become even more valuable to your clients. Liza Atwood, the flower CEO, will teach how to add on simple floral decorations made easy!
Speaker
Ms  Liza Roeser Atwood

President & Founder
FiftyFlowers.com
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Nearly every event planner has a story of an emergency or crisis that had to be faced. Some are more serious than others, obviously. But regardless of the threat posed, the pre-event planning and contract clauses typically matter most in dealing with difficult situations before and during the event. Whether...
Speakers
Mr  Dana Robert Becker

Director of Marketing,
Events of Distinction
Speaker

Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP

Designer-In-Chief/Wedding Professor/Author
Events of Distinction
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM03 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
When people and organizations need real help, they seek specialists. The difference between an in-demand thought leader and you isn’t necessarily their knowledge, it could be that they just know how to behave like experts are expected. Gain insights on humble ways to be accessible experts through social media and...
Speaker
Nick Borelli

President / Strategist
Borelli Strategies
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   CL01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Many event companies and suppliers are fantastic at what they do, but they get so busy servicing their clients, that their business gets stuck. They may have tons of great ideas, but not the time, systems, or resources to implement anything new, so they hit a plateau. Eileen will share...
Speakers
Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP, CMC, ACC

President & CEO
Effective Leadership Consulting
Speaker

Eileen Bistrisky MBA, CSEP, CMC, ACC

President & CEO
Effective Leadership Consulting
Keynote

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  • Session Number:   SM04 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Learn how to crush content, leverage consistent marketing, plan annually, gain more time throughout the year and yield a larger ROI. Do you plan time on your calendar for consistent marketing each month? But something always comes up? Spend time collaborating with like minded business professionals looking to crush content...
Speaker
Ms  Angela Proffitt

Event & Productivity Consultant
Angela Proffitt, LLC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   C01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
The focus of this seminar is to teach the importance of creating visual pleasing pictures and presentations when it comes to marketing ourselves. With the constant rise in interactive social media and marketing, it can be overwhelming to make sure that you market yourself properly with beautiful vibrant food pictures....
Speakers
Linkie Marais

Lifestyle Expert and Celebrity Chef
Living Linkie Style
Speaker

Linkie Marais

Lifestyle Expert and Celebrity Chef
Living Linkie Style
Keynote

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We will cover how to evaluate the risks and rewards technology brings to your business and the cost of not understanding the tools you use every day. We’ll discuss general business technology and security. What you need to understand about how technology effects your business.
Speakers
Mr  Alan Helbush

President, Where To Start, Technology Solutions
Speaker

Ms  Gwen Helbush cwc

President
Where To Start, Wedding Management
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
This panel discussion will take the audience through the basics of event rentals to maximizing profit from the perspectives of both the planner and the rental company. Topics to be addressed will be logistics, space planning, current design trends and effective use of rentals to meet the client's event objectives...
Speakers
Ms  Christina Alvarado-Morales

Senior Account Executive, CPCE, Great Events and Rentals
Panelist

Dave Buckley, CSEP

National Sales Manager
AFR Furniture Rental
Panelist

Ms  India Rhodes

Partner
Wilkinson Rhodes
Panelist

Mr.  Larry Green

President
Rentals Unlimited
Panelist

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Many of us start our careers or businesses without think about where we want to end up. Do we want to stay in the event industry long term? Do we want to own a business? Do we want to manage someone else's business? Do we want to retire early or...
Speaker
Tami Forero

CEO
Forté Events
Speaker

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Tuesday, January 08
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number:   SM05 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Gain insights into creative, innovative and successful event projects - where the power of agile tools realize the full potential of events. And when agile thinking help you boost innovation, creativity, fun and montivation - and last but not least, your results.
Speakers
Ms  Claudia Koehler

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

Mr  Colja M. Dams

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

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  • Session Number:   W03 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Are you a new Wedding planner unsure what forms and documents you need to take you from meeting a prospective client, to the planning process, to the execution of the event, and finally properly closing-out an event? Then this class is for you! In this class you will be provided...
Speakers
Ms  Cara Weiss

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

Ms  Christine Ash

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

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  • Session Number:   SM06 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Motivating a team is one of the most important things that a leader can do. Without guidance, employees can fail and suffer, unsure of what to do next and how to succeed to their highest potential. While it is true that no one can truly motivate anyone, a good leader...
Speaker
Meryl Snow

SnowStorm Solutions
Speaker

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People reach a conclusion about you within the first 1/10th of a second upon encountering you. They judge just as quickly when looking at an email or hearing you on the phone. In this session, Kate will cover tried and true tips to make a fabulous first impression.
Speaker
Kate Patay CPCE

Chief Strategy Officer
Kate Patay Consulting
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM03 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This inter-active lecture will focus on providing a framework you can use to develop efficient, cost-effective ground transportation programs for your events. We will highlight the key drivers you should focus on to ensure you get the best value from your suppliers, while minimizing the risk associated with ground transportation.
Speaker
Mr.  Mark DiCosmo

President - Premier Coach
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ES01 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for this choose-your-own adventure experience as we navigate the onsite impromptu planning process of an event where everything that can go wrong, actually does go very, very wrong. Have fun with your peers while brainstorming solutions for a variety of different onsite challenges and incidents that threaten the...
Speaker
Lori Pugh

Manager of Global Education and Event Production
Meeting Professional International
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D03 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
At a time when social media is driving the client's vision, how can you deliver a unique interpretation of the inspiration you're being presented? How can you push a client (whether that be wedding, social or corporate) beyond what's currently trending in the market in order to tell a story,...
Speakers
Ms  Kristin Banta

Creative Director
Kristin Banta Events
Speaker

Ms  Kristin Banta

Creative Director
Kristin Banta Events
Keynote

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  • Session Number:   EM04 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In another of his “Learn The Secrets Of…” educational sessions, moderator Clint Upchurch, Sr. Experience Designer with AlliedPRA Los Angeles, moderates a panel of top experts in a variety of event and meeting related fields.  Panelists representing the worlds of wedding planning, catering, rentals, corporate meetings and A/V share visuals...
Speaker
Clint Upchurch

Senior Experience Designer
AlliedPRA
Moderator

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  • Session Number:   C02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In this session, participants will learn an inspirational and practical set of tools to create a Vision for their future that is boundless and clearly articulated. A Vision spells out WHERE we are going. The Plan -- how we will get there - follows only after the Vision is created....
Speaker
Ms  Kathleen "Kat" Lin-Hurtubise

President & CEO
Gourmet Events Hawaii
Speaker

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Clear and consistent branding is vital for the success of the company and the individuals within. Cultivate your identity within the Special Events industry and aim your personal brand towards achieving professional growth.
Speaker
Ms  Amberlee Huggins

President and CMO
CSI-DMC
Speaker

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Tuesday, January 08
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Tuesday, January 08, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tour of local venues, venue list to come Event Details: Tour Take your TSE experience to the next level by including a site visit to some of the best venues in the San Diego area. You will get an exclusive look into the event features of each venue while enjoying a...

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Tuesday, January 08
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Session Number:   SM07 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Successful sales strategies consists of a plan that positions the company brand or product to gain a competitive advantage. Learn best methods through these seasoned panelists and interactive discussions on how to create this plan, solve customer problems, and target the right customers to increase sales.
Speakers
Alisa Walsh

Director of Business Development
Eventworks
Panelist

Ms  Dianne Devitt

President of DND Group, Assistant Professor
NYU
Panelist

Ms  Janet Elkins

President
Eventworks Inc.
Panelist

Ms  Kathy Miller

President
Total Event Resources
Panelist

Ms  Sally Webb Berry CSEP

Managing Director
The Special Event Company
Panelist

Mr.  Steve Paster

President
Alpine Creative Group
Panelist

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Tuesday, January 08
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Session Number:   EM06 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
There are already many things to juggle when planning a social event. With Bar and Bat Mitzvahs there is an added layer: the child (guest of honor) or dreamer, the parent (client) or realist and the grandparent who has experience and their opinion to add to the mix, three clients,...
Speaker
Ms  Zohe Felici

Owner
Felici Events + zohefelici.com Event-Preneur Coach
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D04 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Once Upon a Time, in a world where branded pillows and custom linens don't stay top of mind past the lobby bar, a (PACKED!) room of event professionals discovered ways to immerse and transport attendees from passive guests there for the open bar into brand evangelists. And they all lived...
Speaker
Cameron Rust

Senior National Asset Manager - Brand and Continuity
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ET02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
The 2018 Best New Product/Technology Gala Award was won for the use of 3D Projection Mapping at a dynamic theme corporate event. In this session, our two speakers will pick up from their 2017 session which focused on demystifying projection mapping and take attendees behind the scenes to apply the...
Speakers
Philippe Bergeron

President
Paintscaping Inc.
Speaker

Thomas Brown

Managing Director
Backdrops Fantastic Australia
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM07 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
A panel discussion covering the important aspects to consider before saying yes to a client’s request to have a cannabis event or cannabis at an event.
Speakers
Ms  Gwen Helbush cwc

President
Where To Start, Wedding Management
Moderator

Mr.  Lenny Talarico, CSEP, CHE

Executive Director
MGM Resorts Event Productions
Panelist

Mr  Michael Aberle

Vice President, CannGen Insurance Services
Panelist

Mr  Nathan J. Breen, Esq. Breen, Esq.

Partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Panelist

Place holder Panelist

A waiting confirmation of a few more panelists.
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   C03 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Food allergy and gluten sensitivity are growing and serious public health concerns, requiring significantly increased attention from caterers and event planners. Researchers estimate that approximately 15 million Americans have food allergies, with many at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. In addition, 3 million Americans have Celiac Disease and 18 million Americans...
Speaker
Ms  Ellen Karlin, MMSc,RD,LDN,FADA,

Nutrition Consultant
Ellen Karlin,MMSc,RD,LDN,FADA
Speaker

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Specifically designed for higher education instructors that teach event & meeting management, tourism and hospitality, this roundtable will provide a forum to share challenges and ideas for curriculum, lessons and instruction. Mike Granek, MBA, CSEP, PID will lead discussion exploring instructional techniques, lesson plan ideas, evaluation methods, assessment tools, learner-centred...
Speaker
Mr.  Michael Granek, MBA, CSEP

President, COO
Event Leadership Institute
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM08 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
A brand isn’t just something a big company creates; it is the lifeblood for professional success. What does your personal brand say about you? Whether your goal is to build your own business or work for someone else, your personal brand is key to your success. With a heavy emphasis...
Speaker
Ms  Nicole Matthews CSEP

Founder
The Henley Company, LLC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ES02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
During this presentation, Renee Radabaugh, CMP President and CEO of Paragon Events, Inc. will discuss the importance of having a crisis plan in place. Having gone through several different experiences including, but not limited to hurricanes, travel strikes, power outages, and the unthinkable, Renee has a broad range of experience...
Speaker
Ms  Renee Radabaugh

President and CEO
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM09 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Back for its sixth year, Marketing All-Stars: talks about the evolving digital marketing landscape and how event professionals can stay on top of all the latest tactics in social media and digital marketing. The session brings together a panel of event industry marketing experts from all over in an intimate...
Speakers
Alicia Arzola

Account Manager Rayce PR
Panelist

Ms  Julie Novack

CEO & Co-Founder
PartySlate
Panelist

Kelsey Schwarz

General Manager Rayce PR
Panelist

Laura Cardo

Director of Client and Media Relations
Kristin Banta Events
Panelist

Ms  Rhonda Couchigian

Founder
Rayce PR
Moderator

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If you watch TV, you've seen the show where a successful businessman comes in, invests and takes over a struggling business. There's something to be said for figuring out your process, knowing what it costs you to produce an event and articulate that to a client. Creatives especially struggle with...
Speaker
Ms  Sasha Souza

Design & Wedding Mastermind
Sasha Souza Events
Speaker

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Most people know that being successful means keeping a careful eye on your measurable accomplishments, but for most this process is completed just once a year in reflection. In this interactive session, Emily Sullivan will walk you through her system of year-round assessment which will allow you to catch issues...
Speaker
Ms  Emily Sullivan

Founder and Owner
Emily Sullivan Events
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W04 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Attend this session and to learn the similarities of how western decor design can crossover into the Indian wedding market. Indian decor is not just for speciality decorators any longer. Come experience how you can enter this ever changing market to elevate your services above your competition.
Speaker
Ms  Therese Cole-Hubbs

Creative Designer & CEO
Electric Karma International
Speaker

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Tuesday, January 08
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Session Number:   D05 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Explore every step of adding atmospheric entertainment to your next large scale event, from museum opening to seasonal theme park festival. The journey begins with the creative development. What "story" do you want your entertainment to convey? The next stop is budget creation. Learn how to create a budget that...
Speaker
Mr.  Scott Swenson

Owner, Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC
Speaker

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While the events industry sometimes feels saturated, there are always untapped markets and underserved demographics in need of the services you offer. We’ll explore how to find your niche and establish a presence in it, how to promote your business to an untapped market, and how to ensure that your...
Speaker
Mr.  Bron Hansboro

Floral and Event Designer
The Flower Guy Bron
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   C04 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Follow the process of designing a menu that utilizes current trends, menu balancing, product knowledge, cross selling and creative descriptions.
Speaker
Mr.  Jerry Edwards CPCE

Corporate Chef and President Chef's Expressions Catering and Events Design
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   CL02 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Outspoken, controversial and industry leading, Aaron Kaufman Csep presents a confidential, no holds barred, open brain date for Industry leaders, business owners and the future leaders of the live event industry to share and discuss all of the current issues affecting the leaders and future of our industry.
Speaker
Mr.  Aaron Kaufman CSEP

President
Fifth Element Group
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W05 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
You've heard it before - systems and processes are critical to the success of your wedding planning biz. But where do you start? What tools should you use? And are systems *really* effective? Join me in this workshop-style session as I share my step-by-step process for creating systems in your...
Speaker
Mary Swaffield

CSEP
The Wedpreneur: Smart Business for Wedding Pros
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM08 
  • Tuesday, January 08, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Is your fundraising gala on life support? After 25 years, the annual black-tie gala for a small hospital in White Rock, BC was dying a slow death. With some ingenuity and creativity, the team at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation was able to reinvent their gala from a barely 50% attendance...
Speakers
Mr.  Anthony Vade

Experience Architect
FMAV
Panelist

Ms  Ashleigh Morriss

Special Events Officer
Peach Arch Hospital
Panelist

Ms  Joelle Paleologou

Co-Chair of the Gala Volunteer Organizing Committee
Panelist

Ms  Vicki Brydon

Director, Public Relations
Moderator

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Tuesday, January 08
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Tuesday, January 08, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: USS Midway Event Details: Reception and Entertainment Event Chairs: Nicole Bernardi, Executive Producer, Innovative Entertainment; Mark Howell, President & Executive Producer, Mark Joseph Creative Group; Pat Pfohl, Director of Event Sales, USS Midway As TSE's most attended event, everyone will be talking about the Opening Night Party for years to come.

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Wednesday, January 09
12:00 AM - 1:30 AM

  • Wednesday, January 09, 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location: BASSMNT • 919 4th Avenue • Suite 100 • San Diego, CA 92101 Event Details: Fundraiser The SEARCH Foundation Proudly Presents BOUJEE BASEMENT… a sophisticated shindig with plenty of TURN UP held in one of downtown San Diego’s most notorious cellars, BASSMNT! A 10-minute walk, and even shorter pedicab ride from...

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Wednesday, January 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Wednesday, January 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20 Event Details: General Session Event Chair: Clint Upchurch, Sr Experience Designer, AlliedPRA Begin the week on top with our TSE Keynote and take away motivation to build your success on. This is a must-attend to kick-off an inspirational and productive week at TSE!

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Wednesday, January 09
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

•    Define the elements of financial statements, including statement of cash flow,  balance sheet and income statement.   •    Define basic accounting terminology for catering executives.   •    Define accounting and inventory valuation methods

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Wednesday, January 09
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to do the following:  •    Describe fundamental characteristics of various types of beer, spirits and wines. •    Identify the primary legal considerations with regard to alcohol service.               •    Explain how to calculate beverage cost and pricing for profit.

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Wednesday, January 09
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Session Number:   D06 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Better than a crystal ball, David Merrell and Susie Perelman offer true-to-life trends that you can expect to see coming to life in events this year. In this session you will get an overarching view of event design, fashion influence, food and beverage, the customer experience and immersive event...
Speakers
Mr.  David Merrell

President
AOO Events
Speaker

Ms  Susie Perelman

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

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Wednesday, January 09
11:40 AM - 12:55 PM

t the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to do the following: •    Describe basic characteristics of various styles of food service. •    Distinguish table service from buffet service, station service and other types of food service. •    Estimate staffing needs for typical catered events using a particular style of service.

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Wednesday, January 09
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to do the following: •    Identify the components of a contract. •    Explain essential clauses for receiving and  products and services. •    Explain “truth in menu” laws

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Wednesday, January 09
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

An open book conversation about markups, "kickbacks", commissions, percentages and flat rates and the impact they have on profit, ethics and administrative workload. Audience participation highly encouraged. Be ready to be animated and vocal.
Speakers
Mr.  Aaron Kaufman CSEP

President
Fifth Element Group
Speaker

Ingrid Adolphs

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

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  • Session Number:   D07 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm--“How the Interior Design Industry Influences the Live Events Industry” Where and how we live informs how we entertain. Interior design is a consistently reliable influencer of the event experience and what clients want. In this panel discussion, hear three different perspectives on what trends from the...
Speakers
Mr.  David Merrell

President
AOO Events
Speaker

Ms  Susie Perelman

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

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The Academic Event Professional session is a forum for all campus planners attending TSE to share best practices and engaged in open dialogue to solve some of the event planning challenges that are unique to this market sector. The session will comprise panel-facilitated discussion on topics covering but not limited...
Speakers
Mr.  Brady Miller CSEP

Owner
Unbricked Communications
Panelist

Ms  Sally Webb Berry CSEP

Managing Director
The Special Event Company
Moderator

Stacey Phillips Webb

Production and Sourcing Manager
The Special Event Company
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   ET03 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed when reviewing an AV order, this session is for you! Let’s go back to basics as we work through a typical AV order to learn what’s-what in audio, video, lighting, and basic internet event technology. With the right vocabulary in your planner tool belt, you’ll...
Speaker
Mr  Tom Roth

Senior Conference Plannner
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM09 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Orchestrating a successful event takes layers of planning and logistics. This interactive session will demonstrate how creating a strong team of event partners and establishing clear lines of communication can solve problems and save money.
Speakers
Elizabeth Nutting, CSEP

Director of Events
Production Canada
Speaker

Kimberly Beaune CMP, CSEP

Event Storyteller
Creative Twist Inc.
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D09 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Come behold the design styles of four up and coming stars! Inspiring and practical, this session has something for everyone and the means to get it.
Speakers
Ms  Jordan Bickel

Event Designer, Hello! Florida Central
Panelist

Mr.  Mark Wells

Senior Vice President, Creative Services
Hello! Destination Management
Moderator

Mr.  Patrick Peel

Senior Producer/Event Designer, Hello! Las Vegas
Hello! Destination Management
Panelist

Ms  Tressa Rini

Event Designer, Hello! Arizona Destination Management
Hello! Arizona Destination Management
Panelist

Ms  Vanessa Lopez

Executive Producer/Department Director, Hello! Florida South
Hello! Destination Management
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   CL03 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
You’re a senior leader, now what? Maybe you’re a subject matter expert in planning meetings or leading a sales team, but how can you avoid getting so focused in that discipline that can’t reach that next level? This 90-minute senior –level workshop will focus on three main areas: basic business...
Speaker
Annette Gretg

Senior Vice President
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W06 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Creating a timeline can be tedious, but having an efficient method can eliminate hours of unnecessary work. Come and learn the top tips to create an effective wedding day timeline. Understanding the core elements of a successful wedding flow and how to efficiently run the show. In this session, we...
Speakers
Mr.  Anthony Navarro

Founder
Liven It Up Events
Panelist

Ms  Daniela Grafman CSEP

Chief Amazement Officer /Partner
Vision Event Co.
Panelist

Donna Anello

Owner
Majestic Moments Event Planning
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   SM10 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
I always say if you know how to sell, you'll NEVER be poor in your life! Many people hate the thought of selling. I did too until I learned that we are all selling something everyday...ourselves, products we like, places we like, etc. In the event industry, sales can be...
Speaker
Tami Forero

CEO
Forté Events
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM05 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
torytelling 2.0 - Each one of us brings our own unique story to what we do, it's part of the fabric of who we are and it is what enables us to succeed in this industry. Events are no different than people; they too have their own stories waiting to...
Speaker
Mr.  Lenny Talarico, CSEP, CHE

Executive Director
MGM Resorts Event Productions
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM10 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
How to successfully build and execute special events and catering at all levels. How to build a team of skilled event managers for front and back of house. Techniques to manage event clients from small to large events. Characteristics of an event manager - passionate, organized and balancing schedules. Career...
Speaker
Monique Boyd

Director of Special Events & Catering AT&T Stadium - Home of the Dallas Cowboys/ Legends Hosp
AT&T Stadium - Legends Hospitality (Dallas Cowboys)
Speaker

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Wednesday, January 09
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Session Number:   C05 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Conversations often begin around the table where we search for connections and establish excitement with our clients. Chatting with them about their future event starts by creating a common bond. It could be about their favorite cuisine, color schemes and themes, places they’ve visited that initiated their vision and talking...
Speakers
Ms  Cheryl Fish

President - High Rise Events & Vice President, SITK Design Services
High Rise Events - Someone's in the Kitchen
Speaker

Ms  Joann Roth-Oseary

Owner
Someone's in the Kitchen
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W07 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
The world of wedding PR is changing at a rapid pace. The old standbys, press releases and formal pitches, are no longer as relevant as they used to be, and the media themselves are changing. Award-winning national wedding publicist Meghan Ely shares with you strategies you can use to keep...
Speaker
Ms  Meghan Ely

President/CEO
OFD Consulting LLC
Speaker

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The future is AWESOME. We’ve all heard that event coordinators have one of the most stressful jobs out there, and we know how “crazy busy” people always seem to be in the world of special events. Well guess what: Those aren’t badges of honor; they’re PROBLEMS, and it’s up to...
Speakers
Mr.  Aaron Kaufman CSEP

President
Fifth Element Group
Moderator

Alisa Walsh

Director of Business Development
Eventworks
Panelist

Mr.  Bobby Dutton

Director
GrooveBoston
Panelist

Ms  Francesca Lombardo

Creative Marketing Director
Lombardo's
Panelist

Pawntra Shadab

Vice President of Events & Marketing
Elite Productions International
Panelist

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  • Session Number:   D08 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm- “Technology Breakthroughs in Live Events” with special guest techies (to be announced). It’s never been more important to be up on the latest in technology for our lives, homes, cars and communications. It follows that technology at events will continue to escalate in importance. Stay in...
Speakers
Mr.  David Merrell

President
AOO Events
Speaker

Ms  Susie Perelman

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

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Are you always on the hunt for ways to be more productive and effective? Running a business requires you to wear many hats and spin many plates all at the same time. How do you maintain productivity without driving yourself crazy? Nicole Matthews, owner of The Henley Company, will share...
Speaker
Ms  Nicole Matthews CSEP

Founder
The Henley Company, LLC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ET04 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
An AV Girl Boss leads a funny and engaging discussion of basic and pro tips on how to get the most out of your budget and your AV company for an amazing event.
Speaker
Laurel Miller

Owner
Seamless Event Solutions & Think AV
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D10 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Clients are wasting money on elements that make little or no impact on the guest experience...and planners and designers are not doing enough to prevent it from happening. As an event professional, you need to (delicately) exert your expertise and work with your clients to create events that make a...
Speaker
Mr.  Kevin Molesworth, CSEP

President
Brass Tacks Events
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM11 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Most event pros hate when they get asked "How much do you charge?" Why should you learn to love that question? Because buyers are the ones who ask it. It's the first question that you get asked these days, so learning how to handle it, and learning to love it...
Speaker
Mr.  Alan Berg, CSP

Author, consultant, professional speaker
Wedding Business Solutions
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W08 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
We've all run into difficult wedding clients and in this session I will lead a roundtable discussion about how to deal with issues that arise, sample solutions, and how to step back to reassess the situation.
Speaker
Ms  Sharokina Pazand

Founder & Event Director
Speaker

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When you tell someone you are doing academic events they often assume you are doing a meeting in a classroom with a PowerPoint emanating from a small projector on a stand in the middle of the floor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s university and college events are...
Speaker
Mr.  Jim Hooker

President and CEO
Stratelyst Creative
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM11 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Every event operation has a basic design process and a logistics plan. But what happens to that plan when the venture handles over 1,300 events a year at over 25 different locations globally, manages a production team of 125 employees with a 105,000 square foot warehouse and operates 24/7? When...
Speakers
James McCoy

Director of Production
MGM Resorts Event Productions
Keynote

Richard Derek Guerrero

Director of Logistics
Keynote

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Wednesday, January 09
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Let's redefine "Failure" - it seems so negative, so defeating - but it really isn't. While it might suck - it's defining and empowering. Forget all those cliches about going through hard times. Let's take a good look at current famous people who have "failed", let's talk about our "failures"...
Speaker
Niki McKay

Founder & Principal
Blue Danube Productions
Speaker

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Too often in our industry, planners and vendors alike lose focus on maintaining relationships with those we need most – our partners! Relearn your best habits with this session focused on how to GET the love by GIVING it.
Speaker
Ms  Barb Harris CSEP, DMCP

Vice President, Event Services
CTC Destination Management, a DMC Network Company
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM12 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In an era of so many technological advances, it has become overwhelming to determine the best methods for staying on top of all work matters when traveling. The experts at LEO Events have determined what works (and what doesn’t) and broken down the best applications and practices to incorporate while...
Speakers
Airika Gigas

Vice President of Events, LEO Events
Speaker

Justin Maddox

Producer, LEO Events
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D11 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
There’s no question that lighting and décor can have a major effect on an event space – in fact, it has the power to transform an empty warehouse or boring ballroom into a unique and breathtaking experience. Join Kevin Dennis as he discusses the latest professional lighting trends that are...
Speaker
Mr.  Kevin Dennis

Owner
Fantasy Sound Event Services/Wedding IQ
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM12 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Creative ideas are sometimes difficult to translate on paper, let alone justifying the fees attached to them. Walk out of this session with tools and ideas to stop the constant reinvention of how you present your ideas, services and rates.
Speaker
Ingrid Adolphs

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

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  • Session Number:   ET05 
  • Wednesday, January 09, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In today’s fast-paced business world, time, geography and budget restrictions often preclude people from being able to attend events in person. However, this does not mean they’re not interested in the content or experiences being created. Nor does it mean that event stakeholders are unable to connect with these parties....
Speaker
Mr.  Anthony Vade

Experience Architect
FMAV
Keynote

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Wednesday, January 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Wednesday, January 09, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The PRADO Event Details: Showcase and Reception Event Chair: Marcy Melley, Sr Catering Sales Manager, The PRADO; Amy Ulkutekin, Owner, Finest City Events A new, immersive event showcasing all the newest trends in Corporate Events, Fundraising, Social and Weddings.

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Wednesday, January 09
9:30 PM - 11:59 PM

  • Wednesday, January 09, 9:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: BASSMNT • 919 4th Avenue • Suite 100 • San Diego, CA 92101 Event Details: Fundraiser The SEARCH Foundation Proudly Presents BOUJEE BASEMENT… a sophisticated shindig with plenty of TURN UP held in one of downtown San Diego’s most notorious cellars, BASSMNT! A 10-minute walk, and even shorter pedicab ride from...

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Thursday, January 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Thursday, January 10, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20 Event Details: Entertainment Showcase Event Chair: Kevin Mignone, President, KM Productions; John Maxwell, Sr Project Manager, KM Productions Back by popular demand, Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot ListTM: 2019 will take center stage, featuring a high-energy, fast-paced, jam-packed presentation of the hottest new ideas, products and entertainment...
Speaker
Michael Cerbelli

CEO & President
Cerbelli Creative
Moderator

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Thursday, January 10
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to do the following:   •    Describe and identify various event functions and the appropriate sequences of events for those functions. •    Describe the various ancillary services available to caterers and event planners.

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Thursday, January 10
9:55 AM - 11:00 AM

•    Describe commonly used methods of food preparation for various styles of service. •   Apply standard measurement systems for liquids and solids to convert recipe ingredients. •    Calculate the number of portions necessary to prepare for various types of catered events. •    Describe safe procedures for food preparation, storage and handling.

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Thursday, January 10
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

•    Describe the steps in the hiring process. •    Describe the goals and information provided during the onboarding process. •    Describe the stages of the training cycle. •    Identify the basic functions and legal    considerations involved in employee performance appraisals. •    Identify guidelines for an exit interview program.

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Thursday, January 10
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

  • Thursday, January 10, 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Date & Time: Thursday, January 10, 2019 • 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Location: San Diego Wine & Culinary Center Event Details: Lunch and Presentation Event Chairs: Romy Linde, Director of Sales, Hello! California Destination Management; Mary Robinson, Co-Owner, San Diego Wine & Culinary Center Join our industry leaders in this thought-provoking event as...

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Thursday, January 10
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to do the following: •    Describe and explain how to target market segments typically served by catering and events operations. •    Identify strategies in developing a marketing plan. •    Identify elements of the sales forecasting process

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Thursday, January 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Session Number:   EM13 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
As an event planning company for over 20 years, it goes without saying that there have been mistakes - some minor and some major - at our past events that have helped us develop and continue to update our Day-of Event Checklist. If you are in the industry and are...
Speakers
Ms  Cara Weiss

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

Ms  Christine Ash

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

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  • Session Number:   ES03 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Risk management continues to be a hot topic in the events industry, but the focus is always on reacting to a catastrophe or disaster. While catastrophes and disasters are horrific, they are the responsibility of governments not event professionals. As an industry we need to concentrate on being proactive. We...
Speaker
Dr.  Linda Robson

Associate Professor
Endicott College
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   ET07 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
What you put on the screens is as important as who you put on the stage. Whether talking about graphics/wallpaper loops while the room is filling, opening videos or the presentation themselves, there is a right and wrong way to present your information. As the show director, content manager...
Speaker
Mr.  Scott Frankel

President
Animatic Media, LLC.
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D12 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
In this session, attendees will discover the steps for designing and producing high concept immersive designs from beginning to end. How to incorporate all aspects of the design (planning, décor, tech, catering and entertainment) in one seamless partnership and what to expect in the future from deeply engaging designs.
Speakers
Mr  Alexander DeHilster

Event Design Manager
Speaker

Ms  Meredith Francsis

Technical Producer
Speaker

Timot McGonagle

Senior Event Producer
Kehoe Designs
Speaker

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Are you making enough money? If not do you know why? I’ll help attendees understand how to evaluate their pricing and calculate what they should be charging and how to get it.
Speaker
Ms  Gwen Helbush cwc

President
Where To Start, Wedding Management
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM13 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Tired of clients (or your boss) telling you to just, “put it on Facebook” and hope for the best? While you may have the best intentions of creating content for your audience, if it’s done in silos and with no regard to business plans (or, gasp! you don’t have a...
Speaker
Melissa Harrison

CEO
Allee Creative, LLC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   W09 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
It wasn’t long ago that we sat in our pajamas watching the Jetsons. Everyone wanted a robot maid! 2018 is here and robot maids are just around the corner. If a robot can be a maid, can it also be an event professional? Technology, client personas, buying behaviors, and transportation...
Speaker
Kellie Daab

Founder, Wedding Industry Education
Wedding Industry Education
Speaker

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The Lombardo Family is embarking on their 92nd year in business. David Lombardo and Francesca Lombardo are the proud millennial's that encompass the fourth generation of the family. What does it take to keep a 92-year-old business relevant, appealing and ahead of the curve in our ever-changing events industry? Join...
Speakers
Mr.  David Lombardo

General Manager
Lombardo's
Speaker

Ms  Francesca Lombardo

Creative Marketing Director
Lombardo's
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   CL04 
  • Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
We live in a rapidly changing world. The demographics of our employees and customers are dramatically different than just 5-10 years ago. By 2020 more than half the workforce will have been born after 1980. There are new technologies, changing regulations and new norms for socio-economic issues such as #metoo...
Speaker
Ms  Marty Stanley

President, Dynamic Dialog, Inc.
Speaker

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Thursday, January 10
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Session Number:   D13 
  • Thursday, January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Looking for design tips to transform your world and your next event? You’ll learn the importance of visualizing the show, avoiding surprises and knowing the rules before you break the rules! Let’s rock n’ roll!
Speaker
Rob Barber

Vice President, Rental Solutions
ATOMIC
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   C06 
  • Thursday, January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Designing a Vegetarian Menu that satisfies all your guests. Chef Jerry Edwards will review and demonstrate several show stopping recipes that utilize the styles and flavors of many cuisines that are known for vegetarian menu items. The menus will satisfy any meat lover. Ingredients will be chosen that create a...
Speaker
Mr.  Jerry Edwards CPCE

Corporate Chef and President Chef's Expressions Catering and Events Design
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM14 
  • Thursday, January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
From intimate affairs to large-scale events, learn how to navigate the rules and restrictions and work successfully in museums and historic venues.
Speaker
Ms  Alicia Crosby, CPCE

Director of Events
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Speaker

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A lively debate to determine which of the Three R’s are most important: Return on Investment, Return on Relationship, or Return on Experience. The lively and interactive program uses an actual case study where a promotional investment of $400k resulted in a return of $30MM. As event professionals, we are...
Speaker
Mr.  Gregg Herning

Chief Sales Officer
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM15 
  • Thursday, January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
An in-depth examination of why strategic event messaging should drive the event process, not the event size. A client has told me on more than one occasion that they want “the biggest party in the history of …”. Is that really the goal? Is a large, flashy event the best...
Speaker
Mr.  Jim Hooker

President and CEO
Stratelyst Creative
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM14 
  • Thursday, January 10, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Face it - your Facebook posts are seen, on average, by less than 4% of of your fans; Instagram reach is slightly higher, but dwindling as they continue to rollout the algorithm. Stop wasting your time posting to the general masses on either platform and instead, get your product or...
Speaker
Valerie McCartney

Owner, Enticing Tables and owner, Facebook & Instagram Ads for Wedding Pros
Enticing Tables & Facebook Ads For Event Pros
Speaker

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Thursday, January 10
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number:   ET06 
  • Thursday, January 10, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
The event planning industry has come a long way from binders, faxes and manual check-in systems. Today, advances in technology have led to ever-changing improvements in the event management field. New tools have emerged that disrupt not only the event management industry, but many other industries that rely on time-consuming...
Speaker
Melissa Murray

CEO -Chief Encouragement Officer
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   D14 
  • Thursday, January 10, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Most of us have them - budgets! Whether they are big or small, we must design within the perimeters given. Learn how to design with the trends while staying within the wishes of your clients.
Speaker
Jacqueline Hill

Owner
Jacqueline Events & Design
Speaker

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This lecture will help you develop a plan for building a successful business that generates sales and strong customer relationships, consistently and efficiently. It will include 6 Techniques For Creating Brand Excitement, Social Media and Branding, Establishing Your Brand Position and How to Execute Your Brand Strategy.
Speaker
Dr.  Syleecia Thompson

Building a Sustainable Brand Through Social Media
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   SM15 
  • Thursday, January 10, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Tagging, photo filters, event timelines; the list goes on and on! Award winning photographer Collin Pierson will let you in to a photographers world, and show how these digital gatekeepers can help to make your business flourish with great content.
Speaker
Collin Pierson

Owner, Collin Pierson Photography
Speaker

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  • Session Number:   EM16 
  • Thursday, January 10, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As your client is changing, so is the etiquette of weddings. Millennials aren’t the first generation to change everything. Invitations used to be handwritten and delivered- not mailed. RSVP cards didn’t exist because the guest knew it was proper etiquette to reply in a timely manner. Every generation has their...
Speaker
Ms  TIFANY WUNSCHL

Owner and Lead Designer of Gourmet Invitations
Speaker

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When your event business gets a certain size, a lot of questions need answers. It is often trial and errors. These questions come back each time your business expansion reaches a new step. How is your event business structured ? Do you have a horizontal or vertical flow? Do you...
Speaker
Mr.  Nicholas-Olivier Caron

Vice-president
SENIK Events
Keynote

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Thursday, January 10
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 10, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20 Event Details: Awards Celebration Event Chair: Scott Frankel, President, Animatic Media, LLC Join us as we celebrate the industry's best who produced spectacular events over the past year. The Special Events magazine's advisory board selects events that raise the bar for innovation. Find out who takes...

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Thursday, January 10
9:30 PM - 11:59 PM

  • Thursday, January 10, 9:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Date & Time: Thursday, January 10, 2019 • 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Parq Event Details: Celebration/Reception/Entertainment Event Chair: Cindy Patenaude, Regional Director of Operations, ACCESS Destination Services It's the last chance for TSE attendees to connect, learn, and experience even more of the best in the events industry.

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