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shine – Advanced Education for Wedding & Event Pros | ABC 2014 Florida Mtg

When:
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd
Orlando, FL 32836

Hosted By:
Mark Kingsdorf, MBC Florida State Manager & Elisa Delgardio CSEP, MBC

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-advanced-education-for-wedding-event-pros-abc-2014-florida-mtg-tickets-11508852287?aff=rss

Event Details:

shine conference 2014

Come shine! with us...

An advanced education and professional development conference for Association of Bridal Consultants members and creative professionals serving the wedding and event industry.

SHINE is a two-day conference experience designed to inspire, motivate and enlighten every attendee!  SHINE will feature an array of renowned industry pros, sharing stories and experiences that will resonate with everyone from aspiring consultants to seasoned professionals. 


shine speakers|

 Planners, Designers, Authors, Entrepreneurs, Trend setters, Influencers, and Award Winners:

 Donnie Brown - Donnie Brown Weddings & Events - @WDonnieBrown

Heather Canada, MBC - First Coast Weddings and Events - @FirstCoastWedd

Kelly McWilliams - Weddings by Socialites - @weddingtidbits

Brian Joyce and Richard Streitler - Flourish Floral Productions - @FlourishFloral

Jennifer LeeCoach Jenn Lee - @coachjennlee

Brenda Fernandez MBC - Dream Wedding Mexico - @Brendaferza


SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

SUNDAY:

Enjoy a relaxed morning on your own if you arrived on Saturday night

11 am ..... Registration begins at 11am

12 noon ..... Brunch and Opening General Session: "Shine Stories" - featuring our Speakers

           .... General Session with Donnie Brown

           .... Breakout Sessions: *Heather Canada MBC; *Brenda Fernandez MBC

6 pm ..... Education Concludes

7 pm ..... Off-site Dinner & Networking: {SPARKLE & SHINE at the Palace} Join us for a stellar reception at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel! (Transportation included)

MONDAY:

8 am ..... Breakfast - 27 Palms

8:30 - 11:30 .... "Design that Shines" - Power Sessions led by Kelly McWilliams, and Brian Joyce & Richard Streitler

(Hotel Checkouts)

12 noon ..... Luncheon & Inspiration Session with Coach Jenn Lee

1:30 - 3:30 .... (Just added!) Planners Forum - Moderated by Mark Kingsdorf MBC - This session is exclusively for planners

* Schedule is subject to change!  Updates will be posted and emailed as the Event draws closer.


THANK YOU SPONSORS !!

 ELEGANT IMAGERY PHOTOGRAPHY

A CHAIR AFFAIR

FLOURISH FLORAL PRODUCTIONS

APOLLO'S CHARIOTS

TREASURED MOMENTS VIDEO PRODUCTION

CONNIE DUGLIN LINEN

ATMOSPHERES FLORAL & DECOR

WEDDINGS IN THE CITY

TWO SWEETS BAKE SHOP

DOGWOOD BLOSSOM STATIONERY

OVER THE TOP, INC

BUMBY PHOTOGRAPHY

GET LIT PRODUCTIONS

YOUR ORLANDO DJ

SWAG DECOR

PARTY FLAVORS 

CHIC EVENT FURNITURE RENTAL

WHITE ROSE

CLAIRE PACELLI PHOTOGRAPHY

GREEN SCREEN PHOTOGRAPHICS

SHUTTER BOOTH

THE INVITATION LOUNGE

along with

 SHERATON LAKE BUENA VISTA

BUENT VISTA PALACE HOTEL & SPA

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Sharon: sharonb@chairaffairrentals.com


HOTEL  ACCOMMODATIONS

Host Hotel: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

Room Rate: Please call 1-800-423-3297  or  Sheraton direct: Enid: 407-550-1028

*Resort Fee Includes: self-parking, wireless internet, bottled water in guest-room daily, daily newspaper, 2 pools, fitness center and business center.

** Early arrivals beginning Saturday 8/2 are welcomed! ** 


Ticket sales will continue through 7/30/14 or until the event reaches capacity. Pricing will increase on July 25th for both the conference tickets and the off-site dinner.

Early Bird Ticket purchases may be subject to cancellation fees.  Ticket transfers must be approved.


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shine | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants, Florida – Early Bird Tix for Aug 2014

When:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 11:30 PM to 11:55 PM (EDT)

Where:
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd
Orlando, FL 32836

Hosted By:
Mark Kingsdorf, MBC Florida State Manager & Elisa Delgardio CSEP, MBC

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-assoc-of-bridal-consultants-florida-early-bird-tix-for-aug-2014-tickets-11378127285?aff=rss

Event Details:

{ PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY }

shine conference 2014

* * *  IMPORTANT  * * * 

 This is a limited time offer for ABC members to purchase Early Bird tickets for:  shine

Event Dates: Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Monday, August 4, 2014

This offer will save you at least 20%, but act fast!

We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets remaining! Get them before 6/4/14!

 


Come shine! with us...

A professional development conference for Association of Bridal Consultants members

and creative professionals serving the wedding and event industry.

SHINE is an innovative two-day conference experience!  SHINE is designed to inspire, motivate and enlighten every attendee.  SHINE will feature an array of renowned industry pros, sharing stories and experiences that will resonate with everyone from aspiring consultants to seasoned professionals.  


ANNOUNCING  OUR  INCREDIBLY  TALENTED  SPEAKERS !!

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Planners, Designers, Authors, Entrepreneurs, Trend setters, Influencers, and Award Winners:

Donnie Brown - Donnie Brown Weddings & Events - @WDonnieBrown

Heather Canada, MBC - First Coast Weddings and Events - @FirstCoastWedd

Eddie Diaz, CSEP - Encore Creations - @eddiediaz

Kelly McWilliams - Weddings by Socialites - @weddingtidbits

Jenn LeeCoach Jenn Lee - @coachjennlee

Brenda Fernandez MBC - Dream Wedding Mexico


SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

SUNDAY:

Enjoy a relaxed morning on your own if you arrived on Saturday night

11 am ..... Registration begins at 11am

12 noon ..... Brunch and Opening General Session: "Shine Stories" - featuring our Speakers

           .... General Session with Donnie Brown

           .... Breakout Session(s) *Heather Canada MBC

6 pm ..... Education Concludes

7 pm ..... Off-site Dinner & Networking

MONDAY:

8 am ..... Light Breakfast

8:30 - 11:30 .... "Design that Shines" - Power Sessions led by Kelly McWilliams and Eddie Diaz

(Hotel Checkouts)

12 noon ..... Luncheon & Inspiration Session with Coach Jenn Lee

1:30 - 3:30 .... Breakout Session(s)  *Brenda Fernandez MBC

* Schedule is subject to change!  We are still receiving Proposals of various types and will publish a complete schedule with Speaker info and Topics very soon.


HOTEL  ACCOMMODATIONS

Host Hotel: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

Room Rate: $119. plus $19.95 Resort Fee plus Local & State Tax - Please call 1-800-423-3297 and ask for Association of Bridal Consultants Group Rate.

Resort Fee Includes: self-parking, wireless internet, bottled water in guest-room daily, daily newspaper, 2 pools, fitness center and business center.

(Florida Residents and AAA members may qualify for other available rates via online booking)

August is an active month in Orlando, so we encourage you to book accommodations prior to July 1, 2014.

** Early arrivals beginning Saturday 8/2 are welcomed! ** 


Ticket sales will continue through 7/30/14 or until the event reaches capacity. Pricing will increase on June 5th for both the conference tickets and the off-site dinner.

Early Bird Ticket purchases may be subject to cancellation fees.  Ticket transfers must be approved.


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shine | Association of Bridal Consultants, 2014 Florida Meeting

When:
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd
Orlando, FL 32836

Hosted By:
Mark Kingsdorf, MBC Florida State Manager & Elisa Delgardio CSEP, MBC

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-association-of-bridal-consultants-2014-florida-meeting-tickets-11508852287?aff=rss

Event Details:

shine conference 2014

Come shine! with us...

A professional development conference for Association of Bridal Consultants members

and creative professionals serving the wedding and event industry.

SHINE is an innovative two-day conference experience!  SHINE is designed to inspire, motivate and enlighten every attendee.  SHINE will feature an array of renowned industry pros, sharing stories and experiences that will resonate with everyone from aspiring consultants to seasoned professionals. 


ANNOUNCING  OUR  INCREDIBLY  TALENTED  SPEAKERS !!

|

 Planners, Designers, Authors, Entrepreneurs, Trend setters, Influencers, and Award Winners:

 Donnie Brown - Donnie Brown Weddings & Events - @WDonnieBrown

Heather Canada, MBC - First Coast Weddings and Events - @FirstCoastWedd

Eddie Diaz, CSEP - Encore Creations - @eddiediaz

Kelly McWilliams - Weddings by Socialites - @weddingtidbits

Jennifer LeeCoach Jenn Lee - @coachjennlee

Brenda Fernandez MBC - Dream Wedding Mexico - @Brendaferza


SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

SUNDAY:

Enjoy a relaxed morning on your own if you arrived on Saturday night

11 am ..... Registration begins at 11am

12 noon ..... Brunch and Opening General Session: "Shine Stories" - featuring our Speakers

           .... General Session with Donnie Brown

           .... Breakout Session(s) *Heather Canada MBC

6 pm ..... Education Concludes

7 pm ..... Off-site Dinner & Networking

MONDAY:

8 am ..... Light Breakfast

8:30 - 11:30 .... "Design that Shines" - Power Sessions led by Kelly McWilliams and Eddie Diaz

(Hotel Checkouts)

12 noon ..... Luncheon & Inspiration Session with Coach Jenn Lee

1:30 - 3:30 .... Breakout Session(s)  *Brenda Fernandez MBC

* Schedule is subject to change!  Updates will be posted and emailed as the Event draws closer.


HOTEL  ACCOMMODATIONS

Host Hotel: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

Room Rate: $119. plus $19.95 Resort Fee plus Local & State Tax - Please call 1-800-423-3297 and ask for Association of Bridal Consultants Group Rate.

Resort Fee Includes: self-parking, wireless internet, bottled water in guest-room daily, daily newspaper, 2 pools, fitness center and business center.

(Florida Residents and AAA members may qualify for other available rates via online booking)

August is an active month in Orlando, so we encourage you to book accommodations prior to July 1, 2014.

** Early arrivals beginning Saturday 8/2 are welcomed! ** 


Ticket sales will continue through 7/30/14 or until the event reaches capacity. Pricing will increase on June 5th for both the conference tickets and the off-site dinner.

Early Bird Ticket purchases may be subject to cancellation fees.  Ticket transfers must be approved.


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shine | Association of Bridal Consultants, Annual Florida Meeting

When:
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd
Orlando, FL 32836

Hosted By:
Mark Kingsdorf, MBC Florida State Manager & Elisa Delgardio CSEP, MBC

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-association-of-bridal-consultants-annual-florida-meeting-tickets-11378127285?aff=rss

Event Details:

 

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shine conference 2014

A professional development conference for Association of Bridal Consultants members

and creative professionals serving the wedding and event industry.

SHINE is an innovative two-day conference experience!  SHINE is designed to inspire, motivate and enlighten every attendee.  SHINE will feature an array of renowned industry pros, sharing stories and experiences that will resonate with everyone from aspiring consultants to seasoned professionals. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014  through  Monday, August 4, 2014

(Early check-in begins Saturday, August 2nd)

Dynamic speakers will be revealed soon!  |  Ticket sales begin Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Getting to the GLAM! Association of Bridal Consultants – Florida Workshop

When:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Where:
Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

Hosted By:
Mark Kingsdorf, MBC Florida State Manager & Elisa Delgardio CSEP, MBC

Register for this event now at :
http://abc-floridagettingtotheglam.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:

Everyone seems to think that being a Professional Wedding Planner is a GLAMOROUS job….and it can be. But before you get to the glamorous interviews, TV, magazine features and celebrity weddings; there is A LOT of hard work.

This “(NOT) Just for Novices Workshop” – Getting to the GLAM is designed to be a fun interactive session for the Novice and more seasoned planners to learn how to get through the nuts and bolts of Owning a Business, Sales Meetings, Closing the Deal, Contracts, Pricing, Advertising & Marketing and Dealing with Technology….

It provides learning and networking opportunities as well the time for roundtables to learn from some of Florida’s Master Bridal Consultants and each other.

We have blocked a few rooms with Rosen Plaza, (800) 627.8258, at a rate of $109 for those who choose to come in and stay overnight and enjoy a weekend away.

For those who are staying overnight or who might arrive early, enjoy breakfast on your own at the hotel’s Lite Bite Express or Café Matisse. Refreshments and a wonderful multi-course lunch will be provided.

Participation in this ABC Florida sponsored meeting earns you 1 point toward your next designation.

Registration includes:

  • Full day workshop 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • All-day coffee and tea, lunch, afternoon break
  • Complimentary self-parking

Payment and cancellation. Registration must be prepaid via paypal or check made out to ABC-Florida and mailed by April 15th to Mark Kingsdorf, 15706 Heron Hill St., Clermont, FL 34714 to receive early discounted registration. Regular registration must be received by April 25th or the "pay at the door/walk-in" rate prevails. Cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the workshop after which no refunds will be processed. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or transfer our registration to another person. 

What to Bring:Attendees are asked to bring and donate one item (

What to wear:
While "glam" is suggested (optional), business casual attire is fine. 

How to get to the Rosen Plaza Hotel (Don't confuse Rosen Plaza with the Rosen Center Hotel whichh is just down the street.)

From the Airport

  • SR-528 or the Beachline Expressway (formerly the Bee Line Expressway) West toward International Drive, Turnpike & I-4
  • Exit at International Drive SeaWorld®,
  • Convention Center Exit
  • Turn Right onto International Drive
  • The Rosen Plaza Hotel is located approximately one mile on the left, past the Convention Center,
    at 9700 International Drive

 From Downtown Orlando or Florida Turnpike

  • I-4 West
  • Exit at Sand Lake Road; turn left onto
  • Sand Lake Road
  • Turn right onto International Drive
  • The Rosen Plaza Hotel is located approximately two miles on the right,
    at 9700 International Drive

 


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ABC-Florida (Not) Just for Novices Workshop, Central Florida

When: Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Where: The Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing1105 Lake Shore DriveThe Villages, FL 32162 Hosted By: Association of Bridal Consultants... Read the rest of this entry »

South Florida at BizBash IdeaFest 2013

 

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Inspiration. Explore the creative process through the mind of event guru David Beahm. Let him take you on a journey through his most explosive events for Louis Vuitton, Target, and more. More Opportunity. As the fastest growing population segment, the Latino market is hotter than ever. Join Rachel Gross as she discusses “New Opportunities in the Hispanic Event Market”. More
Conception.
The clock is ticking and you have limited time to pull off a spectacular event; this is all too familiar for Bruce Orosz. Join as he divulges the secrets to pulling off events such as the Orange Bowl halftime show. More
Integration.
Today’s brides are savvy consumers, collecting ideas from Pinterest, TV shows, and numerous other outlets. Gain insight into this evolving industry with wedding expert Rebecca Grinnals. More
One Day. An All-New Conference. The Event Innovation Forum–South Florida at BizBash IdeaFest.
ABC members, save 20% on the Event Innovation Forum and trade show floor with code BBABC. Register Now

Association of Bridal Consultants-UCF Student Organization Informational Meeting

When: Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Where: UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management9907 Universal Blvd.Orlando, FL 32819 Hosted By: Association of Bridal Consultants -... Read the rest of this entry »

ABC-Florida Family Fun Cruise – CANCELLED

Event Date: 7/5/2013 – 7/8/2013

We WON’T be  cruising to the Bahamas on Carnival Imagination, Friday, July 5th from Miami, spending Saturday in Nassau, Bahamas and/or Sandals, spending Sunday at sea and returning to Miami early Monday morning, July 8th.  Since we are hosting annual conference, this retreat was ABC-Florida’s state meeting for this year. While there was interest, without cabins held with deposits, the cost was going to go up $100 per person to keep our contract open.

Holiday in the Tropics – Annual Hospitality Industry Holiday Luncheon

When: Monday, December 17, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST) Where: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Hotel & Resort12205 South Apopka Vineland RdOrlando, FL 32836 Hosted By: Association of Bridal Cons... Read the rest of this entry »