I attended my first Bizbash this week and it was amazing! I met up with some of my fellow area Event Planners I have met over the past few months. Its always great to speak to other professionals in your field; we all share the same successes and frustrations LOL
The first seminar was Event Planning Documentation ~ creating the checklists from A-Z given by Dianne Budion. It was very informative; it covered everything from finalizing agreements to trouble-shooting for event production.
Next was the seminar on Green Events ~ measuring up to the new standards of business given by Janet Sperstad. This workshop covered how to create green standards for not only your company but for your events.
Our next stop was the Bizbash Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where Jennifer Gilbert from “Save the Date” event planning shared her story of how her company became the greatness it is, how she fared on the Real Housewives of NYC and how being a business-woman, mother and wife revolves around it all. Very inspirational woman indeed!
The we walked the show floor where exhibitors showed everything from stationary to luxury buses to mini-candy apples (my personal fav!) We networked with tons of vendors and saw some pretty cool stuff – including this super tall lady!
The next seminar was the best way to charge for your event planing services. Ways to structure your pricing all depends on your event, area, years of experience; this info was priceless.
The final seminar of the day was Invitation trends for 2011 ~ color pallets, luxe textures and print styles that are hot for this coming year…all of them to die for
We wrapped up the day with a little more networking and some pictures ~ check out our FB page for them all @
Cannot wait to go to BizBash again next year!