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Association of Bridal Consultants Education

ABC Cultural Horizons - Philadelphia, PA

Association of Bridal Consultants

Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

ABC Cultural Horizons - Philadelphia, PA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Members Only Early Registration by March 23rd - $159
ABC member registration through March 23rd for Cultural Horizons, Sunday, April 21st, 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m. Registration includes full-day seminar, materials, lunch, breaks and self-parking. ABC members receive 2 educational point towards Education and Professional Development for this one-day seminar.
1 Ticket Ended $159.00 $0.00
All Non-Members, Guests and ABC Members After March 23rd - $179
Cultural Horizons, Sunday, April 21st, 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m. includes materials, lunch, breaks and hotel self-parking pre-paid through noon, April 16th. Registration includes full-day seminar, materials, lunch, breaks and self-parking. ABC members receive 2 educational point towards Education and Professional Development for this one-day seminar.
5 Tickets Ended $179.00 $0.00
Late Registration, Pay-at-the-door, Walk-Ins - $189
All late registrations after noon, April 16th, space available. Non-members must pre-pay. All unpaid registrations after noon, April 15th will be canceled and the "pay at the door" rate applies.
5 Tickets Ended $189.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Your wedding business should be prepared to reach and service today's multicultural and interfaith bridal business.  The Cultural Horizons seminar will provide you with tools and tips to diversify your marketing strategy.  Facilitated by ABC Director of Ethnic Diversity, Lois Pearce MBCtm.

Seminar Description

A full one day seminar examining:

  • Ethnic demographics
  • Methods of research to learn about the cultures
  • Business and social etiquette to make other cultures feel comfortable in doing business with a vendor  (i.e. understanding language barriers, how colors, certain clothing, an approach to time and certain foods may be offensive to certain cultures.)
  • Cultural nuances of several ethnic and religious wedding traditions.
  • An interactive review of various interfaith and intercultural weddings by the participants.

ABC members receive 2 educational point towards Education and Professional Development for this one-day seminar.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!


Accommodations

Marriott Philadelphia Airport Hotel has set aside rooms for $109 single or double  for Saturday, April 20th, so ABC members can "fly-in" for this seminar.

Call Marriott reservations at 1-800 682-4087 or 215-492-9000 and request Association of Bridal Consultants rate. Our ABC rate cutoff is March 22nd, 2013. Reservations after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis.

Marriott Philadelphia Airport Hotel

One Arrivals Road, Terminal B

Philadelphia, PA 19153


Directions

AIRPORT ARRIVALS

The hotel is connected to the airport Terminal B US Airways via skywalk.

Please note the Information kiosk at the bottom of the escalator used to access baggage claim. Please pick up the red phone and dial #45 to request a Hotel Shuttle pick up. Be sure to stand in Zone #4 on the arrivals side of baggage claim for the shuttle. If Arriving in Terminal F, please note that after picking up your luggage ( please call us for a Shuttle pick up by dialing any white phone on the wall extension 2900) please wait for the Hotel Van directly outside in front of the baggage claim. 

DRIVING

 ***For GPS address, please use 8500 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153

From Scranton, Northern PA: 132 miles, approximately 2 hours

From New York City: 105 miles, approximately 2 hours

From Pittsburgh, Western PA: 311 miles, approximately 5 hours

From Washington, DC: 130  miles, approximately 2 1/2 hours

PARKING

Follow signs to Garage C, Level 2 for hotel guests. Vehicles over 6 ft can NOT fit into garage.

Please note that Oversized Vehicles cannnot park in Hotel Parking Garage. There is a  separate lot for Oversized Vehicles (six feet or taller) at a cost of $38.00 plus 20% tax per vehicle per 24 hour period. Park and Fly is Strictly Prohibited at this Property.

BY TRAIN

Depart Amtrak to Philadelphia (PHL), 30th St. Station.

Transfer to Septa, Airport Line to Terminals. Airport Line service runs seven days a week, between 5:00 a.m. and 12 midnight. (Fare $6.25 - 7.00).

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. Visit below sites for more information on fares, schedules, and service advisories.

 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations more than 10 days before seminar may be transferred to another ABC seminar or refunded less a $25 administrative fee.  Cancellations/no-shows less than 10 days before the seminar cannot be refunded. If paying by check, check must be postmarked by early registration cutoff to be received prior to the seminar.  No-shows will be invoiced.

Not comfortable with online payments? Register and select "Payment by Check" during the checkout process. Checks can be made out to ABC-Education and mailed to:

Elise Enloe, MBC, ABC Education Department, 660 Neile Ct., Oviedo, FL 32765.

Additional questions:  E-mail ELISEABCFL@aol.com

Have questions about ABC Cultural Horizons - Philadelphia, PA? Contact Association of Bridal Consultants
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When & Where



Philadelphia Airport Marriott
One Arrivals Rd
Terminal B
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Association of Bridal Consultants

The Association of Bridal Consultants has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1981 and has over 4,500 members in 26 countries on six continents. The Association of Bridal Consultants is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. For additional information, visit www.BridalAssn.com or phone 860-355-7000.

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