$50 – $500

2019 Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)Heartland Regional Conference

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Clayton Plaza Hotel

7750 Carondelet Avenue

Clayton, MO 63105

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Please mark your calendar to join us for the upcoming ABC 2019 Heartland Regional Conference! As a wedding professional, it's important for you to stay up with the trends as well as up to date with the latest marketing tools & industry knowledge to help sharpen your skills. The Association of Bridal Consultants has always believed in a core focus of Career Support and Continued Education. One of the ways we carry out our purpose is through conferences like this one. You'll be networking with wedding professionals across the Heartland Region, including Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kansas, and Arkansas!

FOR MORE INFO: Sponsorship, Itinerary, and Guest Speakers - Keep Scrolling
(*See below)


2019 ABC CONFERENCE HEARTLAND
SPONSOR PACKAGE


Platinum Sponsor - $1000
Sponsorship includes Vendor Booth, business information and logo in program, promotional material. Included in website, social media and items in gift bag. Includes two tickets to seminars, lunches and Sunday night event.

Gold Sponsor - $500
Sponsorship includes Vendor Booth, business information and logo in program, promotional material. Included in website, social media and items in gift bag. Includes one ticket to seminars, lunches and Sunday night event.

Vendor Booth - $350
Ticket includes table at seminar for displays and marketing information. Includes one ticket for seminar and lunches.


Clayton Plaza Hotel Room Rates - $116 per night + tax

Use this link to book by Feb 3rd, 2019

https://reservations.travelclick.com/97426?groupID=2431569


GUEST SPEAKERS:


Christina Farrow
Aisle Planner - Founder & President
Speaker Bio, Christina Farrow: A seasoned wedding planner with a reputation for creative design and innovative concepts, Christina Farrow brings 20 years of wedding planning experience and expertise to the table as Aisle Planner's Co-Founder and President. Realizing a need in the industry for better planning and business management tools, Christina turned her attention toward building an technology platform that would empower wedding and event professionals to build better businesses, deliver exceptional client experiences and lead more balanced (and organized) lives.


Trevor Wessmann-Lavelle
Aisle Planner - VP of Sales & Marketing
Speaker Bio, Trevor Wessman-Lavelle: Coming full circle, Trevor started his professional career in the events industry pioneering corporate event sales and management for one of San Diego's preeminent floral design and decor firms. After nearly two decades working with some of the world's most iconic, global lifestyle brands including Reef, Sorel, Taylormade and Adidas, Trevor rejoined the world of events with Aisle Planner where he is responsible for corralling the AP team's creative power and executing intelligent marketing initiatives and sales strategies that build meaningful, empowering connections to the brand and drive growth.


Bernadette M. Baillie
The Knot Pro - Director, Education & Local Partnerships
Speaker Bio, Bernadette Baillie (pronounced Bay-Lee) has created innovative marketing programs for some of the world's top brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Sony Music Entertainment and The Knot. Bernadette has been a featured speaker at NACE, The Special Event, WIPA and Wedding MBA. She is a mother of 4, Dyson vacuum aficionado and foodie that likes to try regional cuisine wherever her travels take her. Bernadette lives in San Diego, California.


Ashlee Erlinger
Owner/Lead-Planner of Signed, Sealed, Delivered Events
Ashlee Erlinger fell in love with weddings in 2008 and never looked back. After launching Signed Sealed Delivered Events in 2012, she's welcomed countless clients into her heart as well as a crew of love addicts to her planning team. While designing and coordinating are a few of her favorite things, it's the relationships with her clients that really takes the {wedding} cake! SSD Events is a five-time winner of the Wedding Planner of the Year award. When she is not planning happily ever afters, Ashlee enjoys creating HGTV inspired updates in her own home (much to her husband's demise) and pretending to chef it up with her brand new kitchen aid mixer! Ashlee and her hubby Jason live in Belleville, IL with their furbaby, Holly and spend their off weekends traveling, bike riding and netflixing (and chilling duh)!


Darlene Davis
CPA Principal - Davis & Associates
Darlene M. Davis is the firm's managing partner and principal owner. She is a graduate of Saint Louis University and is licensed as a certified public accountant by the state of Missouri.

Prior to founding the firm in 2000, she worked as Chief Financial Officer of two privately held businesses where she managed the accounting, finance and human resource departments for both entities. She traveled the world while employed by a major manufacturer of agricultural products, auditing its worldwide plants, offices, and operations. She began her professional career with one of the regions largest CPA firms. She was an Inroads Intern with the General Dynamics Corporation.

Davis has over 20 years of progressive accounting, audit and tax experience and has expertise primarily in the areas of small business management, litigation support, not for profits and church & clergy accounting and tax matters.

Bobbi Brinkman
Wedding Educator-Speaker-Mentor & Knot Ambassedor
As a storytelling photographer + wedding industry educator based in St. Simons Island GA, I’m super excited to share with you my years of experience in the wedding industry. It’s a privilege to help you achieve a long & prosperous career with a purpose by serving your clients, showing up and being your most authentic self---- in the most fabbo way! Bobbi is happily married to her wife the fabbo Tina, living their best life with Studio Dog Hana on St. Simons Island GA♥



Melody McClellan
CEO of Unwrap You, LLC
She is a published author of two books; Unwrap the New You Interactive Wellness Journal and Ohhmazing Wellness. Melody received the 2017 Excellence in Health Care Award and has over 18 years of experience in the health field, specifically in the areas of diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, and weight management. Coach Melody creates an implements corporate wellness programs, develops personalized workshops, facilitates lunch and learns, and is a dynamic speaker. She engages groups of all ages in a variety of topics related to health and wellness. Her goal is to educate and improve the health outcomes. In addition to her passion for health and wellness, Coach Melody is an ambassador for the American Heart Association, VP of Young Ambassadors for YWCA, and a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Conference Itinerary

*We are finalizing guest speaker details, and will have those posted soon!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

9:30 AM - Sandals Certification Workshop

Sunday March 3rd, 2019

8:00 AM - Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00 AM - Opening Session - ABC Updates
9:30 AM - Sandals Recap
9:45 AM - Hotel Division
10:00 AM - Keynote Speaker - Bernadette Baillie, The Knot "Marketing To Millennials"
11:30 AM - LUNCH
1:00 PM - Kelly Jackson, KJR Marketing "Online Marketing & Site Optimization"
1:45 PM - Darlene Davis, Davis & Associates CPA "It's Your Money, Keep More of It"
2:45 PM - Break
3:00 PM - Kat & Liz, L Photographie
4:00 PM - Nancy Slade, St. Louis Bride Magazine
4:45 PM - Day 1 Wrap Up

7 PM - Mascarde Ball AFTER PARTY

Monday March 4th, 2019

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Welcome & Recap
9:30 AM - Keynote Speaker - Christina Farrow & Trevor Wessmann-Lavelle - Aisle Planner
10:30 AM - Ashlee Erlinger, Signed, Sealed & Delivered - "R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
11:15 AM - Melody McClellan, CEO of Unwrap You, LLC
12:00 PM - LUNCH
1:00 PM - Jacob Norton, Perfect Wedding Guide "Instagram 101"
1:45 PM - Bobbi Brinkman, Wedding Mentor "Open To Serving All Your LGBTQ Weddings"
2:30 PM - Break
2:45 PM - Keisha Mabry, Keisha Mabry "Friending"
3:30 PM - Wedding Wire
4:15 PM - Closing Session Wrap Up & Giveaways

Thank you Sponsors:

Allegro Entertainment
Aisle Planner
The Knot
Sisters Floral Design
Divine Events
Starry Night Events
Connie Duglin Linen
Clayton Plaza Hotel


For Sponsorship and Speaker Inquiries email amm@mydivineevents.com or call 314.669.5933


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