As a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants for the past 15 years, I always look forward to the annual ABC NJ State Conference. In past years, this event has taken place in Stamford, Connecticut, New Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ, and recently has settled in Atlantic City. The conference draws wedding industry professionals from not only New Jersey and the Tri-state area, but also from other parts of the country and regions of the world. From educational seminars with expert speakers, to incredible networking opportunities with members of the weddings community, to a fun time enjoying what the Atlantic City region has to offer, this conference is a MUST-ATTEND for the 2012 summer season. NJWedding.com is proud to be a media sponsor and will be participating in the conference as well. View the details below on what goes on each day, and we’ll see you there!
Wednesday, August 22nd:
Sandals Certification for ABC Members
Kick off our State Conference with an opportunity to obtain your Sandals Certification. For those who are ABC members you know that the “Sandals ABC Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Program” has been a great way to further the services you offer to your clients. Learn how to use the power of the Sandals branding to co-brand and cross-market with your company. Discover how to sell honeymoons to existing clients and receive Certified Sandals credentials to make customers aware of your enhanced services. Starting at 12:00 Noon (so feel free to bring lunch), the session will be offered free of charge to ABC members.
Thursday, August 23rd:
Thursday at the Atlantic Club Casino will be a full one including educational seminars, vendor showcase, round table & open discussions on how to build your bridal business.
Featured Speakers to include Alan Berg (“Bridal Black Belt – Fighting Your Way To The Top”), Julie Goldman (“Scale Your Business To Gain Employees, Clients & Profits”), Linnyette Richardson Hall (“Your Money MATTERS”) and Joseph Youngblood III (“Understanding Intellectual Property”).
Also participate in Round Table Discussions with Erik Kent (“The Ever Changing Wedding Marketplace”), Abbey Malcolm (“Tips from A Stationer”), Christine Figliuolo/Allison Kulesza (“The Value of Customer Service in A High Tech World“), Kathi Evans (“There’s No 2nd Chance to make a Good 1st Impression”) and Tina and Gene Durbano (“Tips for Special Effect Lighting“).
To close out the day, we invite you to join us for dinner hosted by the ABC NJ at Patsy’s Trattoria inside the Atlantic Club Casino! Here you will have another opportunity to network with all the new connections you have made. View details!
Friday, August 24th:
Brunch will be offered at the gorgeous One Atlantic located at The Pier Shops at Caesars. This brunch menu will be sure to please so don’t miss out – more exciting details to come!
Amazing Lodging Details!
The Atlantic Club Casino has offered a rate of $79.00 per night for Wednesday and Thursday Evenings for those attending. To book your room, contact (800) 257-8677 or CLICK HERE and select Association of Bridal Consultants Room Block and use password JNJABC to reserve!
Please bring your significant others and your family and take advantage of all Atlantic City has to offer! www.atlanticcitynj.com
ABC Members ~ $350
Non-ABC Members ~ $375
(Ticket Price Includes Conference, All meals on Thursday, and Brunch) – REGISTER HERE!
Spouse/Guest Meal Ticket ~ $150
(Ticket Price includes Welcome Reception, Dinner on Thursday, Brunch) – REGISTER HERE!
Sponsorships & Vendor Tables are still available. Contact Kristin Polhemus – firstname.lastname@example.org
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