This week I attended eventConnect – a networking session that brings together the industry and provides an opportunity for aspiring meeting planners to produce an event. It was my first time attending and I definitely had a great time meeting new people but also catching up with industry friends. Here’s more on the event!
Location, Location, Location! Held at the trendy Brassaii in King West, the resto-lounge was perfect for the chic crowd that it attracted. Having a private space to host the event gave it intimacy and exclusivity. The venue is perfect for intimate weddings, wedding rehearsal or even perhaps a trendy bridal shower.
#OmNomNom ~ For event planners food should and must be a priority, especially with “foodie trend” that has had global impact. The event served up 5 bite sized treats include a Cocktail Shrimp, two varieties of sliders (Roasted Chicken & Beef), a cheese infused treat for the veggies and a mini cupcake. The taste and frequency of service was great, however I do wish they served up another or had an equal amount of vegetarian delights for all!
Meeting the Experts ~ As a planner I know I am always developing each event that I execute. In the events industry you never stop learning and if you think have learnt it all – you are definitely wrong! eventConnect not only provided an outlet to network with my peers but it also included an interactive panel of experts speaking on “How You Found Success in the Industry”. This session was not only insightful but inspiring. The panel included Paras Mehta, Sandy Biback & Trevor Lui – all inspirational leaders with a wealth of knowledge to share. Coming from diverse backgrounds in design, corporate meeting planning and venue operations, the panel was dynamic and I went away with some key pieces of information that will only help me help my clients!
Take Away ~ It’s so important to be involved in your industry. The more people you meet and the more you learn will only make you better at what you do. In the end offering the highest level of expertise to our clients is what they are paying us for and events like this only elevate us. I encourage everyone to collaborate and share – it will only raise the bar and make our industry and our services invaluable!