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The Event Planner Expo 2019 Agenda

The Event Planner Expo 2019 will be held on October 1st-3rd at multiple locations in New York City. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend 3 action-packed days networking with top industry professionals, learning from inspirational thought leaders, and discovering ways to increase business.

We Look Forward to Seeing You at The Event Planner Expo 2019!

If you have questions about anything leading up to the event,
don't hesitate to call our office at 212.254.3700

DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 1st

Opening Party

SPIN | 48 E 23rd St, NYC
6pm - 9pm

DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 2nd

Educational Speaker Series

92Y | 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC
9am - 5pm

Keynote Speaker: Gary Vaynerchuk
CEO, VaynerMedia - #1 expert on social media and business growth

Access for Education, VIP education, All Access, Platinum All Access


Doors Open & Check-In Begins


Welcome from The Event Planner Expo Team


Keynote Session

Jason Feifer - Editor–in-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine


How Different Sales Tactics Create Different Events

Panel featuring:
Ariana Stecker – COO, Save the Date
Lou Canakes – VP of Sales, SPIN
Liz Woldman – Senior Catering Planner, Sage & Zest
Tatiana Byron Marx – Founder & CEO, 4PM Events/Wedding Salon

Hear from experienced sales professionals about the best techniques for closing sales. From networking to client appreciation to leveraging long-term relationships, sales is much more than a cold call. Learn how you can meet and exceed your sales goal during this panel.


Marketing Concepts for All Industries & Events

Panel featuring:
Denise Bennett – Marketing Director, TBS/TNT Warner Media
Angelica Garcia – Event Chair - Professional Women’s Roundtable, AM Productions & Events
Danielle Rothweiler – Wedding & Event Planner, Rothweiler Event Design
Nicole Rose Stillings – Founder & CEO, Rosé Rockers
Laurent Lootens – Owner, Lapin Quotidien BVBA

Our Panelists will cover different marketing mediums including social media, digital marketing, experiential marketing, and more. They will discuss the best practices, pros and cons, and share how you can develop a marketing campaign using various methods to grow your business.



Rae Majors-Wildman – CEO/President, Rae Majors-Wildman (RMW) International

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Break for Lunch


Special Presentation

by Master Illusionist Eliot Zimet


Confront Your Relevancy

Daniela Grafman - Partner, Vision Event Co.
Lauren Goldberg - Regional Sales Manager, AFR Furniture Rental

Are you keeping yourself relevant in your profession and your life? Are you surviving or thriving? Daniela and Lauren will discuss how you can thrive and succeed through your relevancy with your career, your clients and your personal relationships and how individual relevancy will elevate our industry as whole.


Branding & Experiential Events

Panel featuring:
Elizabeth Craighead – Senior Producer, Experiential & Events, Live Nation Entertainment
Suzanne Taylor – Director, Head of Experiential Marketing, Xandr
Leighann Farrelly - Senior Director, Strategic Events, Quintessentially
Aryn Chapman - Principal and Senior Event Producer, Ax3 Studios
David Beame - Vice President, Events & Experiences, Global Citizen

From Product Launches to Fundraisers to Influencer Events and more, events are often used to market a brand or product. These experts will discuss how to successfully create experiential events that convey a brand’s message through touch, taste, feel, and other branded elements.


Technology Trends & How They Affect Events

Panel featuring:
Miguel A. Peguero - Event Technology Specialist, One Way Event Production
Kevin Sauvageau - Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Stay22
Scott Frankel – President, Animatic Media, LLC
Ahlilah Longmire – Founder/President, The Tesla Group

Learn how you can use technology to enhance an event and attendee experience before, during, and after and event.



Amy Landino - Co–founder, Aftermarq


Keynote Session

Gary Vaynerchuk - CEO, VaynerMedia


WeWork - The Space at Flatiron - Invite Only

35 East 21st Street, Ground Floor
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Invite-only cocktail reception for VIP Education, All Access & Super All Access Ticket Holders being held at WeWork's newest private event venue, The Space at Flatiron, located in the heart of the Flatiron neighborhood. The beautifully renovated ground floor space has 25 feet of glass looking out into the neighborhood and is the perfect place for our Event Planner Expo party!

WeWork was started in 2010 and has revolutionized the way individuals and startups work in an ever-changing digital landscape. WeWork's mission is to "Create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living."

DAY 3 - Thursday, October 3rd

Exhibitor Floor

Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street
2pm - 8pm

Entry for Education, VIP Education, All Access, Super All Access Ticket Holders: 2pm


Hio Networking Lounge located on the first floor for all VIP, Education, VIP Education, All-Access and Super All Access Ticket holders

WeWork Lounge with Fireside Chats located on the second floor for all VIP, Education, VIP Education, All-Access and Super All Access Ticket holders

Entry for VIP Ticket holders: 3pm

Entry For General Admission: 4pm

After Party

1 Oak
453 W 17th Street
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Transportation to 1 Oak provided by: New York Trolley starting at 7:30pm outside Metropolitan Pavilion.
New York Trolley provides the most unique charter transportation in NYC. Our unique fleet of 34-passenger trolleys are ready to provide transportation for your next corporate event. Our trolleys have heat and air conditioning. Perfect for team outings, holiday parties, and as a shuttle service to dinners and events. Book us now for your next corporate event.