Making Weddings Memorable

Date: August 25 - 27, 2020
Location: Webinar via Zoom

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Making Weddings Memorable


Weddings are a significant event in a person’s life. It is one emotional event celebrated by bride/groom and their families, relatives, close friends and significant others.

Professional wedding planners are hired to undertake overall event preparations – from venue/date selection, design themes/motiffs and decors, food menu and beverages, photos and videos, programme and enertainment, etc. They are trained and experienced professionals contracted to manage the event, including stakeholder management.

This webinar will give wedding planners proper guidelines in coordinating wedding events seamlessly by: identifying phases of wedding event management; recognizing cultural ethnicity and religious factors impacting weddings; trends in wedding worldwide; identifying design themes, motiffs and merchandising; banqueting/food menu and beverages; photography and videography; budgets and contracts; and reviewing successful wedding case studies.

Key Webinar Topics

1. The Phases of Wedding Event Planning
2. Trends: Weddings Around the World
3. The Filipino Wedding Celebration
(Culture, Beliefs, Family Tradition, and Modern Genre)
4. Themes and Motiffs (Design/Decor/Colors/Merchandising)
5. Banquet and Parties (Food/Menu/Beverage)
6. Programme and Entertainment
7. Photography and Videography
8. Budget and Contracts
9. Case Studies

Who Should Attend

Wedding Planners, Event Professionals, Event Managers, PR Professionals, MICE Planners, Designers, Visual Merchandisers, Florists, Stylists, Caterers, Restaurant Owners, Wedding Vendors and Suppliers, Bride and Groom To Be, Musicians, and those involved in organizing and implementing weddings.

The Resource Speakers and Experts

Alice Conway, CSEP, CHEP

Director of Event Management
Stratford University, USA

Alice is the Director of Event Management Program of Stratford University in Falls Church, Virginia, where she produces all the major university events. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stratford University. She completed all academic requirements for a Doctorate in Higher Education at Stratford University.

Alice is one of the elites in international events management industry to hold the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation from the International Special Events Society (ISES), and one of a handful event professionals to reach Emeritus status. She is the Founder and past President of the Greater Washington Chapter of ISES and served for years on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board. She taught and lectured at universities in Spain, Canada, De La Salle University in the Philippines, University of San Diego, University of Southern Oregon, Temple University, James Madison University and University of Arizona.

Alice mentored students all over the world, many of whom attained successful careers and achieved CSEP status. In 2010, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Washington Chapter of ISES.

Dr. Mina T. Gabor

Chairman and President
ISST (International School of Sustainable Tourism)

When you think of world-wide success in the crafts export business, there is only one name, and that is Mina T. Gabor. She is a visionary. Dr. Gabor started and established the first handicraft export manufacturing company in the Philippines, Lawin Cottage Industries. She was the pioneer in the development and marketing of non-traditional export products. She also set up the first buying office in Manila (Lawin Merchandising Service, Inc.) and became a successful buying agent for the major retailers in the United States, Japan, Australia, Singapore, London, and France.

She founded and served as President of CITEM (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, Inc.), the export promotion agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. Among her notable accomplishments in CITEM were the establishment of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) with the Japanese grant of 15M USD to build it, and got the franchise of the World Trade Center for the Philippines. At this time, she did not only make her business successful, but she also stimulated the country’s cottage industry, pushed it to go urban and world-class, and introduced it to the world.

Dale Padrelanan – SMRIHtlM

Senior Member of Royal Institute of Hotel Management – Singapore
Management Consultant, Trainor

Dale Padrelanan is the former Senior Banquet Operations Manager of Marriott Hotel Manila. He is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the restaurant, hospitality, and fast food industry. He is a management consultant, a trainor for Food & Beverage service, Event Management and Customer Service, He pre-opened two five-star hotels and the largest Ballroom in the Philippines.

He worked in luxury hotels, restaurants, golf and country clubs, and major fast food chain in planning, marketing, cost analysis, budgeting, expense control, staffing and training and quality management. He has strong and proven ability to handle catering/banquet functions of up to 4,500 with knowledge in different types of service, and implement team building and interpersonal relations skills with employees and guests.

Dale worked as Captain Waiter, then as Banquet Service Manager at New World Renaissance Hotel.He has worked at Hyatt Scottsdale, Arizona, The Inn at Spanish Bay @ Pebble Beach California, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix Arizona also, at Rydges Hotels & Resorts in Auckland, New Zealand, he held a position Food & Beverage Director.. He started his career with Marriott International as Banquet Maitre’D at JW Marriott Hotel in Washington DC, USA.

Registration Fees and Discount Scheme

Local Participants
PHP 2,999 + VAT inclusive of 2 days webinar

Foreign Participants
US$ 199 inclusive of 2 days webinar

Discount Scheme

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