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Wedding Forum

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Limited to 250 Attendees

BizBash says “We do!” with the debut of The Wedding Forum. Hear from globally-recognized wedding tastemakers Preston Bailey and Ron Ben-Israel, along with experts from renowned brands The Knot and Pernod Ricard.

Explore the intersection of weddings and events during this hour-long session, covering the latest wedding and event trends, where to find inspiration, tips on catering to your client, and more.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity for wedding and event planners will discover their AHA moments together.

Secrets from the Source: Preston Bailey on Successful Experiences

Preston Bailey, Renowned Designer, Author, and Speaker

As a globally-renowned wedding and event designer, best-selling author, and seasoned industry speaker, Preston Bailey has done it all. With more than 37 years of experience, he has created lush, theatrical environments for celebrities, royal families, C.E.O.s, and athletes. Now he’s ready to share his secrets. Listen as he divulges on topics that include where he finds inspiration for weddings and events, facing challenges in business, dealing with brides versus corporate clients, and the impact of mentorship.

Weddings x Events: What’s Hot and What’s Not for 2018

Lauren Kay, Deputy Editor, The Knot

Ron Ben-Israel, Chef and Owner, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Kevin Denton, Corporate Mixologist, Pernod Ricard

Beth Kormanik, Editor-in-Chief, BizBash

Lush, lavish decor versus minimalist designs. Signature drinks versus do-it-yourself bar stations. Jewel tones and grey fondant versus traditional white cake finishes. How do you sift through the countless options each season to separate the event-worthy ideas from the fleeting fads? Listen as Ron Ben-Israel, a renowned cake designer; Lauren Kay, wedding maven and deputy editor of The Knot; and Kevin Denton, corporate mixologist for Pernod Ricard, sit down with Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, to discuss what’s hot and what’s not for weddings and events in 2018. This expert panel will share fresh ideas on everything, including catering and design, in addition to new ways to implement these trends, keeping your clients happy and more.


The Knot
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Pernod Ricard
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