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NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018, JAVITS CENTER
BizBash Idea Fest

BizBash Live: New York 2018

Connect. Collaborate. Cultivate.

From education to exhibits, activations to the after-party, BizBash Live: New York is the one-day experience that will give you the ideas, resources, and network to make your event dreams a reality. Join more than 2,000 event pros on Wednesday, October 24 at the Jacob Javits Center, and discover the partnerships you need to propel your events forward.

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Speakers

Michael Skolnik
Michael Skolnik

C.E.O.
The Soze Agency

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Eric Vicedomini
Eric Vicedomini

Marketing Communications Manager
BMW North America

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David Solsbery
David Solsbery

Vice President of Creative and Marketing
Hargrove

What was the most memorable event you’ve worked on?

The presidential inaugural celebrations. These events are dynamic and fast paced. They are on the world stage. Working with the presidential Inaugural Committee to develop the right tone and message is very rewarding.

What was the aha moment that made you love events?

I began my event career as a theme party decorator in Silicon Valley in the mid-’80s. Working with companies like Apple, IBM, and Hewlett Packard in the early days of the dot-com era made me realize that there was a new booming industry that would need what I provided. I had no idea that companies would pay for event decor to launch their products or promote sales initiatives. The days of theme parties are mostly gone, but the need for event decor has only grown exponentially.

Any advice for up-and-coming event pros?

Listen...you must listen to your client. Not just what they say but what they really need. Use empathy to understand your clients and their attendees. I find that clients tend to offer solutions for their own problems without understanding all of the options available. Reading between the lines helps me to offer solutions they don’t even know they need.

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Laura Hutfless
Laura Hutfless

Partner
FlyteVu

What was the most memorable event you’ve worked on?

We created and executed an “Off to Prom” campaign this past March for our clients, Journeys and Converse. In summary, students from a winning market—Houston—were able to custom curate their own prom! For one night only, students from all walks of life, races, ages, styles, etc., came together and felt free to express themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. We heard from so many of the students that the event was the “highlight of their lives.” Little did we know, the next day, 22 of those students would be involved in the Santa Fe High School shooting. Our company purpose it to create life’s most memorable moments—and the event reinforced that every moment is precious.

What was the aha moment that made you love events?

I can’t say there is “one” moment but instead a combination of (1) seeing a team come together to do the impossible and (2) hearing from attendees that the experience was one of the best moments of their lives.

Any advice for up-and-coming event pros?

When someone tells you “no,” do it twice and take pictures.

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