Event & Meeting Management Course at BBA Elevate 2014 Symposium

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We regret to inform you that one day intensive Event & Meeting Management Course was canceled due to an insufficient number of registered attendees within our deadline. But don’t worry, this course is still available on line through BBA and starts September 26! Contact us today for more information.

This year’s BBA Elevate Symposium promises to be an informative and educational experience impacting all members of the Wedding & Event Industry.  On Thursday September 25, 2014 participants will have an opportunity to take a one day intensive course on Event & Meeting Management conducted by our guest instructor Nicole Halton from Event Leadership Institute, New York. Participants will receive a Certificate of completion at the end of the day. Those who wish to complete full course and earn ELI digital credentials will be able to do that any time after Symposium by signing up on line trough BBA website and will be offered special discounted price.

Course Overview

This event and meeting planning course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of planning a wide range of events.

If you’re looking to become an event or meeting planner, or you’ve been planning events for a while but never got a proper training, this is the ultimate course for you.  If you are a wedding planner, decor Company, venue or a vendor and looking to expand the scope of your services this is  the course for you. Here you’ll get a thorough understanding of how events work, why people and companies host events, how the industry is configured, & how to strategically plan & coordinate a typical event from A to Z.

This course covers the role of events in today’s world. budgets & goals, workflow management, venue selection and negotiation, room layouts and seating formats, food and beverage, entertainment and speakers, design and decor, transportation and logistics, registration and check-in, hybrid and virtual meetings, using apps and technology, basic lighting, audio visual and more.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how to create an event that achieves specific objectives for the host/client.
  2. Design a planning process that incorporates budgeting, project management, communication and evaluation tools.
  3. Have an understanding of the various event elements (food and beverage, design, entertainment, site selection, etc.) and how to cost-effectively employ them.
  4. Understand the role of the planner on site at the event, and the mindset necessary to oversee successful event coordination.


About Instructor


Nicole Halton has been a professional event planner for 13 years. Nicole  is currently director of corporate events for Disney/ABC Television Group. For 8 years, she has been leading and collaborating on major events throughout the country for ABC Network, Disney and ABC Family Sales. Nicole is also currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU, teaching an Introduction to Special Events class as well a Instructor at Event Leadership Institute teaching Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals . She was also nominated for Corporate Event Planner of the Year from BizBash magazine in 2012.

She previously served as events director at SPARTY!, a full service event marketing company that creates and executes custom spa experiences. There, she planned events for clients including Shaquille O’Neal, Vogue magazine and The Emmy Awards. She also worked at GM R* Works, the exclusive sales promotion agency of General Motors, where she worked events including the NCAA, NFL, PGA, NBA, NASCAR, MLB, Tribeca Film Festival, EssenceMusic Festival, Fashion Rocks, and the ESPY Awards.

We hope that you will recognize this unique opportunity to be trained by one of the best professional in the event industry and earn a certificate for completing the course.

Early bird tickets are available for purchase for $375 until August 15th. After August 16th ticket will be available for regular ticket price of $425. To purchase a ticket click HERE.





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Ivana Zivanovic is the 2014 President of the Bahamas Bridal Association. She is a Certified Wedding Planner and Interior Decorator and brings her knowledge of floral and event design to LUXE Worldwide as the head of the European and Caribbean Events Division with expertise and experience in the Cruise and Travel Industries. LUXE Worldwide was founded in 2002. Formerly known as A Design For Destiny Luxury Events, LUXE specializes in destination events including weddings, milestone celebrations, concerts, festivals and productions across the globe. LUXE also houses a custom design studio which specializes in custom stationery like programs and invitations as well as personalized favors, hand-painted aisle runners and engraved gifts.