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Dallas

Monday

October 15, 2018

Tower Club

Dallas

Introducing the new WeddingWire World - an impactful HALF-DAY experience complete with empowering education, networking opportunities, and more!

Join us for the latest business tips and advice from top wedding industry experts to inspire you and help you reach your business goals.

What to Expect

Educational Presentations

Enjoy six general sessions on topics including marketing, sales, pricing, trends, social media, and more!

Complimentary Headshots

Ready, set, smile! Get a free professional headshot for your website, social media accounts, or marketing materials.

Photo Opps & Giveaways

What’s a wedding industry event without photo opps for your social feed? We promise other fun surprises along the way too.

Cocktail Reception

Wind down after a successful day with cocktails, delicious appetizers, and great company!

Speakers

Sonny Ganguly

WeddingWire

Sonny Ganguly

CMO

WeddingWire

Sonny leads WeddingWire's B2C/B2B marketing strategy, customer acquisition, and community development. Today, WeddingWire is the leading marketplace connecting consumers with event merchants, with an audience of over 40 million visitors each month across its network. In addition, Sonny is a widely acclaimed speaker, giving over 50 presentations across the globe each year on technology, marketing and strategy. Prior to joining WeddingWire, Sonny was in a management program at Wal-Mart where he led marketing, sales, and retail strategy development. Before this experience, Sonny spent four years at Kraft Foods where he managed numerous consumer brands, including the JELL-O business with P&L responsibility for over $800 Million.

Sonny holds a B.A. in Economics with a focus in Management and Marketing from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he served as President of the Marketing Club. Sonny is a founding member of NextGen Angels and an active member of the CMO Club, where he was awarded as a CMO Rising Star.

Alan Berg

WeddingWire Education Guru

Alan Berg

Certified Speaking Professional®

WeddingWire Education Guru

With more than 20 years in wedding related sales, sales management and marketing, Alan is considered to be the Leading International Speaker and Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events. Alan is the author of the books If Your Website Was An Employee, Would You Fire It?, Your Attitude for Success, and Shut Up and Sell More Weddings & Events, which are also available in Spanish. Alan speaks to thousands of local business professionals every year through webinars and live presentations, domestically and internationally. He is an in-demand professional speaker and one of only 800 Certified Speaking Professionals® worldwide.

Megan Hayes

WeddingWire

Megan Hayes

Associate Director, Customer Success

WeddingWire

Megan acts as a customer advocate working in both account management and online advertising. She travels nationally speaking on topics to empower small businesses with industry education and trends. Additionally, Megan spearheads round table discussions and programs to promote a shared forum between WeddingWire and the wedding vendor community.

JACQUELINE NWOBU

Munaluchi Bride Magazine

JACQUELINE NWOBU

CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MUNALUCHI BRIDE MAGAZINE

Munaluchi Bride Magazine

Jacqueline Nwobu is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine and online wedding marketplace serving the $200 billion international wedding and events industry. Since the launch of Munaluchi in 2010, Jacqueline has grown the brand into an industry leader with a robust multi-cultural marketplace and social media influence of over 600,000 followers worldwide. With a strong and focused vision to champion diversity, Jacqueline has successfully disrupted the industry to influence positive change and inclusiveness. Her TEDx talk on "Reshaping an Industry, One Like at a Time" has received rave reviews.

Prior to launching Munaluchi Bride, Jacqueline obtained her B.S. degree in Medical Technology and worked for major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, including Johnson and Johnson. The rapid success of her magazine has landed her interviews on NBC, ABC and WPIX NY. Jacqueline resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Learn more about Munaluchi at www.munaluchibridal.com

Meghan Ely

WeddingWire Education Expert

Meghan Ely

OFD Consulting

WeddingWire Education Expert

WeddingWire Education Expert and OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. She is a WeddingWire Education Expert as well as a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine, Wedding Business Magazine, Catersource and SpecialEvents.com.

Meghan represents clients globally and has earned them coverage with the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Brides, Bridal Guide, the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, the Travel Channel, HGTV, Brit & Co and Refinery 29, among others. Meghan is the national Vice-President for the Wedding International Professionals Association and the 2017 chair of the NACE conference education committee. She is also an adjunct professor in the Mass Communication department at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in Public Relations. Most recently, Special Events honored her as one of the top 25 young professionals in the event industry.

Kathryn Hamm

WeddingWire

Kathryn Hamm

Education Expert

WeddingWire

Wedding innovator, Kathryn Hamm, is an Education Expert and Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for WeddingWire. She is also co-author of the book, The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography. A natural educator, Kathryn writes, speaks and consults with wedding professionals about same-sex wedding trends, best practices when serving today’s couples, and how to think ‘outside the box’ when considering the modern market. Kathryn has a Masters in Social Work from the Catholic University of America and an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Princeton University.

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Schedule

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration & Info Desk

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Complimentary Headshots

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

General Session

Welcome to WeddingWire World Dallas

Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session

Sell Your Value & Charge What You're Worth

Alan Berg, Certified Speaking Professional® and WeddingWire Education Guru

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Make A Powerful First Impression with Your Online Presence

Megan Hayes, Associate Director of Customer Success

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

SOCIAL MEDIA AND GENZ: ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CUSTOMERS?

Jacqueline Nwobu, CEO & Editor-In-Chief, Munaluchi Bride Magazine

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

BREAK

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

General Session

Dazzle With the Art of Surprise and Delight

Meghan Ely, Principle, OFD Consulting and WeddingWire Education Expert

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Open for Business: The Value of Speaking to a Broader Audience

Kathryn Hamm, WeddingWire Education Expert, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Marketing Innovations to Grow Your Business

Sonny Ganguly, Chief Marketing Officer, WeddingWire

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

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Location

Tower Club

1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor Dallas, TX

The Tower Club is located on the 48th floor of the Thanksgiving Tower. Ample parking is available in the Thanksgiving Tower parking garage located on Elm street on the right before Stone Place Crosswalk.

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