Wedding Professionals Forum 

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Networking

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun

9:15-10:00 a.m.
Professional Panel Q&A: You Have Questions, They Have Answers!
Moderator: Kevin Olivera, Olivera Music Entertainment
Rebecca Barns, Women’s Wedding Network, Brides & Weddings
Lori Carlyle, Shadow Creek Weddings & Events
Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting
Jeff Maszal, Ceremonies by Jeff
Sarah Pete Rizzi, Sincerely Pete Events

10:00-10:45 a.m.
The New Rules of Millennial Customer Service
MaryLou Pernod, the Knot

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00-11:45 a.m.
De-mystifying Social Media: Leveraging Consistency and Connection to Convert Clients
Jamie Kutchman Wynne, Marigold & Grey

11:45 a.m.-12: 45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

12:45-1:30 p.m.
Crafting Your Personal Brand – Brand As An Event Professional
Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Can We Talk Cultural
Paula Safran, West Belmont Place/The National Conference Center

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Real Couples, Real Answers: Recently Married Couples Share Their Insight and Experience
Moderator: Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events