Wedding Professionals Forum 

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

10:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun

 

Emcee & Panels Moderator

Kevin Olivera – President, Olivera Music Entertainment

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Pro Panel – You Have Questions, They Have Answers!

Christopher Coles – General Manager, Dulles Airport Marriott

Mark Eli – Special Events Coordinator for the Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management

Robert Weil – Law Office of Robert J. Weil, PLLC

Casie Griffith, Commercial Lines Director at Loudoun Insurance Group

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Power of Inclusivity – Connecting with Diverse Couples

MaryLou Pernod – Northeast Regional Director, The Knot

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch & Prize Drawings

 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Today’s Millennial Couples: Selling to Millennials

MaryLou Pernod – Northeast Regional Director, The Knot

 

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Best Practices: Hospitality

Debbie Zurschmeide-Schoeb – The Stable at Bluemont Vineyards

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Marketing & Social Media Panel – Demystifying Marketing

Glory Barbaris – Founder & Creative Director, Always Creating Studio Weddings & Events;  Creator & Social Media Influencer, Always Creating Blog

Katie Barchas Wilson – President & Chief Marketect, The Market Group Inc.

Rebecca Barnes – Publisher, Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia Magazine; Director of Women’s Wedding Network

Chris Myers – Marketing Manager, Fleetwood Farm Winery