2017 Conference and Trade Show

Annual Conference and Trade Show

Come for a day full of education and networking!

Get ready for a fun, vibrant and meaningful opening keynote presentation by Rob Ferre: Connections Academy: Tips on becoming a networking honor student.

Our seminars this year are:
• Different Is Better
• Nora Bruce – Digital Marketing, Maximize Your Facebook and Instagram Marketing
• How to Get Her to Say Yes to…You (Closing the Sale)!
• How Safe is Your Business (The Basics of Contracts)

End the day with our closing keynote, the fabulous Tomayia Colvin from Texas to learn about: The Dynamics of Diversity in Weddings and What You Need to Know.

Opening Keynote – Connections Academy: Tips on becoming a networking honor student. – Rob Ferre is wedding DJ, entertainer, and speaker from Salt Lake City, Utah. He founded Life of the Party Entertainment in 2007 after returning from a 3 year stint in Orlando Florida. His DJ company recently was awarded Best of State for Event DJ. He has presented for wedding professionals and at various DJ conventions throughout the country including Wedding MBA. Rob is the currently serving on the boards for the Utah Chapter for American Disc Jockey Association and the Mountain West Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Closing Keynote – The Dynamics of Diversity in Weddings – Tomayia Colvin is a former educator with 10 years of experience teaching high school and middle school English Language Arts, Yearbook and Photography in public schools. She is the author of two best-selling children’s books. Tomayia was named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Photographers in the United States with images published in national magazines and blogs such as Essence.com, Munaluchi Bridal and Seniorologie. She is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Photography Awesomesauce and The Rising Tide Society. She is a high school senior and wedding portrait photographer in Houston, TX and for the last five years has inspired her high school clients to reach their highest potential.

Rob Ferre – Professional Speaker
Tomayia Colvin – Tomayia Colvin Photography
Eric Lofholm – Eric Lofholm International, Master Sales Trainer
Jason Spencer – Profit First & Spencer Weddings and Entertainment
Michelle Trigger – Trigger Law Office
Nora Bruce – Digital Marketing

Hands-on Workshops
Snapchat 101
Bridal Show Exhibiting Success
Profit First with Coach Jason Spencer
Download and Use Email Lists
How to write up a business plan, the ins and outs
Hashtags and how to use them

The Falls Event Center
Randy Peters Catering
Sacramento Bride & Groom Magazine
Queen B Productions
Fleur de Regine Design Studio
Any & All Events by Kristine
Sound Image Entertainment
Bridal Expo
My Conference Essentials
Five Star Wedding Films
Monster Energy Drinks
Education Conference Committee

Bridal Expo
Eric Lofholm International
HI Massage Station
Profit First
Queen B Show Productions
Sacramento Bride & Groom Magazine

Basic Timeline:
9:00am Registration
9:30am Opening remarks
10:00am – 11:00am Keynote Speaker
11:00am Speed Networking
11:30am – 12:30pm 1st set of seminars (3 to choose from)
12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch and Trade Show
1:45pm Welcome back, prelude to afternoon sessions
2:00 – 3:00pm Workshops
3:15 – 4:15 pm 2nd set of seminars (3 to choose from)
4:15 – Break and Final time to visit trade show
4:45 – 5:45pm Keynote Speaker/Final Session
6:00pm Final remarks and drawing

Prices Include Breakfast, Lunch, Trade Show, P.M. Break, seminars, awesome speakers door prizes and networking!

Call 916-392-5000 or Email juliamarkel@gmail.com for more information.
We have sponsorship levels as low as $75.00!

REGULAR PRICE (February25-March 18, 2017):
Members – $79 for first and $69 for each additonal attendee from same company.
NonMembers – $89 for first and $79 for each additiona attendee.
FINAL PRICE (after March 18, 2017 and at the door):
Members – $99 PER PERSON
NonMembers – $109 PER PERSON

If you are interested in being a sponsor or having a table, please contact Julia Markel – 916-392-5000 or julia@afwpi.com

2016 Conference Committee
Kami Storz, Sound Image Entertainment, Chair
Grace Bakay, Queen B Productions
Katy Baker, Delta King
Jennifer Baker-Blackman, Queen B Productions
Kristine Bryant, Any & All Events by Kristine
Sandra Gonzalez, SPARKLE bridal couture
Lori Levisen, Loving Celebrations
Deb Northrup, The Falls Event Center
Marjorie Perez, Something Planned Events
Lynn Sargent, Five Star Wedding Films


Tuesday, April 4, 2017| 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
The Falls Event Center
8280 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(Click Here for directions.)


Sacramento Bride & Groom Magazine
Randy Peters Catering
Queen B Show
 Sound Image Entertainment
 Bridal Expo
 Any & All Events by Kristine


If you want to RSVP and send a check or need an invoice to pay (before March 18, 2017), please email SacAfWPi RSVP

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