Tawanda Sims is the Founder and CEO of Elite Events Management located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she is also the founder of Business Blast Friday. She has over 25 years of experience in Wedding Planning, Corporate Events, Human Resources and Management. She is a creative thinker who enjoys planning, producing, and managing weddings and events to precisely fit the personalities of her clients.
As founder of Business Blast Fridays, her goal is to connect the dots and help you learn how to combine your passion with a strategic plan for growing it into a thriving business. Business Blast Friday is a popular quarterly networking mixer for business owners to come together and share best practices.
She earned her wedding planning certification from The Bridal Society, The Nation’s Leader in Wedding Planner Certification and Training. Tawanda’s take charge attitude, strong business skills and an eye for detail, enabled her to establish a successful wedding and event planning firm. She is known for her “no-nonsense” approach when it comes to planning weddings and events. Her impeccable taste, outgoing personality and firm but gracious demeanor are the perfect qualities of an Elite wedding and event planner.
Why a “Let’s Plan Conference”? Vendors that I have worked with in the industry, have suggested that I share with other wedding and event professionals how to execute a flawless event from start to finish. Vendors, designers, wedding and event planners have marveled at how we execute logistics while providing superior service. My goal with Let’s Plan Conference is to connect the dots and push you in your passion.
Shavonya Nickole is the founder of SN Exclusive Design Firm, Inc. She is also the Event Design Architect of SN Event Design Management Company & Lead Floral Designer of Platinum Pops of Color Blooms. SN is based out of Atlanta, GA but travels globally to create custom events for her signature clients. As an exclusive event designer with over 10 years of experience, SN performs at the top of the event design industry. Her exceptional eye for element details never leaves client’s dreams unfulfilled.
Shavonya Nickole is an accredited wedding and special event floral designer. Having been trained with some of the best in the industry such as the Prestigious Preston Bailey. Her educational background in interior design with a minor in architectural design, in addition to other certifications, provides the foundation for her unique aesthetics.
SN continues to influence the design industry as she has a continued thirst for the latest training offered in various domains to give clients design elements beyond their wildest dreams.
Energetic, bold, and compassionate, are just a few of the qualities SN offers clients. Her “why settle for less, when you can have all this” approach often results in a once of a lifetime experience.
So where did this all begin? As a child, SN spent many afternoons watching her role model through a window, as her energy and talented beauty unfolded before her eyes. For hours at a time, she would sit and watch her role model design wedding cakes and sew beautiful textured fabrics. Little did she know, she was preparing her for a future to be told in the event design industry as…………Shavonya Nickole.
My experience with Let's Plan Conference was amazing. The event was meticulously organized, sessions were very informative for the attendees with topics that covered everything for event and wedding professionals, the White Diamond party was a lot of fun, and the energy throughout the conference was contagious. It was the perfect event to create long-lasting relationships and learn from experts in their field. If you are new in the industry, this is the conference you don't want to miss.
I was very honored to be a speaker and I felt extra special and very much loved thanks to Tawanda, Athena and Shavonya. You ladies thought about EVERYTHING!
Congratulations on a successful conference, I can't wait for the 2018 edition!
- Sabrina Cadini
The Let's Plan Conference 2017 was just what I needed! Her Emcees, Veronica and Omar kept us entertained and kept the workshops moving! The guest speakers were all so full of knowledge and tips. They didn't hold back anything. I learned so much, branding, pricing, color psychology, business law information, hiring a nurse for your event. Who knew? The celebrity guests came to inspire and push us to the next level. J. Bolin's fashion show featured local designers and his own line of fashions. He was simply awesome! The founder of the conference, Tawanda Sims, CEO of Elite Events by Tawanda is an awesome business professional and does everything in the Spirit of Excellence! Thank you for bringing this vision to life! I can't wait for the Let's Plan Conference 2018!
- B Jane Jackson
The "Let's Plan Conference" hosted by Tawanda Sims was off the charts! Her Executive Team and Staff were outstanding! Initially, I was wondering how I, as a Life Coach and business owner, would benefit at a conference that I thought was primarily for wedding and event planners. But, as I attended both days, I quickly realized I was in the right place at the right time! ALL of the sessions were informative! I received tons of great information! The speakers were not just speakers, they were subject matter experts that provided tips and tools that I was able to implement immediately in my business! This conference was far from just a wedding and event planners conference! The tools and information was for anybody who wants to up-level their business. Every business owner, thought leader, dreamer and visionary should make plans to attend in 2018, because I'm telling you 2017 was SUPERB!!!!! Hats off to Tawanda, The Executive Team and Staff! See you all in 2018!!
Tracy Lee Carter
We had an amazing time at the Let's Plan Conference. We were honored to have been a part of such an Elite group of vendors in the Planning Industry. The wealth of knowledge shared and received by all will truly propel us to the next level of growth and expansion in our professional as well as in our personal lives. We met some stellar individuals at the conference and we look forward to the relationship that we will build with them. Thank you Tawanda Sims for organizing and executing such a fabulous and favorable event. We can't wait for "Let's Plan Conference 2018". Love, Tony & Keesha Barreau.
- Keesha Barreau