Building Your Brand through Education & Relationships
The Let’s Plan Conference is dedicated to providing a quality experience through education and the power of networking. Our mission is to provide an outstanding and comprehensive conference covering topics such as pricing your business for profit, social media strategies, the newest trends in the wedding industry and dressing like a BOSS.
Our two day conference is filled with exclusive content and amazing speakers. This year’s keynote speaker is Slomique Hawrylo, lead event planner on WETV’s David Tutera’s Celebrations along with featured speakers, Dana Herbert, Owner, Desserts by Dana, Winner of Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker and Angela Profitt, Design-Productivity-Events at Angela Proffitt, LLC. They will share new and cutting edge content during their sessions.
In addition, what’s a conference without a party? Pack your baddest black outfit and don’t forget your bling! Be prepared to sail away for a networking experience like none other. The Black Diamond Yacht Networking Party, hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, is going to be EPIC!
This conference is the most talked about conference in the industry and we are committed to providing the DIAMOND EXPERIENCE!
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.