We as event industry professionals want to put on the best events in the country, and create amazing experiences for all individuals we get to encounter. We can’t do this alone. We all succeed when we have support from every player who makes each event happen. The 2019 Complete Weddings + Events Summit brings together event professionals from around the country to connect, be inspired, learn and celebrate in 90s style!
Expect plenty of tried and true methods and advice for venue owners, event service professionals, and those looking to grow their sales and sharpen their operational skills at the Complete Summit with breakout sessions for event industry business owners and their sales and operations teams.
90s-themed Welcome Party:
Monday, May 20th | 6:00 pm – 9:00pm | Complete HQ 110 N 9th Street Omaha, NE
Complete Weddings + Events Summit:
Tuesday, May 21st | 9:00am – 5:00pm | Hilton 1001 Cass Street Omaha, NE
Speakers to include Scott Moore, expert at building “No-Fail” teams; Alan Berg CSP, the leading wedding and event business speaker; and Carrie Dayton, event planning and consulting professional.
Dude, let’s kick off the Summit 90s style! Enjoy throwback snacks and sips dressed in your best 90s fashion.
110 N 9th Street Omaha, NE
6:00 – 9:00pm
Hilton 1001 Cass Street Omaha, NE
Coffee and pastries provided.
Eric Maas, Complete Weddings + Events CEO
Don Schneider, Complete Weddings + Events Sales Director
Ian Vickers, Global Partners in Hope
Expert on Building and Leading “No Fail” Teams and U.S. Navy SEAL Rear Admiral, Scott Moore has led teams at the highest level of our nation’s military, and his expertise in leadership will motivate you to grow as a leader in your circle of influence and help you apply these skills when leading a successful event, team or whatever your mission of choice may be.
At every level of his military career, Admiral Scott Moore was known for his operational abilities, effective leadership and clear decision-making, and having personally led numerous “national level” no-fail missions during some of our nation’s most critical strategic moments.
Scott currently travels around the world speaking at conferences about the leadership skills he learned and developed as a Navy Seal, and his keynote, “No Fail Mission,” will give you a fresh focus to grow as a leader for your team and in the events industry.
Boxed lunch provided on site.
Hilton 1001 Cass Street Omaha, NE
You’ll always know more about your products and services than your customers, but not everyone needs to hear it all. In this presentation, Alan will show you how to ask better questions, and really listen to the answers, which will help you sell more in less time. Sound good?
Learn what kinds of questions to ask, how to sell more in less time, and real questions you can use right away in the sales process.
With more than 25 years in sales, marketing and sales management, Alan Berg has been called “The Leading International Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events”. He’s a Certified Speaking Professional™, the highest earned designation conferred by the National Speakers Association, and one of only 33 Global Speaking Fellows worldwide!
Alan is a featured presenter every year at major industry conferences in North America and internationally. He has extensive sales, sales management and marketing experience ranging from publishing two wedding magazines, to Vice President of Sales and Education at The Knot (at the time the largest wedding website in the world), and now, in addition to public speaking and consulting with venues, caterers, entrepreneurs and local businesses, Alan is also a contributing Education Guru for WeddingWire, the leading wedding technology company (with websites in 15 countries).
Alan is the author of the books “If your website was an employee, would you fire it?,” “Your Attitude for Success”, “Shut Up and Sell More Weddings & Events!”, and newly released “Why Don’t They Call Me? – 8 Tips for converting wedding & event inquiries into sales.”
Who are we as an industry? What do we go through on a daily basis that causes burn out? What do the fresh eyes coming into our industry see and feel at first? How do we battle burnout and keep things fresh and energized? Can our partnerships provide success and enrichment and what does that look like? What about bad partnerships? How do we know when do end them and move forward? Ultimately what do we want from our jobs? And, is there a better way? What does the future of our industry and positions look like?
Our career path is a unique and exciting journey. Come together with other industry professionals and speak what is on your mind and revel in the comradery and support the makes our industry special. Discuss in a large group how to get the most out of your job, how to improve your business and create lasting partnerships with the people you work with on a daily basis.
Let’s really have an honest talk about who we are as an industry.
Carrie Dayton, CMP, Owner at Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting
Ann Pitschka, Abraham Catering
Dustin Moorehead, Creating Atmosphere
Katie Sullivan, Planit Omaha
8 Tips for Converting Digital Inquiries into Sales
It would be so much easier if they would just pick up the phone and call you, wouldn’t it? But these days that’s not happening very much. Do you know why? Does it really matter why? You’ve always had to adapt to how your prospect’s preferences, not the other way around. In this session Alan will walk you through the ins and outs of communicating with today’s prospects.
Alan Berg has been called “The Leading International Speaker and Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events”. He’s presented in 12 countries, 4 of them in Spanish, and is the wedding and event industry’s only Certified Speaking Professional®, and Global Speaking Fellow, one of only 33 in the world!
Alan’s 25+ years of industry experience includes publishing 2 wedding magazines, 11 years at The Knot, most as Vice President of Sales and Education, and now, as a consultant and Education Guru for WeddingWire, the leading wedding technology company. He also speaks and consults for websites in Ireland, the U.K., India and Dubai.
Alan is the author of the books “If your website was an employee, would you fire it?,” “Your Attitude for Success”, “Shut Up and Sell More Weddings & Events!”, and the new, and much anticipated book “Why Don’t They Call Me? – 8 Tips for converting wedding & event inquiries into sales.”
Schedule is subject to change.
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