SOURCE: Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

Association of Professional Wedding Planners

January 11, 2011 12:39 ET

Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants to Host Conference for Event Planners and Small Business Owners

Event Will Empower Professionals Through Education, Awareness and Motivation

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) will be hosting their first national conference called "E.P.I.C. 2011" at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport (1333 Bayshore Highway Burlingame, CA 94010) on February 25th - 26th, 2011.

The E.P.I.C. 2011 conference will empower event professionals and small business owners to establish greater success through education, awareness, support and motivation thus building confidence and industry credibility. It will allow participants to gather with other industry professionals to share, learn and network. There will be industry leaders speaking on timely topics such as:

Thriving in a Down Economy, Networking with Impact, Saavy Marketing -- Online and Offline, Managing Your Business Finances. 

Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events, premier event designer and one of Modern Bride Magazine's "Top 25 Trendsetters," will be a featured speaker, along with Alan Berg, Vice President of The Knot Market Intelligence, the company's Resource for Education, Information and Market Research.

The 2-day program also includes an event professional showcase and a Gala.

"The conference will be focused on providing valuable information that will educate, inspire and increase self-confidence, as well as promote savvy business ownership," said Deborah Moody, ACPWC Director. "The goal is to provide the tools that will help you become outstanding in your industry. 

Conference: February 25: 8AM - 4PM and February 26: 8AM - 4PM
Event Professional Showcase: February 25: 4PM - 8PM
Gala: February 26: 6PM - 11PM 

Registration Fees:
ACPWC Members $280 / Non-ACPWC Members $330 / Gala $80. For ticket information and registration please visit the ACPWC website

To become a valued Sponsor or more information please contact Rachel Capella at (408) 824-5411 or

To become a part of our professional showcase, please contact Eileen Chiu at (408) 242-8892 or

The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants is a international organization celebrating 20 years of industry excellence. They provide a comprehensive training and certification program for Wedding Planners and Church/Facility Coordinators (Details at Established in 1990 by founder, Ann Nola, the ACPWC promotes a level of excellence that has become the standard in the industry for consultants, coordinators and affiliated wedding professionals.

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