“ A wonderful resource and networking group for event professionals! ”
— Kel L. on Mar 28, 2014.
“ I spoke to a few professionals, but, mostly was looking at the venue and I did not get a chance to speak and thank her for inviting me to her Beautiful venue. I can say all the staff and employees were very nice and helpful. Sharlean Wilson ”
— Sharlean W. on Dec 5, 2013.
“ Very good ”
— Denise M. B. on Dec 4, 2013.
“ Washington Event Professionals is great. I was able to meet with another member during the conference. We made a connection and she referred me to a service provider who is interested in being a sponsor in one of my upcoming events. I'd say the HSMAI conference was a huge success and was very well attended!! ”
— Erica H. on Sep 5, 2013.
“ Very nice ”
— Rhonda on Apr 30, 2013.
“ This group is a great opportunity for newcomers and professionals to meet others in the field while attending great events! ”
— Caneil on Apr 29, 2013.
“ Great group. I look forward to more programs and would participate regularly. ”
— N. F. on Jan 22, 2012.
“ Great ”
— MoonGlow, real name is V. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ Keep up the good work! ”
— KEISHA Y. on Sep 28, 2011.
“ Great organizers who are passionate about event planning and have diverse perspectives. They are interested in educating event professionals and enhancing their clients' experiences. ”
— Tiffani on Jun 1, 2010.
“ Caneil does a fabulous job keeping everyone informed and providing great opportunities for networking. ”
— naleli a. on May 20, 2010.
“ Because the Meetup has lots of fun, helpful events. ”
— Jenna on Feb 24, 2010.
“ To network and socialize with like minded individuals in the event industry. ”
— S. D. M. on Jan 21, 2010.
“ This is a great opportunity to meet like minded professionals and friends! ”
— Eva on Aug 10, 2009.
“ If you are looking to make good contacts in event management arena, there's lots of experience and support in this group. All you have to do is take the first step and join. You will not be disappointed. ”
— Lynntressia D. on Jun 26, 2009.
“ I have been a member of this group since April 15, 2009. At my first networking event I made several great connections. In fact, I made such a connection that I am working with a bride that was referred to me at that April 15th meeting! I'm not saying it will happen at every meeting...but I'm just saying. I have to give Caneil a high five. Being a fellow Event Planner I respect Caneil's organizing and wrangling skills. A very very very big "Thank you" Caneil! Still not interested in joining? You're missing out! ”
— Holly on Jun 16, 2009.
“ Caneil's events are always top notch! Great group of people! ”
— K. S. on Apr 24, 2009.
“ This is a very active group with lots of great events. I look forward to attending other events coordinated by our group leader. ”
— Sandra Y. on Mar 13, 2009.
“ There are nothing but really nice and helpful people in this group. We are consently kept up-to-date with any events or educational opportunities that may arise. There is always at least one event per week. Thanks to Caneil and Tiffani for keeping this group going! ”
— Jackie on Feb 25, 2009.
“ Friendly group with diverse backgrounds in the Event Planning industry (hotel event planners, independent marketing professionals, caterers, etc.). Great opportunity to make contacts for "one stop shopping" for vendors and professional contacts. ”
— Latauya on Feb 24, 2009.
“ If you are willing to remain "teachable" at any stage within the life of your career, then I believe that you would benefit from this group. Needing help is not a bad thing; however not asking for help is. It's about more than just $$ it's about helping others to succeed and keeping the industry "friendly" There are a lot of great people here who share a wealth of knowledge. Believe me when I say someone here knows the answer to your question; and if they don't, they know where to find someone who does. ”
— Monica J. on Sep 19, 2008.
“ Great way to meet new people and others in your profession. ”
— Lariena on Aug 28, 2008.
“ I don't know enough people in this group to be able to make a valid thought (entirely my fault as this was my first Meetup). But it does occur to me that a lot of good people want to get into this business and could benefit knowing an old 'Silverback' like me. I've been in this business for 35 years and have been self-employed for 12 years now. I've made every mistake you can make and have a roledex of over 6,000 contacts. So my point is that I know how hard it is to start from ground zero. Too few people in this industry ask for help or give it. Our industry, largely planners and vendors, create bubbles around themselves to either give the image they are totally on top of their game (positioning as an elite pro) or probably more to the point, they just are not comfortable admitting that they really just don't know everything. New people to this industry need to be mentored. Also, 'best practices' need to be discussed and quality long-term connections need to be made old & new. ”
— Eric C. on Jun 27, 2008.
“ This meetup gives lots of opportunities to get involved in the event industry. ”
— Laronda on Jun 13, 2008.
“ The networking opportunities are endless. ”
— Tracie on Apr 24, 2008.
“ Keep sending these meetups. Nice way to get started in the business networking. ”
— Chanda on Mar 29, 2008.
“ Its awesome...! ”
— foodie h. on Mar 21, 2008.
“ Great! ”
— Raquel on Feb 27, 2008.
“ great motivated group ”
— Lisa on Nov 2, 2007.