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Association of Bridal Consultants
Business of Brides Annual Conference: Palm Beach Chic 2013
Nov 10-12 at the West Palm Beach Convention Center
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Conference Registration Options
Registration for ABC educational conference includes optional Sunday sessions and 2 full days educational program, Sunday evening reception, Monday breakfast and Monday luncheon, Tuesday breakfast and Tuesday luncheon, and admittance to Trade Show Sunday and Monday. (Monday and Tuesday evening events are priced separately.)
Member Early Registration
$575 with $200 deposit by April 30th, 2013. I agree to pay the $375 balance by August 15th. To guarantee the Early rate, full payment must be made by August 15th. I authorize ABC to run balance due on the credit card that I have supplied on the balance due date..    (AC13-01B)
$200.00 n/a
Member Early Registration
I'd like to pay the full early registration amount of $575 now (through April 30)    (AC13-01BF)
$575.00 n/a
Member Regular Registration
$625 through August 31st. Full payment is due with registration.    (AC13-01C)
$625.00 n/a
Member Late Registration
Closed call ABC Main office for price and availability! September 1st through October 31st. Full payment is due with registration. Registrations after 10/31 will be processed by calling the ABC office at 860-355-7000 or on site.    (AC13-01D)
$675.00 n/a
Non-member attendee
$775 through October 31st. Full payment is due with registration. Non-member registrations after 10/31 will be processed by calling the ABC office at 860-355-7000 or onsite.    (AC13-01E)
$775.00 n/a
Add'l members same company
$50 off prevailing registration price for additional ABC MEMBER from same company    (AC13-01F)
$625.00 n/a

Optional Conference Items
Additional Guest Opening Reception: Sunday Night White Party
Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott Who says you can’t wear white until after Memorial Day? You’re in West Palm Beach in November!! Join us for an evening of fun and flair – South Florida style! Networking, food stations, drinks, music and entertainment with the best in the wedding industry. Included in registration, additional guests $50. Attire: Resort casual “whites” (no shorts or t-shirts please).     (AC13-02A)
$50.00 n/a
Monday Offsite Dinner: Majestic Princess Dinner Cruise
Monday, Nov 11, 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. Dine, drink and dance aboard this luxurious yacht during our 3-hour dinner cruise. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway and homes of the rich and famous from any one of the three decks. Open bar throughout the evening as you enjoy appetizers, 3-entrée dinner buffet and dessert as well as the 2013 Wedding Planner Magazine awards presentation. Limited to yacht legal capacity of 110 guests. Attire: Resort chic (no shorts or t-shirts please, high heels not recommended.)    (AC13-02B)
$99.00 n/a
Monday Offsite after 9/15
$125 after Sept 15th--Filled-- Not Available--Waiting List Only--Call Main ABC office to get on the waiting list.    (AC13-02C)
$125.00 n/a
Tuesday Offsite: Dine Around City Place
Tuesday, Nov 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. We want you to relax and spend some time exploring City Place, West Palm Beach’s premier open-air dining, shopping and entertainment plaza for the evening. A “dine around” is a way to have your own personal “taste of West Palm Beach” with delicious appetizers and bar drinks at 5 pre-selected restaurants right next to the Convention Center. Dine, shop and enjoy the company of friends among the beautiful Mediterranean architecture and palm trees. $40 per person in advance, $50 onsite.    (AC13-02D)
$40.00 n/a
First Time Attendees
Sunday, Nov. 10, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. If you are a first-time attendee at the ABC’s Business of Brides Annual Conference, you’ll want to take advantage of this Sunday afternoon seminar to get the most from your first ABC Conference experience. All conference attendees invited.    (AC13-03A)
$0.00 n/a
Accredited-Masters Prep
Sunday, Nov. 10, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. This session is for those seriously considering applying for their Accredited or Master’s designation in 2014. We will go over the requirements, discuss ABC’s point system, and share some how to organize your points and wedding portfolio presentation, how you can best present your qualifications and how to prepare for the panel presentation. Preregistration is suggested.    (AC13-03B)
$0.00 n/a
Sandals (CSS) Training
Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. The “Sandals ABC Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Program” has been extremely successful and Sandals looks forward to working with you. The program allows ABC members to provide luxury included ™ honeymoon packages and destination wedding packages, “Weddingmoons”, to all of the Sandals and Beaches Luxury Included™ Vacations throughout the Caribbean. Required to become or renew your Certified Sandals Specialist credentials. No charge, pre-registration requested.    (AC13-03C)
$0.00 n/a
CPR - First Aid
Sunday, Nov 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Mike Daly, CPR Buddy, Inc. Have you ever had a medical emergency occur at a wedding? Are you prepared to save a life? The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR was performed early enough. Make your commitment to spend the first morning of conference with friends in this fun, relaxed course. The Heartsaver® First Aid with CPR and AED course is designed for workplace first-responders and meets latest American Heart Assoc. and OSHA guidelines. The CPR and First Aid course provides a two year certification and earns 0.5 points in Education and Professional Development. This course covers: Adult, child and infant CPR; AED use; First aid basics; Medical, injury and environmental emergencies $55 per person – spouses, teen children and guests welcome to participate. Pre-registration required.    (AC13-03D)
$55.00 n/a
Pre-Conference Offsite (TBD)
TBD    (AC13-04A)
$0.00 n/a
Spouse's Event: It’s a Jungle Out There! Lion Country Safari
SOLD OUT Monday, November 11, 9:30 - approximately 2:30 p.m. Bringing your spouse, guests and children this year? We hope so; we’ve included something just for them. After breakfast on your own, our group will depart from the Marriott lobby for Lion Country Safari at 9:30 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m., lunch (not included) available in park. $25 for spouses, partners and other non-registered conference guests. Includes park admission, transportation and light snack.    (AC13-04B)
$25.00 n/a
Post-Conference Offsite (TBD)
TBD    (AC13-04C)
$0.00 n/a
Special Diet - Accommodations
Enter your dietary or special needs in the message/notes box with your registration.    (AC13-SPD)
$0.00 n/a
Attendees will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations at our host hotel, the Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida, right next to the convention center by calling 1-561-833-1234 or via the hotel website link on www.bridalassn.com. Identify yourself as a member of Association of Bridal Consultants Business of Brides 2013 to receive our room rate of $129 a night for a standard king or double/double room*. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card for first night’s room and tax deposit. Rooms may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the arrival date to cancel the individual room. *Plus state and local taxes and fees (currently 12.5%). For roommate assistance contact Tammy Waterman, tammy@eventsbyspecialmoments.com.
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Conference Books
Simon T. Bailey Release your Brilliance

***Order at Registration Desk at Conference*** 20% off to our Members! Release your Brilliance : provides the combination to the vault where your brilliance is kept. After struggling for thirty-two years with disillusion, defeat, and despair, author Simon T. Bailey cracked the code to personal transformation, turning his life around and becoming a highly successful entrepreneur, respected family man and community leader. Using the metaphor that we're all diamonds in the rough, Simon shares the four key steps to cut and polish the gem that is you in order to reawaken your genius, reignite your internal light, and release your potential. He guides your transformation with interactive tools such as Personal Appraisal exercises, Diamond Polishing action steps, and true stories of Living Diamonds. Join the thousands of individuals and organizations worldwide who've sat down with Simon and learned to create lasting change and release their brilliance! Original Price $ 19.99 ABC Member Price $ 16.00 ( All Books to be picked up at Conference )     (AC13-BK01)
$16.00 no image available n/a
Matthew Robbins Inspired Weddings

***Order at Registration Desk at Conference*** 20% off to our Members! Matthew Robbins, Martha Stewart’s right-hand wedding expert, approaches each wedding design with an object that the couple finds meaningful, and in this inspirational guide, he shows you how to do the same. In Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings, Matthew will walk brides through his process of transforming the special into the spectacular by choosing nine objects around which to base a wedding design. Along the way, he will share insider tips and industry secrets that make the difference, allowing every reader to feel that she has imbued her wedding with a bit of Matthew Robbins’ wedding magic. Original Price $35.00 (All Books to be picked up at Conference )     (AC13-BK02)
$28.00 no image available n/a
Susan Southerland Secrets

***Order at Registration Desk at Conference*** 20% off to our Members! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were able to communicate so effectively during a sales consultation that a bride wouldn’t desire to meet with anyone else? It can happen and she has a few secrets to share with you on how to do just that! The Susan Southerland Secret offers incredible insight into a bride’s mind, ultimately helping wedding professionals become superior salespeople, expert contract negotiators, and champions of customer service. Original Price $24.95 ( All Books to be picked up at Conference )     (AC13-BK03)
$12.00 no image available n/a
Simon T. Bailey The Vuja de Moment

***Order at Registration Desk at Conference*** 20% off to our Members! The Vuja de Moment is the reverse of the French saying – Déjà vu which means “already seen it.” Compelling thought catalyst, Simon T. Bailey defines The Vuja’ de’ Moment by saying “you’ve never seen it” but you intend to flip the status quo and create it. The Vuja’ de’ Moment! – Shift from Average to Brilliant, is a call to action that invites readers to shift their thinking, creating a disruption from the norm that ignites innovation, increasing accountability and profitability in life and business. The ultimate “GameChanger,” the Vuja de Moment equips you to shift from average to brilliant, guiding you to personal and professional success. By harnessing the power of Vuja’ de’ and regaining control of your inner steering wheel, you put yourself in gear and move forward. The highly anticipated sequel to Release Your Brilliance, which was ranked #17 of the Top 100 books being read by Corporate America by 800CEOREad.com, the Vuja’ de’ Moment cites everyday examples of businesses and individuals who decided to walk in the opposite direction and release their inner salmon. The book outlines substantive “how to” steps on how to ignite a fresh vision and turn a moment into a movement. Regular Cost $ 15.00 (All Books to be picked up at Conference )     (AC13-BK04)
$12.00 no image available n/a
PACKAGE DEAL

***Order at Registration Desk at Conference*** A Total of 30% off to our members if you buy all 4 books together, for Simon T. Bailey, Matthew Robbins, Susan Southerland This is an incredible price of $ 68.40. Help your clients enjoy these books from your wedding library.     (AC13-BK05)
$61.20 no image available n/a

Palm Beach Chic 2013 Trade Show Corporate Member Booth Reservation
ABC's Business of Brides Trade Show will be open all day Sunday November 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sign-up early and capture great savings over regular Trade Show booth prices. ABC Corporate Membership required.
Extra Early 2012 Exhibitor Booth (for 2012 Exhibitors ONLY!)
Reserve your $750 booth with a $100 deposit by January 31, 2013. Balance of $650 due April 30, 2013. Thank you for exhibiting in 2012.     (AC13-TS01)
$100.00 n/a
Extra-Early ABC MEMBER Booth
Extra-Early ABC MEMBER Booth $850 with full payment by April 30, 2013    (AC13-TS02)
$850.00 n/a
Early ABC MEMBER Booth
Early ABC MEMBER Booth $950 with full payment by June 30, 2013    (AC13-TS03)
$950.00 n/a
Regular ABC MEMBER Booth
Regular ABC MEMBER Booth $950 with full payment by September 30, 2013    (AC13-TS04)
$950.00 n/a
Late ABC MEMBER Booth
Late ABC MEMBER Booth $1150 with full payment (as space available)    (AC13-TS05)
$1,150.00 n/a
Additional Exhibitor
An additional Exhibitor for your booth, $175 includes the Sunday Night Opening Cocktail Reception, Monday Breakfast and Monday Lunch. (included in cost of booth for ONE Exhibitor)    (AC13-TS06)
$175.00 n/a
Double Booth
Need more space for more exposure. Double the size of your booth for an additional $500    (AC13-TS07)
$500.00 n/a
Corner Booth
Make your booth a Corner Booth for an additional $200    (AC13-TS08)
$200.00 n/a
Booth in a Bag WITH Trade Show Booth
Gain even more exposure by placing your information or gift to attendees in the Conference Welcome Bags for an additional $100 we will include your marketing materials and/or sample in the bags that welcome Conference attendees.    (AC13-TS13)
$100.00 n/a
If you wish to reach wedding planners. . . this is the show for you!
Booth price includes:
• 8’ X 10’ booth
• 6 ft table, topped & skirted, two chairs, sign
• Business listing in conference attendee binder
• Sunday night opening reception for one person
• Monday breakfast and lunch for one person
• Conference attendee lead list

*Electricity, internet and phone lines available for an additional fee.
Palm Beach Chic 2013 Trade Show Non-Member Booth Reservation
ABC's Business of Brides Trade Show will be open all day Sunday November 10th, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. ABC Corporate Membership included in pricing.
Booth in a Bag WITHOUT a Trade Show Booth
Can't make it to the show...Gain exposure by placing your information or gift to attendees in the Conference Welcome Bags for an additional $200 we will include your marketing materials and/or sample in the bags that welcome Conference attendees. ABC Corporate Membership Required.    (AC13-TS14)
$200.00 n/a
Non-ABC Member Trade Show Booth, Early Sign Up
Trade Show Booth AND One-Year Corporate ABC Membership by June 30, 2013 $1150     (AC13-TS15)
$1,150.00 n/a
Non-ABC Member Trade Show Booth
Trade Show Booth AND One-Year Corporate ABC Membership by September 30, 2013 $1250    (AC13-TS16)
$1,250.00 n/a
Non-ABC Member Late Booth, Late Sign Up
Trade Show Booth AND One-Year Corporate ABC Membership after September 30, 2013 $1350 (space available)    (AC13-TS17)
$1,350.00 n/a
AC13-TS18
TBD    (AC13-TS18)
$0.00 n/a
Booth price includes:
• 8’ X 10’ booth
• 6 ft table, topped & skirted, two chairs, sign
• Business listing in conference attendee binder
• Sunday night opening reception for one person
• Monday breakfast and lunch for one person
• One year ABC Corporate Membership
(for new members only) Regular price: $585

*Electricity, internet and phone lines available for an additional fee.

Palm Beach Chic 2013...Be Noticed...Conference Sponsorships
AC13-TS20
TBD    (AC13-TS20)
$0.00 .
Opening Reception: Sunday Night White Party
Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott Who says you can’t wear white until after Memorial Day? You’re in West Palm Beach in November!! An evening of fun and flair – South Florida style! Networking, food stations, drinks, music and entertainment with the best in the wedding industry. Included in registration for all attendees, exhibitors and additional guests for $50. Attire: Resort casual “whites” 5 Sponsorships available for $500 or 1 for $2500    (AC13-TS21)
$500.00 n/a
Monday D'Lite Buffet Breakfast Sponsorship
Buffet Breakfast served to all attendees and exhibitors.    (AC13-TS22)
$750.00 n/a
Monday Sea Breeze Luncheon Sponsorship SOLD
Monday Luncheon for all attendees and exhibitors SOLD    (AC13-TS23)
$1,500.00 n/a
Majestic Princess Dinner Cruise Sponsorhip
Monday Offsite Dinner: Majestic Princess Dinner Cruise Sponsorship Monday, Nov 11, 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. Dine, drink and dance aboard this luxurious yacht during our 3-hour dinner cruise. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway and homes of the rich and famous from any one of the three decks. Open bar throughout the evening as you enjoy appetizers, 3-entrée dinner buffet and dessert as well as the 2013 Wedding Planner Magazine awards presentation.     (AC13-TS24)
$1,000.00 n/a
Pink Passion Breakfast Sponsorship
Tuesday Seated Breakfast, included in attendee registration    (AC13-TS25)
$950.00 n/a
Tropical Punch Luncheon - SOLD
SOLD    (AC13-TS26)
$1,500.00 n/a
Tuesday Dine Around City Place Offsite Sponsorship
Tuesday Offsite: Dine Around City Place Tuesday, Nov 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Relax and spend some time exploring City Place, West Palm Beach’s premier open-air dining, shopping and entertainment plaza for the evening. A “dine around” is a way to have your own personal “taste of West Palm Beach” with delicious appetizers and bar drinks at 5 pre-selected restaurants right next to the Convention Center. Dine, shop and enjoy the company of friends among the beautiful Mediterranean architecture and palm trees.    (AC13-TS27)
$1,000.00 n/a
Afternoon Break Sponsorship
Wow attendees with an afternoon treat that they'll remember came from you!    (AC13-TS28)
$500.00 n/a
Name Badge and Lanyards AC13-TS29 SOLD
Your company's name on every attendee's name badge SOLD    (AC13-TS29)
$750.00 n/a
AC13-TS30
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AC2013
AC2013    (AC13-XX)
$0.00 n/a

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