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If you watch television, you've seen the show where a successful businessman comes in, invests and takes over a struggling business. There's something to be said for figuring out your process, knowing what it costs you to produce an event and articulate that to a client. Creatives especially struggle with this task - defining who they are, what they are worth and how they work in order to get a client to purchase their design. Further, how do you articulate that on a proposal and show your client your creative in order for them to buy your design ideas? This meeting covers all things process to proposal for the highest possible profit.


Join celebrity wedding and event designer Sasha Souza who is internationally recognized as a trendsetter, top innovator, and leader in the wedding and events industry. Owner of a prominent event design company Sasha Souza Events since 1995, Souza is one of only a handful of wedding designers who have been named as a Master Bridal Consultant. Souza is the recipient of numerous awards and was named by Modern Bride Magazine as one of the first Top 25 Trendsetters in the wedding industry.


Souza is also a former Events Chair for the SEARCH Foundation and was the Founding President of the National Board of Directors for Wish Upon A Wedding from 2009 – 2013. Sasha’s speaking engagements have taken her around the world from the Caribbean to Japan to educate and motivate her peers. Her Consultancy for Creatives also provides the wedding and hospitality industry professionals and venues with the valuable advice on how to take their business to the next level.


Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AC Hotel | 410 5th Avenue South | Nashville
Discounted valet parking available at AC Hotel for $10. Pay lots on side streets also available.






Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows, and exhibitions have on people, business, and communities. Meeting professionals across the world participated in the international day of advocacy in 2018 with more than 200 events held across 6 continents. This year the Tennessee meetings and events industry associations have come together to celebrate GMID 2019 in a way that addresses how we outwardly showcase our businesses and ourselves, how we share our time and talents for important causes, and how we take care of making sure we have a balanced life as event professionals. We will also toast to the day and our industry in true Tennessee style!

Join ILEA, MPI Tennessee, NACE, TBTA, and TNSAE on Thursday, April 4th as we celebrate at the Tennessee Bankers Association from 10 am - 1 pm!


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