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Mary’s #TSE2016 recap – You are NOT Alone.

By | ISES, kickstarter, mentoring | One Comment

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Hello fellow #eventprofs and colleagues!

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As always, it’s such a pleasure to work with each and every one of you…can I just say, we work in one of the most amazing industries, creating live events and one-of-a-kind experiences for clients all over the world?

How lucky are we that every week, we get to work with people like you who are creative, dynamic and always ever-evolving every step of the way  – can I  get an AMEN from the back row?!

I had the pleasure of speaking three times at The Special Event Show conference in Orlando, FL (aka. #TSE2016) last week, each time to a room of about 150-200 people.

Here were my topics:

Design and Plan Differently for the Non-Traditional Bride
supported by CMP, ISES, WIPA:

The Binder is Broken: #eventtech will Fix It
supported by CMP:

Superhero Sales Strategies to Book More Brides
supported by WIPA, CMP:

If you missed any of my talks, please feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to share my slides with you.  Just fill out this contact form below:
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Mary Listed as Top 25 Young Event Pros to Watch

By | CSEP, ISES, mentoring | One Comment

special-events-mag-201507covernolabelportraitMary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP, Founder and CEO of The Simplifiers, is among the top 25 young special event professionals globally to watch in 2015, according to Special Events magazine. Baird-Wilcock, age 37, relocated the headquarters of her events business from Austin, Texas to the Creative Quarter in Nottingham, England last summer 2014 and most recently participated in the Next Business Generation (NBG) accelerator in spring 2015, winning “Best Pitch Presentation.”

“Every year, the Advisory Board of Special Events singles out 25 young event professionals, saluting their brains, talent and vision. Do you want to see what the future of special events will look like? Look right here,” says Lisa Hurley, editor of Special Events magazine.

The magazine recognizes Baird-Wilcock for her work “as an event planner, producing memorable event experiences that positively impact the world and as a mentor, teaching others the insider tips on how to become superhero event producers and see the details that most overlook.” Baird-Wilcock tops the list among young professionals from major cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Canada and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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