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Looking to become an event or meeting professional? Currently planning events or in a leadership role within an event business or department? If so, then the Event Leadership Institute (ELI) is the ultimate resource that will empower you to plan smarter, more creative and cost-effective events.  

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The Sites & Bites-themed events feature site selection speed meetings and lots of experiments — from on-demand fitness breaks to networking apps and beacon technology.

The Event Academy: Strategy and Design and the Business Value of Events

This 2-day, creative workshop teaches attendees to make deliberate choices to design a live communication experience based on business objectives. Both Meetings and Events are branded engagement or cause related as marketing communication vehicles to promote any organization’s message.

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    International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning

    The International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning is a global leader in the area of wedding & event planning, styling & design education. Offering flexible, engaging and interactive courses via virtual campuses in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, North America and the United Arab Emirates, the Academy is proud of its 3000 + Graduates, from around the world.

    Supporting the Academy is an Advisory Board of over 30 internationally respected industry experts. Their role is to work with the Academy to ensure that the education Graduates receive prepares them for the real world of work they will be entering when they finish their courses.

    The WOW Effect

    This 80 hour education program (available online and offline) teaches the history and types of special events, the creative process, the logistics and planning process, the financial aspects, how to open your company and how to sell and market special events. The program includes a special training on the WOW Effect to differentiate this study program and the results people get from it. It is the only education program for special events available in Spanish!


    Special Events Institute Online Certificate Program
    The Special Events Institute offers a five-course certificate program, Foundations of event planning, event marketing, design and décor, event production and logistics, and event management and leadership delivered in a convenient online format. Courses are instructor-led and curriculum-based, with learning objectives and assessments, providing a solid foundation for launching a successful career in event management or wedding planning! 


    Wedding Specialty Course 
    The Weddings Specialty Course will cover rituals and customs of traditional and specialty weddings, contemporary trends and practices, pricing and planning techniques. The course is instructor-led and curriculum-based and presented online with video, audio, live webcasts and supported with textbooks and industry expert content. 

    ICPI Event Planning Design and Production

    The 2 day workshop aims to expose participants to the principles, concepts and steps involved in planning and executing successful events. Participants will focus on the key ideas, concept and details  required when planning both small and  large events.


    Event Planning, Event and Wedding Planning, Wedding Planning,  Event Decor.
    QC Event School offers four comprehensive event planning courses. The courses were developed in conjunction with leading event planning experts and are designed to provide students with practical career ready training. Students receive course books and can also access all materials online. Upon graduation students have the necessary skills to successfully execute each step of the event planning process, troubleshoot effectively, and set up a business of their own. 


    Event & Meeting Planning Certificate Program
    This course will engage you with confidence and provide the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to fine tune your event planning skills. Gain the hands-on experience necessary to become marketable in the event & meeting planning industry. 

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    Meeting & Event Management Specialized Studies Program Description:
    Whether you are a seasoned event manager, or find yourself tasked with event management duties, prepare to meet the needs of the growing meeting and event management field, while satisfying industry certificate or continuing education requirements. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for event managers is expected to grow 33% through 2022; faster than the average for all occupations. Our program was designed to respond to this increased demand for highly skilled professionals to manage the essential aspects and best business practices in this rapidly growing field. Learn from industry experts and get the advantage in the areas of financial and administrative management, marketing, and the tools necessary for organizing meetings, tradeshows, conventions, and more.

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    ILEA Approved Conference Content

    The ILEA Education Council is pleased to partner with our industry conference and trade show global partners to vet their educational agendas by offering the opportunity for individual education sessions presented by the conference to be recognized as ILEA Approved. These are classes that are deemed valuable education sessions with content that is in line with the ILEA Core Curriculum, and are therefore awarded the ILEA Approved designation in association with the particular conference.

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