Engaging Concepts

Speaking Engagements

  • The Special Event
    Event Solutions Idea Factory
    The NACE Experience!
    International Caterers Association-ICA
    The Breakers Palm Beach
    The Luxury Expo
    Wedding Industry Professionals Association-WIPA
    The Knot-Natl Sales Meeting
    Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference
    Hotel Sales + Marketing Professionals International-HSMAI
    Caribbean Tourism Organization
    Destination Weddings & Honeymoons-“Celebrate Romance” Panel
    International Special Events Society, Regional Conferences-ISES
    Wedding360: The Academy of Planners & Designers
    Savannah Wedding Professionals
    National Association of Catering Executives, Regional Meetings
    Rosen School of Hospitality-Leadership Advisory Board
    Wedding Professional Photographers Association-WPPI
    Ensemble Travel Group
    Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    Indian River Chamber of Commerce
    Tour & Cruise Travel World
    St. Kitts Tourism Board


We have been privileged to speak around the world to wedding
industry professionals and hospitality executives. Here are just a few
of the events and associations at which we have appeared:

“What can I say……You and Kathryn are the best! Thank you so much for the presentation. I can’t tell you how many people told me how impressed they were by you and what you had to share.”

Joan Bever
Director of Catering, The Breakers Palm Beach

“All I can say about your presentation at ICA is WOW! You did a fantastic job of relating changing social and economic changes to the wedding industry. I would like to invite you to become a visiting professor for some of our Event Management Classes.”

Deborah Breiter, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management

“The audience went wild for Rebecca Grinnals, our WIPA guest speaker, St. Regis
 Hotel, San Francisco

Mandy Scott, Secretary WIPA

“Simply outstanding Rebecca- I am sure I can speak for the entire International Caterers Association (ICA) board in saying thanks so much for speaking at our Regional Education Day. You really did inspire our members.”

Meryl Snow, Director,
International Caterers Association (ICA), Owner, Festivities Catering

“Can I tell you again what a rock star you are? David (Liu) was really floored and he is not an easy one to impress and all of our people say you are the best speaker we’ve ever had. I can’t thank you enough. So inspiring!”

Carley Roney Founder & Editor TheKnot
Keynote Address, The Knot National Sales Meeting

“Rebecca’s State of the Luxury Wedding
 Industry address is always my favorite. I get a very clear picture of where
 the wedding market stands and what to watch.”

Lara Casey

“You did a fantastic job at the St. Regis for WIPA…people at lunch were raving about your content, and overall encouraging demeanor; you are like an ambassador for the Wedding Industry!”

Jean Marks
Co-Founder & President of Wedding 360, Jean Marks Events

“Thank you for inspiring, guiding and encouraging our senior-level members at our annual conference…they deserve to have their engines tuned-up too!”

David M. Wood President
ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)

“Thank you so very much for the amazing customized webinar The Destination Wedding Business: Trends and Opportunities. Our destination wedding travel specialists were extremely pleased with the information, tips and incredible enthusiasm!”

Franca Iuele Director, Marketing & Product Development
Ensemble Travel Group, Toronto l Montreal l Vancouver | New York

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for speaking at our Wedding360/The Academy of Planners & Designers event at The Four Seasons San Francisco, and for being such a rock star presenter!!!! It really was one of the very best presentations ever and we could tell you had put in a lot of time in preparing for it.”

Jubilee Lau, Co-Founder of Wedding360
President, Jubilee Events

“It was great to have you speak at the WPPI Orlando event – and we got a lot of favorable comments on the program! I think your program really gave photographers a different and very valuable perspective!”

Kate Volpe Events Manager
WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International)

“The presentation today to our entire hotel management team was amazing. A great way to put it all into perspective!”

Joy Cudahy
Director, The Breakers Design Studio, The Breakers Palm Beach

“Thanks so much for the fantastic presentation on the panel at the Luxury Travel Show. You were just wonderful…the agents wrote down all of your tips and were absolutely absorbed in the entire discussion.”

Ruthanne Terrero
Editor In Chief, Luxury Travel Advisor

“The fact is that you were so impressive and so passionate, it was clear to us that you would be an asset to the CTO Allied Marketing Conference…”

Hugh Riley
Director Of Marketing, The Americas, Caribbean Tourism Organization

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