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Candice Benson
Master Bridal Consultant™                                       State Coordinator- Association of Bridal Consultants NJ


Wednesday August 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
Friday August 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Caesars Atlantic City Casino Hotel 
2100 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ

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ABC NJ State Conference 2011 


We are excited to extend an invitation to our

ABC NJ State Conference 2011!

Being held at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on August 24th-26th, this promises to be an event you won't want to miss!

Here are some of the exciting details we have in store:

Wednesday, August 24th ~

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Sandals Certification for ABC Members

Kick off our State Conference with an opportunity to obtain your Sandals Certification.  For those who are ABC members you know that the“Sandals ABC Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Program” has been a great way for us to further the services we offer to our clients. Learn how to use the power of the Sandals branding to co-brand and cross-market with your company. Discover how to sell honeymoons to existing clients and receive Certified Sandals credentials to make customers aware of your enhanced services. Starting at 12:00 Noon (so feel free to bring lunch), the session will be offered free of charge to ABC members.

6:30 PM: Welcome Reception & Afterparty ~ The Pool at Harrah's

The Conference really gets going with our Welcome Cocktail Reception & Afterparty hosted by the great team at Harrah's Entertainment, our "All that Sparkles" Sponsor.

Thursday, August 25th ~

The day will be a full one including educational seminars, creative panel & open discussions on how to build your bridal business.

Featured Speakers to include designer extraordinaire, Preston Bailey, wedding marketing experts Andy Ebon and Alan Berg, Jeff and Stephanie Padovani of Book More Brides, Editor from Anja Winikka and more!

Our tentative line up and schedule is as follows -

8:00 AM: Registration - Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM: Welcome - Candice Benson, MBC™-ABC NJ State Coordinator

9:00 AM: Andy Ebon -"Unleashing the Wedding Superstar Within"

9:45 AM: Anja Winikka - "The Luxury Bride"

11:00 AM: Alan Berg - "5 Reasons Why Brides Leave Your Website in 5 Seconds"

12:00 PM: Luncheon - Networking - Vendor Tables

1:00 PM: Preston Bailey

2:00 PM: Andy Ebon - "Facebook: Up to the Moment"

3:00 PM: Stephanie & Jeff Padovani - "The Price Shopper Bride: 5 Strategies to Move Past Price and Immediately Prove Your Value"

4:00 PM: Gary Frisch - "Simple Ways to Publicize Your Business"

4:30 PM: Andy Ebon - "Blogging Your Way to Business Success"

5:30 PM: Closing - Networking - Vendor Tables

6:30 PM: Dinner - The Chelsea

To close out the day, we invite you to join us for dinner hosted by the ABC NJ at The Chelsea Hotel! Here you will have another opportunity to network with all the new connections you have made.

Friday, August 26th ~

10:30 AM: Brunch - One Atlantic

Brunch will be offered at the gorgeous One Atlantic located at The Pier Shops at Caesars. ABC President David Wood will be in attendance to share all that is new and exciting at ABC. This brunch menu will be sure to please so don't miss out - more exciting details to come!

Amazing Lodging Details!!

Caesars has offered a rate of $89.00 per night for Wednesday and Thursday Evenings for those attending.  These will be Deluxe Rooms in the beautiful Centurion Towers! For those wanting to make it a mini-vacation, they will also offer a Friday night rate of $179.00.
To book your room, call the direct line at 1-800-345-7253 Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and simply mention ABC State Conference.
These are amazing deals for this time of year at Caesars.

Please bring your significant others and your family and take advantage of all AC has to offer!


ABC Members ~  $300
Non-ABC Members ~ $325
(Ticket Price Includes Conference, Welcome Reception, all meals on Thursday, & Brunch)

Spouse/Guest Meal Ticket ~ $150
(Ticket Price includes Welcome Reception, Dinner on Thursday, Brunch)

Sponsorships & Vendor Tables~
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or having a Vendor Table at the Conference please reach out to Stephanie at or 973-903-6379

Getting Here~
Caesars Hotel and Casino is located at 2100 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
20 Minutes from Atlantic City Airport  -  1 hour from Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Take the new ACES train from New York City directly to Atlantic City!

More Details to follow very soon.  We can't wait to see you there!