Our current selection of speakers have been hand-picked from the top influencers and party makers in the children’s event industry. A few spots remain for superstars whose product or brand inspires. For believers and trend-setters, that have found the path to success and want to share their story to help pave the way for others in our ever-growing community!
As an entrepreneur, Johanna found her design background, business know-how, and passion for stylish children’s celebration a perfect formula to launch Bambini Soiree Designs. Her child-like-vision approach to each project quickly placed the company and its exclusive rental pieces in a trendsetting platform for the US kid party decor industry. What started as an idea of one, quickly became a family owned and operated enterprise, as her husband quit the daily grind to run the operations and help manage their talented team. It is guesstimated that an average of 3000 cups of Starbucks are part of the secret to their success, but there are also hard-earned lessons and smart business decisions that have been integral to their boom. Hear all she will be sharing as a keynote and breakout session speaker at the Bambini Soiree Summit this summer!
Most entrepreneurs have titles such as President, Creative Director, but Chief Sprinkle Officer?, well, there is only one of those! Meet Rosie, Founder of @Sweetapolita, author of The Sweetapolita Bakebook and inventor of the ORIGINAL ARTISIAN SPRINKLE. Her company started out as a fun idea for a styled shoot: a serendipitous recipe-idea to mix several bottles of sprinkle shapes, colours & sizes together for a magical sprinkle cake. To her surprise and delight, her magical idea quickly became an original product, in high demand. With a strong focus on originality and quality, Rosie spends each day making sure that the Sweetapolita sprinkle company’s Sprinkle Medleys ™ remain the best of the best. And as all good ideas that are blessed with clever entrepreneurs to grow them, there is now a full Sprinkle Squad behind the beautiful brand. What makes them invincible? They believe in innovation, never, ever, imitation.
MOBILE GENERAL COUNSEL
While working at the largest firm in the world she realized that something was missing from her prestigious law career: impact. She quickly realized her clients were too large for her to make any lasting, noticeable difference. So she did what most passionate entrepreneurs do, left the comfort zone and followed her heart all the way to a brand new start, opening doors to her very own firm. Today, Ashley helps entrepreneurs just like her get their legal lives in order. Her firm, Mobile General Counsel, allows her to be a not-so-average lawyer. On most days Ashley continues to provide high-quality legal services to creative entrepreneurs and other businesses, and she is able to do it in a way that caters to her clients while maintaining her authenticity and sense of purpose. Then there are other days when she is an international speaker, and author of The Law School Hustle and champion of women & entrepreneurship.
Meet Erica Powell, Lifestyle Architect and strategic business coach offering classes, coaching, branding and website design for creative entrepreneurs craving rich & joyful living.
Obsessed with design and branding, laser-focused and fabulous, her self-assessed (and confirmed) visual OCD works wonders for her clients brands. As a former platinum wedding planner and international publisher, she has first hand experience working with high end clients. On the flip-side, she is acutely in tune with the challenges event professionals face daily. Through speaking engagements, an annual retreat, private strategic business coaching, and teaching classes such as “Booked Like a Boss Bootcamp”, she has made her her business to educate creative entrepreneurs throughout the country on how to build the business they always dreamed of having. Who is ready to hear what Erica has to say at the Bambini Soiree Summit 2019?
ONE INSPIRED PARTY
Laila is the brains and heart behind One Inspired Party in Miami, Florida and the official planner for the Bambini Soiree Summit. She has spent the last one hundred and fifty weekends creating kid parties that delight and “inspire”. Behind the scenes and on most weekdays you will find her taking her daughters to cheer practice, and playing the balancing act between busy mom and party boss lady. A big part of her focus since the very beginning has been structuring her business for growth, and so she has, over the last three years, accomplished just that! She joins us to share her 2018-19 growth and pricing strategies, and share her secret formula for calculating the worth of (our) precious time.
Meet Chris! Founder & business mind behind Chris Weinberg Events, a luxury planning firm, leader in Mitzvah celebrations in the South Florida area. Chris has been perfecting her event planning craft for the past decade, but it wasn’t until 2017, that she hit pause on her schedule to dedicate time and energy to rebranding and restructuring her business to better serve her clients. She comes to the Bambini Soiree Summit 2019 to share the challenges and triumphs of this shift and her new-found sharp focus in her business philosophy!
CREATIVE HEARTS STUDIO
A mom, wife, artist, pink devotee and the girl behind The Creative Heart Studio. Lilly’s love for creating has grown since childhood, along with an extensive collection of brightly colored pencils! After college, she faced the challenge of how to best utilize her artistic talent with her training in exceptional education for children. In 2008, Lilly’s vision became the concept of her first company: I Heart Sugar Sugar, an event design and planning service specializing in kids’ parties. As an ever-evolving artist with a sketchpad always in hand, she yearned to create more. Lilly's imaginative flow led to the industry-first projects of Surprise Piñata and BALLOON MOSAIC™. Now, The Studio’s blog highlights festive inspirations and friendly DIYs to guide parents, planners and party professionals through a practical, memorable event experience…all made especially for little hearts.
MANOLO DORESTE STUDIOS
Say WHAT? One of the top speakers of the 2018 Bambini Soiree Summit is backkkkkkk! Last year he shared with all VIPPs the important of a client-focused experience. This year he wants your photo portfolio to rock, so he is giving us all his secrets…
At the age of seven when most boys were picking up a bat and ball, Manolo felt most comfortable picking up a camera - clicking away and capturing the world through his perspective.
When he started his professional photography business in 2001, his goal was to capture images that mirrored his client’s personality and style. Almost twenty years later, he attributes his success to his ability to connect with clients at a deep level. It’s the client experience part of his business that truly makes him different from the rest, especially in a time when everyone with a cell phone and a set of filters is a photographer.
EMILY SLAVIK TECH
She is Emily Slavik, and she does not just sparkle, she also helps entrepreneurs rock their business technology mindset and create new social media sales channels for their services and products. Her industry-leading Facebook Live videos have taken the internet by storm with never-before-seen special effects coupled with automated purchasing. Her extensive experience with fortune 100 companies and movie studios has given her the expertise to create content that converts to sales. She owns an online women’s boutique that has strengthened her passion for helping fellow entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level by connecting with customers and staying on the cutting edge of technology. Her proven online strategies and creative customer solutions make her a force to remember as she breaks the mold of conventional social media marketing.
JACKIE OHH EVENTS
Jackie, Internationally recognized event planner and the founder of Jackie Ohh Events, has designed and produced more than 300 Weddings and Events in her career. Having started her business at the young age of twenty-two, she built her success through her unconditional dedication to exceeding her client’s expectations. Fourteen years later, she enjoys the international presence and recognition her work has earned her in the Luxury Travel Guide, Knot Book, and Grace Ormonde, as well as features on CNN, Good Morning America, NBC, Univision and Telemundo.
As an award winning event planner, Jackie’s career continues to represent the epitome professional success achieved through hard work and a commitment to excellence in the luxury event arena. Till this day, Jackie curates elaborate events into unique experiences for both her clients and their guests.
She is returning to the Bambini Soiree Summit to share with us her new creative venture, and we can’t wait!
DELEGATE & ELEVATE
Meet Serena, she is a magical unicorn🦄 ...no really, she is! Serena is a social media manager, blogging master and online helper for wedding pros.She helps event planners, photographers and pretty much anyone in the event industry by creating wedding submissions, managing social media including Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Her business is called @delegateandelevate and because she is an overachieving entrepreneur she is about to launch a company called Pops of Pretty.
Consistently managing the social expectations of today's consumers, while running a busy event business, is a challenge for even the most seasoned professionals. Serena has earned the trust of industry pros who delegated their social media management to her company, so she can elevate their game. She joins the 2019 Bambini Soiree Summit speaker lineup to teach techniques to turn followers into clients. And who wants more clients? Can we see a show of hands? 🖐👋🖖🏼🤚🏿🤚👍✋✋🏾👍👋🏼
TOP IT OFF DESIGNS
It all began with a cupcake topper! A simple touch of creativity and crafty ingenuity that elevates the most nondescript cupcakes into decorative works of art. This decorative confectionary bauble became not only the inspiration and namesake for Top It Off Designs but also its flagship product upon launching its shop on Etsy in 2011.
But, it wasn't until she took it upon herself to plan her son's second birthday party that Valerie realized her gifts were not limited to just cupcake toppers. It wasn't long before TIOD expanded into a full event planning and styling business. 👑🍭
TIOD now specializes in custom-designed events for all ages. Birthday parties, weddings, baptisms, you name it! TIOD can style it. With Valerie at its head there is no client too adventurous or too bold for TIOD. She can bring your visions and inspirations to life with customized style and flare that only Valerie's attention to detail can achieve.
Since its expansion into event styling TIOD has been featured in a number of the industry's most prestigious publications both online and in print. Some of the most notable features 🏆can be found on Hostess with the Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas, 100 Layer Cakelet, Amy Atlas and Weddings Illustrated.
PRICELESS EVENT PLANNING
As founder, and Chief Everything Officer of Priceless Event Planning, she has managed to earn the respect of her clients, followers and fans through personalization, attention to detail and an innate talent in putting together impressive and colorful events for all to enjoy. What makes Khadidra uniquely stand out from other event planners, is her ability to develop create “priceless” events for her clients, all while growing her reach and strengthening her brand.
Khadidra is not just passionate about transforming ordinary elements into extraordinary experiences, she is just as eager to share her knowledge with entrepreneurs just like her. Through her workshops “Pick Pep’s Brains” she has earned the respect and admiration of aspiring business owners that treasure her honesty and willingness to share her good, bad, & ugly experiences, to guide them along their own journey.
She joins the Bambini Soiree Summit from Brooklyn, and brings her humbleness and transparency to the summit stage, to mentor, motivate and encourage all VIPPs to elevate their business.
* Speakers subject to change without notice
LEARN FROM THE LEADERS
The top thinkers and leaders in the kid party industry are speaking at the Bambini Soiree Summit. Learn from entrepreneurs, innovators, and marketers who continue to push the business boundaries to reach new heights. Check back often as we continue to add new speakers.