If you call anyone in the event industry over the next week and you get their voice mail, it’s because we are all on our way to Phoenix for the largest international special events conference of the year. The Special Event Conference & Trade Show (TSE) is an annual pilgrimage. Starting on Tuesday, we will be inundated with education sessions and exposed to the latest trends in our industry. And, yes…even the party guru’s like to party! I am excited because this is the first year I am speaking at TSE. It’s a big honor given the limited number of speaking opportunities available. I am co-presenting with my good friend and business colleague Ann marie Houghtailing of The Houghtailing Group. Our presentation will speak to our strengths – Ann marie is beyond amazing in the area of sales & business development and I know a few things about strategic partnership and self-producing events. Together we teach event professionals how to turn their business model upside down!

I can’t wait to see my industry colleagues and to soak in all of the education! I’ll be tweeting about my experience all week so if you want to follow come join me at  @henleyco