A lifestyle summit bringing together a curated network of lifestyle brands and vendors interested in the Black Southern Belle demographic. These event will include styled shoot workshops, key note speakers, panels all with the southern creative in mind. Whether you are an interior design, wedding planner, design a fashion line or manage brand marketing, this conference will add to your network and your professional portfolio. We will be using all the images from the workshops for editorial features on Black Southern Belle as well as with our key media partners. Our goal is to connect you with the right network, enhance your skills in the lifestyle field and promote you and your brand to our business and media partners.
***Subject to Change***
|Date||Start Time||End Time||Event Title|
|Day 1||Pre Conference Limited Space|
|Day 1||12:00-5:00||Food Workshops|
|Day 1||7:00 PM||10:00 PM||Welcome Party – All Attendees|
|Breakout 1||Breakout 2|
|Day 2||8:45||9:00||Welcome Remarks|
|Day 2||9:30||9:25||Using Video To Develop your Brand||Building Meaningful Relationships|
|Day 2||10:30||11:45||Social Media Networking||Marketing to Diverse Audiences|
|Day 2||12:00||1:20||Taking it to the Next Level: New Business, New Service, New Audience|
|Day 2||1:30||2:20||Adding a Special Client Touch||Using Press to Grow|
|Day 2||2:30||3:20||Showcasing Your Southern Brand: Office Decor||Using Events to Grow Your Business|
|Day 2||3:30||4:20||Changing Your Path For Your Business||Developing Corporate Relationships|
|Day 2||4:30||5:30||Branding a Southern Lifestyle|
|Day 2||7:30||10:00||Grand Finale Party|
Location of Events:
Pre – Conference Interactive Tasting and Creative Workshops – INVITE ONLY
Welcome To Charleston Party:
Historic Rice Mill
Collective Summit Location:
Grand Finale Ball
The Cedar Room
November 15-16, 2016
Jovan Sage and Matthew Raiford, Owners, The Farmer and The Larder
Lauren Atwaters, Founder, Ten23 Designs
Kassie Rempel, Co Founder and CEO Lillybee
Kardea Brown, Owner, Kardea’s Cuisine
Tamara Eckles, Jem of the South
Tamuel Cowart, President + Founder of RW Events, RW Style, Co-Owner of Luxmore Grande Estate, and Strategic Partner of Cypress Grove Estate House
Nia King-Rubie, Event and Public Affairs Analyst, Google, Inc.
Candice Hilse, Owner, YOJ Events
Candice Wigfield, Managing Director, Hamby Catering and Events
David Ecton and Lance Jackson, Parker Kennedy Living
Karen Maria Alston, Founder/CEO, Alston Marketing Group
Shantel Gadsden, Founder, Pink Verbena
Katherine Frankstone, Owner and Chief Baker Grey Ghost Bakery
Alison Kim Perry, Owner, Cute Buttons Gift & Paper Boutique
Jill and Steve Mckenzie, Owners, Steve Mckenzie’s
Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves Co-Founders Cocktail Bandits
Angela Belt, Senior Interior Designer for Homepolish, Interior Stylist & Art Director for AphroChic, and Market Editor for About.com Interior Decorating
Kalyn Johnson Chandler, Founder and Creative director of Effie’s Paper/ Stationery & Whatnot.
Carrie Morey, founded Callie’s Charleston Biscuits
Sarah Miller, Owner, Canvas Charleston
Angharad Chester-Jones joined Regan Communications in January of 2016 as Manager of the Charleston office.
Customer Experience and Lifestyle expert Kimberly Sundt is a leader for the hospitality and design industries in creating the customer experience that critically speaks to the brand and ties into all strategic marketing.
Erica Butler, 28, is a senior strategy management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. She currently serves on the company’s community partnership team and serves as chair of the African-American forum.
William Isaac McCoy was appointed by President Obama as the Senior Advisor for Business Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), in 2016.
Holy City Hospitality
Historic Rice Mill
King Street Hospitality
Sean Money & Elizabeth Faye Photography
You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.
Black Southern Belle Collective Summit Hotel Block Dates
Start date for Hotel Block: 11/15/16 and End date for Hotel Block: 11/17/16
Last day to book:10/16/16
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Charleston Historic District for 209.00 USD – 209.0 USD per night
If further assistance is required, please contact Marriott Reservations 1-866-774-4997