Engage!22 New Orleans

With the much-anticipated opening of the city’s first five-star luxury property, the Four Seasons New Orleans, the city is ready to host the most esteemed and celebrated group of event experts in the world. Engage!22 New Orleans will take place June 6-9, 2022 in partnership with Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events.  We are also excited to be partnering with The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans as a host property. New Orleans is a Louisiana city nestled on the Mississippi River. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Food, beverage, entertainment, art, architecture, and hospitality are our love languages. Welcome to New Orleans. Come and stay awhile.

Engage! Summits are designed for committed wedding industry professionals who are looking for innovative ideas and practical solutions for strategic growth. Engage! is dedicated to gathering the best of the best, and this Summit is limited to 500 speakers and attendees. Careful attention is paid to creating an atmosphere that blends structure and downtime, allowing for candid networking in a non-client, non-competitive environment. The open exchange of ideas, information, and strategies for facing the challenges of the luxury wedding industry are a hallmark of the event — often imitated, never replicated.

New Orleans

  • Southern Hospitality
  • Decadent Cuisine
  • Rich in Culture

There is a reason the Big Easy is the party capital of the world, and it is best captured in the words of author Chris Rose, “We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much & laugh too loud & live too large, and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” When you visit this city, you are home wherever you are. The residents have never met a stranger, will force you to eat, will ask about “your momma and them,” want to see you at the grocery, care about where you went to high school (and nowhere else).

Once you’ve been to New Orleans, it becomes a part of you. This city gets in your DNA, and she won’t let you forget about her. In the spirit of the city’s rich culture, Engage! New Orleans will delight and inspire those that have weathered the worst year imaginable. We know a lot about loss and pain, and in turn, resilience. As we enter 2022 and welcome the oncoming roaring twenties, Engage! New Orleans will have attendees inspired for a resurgence of their art and their business. They’ll leave with a little something extra – that lagniappe our hospitable nature can’t resist offering to our guests.


Engage! is renowned for its exciting array of world-class speakers, which include the leading lights of the global wedding industry, top editors, thought leaders in all aspects of luxury lifestyle, and creative entrepreneurs doing unique things across the events industry. Speakers are being curated and will be announced spring of 2022.

If you’re interested in being considered for speaking, please click here to fill out our speaker submission form. We do ask that the topic(s) submitted are of original content, and not delivered to an audience prior to Engage!22 New Orleans.

We are honored to receive an incredible amount of speaker submissions each year and with a prodigious roster of past Engage! speakers to select from, we have limited opportunity to open the platform to a few new speakers for each event. Please note that we give priority to those who have attended at least one or more Engage! event as we have found it is critical to understand the unique makeup of our esteemed audience and allows speakers to truly share impactful content that is most relevant.

If you are interested in attending the event, we encourage you to register as we anticipate selling out before we finalize speakers. This will have no bearing on the selection process.

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Cindy Novotny

Master Connection Associates

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The Luxury Wedding Business Summit

  • 350+ Attendees
  • High Energy Inspiration
  • Industry Specific Programming

Engage! Summits are the ultimate in impactful networking and creative event immersion. 500 wedding and event industry leaders, innovators, and top names in professional and personal development gather for the highest level of energy and inspiration. Each Summit features tracks based on industry experience, market segment, and area of focus.


Global Connections in Luxury Destinations

  • 250 Attendees
  • Three Day Destination Immersion
  • Region Specific Speakers and Connections

Engage! Experiences bring together up to 250 international event leaders for three full days in some of the world’s most exciting global destinations. Experiences incorporate regionally-inspired business development programming and once-in-a-lifetime events. We are delighted to announce The Engage!22 Ireland Experience just outside of Dublin at the K Club, Carton House and Luttrellstown Castle taking place October 17-20, 2022. Learn more here!


Intimate Gatherings in Exclusive Settings

  • Limited to 75 Attendees
  • Meaningful and Intimate Gatherings
  • Wellness Driven Engagement

Engage! Retreats are an opportunity for strengthening meaningful connections between like-minded luxury event industry leaders. Retreats include next-level engagement at exclusive 5-star resorts with an emphasis on wellness, personal development, and professional growth, including outside-the-industry expert facilitators, peer-led discussions, and uniquely immersive experiences. Join us at Engage!22 Amanjena-An Immersive Retreat in Marrakech, Morocco March 7-10, 2022. Learn more here!