Engage!10 Cayman Islands

In June 2010, Engage! returned to the spectacular Cayman Islands. The event was a celebration of all things Grand Cayman, from the beautiful beachfront setting to the lemon and aqua color scheme, which took cues from the sun and sea. The welcome party was held beachside, where dishes showcased The Ritz-Carlton’s amazing culinary offerings and rustic wooden canopies were strung with tea lights to mimic the stars.

The diverse lineup of sessions featured a candid chat between Marcy Blum and Sylvia Weinstock, industry insights from Martha Stewart Weddings’ Darcy Miller and The Knot’s Carley Roney, and the debut appearance by two Engage! speakers: celebrity event planner Colin Cowie and Cindy Novotny of Master Connection Associates.  Cindy’s powerhouse speech  — informed by her work with luxury hotel brands around the world — gave insight on what really matters to the luxury market: speed of response, quality of service, and over-delivery of services on every interaction and received the very first (of many!) Engage! standing ovations. Two Bright Lights shared their real-time data on the relationship between media and revenue returns, and magazine and blog editors shared strategies for getting into print and online.

Engagees experienced Grand Cayman with a series of dine-arounds at top restaurants, followed by a poolside dessert party back at The Ritz-Carlton. Downtime was spent on Seven Mile Beach for sun, surf and lounging in the floating ocean trampolines. The Farewell Gala was planned by Jo-Anne Brown of Cayman’s own Celebrations Ltd., as it celebrated island culture from cuisine and cocktails, and dancing into the wee hours to tunes spun by island favorite DJ Craig.

I was extremely impressed with the entire event…the way it was orchestrated, organized and how special each and every single one of us felt. It was extremely informative and a great platform for networking within our industry.

Sandra de Ovando Ovando Floral + Event Design

Engage! provides a place for the wedding industry elite to get together, meet the most amazing people and learn and share with each other on how our businesses run, how we design and plan and to just plain have fun while doing it!

Ali Phillips Engaging Events, Chicago

Being able to rub elbows with the 'best of the best' like-minded professionals in the wedding industry helps recharge my battery, I kind of think of it as wedding biz therapy. I come away inspired, motivated and challenged!

Cindy Johnson Platinum Events Group

No words can describe the last three days of education, networking and inspiration that have taken place here at Engage!. I'm leaving inspired, humbled, overwhelmed with areas to apply to my business and for my clients. Sharing dinners and dancing with the industry's most esteemed and respected individuals is one of the highlights.

Lindsey Pitt TOAST Events

An unexpected spark, Engage! really blew me away!

Anna Wilson Vice President, Atlantis and One & Only Ocean Club Bahamas