To say we are thrilled about this year's Coterie Retreat lineup would be an understatement. It's always an honor to serve, inspire and uplift our community. The wedding industry was already a multi-billion dollar industry when we entered it in 2010. And since then it's gown exponentially. With the increase in visibility of the multicultural wedding market due to the ridiculous growth of social media, wedding professionals are getting noticed more than ever these days, and our need to learn and expand our businesses is growing as well. Munaluchi has been at the forefront of change in the wedding industry, and through the Coterie Retreat, we aspire to elevate our vendors to even higher levels.
The lineup for this year includes speakers from from various backgrounds with multi-faceted strengths representing not only the US, but South Africa, Australia and Nigeria. We have speakers to educate you on everything from finance to marketing to entrepreneurship. And in addition to the panels, keynotes and focus groups, we will have several hands-on experiences -- like the master floral class by Andy Beach (his first ever we might add!), the watercolor workshop from Ceci Johnson, and the wedding videography master class by Ray Roman Films to name a few. And of course, aside from the actionable items and education our speakers will provide, we can't let you leave NOLA without getting pampered. From the curated gifts we'll provide to the amazing parties, you will leave feeling full and ready to take on 2017.
As promised, we are offering three scholarships for this years retreat! We'll have the scholarship details post up tomorrow morning. But to get you ready, we're offering a full scholarship to one attendee, and two half scholarships. The entry will be similar to last year. You'll have to email us a video (can be done on your phone) telling us why you want to be at the Coterie Retreat this year and what you are looking forward to. And then repost the speaker image above.
Make sure you tune in tomorrow for the official scholarship entry details. In the meantime, enjoy our newly designed website and make sure you reserve you space before we are at capacity:).