Schedule

Because we wanted something that was deeper yet non-intimidating like larger conferences, we arranged our keynotes, workshops, breaks and networking events to inspire new ideas, nourish your soul, and provide entertainment.  Select seminars and breakouts are included with General Registration but may require a fee if purchased separately. 

 
 

Sun.

December 3rd
 

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Arrival and Registration 2pm - 5pm in Pivot Conference center lobby

Munaluchi Meet and Greet at The Palazzo Hotel - Open to brides, grooms and wedding enthusiasts. Lite bites, cocktails, and a bridal fashion presentation.

Mon.

december 4th

7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast

7:00am - 12:00pm
Registration in Pivot Conference center lobby

9:00am - 12:30pm
Morning Sessions

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Focus Groups

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Afternoon break with coffee, tea + snacks

3:15pm - 5:00pm
Workshops

5:00pm - 7:30pm
At Leisure

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Welcome Party

Registered attendees will receive an email with more details for Focus Group and Workshop signups in November.  Sign-ups will be on a first come-first served basis. 

Tues.

december 5th

7:00am - 8:00am
Power Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am
Morning Sessions

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch

1:25pm - 3:15pm
Afternoon Sessions + Panels

2:15pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon break with coffee, tea, + snacks

3:15pm - 4:30pm
Workshops / Portfolio Reviews / Contract Reviews

5:00pm - 6:00pm
At Leisure

6:15pm
Load Buses to White Party

7:00pm - 11:00pm
White Party

Details on Workshops and Sign-ups for Portfolio and Contract Reviews to be announced. 

Wed.

december 6th

7:00am - 8:00am
Power Breakfast

8:30am - 10:05am
Morning Sessions

10:15 - 10:30am
Morning Break with coffee, tea + snacks

10:30am - 1:00pm
Sessions and Panels

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lunch To Go with Tickets to Bird Garden and/or afternoon at leisure

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Awards Gala Cocktail Hour

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Awards Gala (Dinner + Dancing)

Interested in having your spouse or partner attend the social events and/or Awards Gala? Email us at info@coterieretreat.com for rates. Only limited space available. 


Thurs.

december 7th

  • Breakfast on own
  • Day at leisure.  
  • Departures.
  • Cultural Tours and Excursions in Johannesburg + Soweto.

Optional Johannesburg + Soweto Cultural Tours will require a fee - Details and pricing to be provided. 


Topics

(Please note, agenda and topics subject to change without notice)

 

Here are some of the topics that will be covered by our speakers. More to be announced!  

  • Remember Why You Started: How to Reactivate Your Brand
  • How to Stay Relevant When you Think You’ve Given All You Got
  • Photographers - Attracting the Clients You Want
  • "Networker in Chief" - How To Take Networking to the Next Level
  • How to Perfect the Proposal and Handle Pricing Objections
  • Email Etiquette - Start Sending Emails That Turns to Sales
  • Understanding and Marketing to LGBT Couples
  • Transitioning from Your 9-5. What You Need to Know
  • How to Create a Company Culture with a Solid Foundation
  • Growing Pains - How to Grow a Solid Team and Manage Your Team Effectively
  • SEO for Wedding Professionals
  • Social Media Marketing for Wedding Professionals
  • Destination Weddings - Targeting the Destination Couple
  • Panel:  Getting Published in a Saturated Wedding Market. How to Make Your Submissions Stand Out to Publishers
  • Panel: Breakdown of Your Business Contract Essentials
  • TownHall - Wedding Vendors UnCut: A Raw and Uncut Conversation about Building Community in the Wedding Industry

 

Breakouts/Workshops

 

  • Make Your Website a Lead Generating Machine with These 7 Secrets
  • Breakout - Creating a Style That Mimics Your Personality (Event Designers/Planners)
  • Breakout - Photoshoot Opportunity (Decor, Details and Fashion)
  • Breakout - 4 Must-Haves for Your Coterie Member Profile
  • Breakout - Newbies - How to Make a Presence in a New Industry
  • Breakout - Finance Basics for Entrepreneurs

 

More topics to be announced!