Special event seminars, workshops & conferences


Members - $60
Non-Members - $75
register by 7/19 for this discount

Members after 7/19 - $80
Non-Members after 7/19 - $80
Students - $40

Sponsor A Table
Are you ready to sponsor a table at the 2017 Summer Seminar?

This is a great way to grab some additional exposure and have fun!   We're looking for the right sponsors to decorate and host their table of 6-9 attendees.  

In addition to the exposure you'll receive at the Seminar, we'll also extend sponsorship exposure on our Seminar webpage, and Seminar emails that reach more than 2,000 event planners and promoters across the southeast.  If you're interested, let us know!  You can call us at 843-614-2357 or indicate your interest in your online registration form above.

Thank you seminar sponsors...
Your Panel of Experts includes representatives from:
SC State Fair  |  Artisphere  |  SCDOR
Irmo Okra Strut Festival  |  Tri-State Merchandising
SCDHEC  |  Columbia St. Patrick's Day Festival
and more, so join us July 25!


8:45-9:30am - Registration & Networking

(coffee & morning refreshments provided)

9:30-10:00am - Marketing Round Tables
Get to know your peers - and yes, that includes vendors!

10:00-11:30am - Implementing Best Practices
Review and understand some best practices to make your vendor program and effecient and well run machine.  Our experts will serve as your panel members as we have a guided discussion covering a range of issues event and festival planners face when working with vendors of all types.
11:30am - Lunch
(proivded with registration)

12:00-1:10pm - It's All About the Food
We'll narrow down the discussion to everything food related.  From token and ticket taking to DEHEC regulations and Serve Safe.  Your panel members will share enlightening details that will allow you to build a dedicated group of quality food vendors at your events.

1:10pm - Afternoon Break
We're going to cool down this hot topic with a refreshing break!

1:20-2:30pm - Merchandise It Up
We'll take a close look at all merchandising vendors, from arts & crafts to souveniers and t-shirts. Topics covered will include commission rates, collection, oversight of DOR licensing, insurance, and other areas of interest specific to vendors who sell product at your event.  Our experts will offer key insight to make your vendors happy all while offering great products to your festival goers.

2:30-3:00pm - Question & Answer
We want to make sure you leave with the knowledge and tools to attract and sustain the best vendors from across the state and region and ensure your staff and your vendors have the best possible experience with your event. If you have any lingering questions, our staff and presenters will remain to speak with you directly about your particular needs.