Engage!23 Paris Speakers Announced


With just under a month to go until we don our berets and kick off Engage!23 The Paris Experience, we’re thrilled to announce our esteemed speaker lineup! Our guest creative director (and big, big dreamer!), Alejandra Poupel Events, and incredibly talented floral designer, Nicolas Barelier of RONI Floral, will take the stage with other thought leaders, creatives, and industry experts from around the world.

Speakers in Inspiring Places

Our guests will gather at the famed museum, Les Pavillons de Bercy, and one of our fabulous host hotels, Le Meurice for main stage and smaller breakout sessions to learn and be inspired from speakers from several fields of expertise, both in and out of the event industry.

Attendees will learn from UK celebrity wedding planner Sarah Haywood and American celebrity wedding planners, Mindy Weiss, Marcy Blum, and Lynn Easton. Guests will be inspired by designers like David Stark, Rishi Patel, David Beahm, Matthew Robbins and Luis Otoya, and world-renowned pastry master, Bastien Blanc-Tailleur. French photographer Greg Finck will grace the stage along with style experts, Julie Sabatino and Carrie Goldberg. Parisian music guru Jimmy Bitton and Italian entertainment designer Gabriele Rizzi will share insights along with Engage! fan-favorite, Cindy Novotny. We have the honor of Hadami Magtouf, Director of Louis Vuitton Maison Vendôme joining us, as well as, Sima El Solh, Founder of LebaneseWeddings. And our group will be getting a very exciting visit from haute couture designer, Elie Saab, Jr.

As always, Engage! Co-Founders, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce will share their industry insights and set the tone for the three days of jam-packed inspiration and education. This experience is already one for the record books and it hasn’t even begun yet! We’re so excited to welcome everyone to Paris in just a few short weeks.

“Paris exists to remind you that all your dreams are real.” ~ Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina. And we know these speakers are going to spark new dreams in our attendees! To learn more about the sold-out Paris event, visit Engage!23 The Paris Experience.

The full Engage! 23 Paris speaker lineup includes:

Alejandra Poupel – Founder, Alejandra Poupel events
Elie Saab, Jr. – CEO, ELIE SAAB Group
Mindy Weiss – Founder, Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Nicolas Barelier – Artistic Director, Roni Floral Design
Hadami Magtouf – Director, Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme
Sima El Solh – Founder, LebaneseWeddings
Marcy Blum – President, Marcy Blum Events
Bastien Blanc-Tailleur – Pastry Chef, Bastien Blanc-Tailleur Wedding Cakes & Events
Sarah Haywood – CEO, Sarah Haywood Weddings & Celebrations
David Stark – Cheif Creative Officer, David Stark Design
Lynn Easton – Co-Founder and Creative Director, Easton Porter Group
Greg Finck – President, Greg Finck
Jimmy Bitton – CEO, Inspiration Live Music
Carrie Goldberg – Founder and Creative Director, CLG Creative
Gabriele RizziGabriele Rizzi Lab _ Haute Creativity
David Beahm – Founder, David Beahm
Matthew Robbins – Founder and Creative Director, Matthew Robbins Design
Luis Otoya – Partner and Executive Director, Matthew Robbins Design
Cindy Novotny – Managing Partner, Master Connection Associates
Julie Sabatino – Founder, The Stylish Bride
Rishi PatelHMR Designs / HMR Destinations
Rebecca Grinnals – Co-Founder, Engage!
Kathryn Arce – Co-Founder, Engage!

To visit our photo galleries of past Engage! Experiences, visit here.