What’s Happening At This Year’s Wedding MBA?

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Wedding MBA is one of the largest wedding industry events of the year and it all starts next week in Las Vegas! The Knot Pro team will be there covering everything from hot wedding trends for 2018 to social media tips and how to better connect with the right couple for you. The Knot booth will be full of fun perks that you won’t want to miss.

Here is what you can look forward to! 

  • A free headshot bar shot by celebrity photographer Dennis Kwan
  • Social media consultations–learn how to hashtag and curate your photos
  • The Knot Pro Live Show live-streamed from our booth Tuesday, 10/3 12:30- 1:30 p.m. PT

Plus get tons of education from the most trusted wedding brand.

Learn more about our speakers! 

Tuesday, October 3

9- 9:45 a.m. Secretary of State: Turn Your Couples Into Ambassadors | Cottonwood (main stage) 

Dhanusha Sivajee, EVP Content & Marketing 


Dhanusha Sivajee joined XO Group in August 2014 from AOL, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer for the AOL Brand Group and was responsible for driving audience growth across AOL’s portfolio of digital brands. Previously, Sivajee worked for Bloomberg as VP of Global Marketing for Bloomberg Mobile, where she launched a suite of Bloomberg Mobile products including the award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek & Bloomberg TV iPad apps. Prior, she worked for HBO creating cross-platform marketing campaigns and developed the go-to market strategy for HBO GO. Sivajee received a BS in International Management from the University of Manchester, England and an MBA from Duke University.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Knot Pro LIVE Show | The Knot Booth

Anja Winikka, Director of Education & Industry Innovation 


Anja is the expert on all things weddings, bringing the hottest trends and insights to millions of creative wedding pros across the country throughout her 10+ years at The Knot. She lives in Kansas City her husband Ben, sweet daughter Ada and their dog and cat, Charlie and Bella.

3- 3:45 p.m. Venue Trend Report | Birchwood Room

Bernadette Baillie, Director of Sales Training and Education 


With more than 20 years experience executing consumer and trade marketing for some of the world’s top brands, Bernadette provides expert wedding industry advice. She is a mother of 4, lover of Dyson vacuums and foodie that likes to try cuisine wherever her travels take her.

 3- 3:45 p.m. Gown Trends, Avant Garde | Laurel Room

Stephanie Cain, Real Weddings Editor 


Stephanie works with couples and wedding pros across the country to feature thousands of amazing weddings across TheKnot.com and The Knot magazines. Additionally, she is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, avid traveler, culinary adventurer and passionate food photographer.

 Wednesday, October 4

9- 9:45 a.m. 2018 Trends from The Knot | Cedar Room

Stephanie Cain, Real Weddings Editor 

3- 3:45 p.m. Best Picture Goes To….| Redwood Room

Meghan Brown, Director of Two Bright Lights 


Meghan is responsible for marketing and business development for Two Bright Lights, and is passionate about creating a platform to help event professionals grow their brand and leads by connecting with publishers and other vendors. Growing up with a booking agent and a wedding band leader for parents, events and marketing is in Meghan’s DNA.

 4- 4:45 p.m. Game of Phones |  Aspen Room

David Lifson, Vice President, Local Product 


Dave brings 10 years of Product Management experience, predominantly in marketplaces and small businesses, to his role as VP Product, Local Marketplaces for The Knot / XO Group. Dave is really excited to bring his marketplace, small business, community, and personalization experience to bear in building the world’s greatest wedding marketplace.

Strategy Bar

Finally (and most important!), sign up for a 1:1 appointment with a Strategy Specialist who can help you optimize your portfolio and Storefront on The Knot, manage your reviews, and stand out from the competition!

Tuesday, October 3 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Knot Booth

Wednesday, October 4 | 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Knot Booth

Book Your 1:1 Appointment

Haven’t Registered Yet? Don’t worry we got you covered.

Save $220 on regular priced tickets with The Knot discount code TK5372. Just go to weddingmba.com to reserve your spot.

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