Kristin Banta (Kristin Banta Events) has been an innovator for over twenty years, setting the standard for high-end events–exclusive corporate galas, memorable brand activations, hip entertainment industry soirées, society weddings and destination extravaganzas–among a private and corporate clientele who all share a passion for the dramatically different. At the cutting edge of the latest trends in decor, catering and entertainment, Banta takes the client’s vision to an epic new level, orchestrating truly original celebrations in locations worldwide that are provocative and impact all senses, telling a distinct story to each and every guest.
Banta has been the recipient of numerous awards including Best Wedding, Special Events (2020), Best Social Event, BizBash (2019), Best Event Produced for a Private Individual, Special Events (2016, 2017).
Kristin Banta's Design to Impact in 2023
Tuesday, March 28 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
At a time when social media is driving the client's vision, how can you deliver a unique interpretation of the inspiration you're being presented? How can you push a client (whether that be wedding, social or corporate) beyond what's currently trending in the market in order to tell a story, generating greater depth and dimension to the event design? Kristin will examine 2022/2023 client case studies, each presenting their own various challenges, while discussing the design process by walking through client tear sheets to the end design. Through the process, attendees will gain a better understanding of how to design beyond Pinterest's greatest hits and sell that vision to their client. The presentation will end with a Q&A between Kristin and attendees.
The Stars Aligned! Creating Cohesiveness Between Culinary & Event Design
Thursday, March 30 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A successful collaboration between the culinary program and event design is not just important for the guest experience; the impact on a company's bottom line can be significant. Join this powerhouse panel of industry stars representing all aspects - Kristin Banta, David Merrell, Rob Pausmith, Darrin Roberts and Michael Stavros, along with Clint Upchurch as the moderator -for a spirited and eye-opening dialogue about working together to the best possible outcome for all.