Vivez la Nouvelle-Orléans!

This Friday I’m headed down south to arrange a client’s 3-day New Orleans conference. A conference in New Orleans used to sound like an executive retreat in Vegas – a total boondoggle. If it ever was, it certainly isn’t anymore.

New Orleans Conference Events with Ginger & Co.

The group traveling in this weekend is focused on human rights efforts around the globe. A dozen international advocates will share their successes and challenges with 125 advocates and funders from the U.S. The most interesting (and challenging!) part of the event is site visits to local organizations doing the on-the-ground work in New Orleans and Mississippi, including criminal justice, workers’ rights, housing, and arts and social justice. These four concurrent visits go to up to three locations each and there is only one event planner – me! Thank goodness for a client that knows how to roll up their own sleeves and pitch in when needed!

After we return we’ll post photos on this blog so you can experience the New Orleans conference too. We can guarantee an outpouring of affection from and for the local folks. During the 24 hours we spent in N’awlins for the site visit for this event, we learned that a truly friendly city makes each and every “tourist” feels welcome.

Bye for now and BONSWA!

About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

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