The Karma of Events
Welcome to our 7th wedding webinar – The Karma of Events
We hosted event guru Colin Cowie for a special webinar discussion on, “The Karma of the Events” in business.
Mr. Colin Cowie is an iconic world renowned celebrated event guru who is smart, stylish, glamorous, and truly humble. We are excited to talk to him about what 25 years in the event business has taught him and what he has taught others on the importance of community, collaboration, elevated service standards, and most of all staying relevant and real with the times especially the times we are in now!
Ready to have your event chakras reset from the inside out?
Colin Cowie has led an extraordinary life. He arrived in the U.S. from South Africa in 1985 and it was his smarts, personality and stylish sensibility that led him into the fast tracked, glamorous world of planning over-the-top parties for the who’s who of royalty, celebrity and business. Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie has been at the forefront of event and wedding planning for the past 25 years, creating trends and raising the bar for the ultimate guest experience.
Colin has created some of the most talked about events in the world, including the multi-million dollar opening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Palm Island Dubai and Atlantis as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. In addition to Oprah, his celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Iovine, Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore, to name a few. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Dom Perignon, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, Cash Money Records, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine and InStyle Magazine.
Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; an author of 10 best-selling books that are sold around the world, currently writing his 11th title, and a celebrated television personality who spent 7 years on the HSN Network.
Beyond entertaining, Cowie’s work extends into the hospitality arena where he oversaw the renovation of the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong with 600 guest rooms, 3 restaurants, the ballroom, spa and all common areas. Residential projects include private homes in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. From 1997 – 2001 Colin was a national spokesperson and designer for Lenox with his signature line of china, crystal and silverware sold in more than 500 retail stores. Colin also served as creative director for NetJets from 2007 through 2009, focusing on creating the greatest customer service experience in private aviation.
Colin Cowie and his work have been prominently featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Elle Decor, InStyle, Town & Country, House Beautiful, etc. and on television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Ellen DeGeneres, The Today Show and Access Hollywood.
Colin sits on the board of several philanthropic organizations focusing on arts, education, healthcare and mentorship programs in South Africa and is devoted to supporting young people create a better future for themselves. His charities include: Lalela, Ubuntu, The Phelophepa Train of Hope, Infinite Family and The Turning Point Foundation.
Questions Colin Cowie answers in this webinar
- What can we do to help our fellow event partners work together to build better communities, in turn uplifting their own markets & the entire industry?
- What are 3 tips that people can actively do to stay relevant and what would that look like when someone wants to obtain a leadership role in the future?
- How important is building a Community & Collaboration over Competition going to be moving forward? (Can we talk about how when we give more we get more vs. the mentality of what’s in it for me?)
- Can you talk to us about how this experience has created an even playing field between veterans of the trade vs the new kid on the block?
- Can you talk to us about providing elevated service, standards & scaling as we move forward?