It’s a Wrap!

The Inaugural Boutique & Lifestyle Leadership Symposium, held last week Oct. 22-24, 2012 at the Hollywood Roosevelt, a Thompson Hotel, was a smashing success!

The event, produced by BLLA (Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association) shot off into new space not seen by the industry in quite awhile, if at all.  It’s a simple concept but one that seems to have been overlooked by most conferences today.  That is …. taking care of attendees as if they were checking into a five star hotel. 

CEO Panel Discussion

From the non-commercialized and professional-looking conference garb (lanyards, bags and the such) to the tidbits of surprises during the panel discussions such as the hotel chef serving up oxygen-laced popcorn, the event was seen as innovative and inspiring from start to finish.

Here are some of the words used to describe attendees experience (from non-solicited emails received the day after the event):

achievement environmental leadership specialty
advantge excellence networking spectacular
agility excellent new streamed live
amazing exceptional opportunity success
appreciation extraordinary passionate talented
approachable fantastic perfect technological
assembling fresh perserverence the best
attention fun personal think-tank
caring heavy-hitters perspective thrilled
compelling historic positive thrilling
competitive honor powerhouse trends
congratulations immaculate preferences unique
connectivity individual privilege valued
current inspiring productive  vision
deeper interesting proud warm
delight intimate refreshing well-executed
dreams intriguing  relationship well-planned
electrifying knowledge relevant well-run
engaging  leaders smart wonderful 

Further testimonials are available here:

We will be writing more in the coming days of the panel discussions, entertainment and other events surrounding the Symposium.

Signing off for now.

BLLA Founder, Frances Kiradjian

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