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Most Current Upcoming Event:

South Asian Wedding

Come join NACE Chicago for a highly educational and fun evening as we delve into What South Asian Events Mean. We'll explore the culture, traverse the traditions, and learn about the diversity of the religions.

Forrest Moody and Zeena Roy of Oliveaire Artisan Events and Meetings and Global Event Resource will be talking about how to sell and engage with this market, such as enhancing cultural knowledge and establishing enticing packages.

Following our mingling, program and dinner, we'll have the chance to tour WhirlyBall's brand new facility and even try our hand at some WhirlyBall, Laser Tag or Bowling! So, DRESS CASUALLY if you plan on getting a little silly with us .... which we certainly hope you do!

TUESDAY MARCH 10, 5:00-8:00 PM




Parking is complimentary in WhirlyBall's parking lot


About Global Event Resource: (G.E.R.) offers the most diverse certification program available to wedding and hospitality professionals. Produced by Oliveaire Artisan Events & Meetings, an industry leader in planning, design, and coordination, G.E.R. offers comprehensive instruction in wedding planning and South Asian events.

About Forrest Moody:

 Forrest Moody

Forrest Moody has over 30 years of hospitality industry experience. His expertise includes extensive hotel experience, including 4 years with Marriott Hotels and 14 years with Hyatt Hotels in food & beverage, catering, & convention services. In 2006, Forrest founded Simply Venues, which was later rebranded and expanded in 2009 to become Oliveaire Artisan Events & Meetings. As Managing Director, he oversees all functions of the business including planning, design, and hospitality education. Forrest is a member of NACE and CEC.

About Zeena Roy:

Zeena Roy

Zeena Roy is an award-winning designer and event planner with over 18 years of experience. A trailblazer in the South Asian event business, Zeena collaborated with major hotels to create first of their kind South Asian Packages and defined South Asian caterers guidelines. She also developed sales and training programs for catering and sales management staff on how to effectively to sell to and contract South Asian events. As Creative Director she currently oversees Oliveaire's Design Studio and planning functions. Her work with the Design Studio has been featured in several publications and has earned Oliveaire six N.I.C.E awards in best themed Decor.


We look forward to seeing you there, to LEARN and have FUN together!

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The mission of NACE is To provide catering and event professionals superior education, networking and resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients."