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Bonus! TSE Featured Speakers: Gabriela Siebach & Kristin Banta

Meet the speakers of Catersource + The Special Event!

Gabriela Siebach, Conference Interpreting Services Manager, Cesco Linguistic Services 


Gabriela Siebach, Conference Interpreting Services Manager at Cesco Linguistic Services, has accumulated more than 15 years of professional experience as a linguist, interpreter, translator, trainer, coach, and mentor. She has spearheaded the development of multiple training and assessment programs throughout her career. Gabriela holds a graduate degree in Spanish translation and interpretation from the world-renowned Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. A former Board member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (2019-2021), she currently leads various Council initiatives as Chair of the Policy, Education & Research Committee. Gabriela also co-chairs the American Association of Interpreters and Translators’ Job Task Analysis Committee and is a member of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters, the American Translators Association, and the ASTM. 

The Ultimate Guide to Flawless Multilingual Events 

Tuesday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. 

Multilingual events are great opportunities to showcase a company's international reach and diverse, equitable and inclusive practices, build relationships with preferred customers and diverse partners worldwide. And no matter what the catalyst for a multilingual event may be, event planners and event managers know the planning and execution of the event fall on them. With all the moving parts of any event entails, we know that planning and executing multilingual events can be frustrating. And with all the logistics already required, adding interpreting and translation doesn't seem right. Additionally, the thought of not having reliable language support or being stuck with language partners who are not readily available can be a source of frustration, stress, and exhaustion for anyone. 

Leveraging over 90 years of collective experience, we've put together The Ultimate Guide to Flawless Multilingual Events to help event planners and managers plan and execute flawless multilingual events no matter who or what triggered the need. By the end of this presentation, attendees will see that with careful planning, they can ensure their events are enjoyable and accessible for everyone involved. 

Kristin Banta, Director of Client and Media Relations, Kristin Banta Events Inc 

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Kristin Banta Events (KBE) 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, KBE 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. KBE 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 at 2:30 p.m. 

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 at 11:00 a.m. 

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. 

You can see Gabriela and Kristin LIVE at Catersource + The Special Event in Orlando from March 27-30.

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