Hello, I’m Cathy L. Cuizon
Event Strategist, ESN
Leaving the corporate 9-5 work schedule and taking a leap into self-employment as an independent event planner, then launching a small community of 10 Lifestyle Event Concierges across the US, and collaborating on cross-marketing and cross-selling targeting the international market, truly propelled me into learning, early on, the importance of building trusted relationships with key contacts and stakeholders. I’ve developed a sound knowledge and understanding of clients and the marketplace in my prospecting and networking. I tend to listen more than speak, but am never shy about asking the important questions – nor am I afraid to leave my comfort zone and think outside the box. I adapt flexibly to the fast-paced change that is typical in our industry, and always think ahead and anticipate to help overcome my client’s challenges [before they can become problems]. And thanks to the collective data and knowledge secured by contracting 4.6 million room nights annually, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.
“By some stroke of luck, we learned about Experient two years ago. It began with an inquiry to find a new location for one of our events and has blossomed into a relationship that is akin to having extended our staff! Experient uses their expertise to thoroughly investigate properties, to provide timely follow-ups and reminders, to negotiate contracts on our behalf, and provide candid and generous advice. Experient has taken the time and care to secure excellent locations and accommodations tailored to our needs and continue to be a tremendous resource to our organization.”
National Nonprofit Educational Council
The competitive advantages that I bring to your negotiation table are my extensive experience in account and project management, relationship development, process improvement, problem solutions, strategic planning, and brand/product development. As your “event ambassador,” I am your liaison to the hotels, venues, restaurants and other vendors for all your programs, conferences, conventions and trade shows. I also serve as a sounding board as we share ideas and work together to ensure trusted relationships with key contacts. I am a road warrior, a surfer, and enjoy running marathons for a good cause. I am highly engaged in the local communities. I am competitive and will hit the ground running. Allow me to be your local and on-site resources, for all your bespoke event needs. Let me help you add value to your attendee’s experiences. Enable me to be your client-care ambassador with a focus on engaging your audience and supporting your cause in all the best ways. Let me guide you in zeroing in on all your event concerns from start to finish, and allow me to help you navigate the jungle of tasks as we find solutions to make your event the talk of your peers.
My Personal Statement
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it – and what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek
My Contact Information
Address: Nutley, New Jersey