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With over 30 years of trailblazing experience in the meetings and conferences sector, Diane emerges as an unmatched authority in crafting unforgettable event experiences. Her journey seamlessly weaves together Fortune 500 corporate finesse with the intricacies of the non-profit landscape, resulting in a tapestry of expertise that's second to none.

 

Diane's accolades are a testament to her prowess. Garnering the "International Smart Women in Meetings Award for 2018" showcased her global impact and leadership. Adding another jewel to her crown, she secured a spot among ConferenceDirect's Top 50 for 2019, a testament to her unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence.

 

Her finesse isn't bound by numbers. Diane handles groups ranging from intimate gatherings to staggering assemblies of over 24,000 attendees, expertly managing budgets that span from $1.5 million to $15 million. This financial acumen is matched by her comprehensive approach. Diane masterminds’ intricate plans, guides meticulous budgetary management, and ensures a seamless journey from inception to post-event analysis.

What sets Diane apart is her collaborative approach. She melds suppliers and planning teams into a harmonious unit, producing industry-defining events that leave an indelible mark. Diane's skill set is further enriched by her certification in event management from Rosen School of Hospitality/UCF, coupled with her impactful role as Vice President of the Tampa Bay MPI chapter, a testament to her leadership prowess.

 

Diane's legacy in the meetings and conferences realm stands unmatched. Her experience is a wellspring of innovation, her skills a toolkit of excellence. As the industry evolves, Diane remains at the vanguard, an embodiment of transformation and mastery.

What Our Clients Say

Tim Licitra

Tim Licitra

Executive Director Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Diane came to us at a time of transition and was able to provide stability to our event planning process. Her insight and skillset allowed us to shift our focus from coordinating the event, to strategically planning for its growth, which we were able to quickly achieve with her help.

Her abilities to collaborate well with staff and empower volunteers has allowed Diane to excel with our Society and she is someone that we all look forward to working with on a regular basis. We consider her an important member of the IES team.

Amanda Hooper

Amanda Hooper

Sr. Director, Feeding America

We worked with Diane’s team recently for a convening in Washington DC, and we couldn't be more satisfied with their services. They helped our nonprofit organization stay on budget and adapted to changing needs and schedules. Their diligent efforts ensured that all participants' dietary restrictions and accommodations were met, helping create an inclusive event. Additionally, their expertise in handling on-site logistics and troubleshooting was invaluable. Diane and Jenny are friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. We highly recommend them for any event planning needs!

Michelle Prew

Michelle Prew

Specification Sales Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions

Diane Schroder is pure professional when it comes to planning events for sponsors at conferences. I had a mediocre budget to pull off an event for 400 people and she NAILED it!! Diane is my “GOTO” when it comes to planning and implementation of that plan. If you are looking for a planner and you want a top notch event, she is it!! Always a pleasure to work with Diane and her team.

Ramon Bourgeois

Ramon Bourgeois

Senior Vice President Global Franchise at Tony Roma's

I had the pleasure of using Diane's professional services to organize regional conferences in 4 continents. Diane did an excellent job organizing, negotiating and helping us plan these events.

She was in constant contact with us during the events and ensured that all venues were living up to what she had negotiated for us. Without her services, we would have easily gone over budget. I recommend Diane's services to any organization that needs to organize any type of conference or corporate event anywhere in the world.

Bob D'Agnillo

Bob D'Agnillo

Director of Sales Enablement for Critical Data Environment Specialists, Vertiv

Diane is the most thorough event planner I've ever worked with. Her attention to detail is second to none. Her broad range of services are all delivered at a very high level. I highly recommend her if you're looking to partner with someone to assist in your event management.

Lisa Bartato

Lisa Bartato

Executive Assistant for the President/CEO, Hubbard Construction

Diane has the industry resources and professional knowledge that helped Hubbard Construction host an amazing event for our international partner. I will be forever grateful for her guidance with this event and plan to work with her on future events.

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