Washington DC Event Planning Headquartered in Washington, DC, CBD manages events for International Governments, Nonprofit Organizations, Corporations, Small Businesses and Individuals. We are a woman owned small business with memberships in Washington Women In PR and Destination DC. Our Corporate Planning Division offers Convention Planning, Annual Meeting Planning, and Destination Management. Our Social Division plans Social Events, Fundraisers for nonprofits and Weddings. We have managed events from conceptualization to completion for several historical and highly publicized events, including, but not limited to: The Sojourner Truth Unveiling with First Lady of the United States Mrs. Michelle Obama, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, The Government of Brazil, Embassy of Sweden, Coca-Cola, ESSENCE, Time Warner, Dodge, The Atlanta Committee of Olympic Games (ACOG) and many others.
We plan events in Washington, DC, nationally, in the Bahamas and for our international partners. Our turnkey approach to spectacular events is second to none. We staff graphic designers, logistics managers, Public Relations Specialists and have an in-house offset and digital printing component. We have floor plans and specs on nearly every venue, convention center and meeting space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and great relationships with our third party vendors. We also offer translation services in Spanish, Portugese, French and German.
Ivy Pendleton is the Creative Director and Chief Planner. She brings more than 18 years of event marketing and public relations experience to CBD. She is one of the most sought after communications strategists and event planners in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She handles new clients and is the point of contact for vendor procurement and contract negotiation.
Kamaria Salau is the most Senior Logistics specialist at CBD. She works closely with the Chief Planner in Marketing, Public Relations and manages overall protocol. She serves as the onsite events manager for high profile and agency events. Kamaria has worked with CBD on events with the White House, Central Bank of Nigeria, World Bank member countries, TCA, just to name a few. Kamaria has been working with CBD on special events since 2008.
Michael is a seasoned logistics specialist who has been working the CBD since 2007. His expertise in registration, guest list management and facilities operations. He works closely onsite with executives. Michael has worked with CBD Special Events for the Government of Brazil, Central Bank of Nigeria, World Bank and the White House, just to name a few.
Fritz Blakey is a top photographer in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. He has photographed CBD events with First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Cicely Tyson, The Africa Finance Corporation, and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Principal at Fritz Photographics, he works collaboratively with the Ivy Pendleton, Chief Planner to provide award worthy photography services to CBD. As the CBD agency photographer, he captures the momentum of each event and memorable details. As an event photographer, he has the expertise to deliver photography products in several formats.
We work exclusively with Award Winning Cinematographer Marshall Levy to produce the visual aspects of our major events. He produces video presentations for our events with First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Speaker John Boehner in Washington, DC, for our international Diplomatic Delegations among other projects. Our videos are all professionally rendered in multiple formats to allow for digital conversion across multiple Platforms. Some of our videos can be found on our YouTube Channel.
Ivy performed public relations and communications for the historical Sojourner Truth Unveiling with First Lady Michelle Obama. She and her team impressed beyond measure.
Couture and their team manages our Brasil Event in Washington DC. We just showed up and thought we were at home in Brazil. We communicated only through email and what we had at our event was a spectacular representation of the Government of Brazil
The team did a fantastic job for our World Bank Private Sector central bank consolidation development seminars. We are in Africa so we were able to trust them to handle all of the details.