Annette and I worked on an event for pediatric cancer where our new brand was introduced and our guests were introduced to Columbia Medical University doctors. The event was magnificent!!! Annette took care of every detail in advance. The food was delicious, the waiters superb, the setting exquisite and all guests truly enjoyed themselves, including me. I have received rave reviews from my guests. I was not concerned about anything as I knew Annette had my back. The party was emotional for me as I run a foundation in memory of my daughter. Annette was very compassionate and knew the right times, had the right answers considering my feelings in the planning process. The planning and execution was truly seamless. I could not be happier!!! I look forward to many more events together.~Sue Matthews
I Love working with Annette and Forté Events. Here’s why…
When I’ve produced events in the past, I’ve been a nervous WRECK. I’m a creative and an introvert. I’m what you would call “The Talent.”
And with Forté Events I have the opportunity to stay in my zone of genius. I specifically hired Forté Events for 2 sales events. And not only were they on top of the details BEFORE the event (I didn’t have to worry about my flowers, tables, handouts OR hair, makeup and microphones) they were on it DURING the event.
My sales materials were delivered exactly at the right moment in my presentation, the room was set up to maximize ease of buyer movement AND Annette provided suggestions to improve my conversion and participant engagement.
My 2 live events wouldn’t have been as successful as they were without Annette and Forté Events. I interviewed several other event planners extensively, and even chose another one, only to go back to Forté Events because they deliver so well.~ Kristen Domingue
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Annette Naif as my event planner and she proved to be a major asset for planning my conference in New York City. She was very resourceful in providing many options for venues and she has invaluable resources ranging from vendors to sponsors. Her high level of leadership, integrity and persistence made my conference come to fruition seamlessly. I would highly recommend her for any event!~Deborah Aromin
Annette and her team at Forté Events NYC put together my company’s 6th year Client Appreciation Event. The team at Forté was creative, thoughtful, responsive, cost conscious, and understood my vision. Annette quickly got what it was that I was looking to create for my clients. The event day arrived and it was more then just seamless – it was fantastic. I didn’t have to worry about anything and could enjoy my guest and truly host the event. Annette and Forté take care of everything. I have already hired them for a huge event later this year and would highly recommend you consider them for your next event.~Michelle Tenzyk
I love working with Annette Naif. I have hired her and her team to handle every one of my events since 2012 including 6 one-day events in NYC, Washington DC , and San Diego, CA, and the most recent 3-Day event in New York. These are significant undertakings and the results have been outstanding.
What I love about Annette is her creativity and attention to detail. She has great ideas for creating beautiful rooms and stages and no stone is left unturned. She is also respectful of budgets. In addition, she is completely attentive on site, so when I’m focused on delivering great content, she’s making sure I’ve got what I need to make that happen. But not only I benefit from that attentiveness, she is completely welcoming and helpful to all the attendees, who had nothing but great things to say about the event and how well taken care of they all felt.
Finally, she is the type of person who will give you the clothes off her back (I mean that literally – yes, once I forgot my clothes!). I am happy to speak to you personally about Annette Naif. Just ask her for my contact information.~Ruth Sherman
Annette is simply the best. We hired Annette to co-plan our Annual Duane Morris & Francis Financial Soirée, our largest event of the year, and could not have asked for a better person to work with. She was a crucial and indispensable part of our success, and brought with her a team of expert vendors that made the event one our guests will never forget. She is detail focused, efficient, professional and extremely responsive which make for an amazing event planner. Zero stress! She took care of everything and oversaw every aspect of the evening. All I had to do as the co-planner was to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with my guests. If you need help planning an unforgettable event, hire Annette. She is truly a pleasure to work with, and we will undoubtedly be hiring her for any/all future soirées!~Maëlis Mittig
Annette just planned an event for me and did an exquisite job. She helped create exactly the environment I wanted, planned everything with me down to the last detail, was always on top of every decision and deadline, and made the day run incredibly smoothly and calmly.
I was in such good hands with Annette, she talked me through the process, talked me down off the ledge when I got nervous, and reassured me with wisdom and compassion throughout our planning and throughout the day. Annette found the perfect venue, perfect service providers, and ran the day with extreme professionalism and joy. I cannot recommend her highly enough, and I’d be happy to speak to anyone who has further questions about working with Annette.~Jennifer Zwiebel
Annette was a phenomenal asset on the creation of the Mom Gets A Business Conference. She was detail-oriented and incredibly professional. She booked amazing vendors. The entire day ran like a well-oiled machine. She was on top of every detail including having a water in my hand when I most needed it. I highly recommend Annette!~Patty Lennon
Annette came on board as a meeting planner to help the NY National Speaker’s Association with our big fundraising event featuring Les Brown. She was amazing! She was incredible at pulling in sponsors, negotiating prices, dealing with many personalities and leadership styles, and taking care of last minute details. We have never had a meeting planner for one of our events and wow, what a difference she made. Annette is a gifted meeting planner and truly loves what she does. Based on my positive experience, I am now planning on hiring her for my own event!~Sonia Satra
Annette is an extremely talented meeting planner. I hired her to work as the meeting planner for a Les Brown event for the NSA- NYC Chapter and she exceeded expectations. She connected with all of the leaders while impressing them, and reduced our prices contracted with the facility. She brought in her items via her contacts to really make this event shine while taking care of so many details. Our team agreed that without her this would not have been as successful. She is truly living her purpose. She is now the meeting planner for all of my events. If you need a detailed and creative professional that takes all the meeting planning responsibilities while allowing you to focus on what you do best, I highly recommend Annette Naif!~Marquesa Pettway
I hired Annette Naif to plan my 3-day live event in NJ which took place in November 2012. Annette was not only responsive, hard-working, personable and completely reliable, she made the whole process fun. Planning a multi-day event comes with its own unique challenges and she helped put my mind at ease not only during the event, but in the months leading up to it. I would highly recommend Annette to others looking to plan and put on a stellar event because she is fabulous at what she does, very organized and professional, and is truly your partner in the process. I felt very much taken care of. You can really count on Annette and her company and because of my great experience, I am really looking forward to working with her again soon!~Christine Gallagher
Annette is an amazing wedding planner.
She works hand-in-hand with the client, with their ideas, budget and timeframe. She has a very warm personality and is meticulous.~Ritu Saheb
From a Hotel perspective, having a 3rd party event planner that you can truly connect with and be so in sync with has been rare. I’ve seen how Annette truly owns her events and has her client’s best interest in everything she coordinates with the hotel, while still maintaining that balance of understanding and respecting the hotel’s position in the process as well. This creates such a seamless partnership. Annette’s professionalism, knowledge, and enthusiastic personality is top notch. Her attention to detail has made our life so much easier and has me always wanting to partner with her on events. Those that decide to do business with this superstar will definitely be so very fortunate!~Trevor Witcher
From the start I was impressed by how organized Annette was! Before we even hired her, she came to our first meeting with a full checklist to learn what we had/had not yet done and identified some things we hadn’t even thought about! When things got hectic, Annette was always there to lend a hand, find a resource, and help us manage our team. She really helped all of the pieces come together. Thank you so much for your help on producing our Gala, Annette!~Maisha Walker
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