lauren halpern, CMP

Known as one of the event industry’s best kept secret, Lauren Halpern has distinguished herself as the go-to event planner for many clients around the world. As founder and Chief Event Planner of the South Florida based event planning company, Make A Statement Events, Lauren is consistently dreaming up ideas with the latest design concepts in mind to exceed all client expectations for their next event. She works with diligent passion and exquisite taste to deliver an exceptional experience for her clients. With over 30 years of expertise in the event planning industry, Halpern has developed a keen sense to anticipate the next best thing in art, tech, music, design and décor fusing those ideas with the goals of the client in mind, creating a statement-worthy event that leaves a remarkable impression each and every time.

As a recognized Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Halpern has garnered the knowledge to continually grow within this industry, but is always learning and educating herself with what is new and what is next. “Satisfied” is not enough for Halpern as she strives to provide her clients with the best in hospitality and event execution.

A true visionary, Halpern’s design process begins at the core of the client, whether it is developing their thriving company culture, celebrating their family’s heritage, or connecting the dots that support fundraising a cause. It is after these crucial steps that Halpern begins to map out the goals of the event and uses her resources and relationships with vendors across the country to make it happen. Halpern has done it all and will make sure to handle every detail, from beginning to the blissful end.

lauren halpern, CMP

Lauren Halpern

rocio arias

rocio arias

Rocio’s love for events began early through planning all of her family’s outings. She would organize trips to the mall, to the movies, and was the exclusive family event planner for all birthdays. Later on, in high school Drama Club, she would gather the cast and crew on the final nights for a post-show dinner. Throughout the years, Rocio became known by all her family and friends as their personal event planner. Not realizing, yet, that this was her passion, Rocio continued to plan everyone’s celebration throughout her late teens and 20’s. Everyone loved that there was always something to celebrate.

In college, Rocio realized her passion was to plan events and it was time to turn her hobby into a career. She continued to assist friends and family with social affairs, from baby showers to bridal showers, and more. This led her to major in Hospitality Management. Through her journey, Rocio had the opportunity to attend a Meeting and Event Planning Conference. This is where she met Lauren Halpern and became part of the Make a Statement Events team! Forever a fan of the arts and creativity, Rocio’s mind is always flowing with ideas that can translate into spectacular and fun events.

After a few years of working with Lauren and Make a Statement Events, the unprecedented year of 2020 came around to test everyone and every industry. For Lauren and Rocio, they knew that they could continue to provide the statement-worthy events they were known for, even during this time. Thus, the event boxes were launched! By enhancing and making virtual events a more interactive experience, Rocio is committed to making a statement and leaving an impression.

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