BDI is a full-service event planning and consulting firm based in Los Angeles, with offices in Portland, Oregon. We work with organizations of all sizes around the country to coordinate special events and conferences, research and negotiate event venues and consult on a variety of projects. Our clients rely on our dynamic team to create and implement events and campaigns that are innovative and seamless, and for our ability to work as a team with all involved in the planning process.

In today's competitive marketplace, BDI understands that our clients need a visionary, yet meticulous team that is able to both see the big picture and coordinate each small detail, while also being cost-effective. We are able to offer this to our clients,  while also bringing a fresh perspective to each unique event and campaign.

With our comprehensive approach, personalized service and years of experience, BDI is a leader in event management and nonprofit consulting.

Amy Green
Amy Green
Partner & Special Event Director
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Melanie Marconi
Partner & COO
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Logan Doughtie
Logan Doughtie
Fundraising Manager
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Joe Martin
Partner & Conference Director
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Courtney Mancini
Courtney Mancini
Conference Manager
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Robert Miller
Partner & Fundraising Director
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Conference & Meeting Coordination


From small and intimate to large and intricate, we handle every detail for conventions, annual meetings, executive board meetings and retreats. We manage all aspects of conference planning including: logistics, audio-visual, food & beverage, contract negotiations, event registration, marketing and branding campaigns, securing guest rooms and meeting spaces, speaker scheduling and management, and conference agenda development.

 
Fundraising Events

Our clients’ causes are important to us, so we aim to maximize dollars raised and minimize dollars spent.  We can take care of all logistics for fundraising events, including registration, design and distribution of invites and collateral materials, and attendee follow-up.  This allows our clients to focus valuable time on securing support from partners, sponsors and individual contributors.

 
Non profit Consulting

The BDI Consulting team provides leadership, strategy and creative solutions to our nonprofit clients. From Capacity Building Grant projects to board development to millennial engagement, the BDI Consulting team specializes in creating clear, concise plans that aim to produce positive, measurable outcomes. A more detailed overview of these services can be found here.

 

 
Social Events

Using our excellent relationships with the industry’s best vendors, we go the extra mile to make our clients’ social and corporate events shine, giving guests a memorable, unique experience. Our creative approach ensures maximum impact, while staying within budget.

 
Site Selection & Contract Negotiation

Searching for a venue for your next conference or event? BDI is an experienced site selection company, finding outstanding venues for our clients and saving them precious time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in overall event costs, including discounts on hotel room costs, A/V rentals, internet access fees, food and beverage minimums and much more.
Utilizing relationships with hotel brands and event venues across the country, our own unique research process and industry incentives, BDI can provide this service for little or no cost to you.  Click here for more information.

Where Will They Stay?


A specialized, no-cost service for the event planning industry where we help fellow planners secure custom hotel room blocks for their clients’ weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs or special events. Our buying power, industry relationships and contract negotiation knowledge ensure great rates and service, while our mutual benefits strategy increases the planner’s bottom line. Click here for more information.

Our Valued Clients

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The Charlie foundation

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Portland Community Media

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RIF SoCal

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Volunteers of America

Awards Gala & Stewardship Event: Los Angeles, CA
National Medical Conference: Los Angeles, CA
Fundraising Awards Gala: Boston, MA
International Leadership Convention: Vancouver, BC
National Touring Convention: Cities Across North America
Corporate Holiday Party: Hollywood, CA

Awards Gala & Stewardship Event: Los Angeles, CA

Social Event: BDI is thrilled to partner with KIPP LA Schools to create their annual KIPPStar Awards Gala, honoring their outstanding teachers and staff.

 Awards Gala & Stewardship Event  Los Angeles, CA

National Medical Conference: Los Angeles, CA

Conference & Meeting Coordination: BDI manages all the logistics for the annual Prostate Cancer Conference, which brings together more than 800 patients to a top-rated medical conference.

 National Medical Conference  Los Angeles, CA

Fundraising Awards Gala: Boston, MA

Fundraising Event: BDI works on nationwide fundraising gala events for B’nai B’rith International, making sure every last detail is perfect and maximizing the bottom line.

 Fundraising Awards Gala: Boston, MA

International Leadership Convention: Vancouver, BC

Conference & Meeting Coordination: From the initial city and venue selection to maximizing marketing reach and perfecting onsite logistics, BDI works with our clients to make each conference an overwhelming success.

 International Leadership Convention Vancouver, BC

National Touring Convention: Cities Across North America

Site Selection & Contract Negotiation: Using our venue relationships and industry knowledge, BDI selects the perfect sites for a national dance convention, which tours 15 cities across the U.S.

 National Touring Convention - Cities Across  N. America

Corporate Holiday Party: Hollywood, CA

Corporate Holiday Party: This annual company holiday party brings together 2,000 guests to celebrate the year together, and bring in the next one!

 Corporate Holiday Party: Hollywood, CA