This is the biggest conference so far in terms of participation & countries represented.. Held every 2 years, with this 2021 at 30 years of AICI, there’s a first in everything. Our first virtual global conference πŸ™‚

What is it to INSPIRE? “To influence, to arouse a positive feeling, to bring about something that was not yet done before..” From my end all I can say is how these past few days fly by soo fast. From USA Central Daylight Time to our Philippine GMT +8

Loving every session from Wednesday to Sunday ❤️
ENHANCE YOUR IMAGE Training Consultancy is happy to participate. Looking forward to a jump-packed agenda!
My Day1 #OOTD: A long-sleeved corduroy stretched fabric by Zara, with geometric pink & diamond-shaped silver necklace (local PH hand-made) & hexagon shaped Swarovski crystals

The sessions I attended live on this day: HANDLING THE REMOTE CROWD by Sarah Brummitt; and IMAGE CONSULTING ONLINE – A NEW SUCCESSFUL WAY by Eva Koeck-Eripek & Monica Bravo.

The WELCOME & CONFERENCE KICK-OFF happened so fast that I wasn’t able to take a photo. So glad for Sheila Wong to have taken this shot from her end (I was also on this page, bottom right) πŸ™‚
My Day2 #OOTD: Knee-length sleeveless printed dress by Calvin Klein, coupled with a wide dark blue elastic belt, topped with simple white pearl choker necklace & pearl earrings as accessories

The sessions I attended live on this day: INCONSISTENT REVENUE IS STRESSFUL: THERE’S A BETTER WAY by Craig Nordstrom & Jeremy Penrod; POST PANDEMIC: CAN ONLINE SUSTAINABILITY & ONLINE SHOPPING CO-EXIST? EXPLORING FUTURE GROWTH POTENTAIL FOR YOUR BUSINESS by Emma McDermott & Ann Vodicka; The Panel – HIDDEN BIAS, HOW RACE & RACISM IMPACTS PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS; Welcome & Keynote on FASHION PSYCHOLOGY: WHY WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER by Dr. Carolyn Mair; finally IMAGE IS POWER by Yolande Daniel. Beyond our midnight time zone here where it’s still morning on the other side of the world..included the session on HOW TO BE AN INCLUSIVE IMAGE CONSULTANT by Daphne Magna.

Squeezing in a quick shot with our AICI PH colleagues before zzz time: With Ginny Villegas, Charisse Roldan, Abbygale De Leon, Toni Miranda, Tati Fortuna, Rita Dayrit, Delby Bragais & Karen Ibasco
We received a bonus here
CONGRATULATIONS to AICI Philippine Chapter! Special shout-out to Delby Bragais, Charisse Roldan, Vanny Peronilla, Rita Dayrit & Carolina Tan. Also congratulations to our AICI Philippine Chapter – MEMBERS OF THE YEAR: 2019 – 2010 Miselle P. Bergonia & 2020 – 2021 Vanessa Valera-Peronilla πŸ™‚
My Day3 #OOTD: Fuchsia pink colored 1-piece full halter jumpsuit by Miss Selfridge, with mustard yellow cloth headband & fuchsia floral dangling earrings

The sessions I attended live on this day: SELF-LOVE FOR SOLOPRENEURS by Yelena Jackson; had fun watching the first AICI Virtual Fashion Show; also joined the Networking Activity – YOGA TO RELIEVE STRESS & TECH NECK by Jamie McClean; PERSUADING POTENTIAL CLIENTS USING NEUROMARKETING STRATEGIES by Shubha Joshi; finally capped off with Panel – HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS THAT THRIVES & GROWS FOR DECADES.

My Day4 #OOTD: All white here with a 2-layer long blouse sleeveless cut cotton & chiffon top, paired with denim shorts underneath, both by Terranova; with silver gray long pearls & chunky shell-cuffed bangle as accessories

The sessions I attended live on this day: LEADING ENGAGING VIRTUAL CORPORATE WORKSHOPS by Sarah Hathorn; CREATING CAPTIVATING ONLINE IMAGE PROGRAMS by Imogen Lamport; HOW TO BECOME A UNICORN IN A FIELD OF HORSES by Louise Williams; interesting Keynote – BEYOND GENDER: REVISITNG GENDER NORMS & WORKING WITH TRANSGENDER CLIENTS; STYLE WITH SIZE & PROPORTIONS by Sheila Wong. Had to carry on to the next day THE IMPACT OF GENERATIONS ON THE IMAGE BUSINESS by Rachel Jordan & Silvia Scigliano; with last session A-Z: ONLINE PERSONAL BRAND IMAGE BUILDING by Karen Tsuo.

Glad to be online with these wonderful colleagues the world over
With consistent chats, group interactions, new connections & breakout group sessions.. the learning never stops
There were several breakout group sessions: Shout-out to from left to right, top to bottom – Susy Bello Knoll, Edwards Buice, Rui Zhang, Delby Bragais & Yelena Jackson
To these.. shout-out to: Iliana Jayme, Shweta Garg, Marcella Scherer, Rintarn Jaroenroop & Lisa Shorr
Thank you for this screenshot Delby Bragais..taken when I was sharing my thoughts during the feedback session
At the AICI Gala & Awards: #OOTN 2-tiered purple-gray Eva dress by BCBG
With some of the many beautiful & handsome faces at the gala

Overall, a very big CONGRATULATIONS to AICI Global leadership, sponsors & members for this remarkable event. We look forward to the next ones ahead. Cheers to everyone & here’s to a productive image business in 2021 and beyond!