Meet Our Members

Yvonne SziklaYvonne Szikla

Principal at Events with a Purpose

Industry: Event planning

Summary: Was your last event a missed marketing opportunity? Corporate events create experiences for your brand and message. A key feature of your marketing plan, events are creatively designed to:

  • Strengthen relationships
  • Applaud achievements
  • Reward employees
  • Remind clients and partners that they are doing business with the best!

EVENTS WITH A PURPOSE purposefully designs and executes events to help your group educate, communicate, motivate, and celebrate in a positive reflection of your mission!

Events With a Purpose Founder and international corporate event planner, Yvonne Szikla, has produced executive development programs, offsites, corporate retreats, and parties for top management across the US. From Boston to Graceland, to Tampa Bay, to venues right here in sunny San Diego, as well as abroad, Events With a Purpose creates upscale celebrations. She also designed management meetings, media promotions, fashion shows, and other executive functions for Levi Strauss, Argentina.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Yvonne also holds a degree in Special Events and Meeting Management from the University of California, San Diego. A long term San Diego resident, Yvonne is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout South America and Europe.

Events with a Purpose is featured in CALIFORNIA MEETINGS AND EVENTS Magazine.

Board Memberships:Summit 4 Stem cell, Scripps Clinic

Who is your target customer? Key decision makers at the executive level including Directors, Vice Presidents, Managing Partners, Senior Managers.

Who is your primary target contact? Managers who understand the value of corporate events and retreats as a tool to reach their goals. Events With a Purpose handles all the details with experience, creativity and style to give an edge to events, allowing companies to shine for clients, partners and peers.

What sets you apart from the competition?
 We design events that help increase a client’s bottom line. Every event fills a need and serves a purpose, and we are the strategic marketing partner to ensure that:

  • Your brand is promoted in the most memorable way
  • Your guests are infused with a powerful appreciation of your company
  • Your business goals and objectives for the event are achieved

Our forte is creating powerful, results-based events that can enhance your reputation, generate new business, increase customer loyalty and ensure employee satisfaction.
From concept to completion, we craft your vision, considering goals and budget, to create unique experiences with style and impact.

When you are not working, what do you like to do? I love sports—skiing, hiking and biking, (and am currently sidelined from my club tennis team with a knee injury). I love to read and keep up with two book clubs, and enjoy hanging out with friends and family, even though they always make me plan the parties!

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