Liene Stevens, the founder and CEO of Think Splendid, is an author, speaker, and business consultant helping wedding, hospitality, and luxury brands leverage the $298 billion wedding market. Named by Special Events magazine as one of “12 Young Professionals to Watch,” her research is currently taught in the MBA curriculum at three top-tier US universities and cited in multiple scientific and academic journals, including the African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure.
Liene's past life includes strategic development for NGOs and government institutions around the world, as well as producing events for NGOs, corporations, and running her own event consulting firm. She is also the founder of Splendid Insights, the leading wedding market research firm, as well as the founder of the first-ever business blog for wedding professionals.
Respected for her discretion and no-nonsense advice, Liene works behind the scenes with wedding brands around the world, helping them increase profitability, market share, and shareholder value. She has personally trained thousands of wedding and hospitality professionals and her classes are described as “incredibly comprehensive, approachable, and great fun.”
Liene is frequently interviewed on the business of weddings and her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, CNN, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal. She has served on the Board of Directors for the New York Metro chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and on the Advisory Board for the Wedding and Event Institute. In addition, Liene is the author of two books: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Marketing Your Wedding Business in Today's World and Luxe Love: Marketing and Selling Luxury Weddings.