The Art of Entertaining: Lessons From the White House to Yours with Elizabeth Haenle (Event #57)
Ever wonder how to host the perfect dinner party?
Join Elizabeth Haenle, a longtime Beijing resident, for a special introduction to the art of tablescaping – a way to elevate your home entertaining. She’ll offer basic techniques and key tips from her decades-long event planning experiences serving as the Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the Vice President of the United States. Learn how to personalize your tablescape and make family traditions of your own that will make for an unforgettable party for your guests.
Elizabeth is Co-founder and President of SAGE Worldwide, the Chair of the Advisory Board for the US-China Strong Initiative at Asia Society and a committee member of the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing Chapter . Prior to starting two companies, Elizabeth worked at the White House for eight years as the Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the Vice President of the United States. She also worked for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, where she planned events and visits to Atlanta for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.