Antares Event Planning & Consulting, LLC pays the utmost attention to the logistics, vision and ultimate goal of the client's event or campaign. Antares provides non-profit organizations and companies with unique, high quality expertise and reliable hands-on service that will assist the client in reaching and exceeding thier goals with professionalism and style.
President / CEO
Dennis Dias’ expertise lies within creating, planning and executing special events from wine and food tastings to high profile social events and galas. Dennis specializes in marketing strategies, leveraging and developing relationships, new business development, special event and fundraising management, celebrity placement and media relations. As an accomplished event planner and fundraiser, he truly understands the hard work and passion that is required to execute a successful event.
I am a graduate of Rowan University, 1985. Most of my experience came from working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1994 to 2012. I began as a Program Coordinator and was promoted several times until I achieved a position as Regional Director responsible for prospecting and securing new corporate partners while interfacing with National and Regional MDA stakeholders. I've actively managed operations with a budget of $9.5 million and a staff of over forty (40) employees.
My passion at MDA was creating, planning and implementing special events and campaigns that would raise funds for research and provide comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families. I learned all aspects of how to run a live television broadcast, negotiating studio contracts, writing scripts, managing logistics, hiring staff and overseeing talent as the Executive Producer for the MDA Labor Day Telethon in the Metro New York area. I had the privilege to work with legendary entertainers, celebrities, and television and sports personalities throughout the years.
Wendy Williams - Celebration of WomanHood Conference
Russ Salzberg, Brenda Blackmon, Tony Orlando at MDA Telethon
So, I recently combined my skills and passions and created Antares Event Planning & Consulting, LLC It gives me the freedom to create amazing special events for corporations and implement fundraisers for large and small non-profit organizations that provide unique, high quality and reliable hands-on services. Each client deserves to shine like they are the brightest star in the galaxy.
As an accomplished event planner and fundraiser, I understand what it takes to reach success. It’s not only the hard work and details provided along the way but it’s the passion I feel and love for the work I do. So, I welcome the opportunity to personally meet with you and chat about your needs and how Antares can help make your special event shine!
Michael Bustamante, Dennis, Ian Christianson, Eric Stevenson of New York Red Bulls at GET FIT DAY
“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet !"
~ Dennis Dias,
Antares Event Planning and Consulting, LLC