Cynthia Reantaso-Bernabe

Welcome to the official website of Cynthia Reantaso Bernabe.
Cynthia is an events consultant, speaker, educator and an author.



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Cynthia is a graduate of the Event Leadership Executive Program of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA which was awarded by the IFEA the Gold Pinnacle Award as the Best Event Leadership Program in the world. She also has a degree in Economics from the Assumption College in San Lorenzo, Makati, Philippines.

As a Special Event Professional, she has 25  years of experience in managing events and has delivered over a thousand events under her company WishWorks Events. Some of the events she handled in Manila were for the US Embassy- American Recreation Center, Ayala Foundation, Century Park Hotel, Makati Shangrila Hotel, Hewlett-Packard, Power Max Security and Alarm Systems, Manila Bank Corporation, Robinson’s Land Corporation, and the International School Manila. She has also participated in coordinating social, corporate and fund raising events in California at the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, the Malibu Beach, Montrose, San Fernando Valley, Reagan Library in Simi Valley and at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“Cynthia has been in the academe for almost ten years  and is the Program Director for Professional Event Management at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Professional and Continuing Education for seven years now where she is also a member of the faculty teaching Principles and Best Practices in Event Management…”

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Cynthia has been in the academe for almost ten years  and is the Program Director for Professional Event Management at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Professional and Continuing Education for seven years now where she is also a member of the faculty teaching Principles and Best Practices in Event Management, Event Planning and Coordination, and Special Events Risk Management and Evaluation. She was also a member of the faculty at the Enderun Colleges and at the Miriam College where she taught Event Management in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs. She also handles trainings and seminars for Systematic Event Management at the Development Center for Asia Africa Pacific and Best Practices in Event Management for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Institute.

Some of Cynthia’s speaking image_3engagements as a Special Event Professional were Thematic Event Planning and Table Scaping for Filipinas Heritage Library of the Ayala Foundation, Best Practices in Event Management for Convergy’s,  Making a difference through celebrations for the Department Of Science and Technology-PCAARRD and the Department of Agriculture- MRDP, Event Risk Management for PAGCOR and the League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines, Event Management Essentials at the MICE Conference, Special Events as a Fund Raising Strategy at the 4th Fund Raising Congress, Successful Event Management for HRM and Tourism Students of the College of the Holy Spirit and Centro Escolar University, and Event Management and Personality Enhancement at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center with participants from several companies like the ICTSI, IRRI, Globe, Land Bank, and the Ayala Foundation.

Before becoming the founder and owner of WishWorks Events, Cynthia was a corporate training director of Filmarke Inc. for four years where she was awarded twice as the Top Company Trainer. As a training director, she delivered technical trainings and motivational talks to the new hires, the middle and senior managers of the company. She also trained and developed new trainers for the company. Part of her job in the company was to organize conferences, seminars, exhibits, awards ceremonies, and special events.

As  a consultant and resource speaker now, Cynthia is able to talk about events from her experience as a business owner and from her formal education in event leadership. As an educator and a former corporate training director, she can create programs and talks for different types of audience and deliver them with a heart.

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EVENTS Book Trailer


The first of its kind, EVENTS presents real-life scenarios in different types of events. Each event case tackles issues and conflicts that arose during the course of managing the completed event.

An analysis section follows after each sample case. Readers will be asked for solutions to overcome the challenges presented in each case. With each exercise, readers’ analytical skills are sharpened to improve their problem solving and management skills for the production of more successful event outcomes. The cases are also focused on developing effective leadership and capacity to make ethical decisions.

EVENTS is intended for professionals and aspiring event organizers, event management educators and students, and for anyone who is involved in the planning and coordination of events.

Fully Booked published EVENTS in full-color and hardcover. It is available in all Fully Booked stores, fullybookedonline.com and Amazon.com.

Foreword was written by the world-renowned event management authority, Dr. Joe Goldblatt FRSA.

“…Ms. Bernabe is an authority in the field of special events and this new book represents the sum and substance of her many years of experience in this field. The book is a fabulous collection of award winning case studies that will provide every reader with genuine examples of how leading professionals create sustainable careers…”

– Professor Joe Goldblatt FRSA
Executive Director
International Centre for the
Study of Planned Events
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh Scotland

“…Ms. Bernabe is an authority in the field of special events and this new book represents the sum and substance of her many years of experience in this field. The book is a fabulous collection of award winning case studies that will provide every reader with genuine examples of how leading professionals create sustainable careers…”

– Professor Joe Goldblatt FRSA,
Executive Director
International Centre for the
Study of Planned Events
Queen Margaret University,
Edinburgh Scotland