CEO and Founder of Legendary Events
Known for being the mastermind behind many of Atlanta’s most prestigious and glamorous events, Tony Conway has remained a force to be reckoned with in the events industry for over four decades. In 1997, after 20 years in the luxury hotel industry, Tony formed Legendary Events, an award-winning, full-service special events company.
Legendary’s expertise in event planning, catering, floral decor and design, has earned the team a stellar reputation, and ensured the company is a trusted choice for internationally renowned names such as Tyler Perry, Sir Elton John and Oprah Winfrey, as well as for high profile complex events like those honoring President Barack Obama, President George W Bush and President Bill Clinton.
Tony was recently featured as the event planning expert on two popular TV shows, The Steve Harvey Show where he discussed the design and execution of Steve’s daughter Karli’s luxurious wedding and the hour long prime time TV special - ‘Too Darn Hot’ on the OWN network.
The OWN show gave viewers an exclusive behind the scenes look at how Tony and the team plan the annual star-studded Hollywood party thrown by Tyler Perry to celebrate his TV production collaboration with Oprah.
In support of the local community, Legendary Events has made contributions in excess of $15 million dollars to non-profit organizations and Conway has served on the boards of The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Alliance Theatre, Leadership Atlanta, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, UNICEF and SEARCH. Tony has also been an active member of The Atlanta Chapter of Confrerie de la Chaine Des Rotisseurs.
For his continual efforts Tony has been honored with many prestigious industry awards including; two awards from The Special Event – A Lifetime Achievement Award and the Richard Carbotti Gala Award for volunteerism, a coveted 11Alive - Community Service Award and a Georgia Entertainment Gala - Highlight Award. Tony is also a recipient of the Buckhead Business Association’s Sam Massell Bullish in Buckhead Award and in 2016; he was named one of Biz Bash Media’s Most Innovative People in Events & Meetings. Tony has also been inducted into the Event Solutions Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame.
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