Lisa Hurley

The 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Local Pros Go After 2016 Presidential Convention Events
They don't hit till 2016, but the big Democratic and Republican national conventions will bring lots of events to their host cities—and local event pros are already at work trying to win the business
Gas pumps
Falling Oil Prices: Both Bane and Boon for Special Event Industry
Consumers may cheer low gas prices but the falling price of crude is a mixed blessing for special event professionals.
An image of Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel looks over the Oscar waiter uni
Star Power: Oscar Ball 2015 to Key on Vintage Hollywood
The event team behind the 87th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball--the high-wattage gala following the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22--will reach into the Academy's archives to create an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour.
Dan Hooks
Party Reflections Announces Merger with Displays Unlimited
Big Southeast party rental company Party Reflections announces its second business expansion within a month
Bollywood Rise
The Special Event 2015 Celebrates its 30th Anniversary in Anaheim 1
The signature event industry show brings exhibits, education and events to the Anaheim [Calif.] Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Gala Award Winners Named at The Special Event 2015
Top events from around the world were honored Jan. 8 at The Special Event 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Special Events Gala Awards
Day Two of The Special Event 2015 Brings Hallmark Events

Day Two of The Special Event 2015, held in Anaheim, Calif., brings guests hallmark events including the Opening General Session, Design Galleries and the SEARCH fundraiser.

The Special Event 2015 Debuts in Anaheim 1
The original event expo celebrates its 30th anniversary
Lisa Hurley
Editor's Page: Made to Measure
Special Events editor Lisa Hurley on measuring an event's success
Steve Kohn
The Last Word: CAD Expert Steve Kohn is a Designing Man
Longtime party owner Steve Kohn makes the move into a second career in CAD
Confetti: Uniplan Creates a Dramatic Desert Incentive 2
Uniplan creates a stunning spectacle in the desert for 16,000 lucky incentive winners
Rental Essentials: For 2015, It's Ready, Set, Rent!
How much business so the rental industry pros predict for 2015? Almost more than they can handle
Event Pros Forecast Big Bump in Business for 2015
According to the latest survey from Penton Research, conducted annually for Special Events, a healthy 81 percent of respondents expect 2015 will be as good or better for their event work as last year.
Peterson Party Center
Peterson Party Center Recapitalized by Dubin Clark
The big party rental company--No. 5 on the Special Events list--can look forward to new growth thanks to the capital infusion
Decor to Adore: Gala Award 2015 Nominees for Best Decor
Get ready to fall in with with the 12 events nominated for Best Decor--then applaud the winners at The Special Event 2015.
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