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Stylish Safari: Future Affairs Takes Gala Guests to the Serengeti

No boring ballroom for this hospital fundraiser. Future Affairs Productions takes a working airplane hangar and transforms it into a stylish safari on the Serengeti for 550 guests--and wins a Special Events Gala Award at The Special Event 2016 in the process.

Who's News in Special Events This Week Feb. 11, 2016 
Special events business news this week includes Choura's acquisition of Hollywood Tentworks
Dramatic dining table
To Life: Something New Events Creates an Amazing 80th Birthday Party

Something New Events helps a family honor its patriarch on his 80th birthday with a stylish event for 275 guests at a country club. The Special Events Advisory Board just celebrated the event by honoring it with a Gala Award.

Homeless man in San Francisco
Super Bowl 50 Menus Served to Both High-ups and Homeless
Many caterers and event planners in the San Francisco Bay area donated food left over from the parties running up to the big Super Bowl 50 game on Sunday to charity Food Runners.
ReCap Mason jar lid
ReCap Offers Flip-top Mason Jar Lids
The new lid from ReCap Mason Jars screws onto Mason jars and flips up to offer a 2-inch opening
Floral for Texas Hill Country wedding
Storybook Wedding: Wilkinson Rhodes Tells a Beautiful Wedding Story
Wilkinson Rhodes creates a storybook theme wedding in Texas
Lindsey Schneider of CSI DMC
Who's News in Special Events This Week Feb.4, 2016
Special events business news this week includes a new senior account manager at CSI-DC and new event directors at Town and Country Event Rentals
Invigorating Incentive: POP Kollaborative Creates a Bracing Incentive Event
POP Kollaborative tells clients to go jump in the lake--and they do!
Giant floral shoe from The Precious Moment
Close-up on Gala Gold: Extra Images of the 2016 Gala Award Winners

You cheered for them at the Gala Awards ceremony at The Special Event 2016--now take a closer look at this year's winner. Here's what the judges fell in love with.

See all the Gala Award nominees here. 

Jodi Collen, CSEP
ISES Global Event Summit Delegates, ISES L.A. on Risk Management
News from the International Special Events Society includes the first delegates attending the 2016 Global Event Summit and the ISES L.A. chapter meeting on risk management
WhiteStar USA releases updated EQM software
WhiteStar USA Launches Updated EQM Rental Software

WhiteStar has released its 2016 version of EQM for the special events rental industry. EQM is a full ERP-based (Enterprise Resource Planning) rental management system that provides users with rental, sales, logistics, dispatching, field mobility, barcode scanning, projects, financials, and CRM capabilities, the company says. Integrated with Microsoft Office, EQM enables users to transmit documents electronically, attach pictures, and use one-click import and export with Excel.

Invigorating Incentive
POP Kollaborative takes guests on an invigorating incentive at Lake Louis
Crystal drape at SAG awards 2016
SAG Offers Preview of 2016 Awards Ceremony at Historic Shrine Auditorium
Shimmering chandeliers, elegant floral to treat SAG stars this year
Downtown Summerlin opening fashion show
What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for January 2016
From Gala winners to memorable mitzvahs, here are your favorite articles for January 2016 from Special Events.
Tony Lorenz
Who's News in Special Events This Week Jan. 28, 2016 
Special events business news for Jan. 28, 2016
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