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Special Events
James Klein joins George P. Johnson Co.senior vice president of live production
Who's News in Special Events This Week Aug. 25, 2016 

James Klein has been named senior vice president of live production at George P. Johnson Experience Marketing; he will be based in New York. Also, Erik McKinney and Erik Reponen have been promoted to group creative directors and co-leads of the GPJ Los Angeles 20-member creative department.

Marking Milestones: Highlights of 13 Great Milestone Events

Nothing marks a milestone better than a memorable special event, and here we bring you 13 fabulous examples--from a silver celebration for 25 years to platinum parties for 100!

Venue Tour: 25 Exciting Venues for Special Events

Come along with us as we tour 25 new (or newly renovated) venues for special events.

Melt Out fabric from Rose Brand
Rose Brand Debuts Cost-Saving 'Melt Out' Fabric

Designed to diffuse overhead light in events and exhibits, "Melt Out" ceiling fabric from Rose Brand features meltable seams every 12 inches along its length. If fire breaks out, the seams open, allowing smoke to escape and water from sprinklers to flow through.

Caesars celebrates its 50th anniversary
Happy Lth: Caesars Palace Celebrates its 50th Birthday with a Blow-out Bash

Legendary Caesars Palace in Las Vegas celebrates its 50th anniversary weekend with showstopper celebrities, special events and stunning fireworks.

Jackie Huba on drag queens as role models
TED-style Talks at ILEA Live 2016 Offer Creative Inspiration

TED-style talks at ILEA Live 2016 in Austin, Texas, 


Jalissa Sutton
Who's News in Special Events for Aug. 18, 2016 
Special events business news this week includes a big acquisition for Premiere Events
Gummy ring candy
Marijuana-Laced Candies Sicken 19 at Quinceañera Party
Event pros have warned Special Events that cannabis-laced "edibles" can be dangerous to guests--and a rash of hospitalizations at a recent quinceanera party proves the point
Car Bar
Bar Car Debuts Airstream Traveling Bar
The Bar Car is a fully renovated 1965 Airstream trailer converted into a mobile bar
XO Bloom and Four Seasons Westlake Village
Tea for You: XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village Create a Stylish Showcase
The irresistible appeal of Alice in Wonderland is on display at this photo shoot from XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village
New faces at Tolo Events (from left): Liz Sexton, Audrey Newman and Victoria Pat
Who's News in Special Events for Aug. 11, 2016 
Special events business news this week includes three new hires at Tolo Events
ILEA and VisitScotland Launch ‘Purple Paper’ Following Inaugural Global Event Summit
ILEA and VisitScotland share the inaugural 'Event Horizons' industry outlook
Olympic cauldronin Rio
We Go to Rio: Entertainment Experts Weigh in on Olympics Opening Ceremony 1

Relying on "gambiarra"--the Brazilian knack for making something out of nothing--the team of CC2016 led by executive producer Marco Balich created a lively salute to sport, samba and sustainability.

Chuppah by the shore
Lakeside Wedding: Danny Marx Ltd. Designs a Stunning Ceremony
For a couple from South Africa, Danny Marx Ltd. and team create a stunning wedding on a lake in Israel.
American Metalcraft melamine pots
Melamine Terra Cotta Pots New from American Metalcraft
The new melamine terra cotta pots from American Metalcraft resemble garden pots but are safe for food.
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