Visit A1 Tablecloth Co. in Booth 415 to see more than 40 fabrics in over 200 colors including solids, damasks, taffetas, spandex and more. The majority of the fabrics are polyester-based, making them durable, long lasting, and easy to maintain. Items are available for immediate shipment worldwide for both rental and purchase. Shown here: the pintuck in gold with a 1-inch welt.
Stop by Booth 733 to admire the new Regale collection from AFR. Regale, which includes a sofa, chair and ottoman, is a distinctive and sophisticated collection with exquisite detailing such as tufted back nail heads and French provincial legs. The collection is a study in contrast with the richness of the navy blue microfiber against an elegant white frame.
AirPac Gero air-conditioning units are easy to move into place without disturbing landscape or hardscape, and their small footprint allows for minimal physical and visual impact. They can be used for any tent in any location--a back yard, landscaped venue, roof-top terrace or parking lot. Geros are easily installed with glass panels and two-level structures with no tent sidewall modifications necessary. With a remote installation of the condensing section, the outdoor condensing unit can be hidden by moving it all the way to the “technical” or backside of the structure, allowing three sides of the structure to be presented without visual impairment, blowing air or noisy units. Visit Booth 637 to learn more.
Stop by Booth 938 to meet Alan Berg, who’s returning to speak at TSE this year. He will have his books, DVDs and audio CDs at
on hand to help the business side of your business. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to feed
your creative side at TSE, and Alan’s products and consulting services are designed to help you
express your creativity by making more sales through improving your website, communicating
better via email and text, and getting more inquiries. He uses a conversational style that’s
easy to connect with and ideas that are easy to implement.
Stop by Booth 915 and learn more about the new "Sign and Rent" system from Alert Management Systems. Among other things, it solves the critical problem of “blind drops;" never again will a rental operator need to drop off an expensive piece of equipment without a signature. This product makes it easy for customers to use a smartphone, a tablet or a PC to sign contracts remotely with just an internet connection. The signed contracts are automatically stored in the Alert EasyPro system along with any relevant attachments, such as photos.
The team from Aloft Circus Arts will be on hand in Booth 445 to share their story as "a collective of earth-bound, aerial, and circus artists who have chosen to express
themselves without regard to gravity!" they say.
When the eye is coaxed upwards, there is an automatic sense of wonder, but Aloft shows more than just the beauty, difficulty and danger inherent in this art. "We construct accessible, purposeful stories while
drawing on the juxtaposition of the artistic, emotional and physical between the earth and the sky. We
delight in the challenge of creating site-specific pieces that richly enhance your guest's appreciation of
their environment. Imagine gazing up at a perfect mix of dancer and athlete, suspended only by silk and strength--that is an Aloft Circus Artist."
Atmosphere presents provides a "high tech" entertainment experience for any style of event. Providing virtual bands and ambient films, Atmosphere can create any style of ambiance needed for your event. From smooth jazz, easy listening and Top 40 to dance music, Atmosphere can formulate an evening to your specifications incorporating discrete marketing messages in between the music. Atmosphere fits in a 16-foot by-4-inch footprint and can be set up in a two-hour window. Visit Booth 756 to learn more.
Backdrops Fantastic is bringing the red carpet to The Special Event this year with the new Hollywood-inspired "Paparazzi" backdrop. Perfect for guest photo-ops, the licensed "Hollywood sign" backdrop is quickly becoming one of the most popular items in stock. The backdrop is available for rental in the large size of 18 by 40 feet or in a smaller 10-by-20-foot size. Lightweight, easy to install and budget-friendly--just some of the reasons backdrops are the perfect addition to any event. Stop by Booth 1015.
Stop by Booth 1036 to learn about all the new features of the Check In Easy system. The system already eliminates the mess of paper guests lists, but now includes new tools such as the ability to text messages to guests, such as sharing the event's hashtag. Also, planners can now import eight fields, so they can tell guests who has checked in to a specific table. An "insanely easy" name badging feature is coming soon.
Choice Party Linens, in Booth 954, is celebrating its 22nd year providing special occasion rental linens, chair covers and accessories to our nationwide clientele. Free shipping in Choice custom bags takes the guesswork out of pricing events for clients. As a first-time exhibitor, Choice will be featuring its expansive rental linen collections from solids to spandex to high-end specialty fabrics for any occasion or budget. Crush chair covers and Bengaline cushion covers round out the offerings for The Special Event 2014.
Stop by Booth 946 to learn more about the deals offered by Dollar Radio Rentals. The team supplies radios to some of the biggest group and venues in the U.S., and delivers radios nationwide. Its innovative 18-bank radio charging carrying cases weigh as little as 25 pounds when fully loaded with radios.
The team from Entertainment Buy will be in Booth 663 to share how the company's one-stop-shop concept can provide talent for corporate events, private parties, festivals, fundraisers and private appearances. Whether an event is just trying to get off its feet or start an annual tradition, EntertainmentBuy uses its booking experience and professionalism to help the event exceed expectations. From negotiations
with talent to drawing up contracts to show production details, EntertainmentBuy can handle all entertainment-related components of the event.
Stop by Booth 544 to learn more about Gigmasters. With more than 20,000 professional entertainers and event vendors, Gigmasters is the one-stop source for all of event service needs. They've got DJs, jugglers, magicians, impersonators--and that’s just who will be at the booth in Nashville this year. "We’ll even have photographers from US Event Photos snapping souvenir photos of guests posing with Elvis," they say.
Give Smart offers a silent auction, text-to-give and mobile bidding technology that allows the company to raise more money for charity while streamlining time-consuming processes. "Combined with our five-star customer service ethics, our technology and service experience make our fundraising events the ones to remember!" they say. Stop by Booth 451 to learn more.
Grosh will be in Booth 308 to showcase two innovative and unique
backdrop designs developed exclusively for the event planner industry at The Special Event 2014 trade show. Grosh's backdrop designs will be hung using the BackdropLIFT--an easy-to-use, inexpensive crank lift that can hang backdrops, drapery and much more at varying widths and variable heights up to 17 feet.
BilJax brand AS2100 aluminum staging from Haulotte Group features an aluminum design with a black poly quad-ripple non-skid deck surface with an interlocking hook design on the decks. Storage carts are available and store up to eight decks and all necessary legs on one cart, which is able to pass through a standard doorway. Decks have a common leg design where legs are shared among the decks, thus requiring less understructure and a quicker set-up time. Stairs and legs interchange with the BilJax Multi-Stage Steel System. Visit Booth 449 for the full story.
The Flower Trends Forecast 2014 will be available from International Floral Distributors and Kennicott Brothers in Booth 949 at The Special Event. The 2014 Forecast details the top four emerging trends for event flowers for 2014. From the blues of AquaCulture to the romantic colors of Revival, see the top flower trends for 2014. The forecast has been prepared by Bill Schaffer, AIFD, PFCI, AAF, and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI, of Schaffer Designs, Philadelphia.
K&K offers quick, affordable coverage for special events, event planners, vendors and performers—and as a respected provider of recreation and entertainment insurance products for more than 60 years, clients can purchase coverage from K&K with confidence. Thousands of event-related organizations choose K&K Insurance for quality coverage, a commitment to service, and reliable claims resolution. In addition to competitive rates, K&K provides certificates of insurance at no additional charge after premium is paid, saving planners money. Visit Booth 851 for the full story.
Visit Booth 1040 to meet the team from LA Photo Party and learn more about The Photo Party Station--a sleek alternative to a photo booth. This booth comes fully equipped to do green-screen photography, animated GIFs, slow-motion video, light painting, photo filters, graphic overlays and more, all from the interactive touchscreen. Guests can position themselves in front of the live-preview monitor and take their photo at the push of a button, then instantly upload images to Facebook, Twitter and email when finished. This booth occupies 1 square foot of floor space, making it ideal for small spaces at private and corporate events.
Stop by Booth 515 and meet the team from Modern Line Furniture. This leading designer and manufacturer specializes in modular commercial-grade furniture. Its products are available in black or white leather for immediate delivery. The team can help you furnish any size event you are planning. Speak with the highly trained staff to help you with your furniture and design needs.
Fancy chairback covers from Ningbo Kaiqi Textile will be hot sellers in 2014, the company says. They are available in popular colors including white, ivory, black, gold and silver. Visit Booth 332 to learn more.
Pendulum Aerial Arts, in Booth 1028, will be on hand to share how they have been producing live performances appropriate for corporate, private and nonprofit clients for over a decade. The company creates custom performances to accentuate each client's theme and budget, with meticulous attention to details such as original couture costuming, hair and makeup, and the perfect music.
Point of Rental will be in Booth 508 to share details about its Mobile WorkForce web-based app, which capitalizes on a worker's mobility and does not require full access to the company's server. Mobile WorkForce is designed to allow employees who don’t work behind the counter, or have access to electronic information or computer systems, to update contract related information in real-time from their mobile device or tablet. For example, if an employee is sent out to survey a site for delivery and set-up, notes can be added to the contract or reservation, detailing the surface and size of the area or any other number of logistical elements. The information is instantly reflected in the contract, eliminating the need for paper to be delivered back to the office and filed.
Pyrotecnico FX will be on hand in Booth 447 to share its story: "We are a world-class special effects and laser entertainment for corporate and private events, concerts and more. We are a fully turnkey display production company. Our show producers work with our customers from conception of the display through clean-up, to amplify excitement and create the emotional connection you want your audience to feel."
Rose Brand offers flame-retardant event fabrics in many different textures and colors for any event at any budget. The staff can assist you each step of the way to turn your ideas into reality. Rose Brand also has a variety of carpet and flooring options including the new Gala and Shindig carpets. Many of the fabrics and other products are also available from Rose Brand's large rentals collection. Stop by Booth 715 for the full story.
Sculptware will be in Booth 403 to introduce a new line of chair covers and accents for added sophistication to any event. CrossBack Chair Covers and Accent Buckles are perfect for any occasion looking to add a touch of sparkle or timeless elegance at weddings, special themed parties and more. The line is available for purchase or rent in a broad array of colors to coordinate with any decor and theme.
The SEARCH Foundation exists to assist special event professionals faced with a life-threatening illness or any catastrophic occurrence. Whom do you turn to when you are faced with disaster or unable to perform your job and keep your business open? Turn to SEARCH. SEARCH relies on donations from industry individuals and corporations. To donate or to request assistance, please visit www.searchfoundation.org, and stop by Booth 837 to say hello.
Social Tables is award-winning (ISES Esprit for Best Industry Innovation), web-based software for 2D diagramming and 3D renderings of the event space as well as seating charts and check-in. Check in guests on any device--your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android device. More than 1,000 event professionals currently use this new technology for diagramming, seating and check-in. Social Tables has been used by event teams at The Grammy Foundation, Goldman Sachs and Forbes. Come to Booth 947 to learn more.
Step-and-repeats from Step and Repeat LA brand your event at every step along the red carpet. A step-and-repeat backdrop is great for photo opportunities, especially for the purpose
of advertising and capturing photos of celebrities or VIPs to be used in magazines, online media, film, TV and websites. Come by Booth 809 for all the details.
For your next formal party on the beach or grass, avoid spending thousands of dollars for floor covering to protect stiletto heels. At the fraction of the cost of carpet or hardwood, patent pending Stiloguard will provide protection and confidence for your guests to move around freely. Stop by Booth 1025 for all the info.
In Booth 314, the team from TableTop Fashions will be on hand to tell more about the first-ever interactive linen display booth. Creativity is now hands-on as established and perspective clients of TableTop Fashions can mix and match linen colors, patterns and textures from our entire inventory on the one-quarter scale model tables with compatible linens. This will allow for fast and easy table dressing and produce countless creations of distinction and beauty. "We will also encourage booth visitors to take pictures of their custom designs and instantly send their ideas to their clientele; innovative table design is here!"
Urquid Linen will be in Booth 524. The company is your one-stop source for all linen needs, where designers can find unique custom designed chair covers, sashes and tabletop linens for quinceaneras, bar mitzvahs, weddings, parties and banquet halls not found anywhere else. "We have a wide range of stylish linens for wholesale and rentals."
Visit Booth 417 and learn more about WeddingWire, the No. 1 wedding network committed to helping your business grow and connecting you with couples actively searching for their wedding professionals online. Get premium exposure on our network of sites including WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, Project Wedding, Weddingbee, and more. As the leading wedding technology company, Wedding Wire also provide industry-leading business and client management tools to power your business so you can spend more time doing what you love (and less on time-consuming business logistics!).
Turn to Windy City Novelties to see more than 16,000 party items. They will be featuring the newest item--String Light, which features 20 LEDs built into a 6-foot long wire. The string can be used to decorate tables, centerpieces, etc., with the attached battery pack. Batteries are included and installed, and can be replaced. It's all in Booth 726.
The show floor at The Special Event 2014--Jan. 8-10 in Nashville, Tenn.--will be packed with exciting products and services that will bring out the best in your next event. Here's a sneak preview ...