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Event pro Angela Butorac, co-founder of EventTrender, celebrates her own brand-new baby boy with a cute and charming baby shower. Wait till you see the rubber ducky punch ... Photos by Sue Keels of the Royal Park, EventTrender co-founder.
2022 Winter Olympics Finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan
Will we be back in Beijing in 2022? The IOCC has us wondering if the Big Games will return to the site of the summer Games of 2008, an extravaganza praised by many special event pros for its unforgettable opening and closing ceremonies:...More
At the recent World Meetings Forum in Cancun, SITE global president Paul Miller said that optimism about incentive travel is at a four-year high. Special Events asked incentive specialist Darren Kerr, founding partner and executive director of Hong Kong-based FACTOR168 Creative Event Co., for his perspective. He shares his expert opinion on the incentive travel world today:...More
Reflecting on the last 25 years of planning meetings and events, so much stands out. It’s amazing how the industry has changed.
I can recall hand-registering thousands of attendees for an event as their paperwork rolled off a noisy fax machine, and planning major conferences without the benefit of a smartphone, tablet or even the Internet.
In 25 years, my one-woman party planning business in Boca Raton, Fla., has evolved into a multi-faceted, award-winning corporate event planning firm with over 30 employees and office locations in eight cities worldwide....More