Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en 3 Blunders of Corporate Entertainment http://specialevents.com/blog/3-blunders-corporate-entertainment <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Entertainment expert Anthony Bollotta shares three mistakes to avoid when booking corporate entertainment for special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/3-blunders-corporate-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/3-blunders-corporate-entertainment#comments Entertainment The Special Event Show Anthony Bollotta special events entertainment Special Events Blog Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:01:00 +0000 26291 at http://specialevents.com 7 Steps to Develop a Strong Internship Program http://specialevents.com/blog/7-steps-develop-strong-internship-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While you may not be quite ready to take on an official employee, whether mentally or financially, it could be prime time to take on an intern or two. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/7-steps-develop-strong-internship-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/7-steps-develop-strong-internship-program#comments internship programs Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000 26251 at http://specialevents.com 2016: The Year of Innovative Meeting Design http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-year-innovative-meeting-design <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Spending on corporate or business meetings has increased, allowing companies to design meetings and conferences that generate a more productive outcome for attendees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-year-innovative-meeting-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-year-innovative-meeting-design#comments Decor Event Tools CORT Event Furnishings event decor trends 2016 Kevin Dana Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:02:00 +0000 26171 at http://specialevents.com <p>CORT&#39;s Kevin Dana</p> Millennials, Schmennials! http://specialevents.com/blog/millennials-schmennials <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The event industry needs to stop kowtowing to this one demographic, says event expert Tami Forero of Forte Events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/millennials-schmennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/millennials-schmennials#comments The Special Event Show working with millennials Special Events Blog Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:10:00 +0000 26031 at http://specialevents.com Top Trends to Look Out for in the Event Industry in 2016 http://specialevents.com/blog/top-trends-look-out-event-industry-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The event industry has been an extremely exciting place to be over the last few years, and 2016 looks to be no different, with plenty of innovations lining up to expand and change the face of the industry:</p> <p><strong>Revenue re-think: </strong>2015 saw continued growth in the demand for events, something which could easily seduce event-holders into taking a &quot;little and often&quot; approach. However, the actual revenue gained from these types of events has been steadily decreasing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-trends-look-out-event-industry-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-trends-look-out-event-industry-2016#comments News event trends mobile apps for events Virtual Reality Special Events Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:33:00 +0000 26011 at http://specialevents.com Behind the Gala Awards Game http://specialevents.com/blog/behind-gala-awards-game <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Lisa Hurley" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Hurley_Lisa_Portrait_0.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 224px; float: left;" />We handed out the <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">Gala Awards</a> a week ago, and it was a great evening.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/behind-gala-awards-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/behind-gala-awards-game#comments Gala Awards Special Events Blog Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:35:00 +0000 25941 at http://specialevents.com 2016 Trends: What’s in for This Year’s Weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-trends-what-s-year-s-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>PR expert Meghan Ely shares 2016 wedding trends, including the rise of glamour and simple photography</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-trends-what-s-year-s-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-trends-what-s-year-s-weddings#comments Weddings wedding trends for 2016 Special Events Blog Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:50:00 +0000 25921 at http://specialevents.com Ring in the New Year with Fresh Design Trends! http://specialevents.com/blog/ring-new-year-fresh-design-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The New Year has arrived and event planners are already busy working on fresh designs to impress their clients. More than ever, the 2016 trends in event decor offer a multitude of options for event professionals to create eclectic and immersive environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/ring-new-year-fresh-design-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ring-new-year-fresh-design-trends#comments Decor CORT Event Furnishings event design Special Events Blog Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:55:00 +0000 25851 at http://specialevents.com Chá de Lingerie: The Brazilian Bachelorette Party http://specialevents.com/blog/ch-de-lingerie-brazilian-bachelorette-party <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Get ready for some racy fun, as special event expert Brandon Lindley gives tips on throwing a cha de lingerie--a festive, Brazilian-style bachelorette party</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/ch-de-lingerie-brazilian-bachelorette-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ch-de-lingerie-brazilian-bachelorette-party#comments Weddings Brazilian bachelorette party cha de lingerie Special Events Blog Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:39:00 +0000 25651 at http://specialevents.com Are you prepared for when it gets real? Event crises and how to cope http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-prepared-when-it-gets-real-event-crises-and-how-cope <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Event expert Niki McKay shares two nightmares she went through and how you can prepare yourself when the worst happens</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-prepared-when-it-gets-real-event-crises-and-how-cope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-prepared-when-it-gets-real-event-crises-and-how-cope#comments preparing for crisis at events Special Events Blog Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:24:00 +0000 25621 at http://specialevents.com <p>Niki McKay of Blue Danube Productions</p> Unleash the power of technology: 4 tips for a more high-tech event http://specialevents.com/blog/unleash-power-technology-4-tips-more-high-tech-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Philippe Dupont of Freeman Audio Visual Canada, official AV partner of the Québec City Convention Centre, shares his top four tips to effectively and affordably incorporate new technology in an event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/unleash-power-technology-4-tips-more-high-tech-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/unleash-power-technology-4-tips-more-high-tech-event#comments Corporate Events Event Tools technology tools for special events Special Events Blog Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:29:00 +0000 25571 at http://specialevents.com The essentials of festival space planning http://specialevents.com/blog/essentials-festival-space-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Planning festivals is multi-faceted and time-consuming. But before worrying about the finer details, planning out the event space should be your first concern. Proper space planning is a major factor when it comes to success of a festival or trade show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/essentials-festival-space-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/essentials-festival-space-planning#comments Event Tools Special Events Blog Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:37:00 +0000 25521 at http://specialevents.com 5 tips for booking event transportation http://specialevents.com/blog/5-tips-booking-event-transportation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>No matter what the event, you want to be sure the company you hire provides safe, comfortable and smooth transportation. Check out these tips for booking exceptional group transportation within your budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/5-tips-booking-event-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-tips-booking-event-transportation#comments Event Tools First Student hiring event transportation Timothy Moline Special Events Blog Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:57:00 +0000 25461 at http://specialevents.com 8 big meeting trends you can't ignore http://specialevents.com/blog/8-big-meeting-trends-you-cant-ignore <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Event expert Mark Baltazar of Broadstreet with 8 big meeting trends, including the importance of small bites and eliminating dangerous mokita--the truth we want to sweep under the rug</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/8-big-meeting-trends-you-cant-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/8-big-meeting-trends-you-cant-ignore#comments Corporate Events conference trends meeting trends Special Events Blog Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:36:00 +0000 25431 at http://specialevents.com Why Gen Y: Marketing to millennials http://specialevents.com/blog/why-gen-y-marketing-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />Whether you find yourself asking &ldquo;Who <em>are</em> these people!?&rdquo;--or you are a millennial yourself--there&rsquo;s no arguing that today&rsquo;s young adults are a generation unlike any other. Highly connected to each other and concerned about social issues, millennials are a breed of their own and hold a lot of potential in making changes in the world.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/why-gen-y-marketing-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-gen-y-marketing-millennials#comments Weddings marketing to millennials Special Events Blog Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:32:00 +0000 25351 at http://specialevents.com