Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for November 2014 http://specialevents.com/decor/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-november-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From gorgeous lighting to top event trends, here are the 10 most popular articles on Specialevents.com for November 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-november-2014#comments Decor Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:53:00 +0000 20401 at http://specialevents.com When the show doesn't go on: Keeping cancellation costs in check http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Insurance expert Christian Phillips of Beazley Group shares tips on obtaining cancellation insurance for event problems such as failure of a performer to appear</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/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check#comments archive special event cancellation insurance Special Events Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0000 20391 at http://specialevents.com Columbus, Philadelphia and New York in Running for 2016 DNC http://specialevents.com/archive/columbus-philadelphia-and-new-york-running-2016-dnc <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Big presidential conventions bring big special event business every four years </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Big presidential conventions bring big special event business every four years</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/columbus-philadelphia-and-new-york-running-2016-dnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/columbus-philadelphia-and-new-york-running-2016-dnc#comments archive Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:31:00 +0000 20371 at http://specialevents.com <p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz&nbsp;</span></p> Photo by Getty Images / © Mark Wilson New Vogue Lounge Line, Rico Club Chair, RFID Credential Tags http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-vogue-lounge-line-rico-club-chair-rfid-credential-tags <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include Classic's Vogue lounge line, Kool's Rico chair and Metalcraft's RFID credential tags</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-vogue-lounge-line-rico-club-chair-rfid-credential-tags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-vogue-lounge-line-rico-club-chair-rfid-credential-tags#comments Event Tools Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:00 +0000 20361 at http://specialevents.com The anatomy of a successful event http://specialevents.com/blog/anatomy-successful-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At NRG Digital we are often asked what components are essential for a successful event. Of course, there is no &ldquo;one size fits all&rdquo; solution as events vary, objectives differ, and crucially what one client measures success by, is not the same as another.</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/anatomy-successful-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/anatomy-successful-event#comments archive anatomy of a special event NRG Digital Special Events Blog Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:35:00 +0000 20211 at http://specialevents.com The Anatomy of an Event http://specialevents.com/datasheet/anatomy-event <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/anatomy-event" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://specialevents.com/site-files/specialevents.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/anatomy-of-event-thumbnail.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> archive Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:30:00 +0000 20201 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Nov. 19, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-19-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> News this week includes the new head of the Vok Dams Hamburg office and encouraging statistics for hiring in catering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>News this week includes the new head of the Vok Dams Hamburg office and encouraging statistics for hiring in catering</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-19-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-19-2014#comments archive Silver Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:25:00 +0000 20181 at http://specialevents.com <p>Christian Koletzko has joined the Hamburg office of German-based international event producer Vok Dams.</p> Going Green Both Saves Money and Lures Guests, Hotels Discover http://specialevents.com/hotels/going-green-both-saves-money-and-lures-guests-hotels-discover <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Hotels find that going green brings in green--that is, money from eco-conscious guests </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hotels find that going green brings in green--that is, money from eco-conscious guests</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/going-green-both-saves-money-and-lures-guests-hotels-discover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/going-green-both-saves-money-and-lures-guests-hotels-discover#comments Hotels Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:56:00 +0000 20171 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Getty Images / © pigphoto New Scissor Lift, Double-sided Slat Walls, 'Squiggle Drizzle' Plate Garnish http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-scissor-lift-double-sided-slat-walls-squiggle-drizzle-plate-garnish <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><b>Custom Equipment Launches Lightweight Scissor Lift</b></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-scissor-lift-double-sided-slat-walls-squiggle-drizzle-plate-garnish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-scissor-lift-double-sided-slat-walls-squiggle-drizzle-plate-garnish#comments Event Tools Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:17:00 +0000 20161 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Announces 2015 Gala Award Nominees http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2015-gala-award-nominees <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Event work from throughout the world is honored in the oldest and most prestigious award in events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Event work from throughout the world is honored in the oldest and most prestigious award in events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2015-gala-award-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-announces-2015-gala-award-nominees#comments Gala Awards Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:38:00 +0000 20151 at http://specialevents.com <p>Cheryl Fish accepts the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at The Special Event 2014.&nbsp;</p> Photo by Special Events Old World Wedding: KBY Designs Gives a Brand-new Ballroom a Rich Look http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>KBY Designs and team give a brand-new ballroom a rich look for a breathtaking wedding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look#comments Photo Galleries Weddings Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:19:00 +0000 20141 at http://specialevents.com Big Rental Companies Note Customization Trend http://specialevents.com/rental/big-rental-companies-note-customization-trend <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As party rental clients begin to spend more on special events, they want more--more customization ... </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/big-rental-companies-note-customization-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/big-rental-companies-note-customization-trend#comments Rental Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:53:00 +0000 20131 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Getty Images / © Gumpanat Ready, set, organize: Four ways to streamline your event business in 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/ready-set-organize-four-ways-streamline-your-event-business-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You're working too hard! Business consultant Meghan Ely offers four tips to streamline your business in 2015</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/ready-set-organize-four-ways-streamline-your-event-business-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ready-set-organize-four-ways-streamline-your-event-business-2015#comments archive event business management Special Events Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:01:00 +0000 20121 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Nov. 12, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-12-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Classic Party Rentals exec takes new role at Display Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Classic Party Rentals exec takes new role at Display Group</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-12-2014#comments archive Silver Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0000 20111 at http://specialevents.com Sarah Pease Explains Her Wedding Proposal Business http://specialevents.com/weddings/sarah-pease-explains-her-wedding-proposal-business <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sarah Pease of Brilliant Event Planning explains what she does and what she charges for it </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sarah Pease of Brilliant Event Planning explains what she does and what she charges for it</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/sarah-pease-explains-her-wedding-proposal-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/sarah-pease-explains-her-wedding-proposal-business#comments Weddings Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:27:00 +0000 20101 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Dmitrii Kotin / © Getty Images Why The Lord of the Rings and the Little Mermaid are Destroying Event Tech http://specialevents.com/technical-support/why-lord-rings-and-little-mermaid-are-destroying-event-tech <div class="field-byline"> J. Damany Daniel </div> <div class="field-deck"> No event tech tool can do it all--and we wouldn't want them to, J. Damany Daniel says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No event tech tool can do it all--and we wouldn't want them to, J. Damany Daniel says</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/technical-support/why-lord-rings-and-little-mermaid-are-destroying-event-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/technical-support/why-lord-rings-and-little-mermaid-are-destroying-event-tech#comments Technical Support Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:45:00 +0000 20091 at http://specialevents.com New Porcelain Serving Dishes, Power Generator, Gaffer Tape Gun http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-porcelain-serving-dishes-power-generator-gaffer-tape-gun <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include white porcelain serving dishes, a power generator and a gaffer tape gun</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-porcelain-serving-dishes-power-generator-gaffer-tape-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-porcelain-serving-dishes-power-generator-gaffer-tape-gun#comments Event Tools Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:05:00 +0000 20061 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Nov. 5, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-5-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Jassi Lekach Antebi joins Karla Conceptual Event Experiences </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jassi Lekach Antebi joins Karla Conceptual Event Experiences</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-nov-5-2014#comments archive Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:04:00 +0000 20051 at http://specialevents.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Jassi Lekach Antebi joins Karla Conceptual Event Experiences</span></p> Brent Mumford to Take Helm at Classic Party Rentals Nov. 10 http://specialevents.com/rental/brent-mumford-take-helm-classic-party-rentals-nov-10 <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Company also beefs up operations management, while event leaders share perspectives, forecasts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/brent-mumford-take-helm-classic-party-rentals-nov-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/brent-mumford-take-helm-classic-party-rentals-nov-10#comments Rental Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:17:00 +0000 20041 at http://specialevents.com <p>Brent Mumford to take Classic CEO post on Nov. 10.</p> The high cost of copyright infringement http://specialevents.com/blog/high-cost-copyright-infringement <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If found guilty of copyright infringement, under the criminal portion of the law, or liable, under the civil portion, you may face a penalty of five years imprisonment and up to $250,000 in damages.</p> <p>Did we get your attention?</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/high-cost-copyright-infringement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/high-cost-copyright-infringement#comments music copyright Silver sizzle reel Special Events Blog Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:49:00 +0000 20031 at http://specialevents.com Light Show: Got Light Shares a Brilliant Lighting Gallery http://specialevents.com/lighting/light-show-got-light-shares-brilliant-lighting-gallery <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The talented team at San Francisco&#39;s <a href="http://www.got-light.com." target="_blank">Got Light </a>shares a gorgeous gallery of special event lighting.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/lighting/light-show-got-light-shares-brilliant-lighting-gallery#comments Lighting Photo Galleries Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:50:00 +0000 20011 at http://specialevents.com 8 Ways Brides Drive Wedding Vendors Crazy http://specialevents.com/weddings/8-ways-brides-drive-wedding-vendors-crazy <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>So many wedding planners gush about their bridal clients on social media, but let&#39;s face it&mdash;clients can drive you nuts! Here, eight top wedding pros tell what <a href="http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2014/10/wedding-vendor-vent-off-8-thin" target="_blank">stupid client behaviors drive them up the wall:</a></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/8-ways-brides-drive-wedding-vendors-crazy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/8-ways-brides-drive-wedding-vendors-crazy#comments Weddings Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:54:00 +0000 20001 at http://specialevents.com Photo by ThinkStock/ © ImageegamI The State of the DMC Industry: Part II http://specialevents.com/event-types/state-dmc-industry-part-ii <div class="field-byline"> Chris Lee </div> <div class="field-deck"> Last week, DMC expert Chris Lee looked at the sea changes that have affected the DMC industry in recent years. Today, he provides his forecast for the future, and advocates for the 'co-op' model. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Last week, DMC expert Chris Lee looked at the sea changes that have affected the DMC industry in recent years. Today, he provides his forecast for the future, and advocates for the 'co-op' model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-types/state-dmc-industry-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-types/state-dmc-industry-part-ii#comments Event Types Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:02:00 +0000 19991 at http://specialevents.com New Wristband Access Platform, 'Stella' Bar Stool, Chandeliers http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-wristband-access-platform-stella-bar-stool-chandeliers <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include a new wristband access platform from ACCESS, 'Stella' bar stool from Designer 8 Furniture and chandeliers from JCD Atmospheric</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-wristband-access-platform-stella-bar-stool-chandeliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-wristband-access-platform-stella-bar-stool-chandeliers#comments Event Tools Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:16:00 +0000 19981 at http://specialevents.com Think ISES: November-December 2014 http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-november-december-2014 <div class="field-deck"> The November-December 2014 newsletter from the International Special Events Society </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The November-December 2014 newsletter from the International Special Events Society</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-november-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-november-december-2014#comments ISES Sat, 01 Nov 2014 22:25:00 +0000 20261 at http://specialevents.com A Holiday Gift for the Readers of Special Events http://specialevents.com/archive/holiday-gift-readers-special-events <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> A strong back and a sense of humor--two great gifts for event pros </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A strong back and a sense of humor--two great gifts for event pros</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/holiday-gift-readers-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/holiday-gift-readers-special-events#comments archive Sat, 01 Nov 2014 22:10:00 +0000 20251 at http://specialevents.com The Light Fantastic: New Trends and Tools for Event Lighting http://specialevents.com/lighting/light-fantastic-new-trends-and-tools-event-lighting <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advances in technology combined with creativity make high-tech, high-end event lighting both accessible and affordable </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advances in technology combined with creativity make high-tech, high-end event lighting both accessible and affordable </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/lighting/light-fantastic-new-trends-and-tools-event-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/lighting/light-fantastic-new-trends-and-tools-event-lighting#comments Lighting Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:47:00 +0000 20351 at http://specialevents.com <p>Lighting design from Images by Lighting dazzles guests at an HBO party.</p> Photo by Gabor Ekecs Cocktails Get Juiced Up at Special Events http://specialevents.com/catering/cocktails-get-juiced-special-events <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> From health-conscious, cold-pressed juices to potent, small-batch bourbons, hotel bars are shaking it up every which way to create the perfect cocktail </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From health-conscious, cold-pressed juices to potent, small-batch bourbons, hotel bars are shaking it up every which way to create the perfect cocktail</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/cocktails-get-juiced-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/cocktails-get-juiced-special-events#comments Catering Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:32:00 +0000 20341 at http://specialevents.com <p>A whopping four-inch grapefruit ice ball makes a statement in the signature Hop Dog cocktail from the Four Seasons San Francisco.</p> Tents that Make Events http://specialevents.com/tents/tents-make-events <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> What does it take to turn an empty space into an event place? It takes a tent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What does it take to turn an empty space into an event place? It takes a tent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/tents/tents-make-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/tents/tents-make-events#comments Tents Silver Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:11:00 +0000 20331 at http://specialevents.com Behold the Ballroom: Event Pros Take Ballrooms from Bland to Beautiful http://specialevents.com/hotels/behold-ballroom-event-pros-take-ballrooms-bland-beautiful <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> The basic hotel ballroom: In the right hands, it transforms from a simple space to an unforgettable setting for special events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The basic hotel ballroom: In the right hands, it transforms from a simple space to an unforgettable setting for special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/behold-ballroom-event-pros-take-ballrooms-bland-beautiful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/behold-ballroom-event-pros-take-ballrooms-bland-beautiful#comments Hotels Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:57:00 +0000 20321 at http://specialevents.com <p>AOO Events creates a &#39;Modern Baroque on Steriods&#39; look at the Resort at Pelican Hill for SITE.</p> Photo by David E. Merrell/AOO Events