Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Who's News in Special Events This Week Aug. 25, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-25-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>James Klein</strong> has been named senior vice president of live production at <strong><a href="https://www.gpj.com/" target="_blank">George P. Johnson Experience Marketing;</a></strong> he will be based in New York. Also, <strong>Erik McKinney</strong> and <strong>Erik Reponen</strong> have been promoted to group creative directors and co-leads of the GPJ Los Angeles 20-member creative department.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-25-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-25-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:24:00 +0000 30161 at http://specialevents.com <p>James Klein joins George P. Johnson Co. as senior vice president of live production.</p> SEARCH Foundation Board Member Application http://specialevents.com/datasheet/search-foundation-board-member-application <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/search-foundation-board-member-application" 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/SEARCH logo HERO.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div><p>SEARCH Foundation Board Member Application--please complete and submit to <a href="mailto:corinne@searchfoundation.org?subject=SEARCH%20Board%20applicatoin">corinne@searchfoundation.org.</a></p> </div> ILEA SEARCH Foundation Board of Directors Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:38:00 +0000 30151 at http://specialevents.com The Balancing Act: Effective Fundraising Gala Decor Design http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design <div class="field-deck"> These fundraising pros share how to walk that fine line between 'wow, it looks great' and 'whoa, you spent too much!' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When it comes to designing galas for nonprofits&mdash;which is essentially walking that fine line between &ldquo;wow, that looks amazing&rdquo; and &ldquo;whoa, you spent too much&rdquo;&mdash;Jen Poyer, CSEP, senior special events manager for Long Beach, Calif.-based <a href="http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Catalina Island Conservancy</a>, sums it up best:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/balancing-act-effective-fundraising-gala-decor-design#comments Decor Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:39:00 +0000 30141 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Developing a Strong Staff Training Program http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Jennifer Taylor" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Taylor_Jennifer_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />There are few things more important to a business than a well-trained staff, which is why it&rsquo;s essential to have a solid training program in place before taking on new hires. </strong>However, it&rsquo;s not just about showing them what they need to do but about really immersing them into the brand so they feel committed and empowered.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program#comments News The Special Event Show training new staff Special Events Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:17:00 +0000 30131 at http://specialevents.com Marking Milestones: Highlights of 13 Great Milestone Events http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>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!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/marking-milestones-highlights-13-great-milestone-events#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:33:00 +0000 30121 at http://specialevents.com Venue Tour: 25 Exciting Venues for Special Events http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Come along with us as we tour 25 new (or newly renovated) venues for special events.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Venues Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:00 +0000 30111 at http://specialevents.com Rose Brand Debuts Cost-Saving 'Melt Out' Fabric http://specialevents.com/decor/rose-brand-debuts-cost-saving-melt-out-fabric <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Designed to diffuse overhead light in events and exhibits, &quot;Melt Out&quot; 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. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/rose-brand-debuts-cost-saving-melt-out-fabric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/rose-brand-debuts-cost-saving-melt-out-fabric#comments Decor Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:43:00 +0000 30101 at http://specialevents.com The Right Start: Appetizers Get Events Rolling http://specialevents.com/catering/right-start-appetizers-get-events-rolling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Delicious bites that are perfectly presented—appetizers get the party started.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/right-start-appetizers-get-events-rolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/right-start-appetizers-get-events-rolling#comments Catering The Special Event Show Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:44:00 +0000 30091 at http://specialevents.com To Run an Event, It Takes A Village http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Cattleya Wongkongkatap" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Wongkongkatap_Cattleya_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Similar to many event professionals I meet, I fell into the industry. </strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village#comments News Association for Women in Events Cattelya Wongkongkatap interns Special Events Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:59:00 +0000 30081 at http://specialevents.com Happy Lth: Caesars Palace Celebrates its 50th Birthday with a Blow-out Bash http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Legendary Caesars Palace in Las Vegas celebrates its 50th anniversary weekend with showstopper celebrities, special events and stunning fireworks.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash#comments Entertainment Galas/Fundraisers Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:17:00 +0000 30061 at http://specialevents.com TED-style Talks at ILEA Live 2016 Offer Creative Inspiration http://specialevents.com/ilea/ted-style-talks-ilea-live-2016-offer-creative-inspiration <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>TED-style talks at ILEA Live 2016 in Austin, Texas,&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ilea/ted-style-talks-ilea-live-2016-offer-creative-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ilea/ted-style-talks-ilea-live-2016-offer-creative-inspiration#comments ILEA News The Special Event Show Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:18:00 +0000 30051 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Aug. 18, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-18-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a big acquisition for Premiere Events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-18-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-18-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:43:00 +0000 30041 at http://specialevents.com 2016 Destination Wedding Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Rebecca Hochreiter" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Hochreiter_Rebecca_2016NEW_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Destination weddings continue to be a popular</strong> <strong>option </strong>among couples as they see the value (and adventure!) in taking their wedding on the road. With that, we excitedly welcome new trends as we release our <a href="http://www.destinationweddings.com/media/trendreport2016/" target="_blank">annual trend report</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends#comments Weddings 2016 destination wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:03:00 +0000 30031 at http://specialevents.com Marijuana-Laced Candies Sicken 19 at Quinceañera Party http://specialevents.com/news/marijuana-laced-candies-sicken-19-quincea-era-party <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/marijuana-laced-candies-sicken-19-quincea-era-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/marijuana-laced-candies-sicken-19-quincea-era-party#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:59:00 +0000 30021 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Vikif / © Getty images Bar Car Debuts Airstream Traveling Bar http://specialevents.com/catering/bar-car-debuts-airstream-traveling-bar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Bar Car is a fully renovated 1965 Airstream trailer converted into a mobile bar</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/bar-car-debuts-airstream-traveling-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/bar-car-debuts-airstream-traveling-bar#comments Catering Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:20:00 +0000 30011 at http://specialevents.com Who’s Your Customer? (And What’s ‘Experience’ Got To Do With It?) http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Think that the client who signs off on the job is your only customer? Niki McKay knows better</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it#comments News The Special Event Show customer service Special Events Blog Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:37:00 +0000 30001 at http://specialevents.com Esprits with Alice: ILEA Presents 2016 Esprit Awards at Alice-Theme Gala http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas, turned into Wonderland on Aug. 13 as ILEA presented the 2016 Esprit Awards</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ilea/esprits-alice-ilea-presents-2016-esprit-awards-alice-theme-gala#comments ILEA Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:26:00 +0000 29991 at http://specialevents.com Tea for You: XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village Create a Stylish Showcase http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The irresistible appeal of Alice in Wonderland is on display at this photo shoot from XO Bloom and the Four Seasons Westlake Village</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/tea-you-xo-bloom-and-four-seasons-westlake-village-create-stylish-showcase#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:39:00 +0000 29981 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Aug. 11, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-11-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Special events business news this week includes three new hires at Tolo Events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes three new hires at Tolo Events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-11-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-aug-11-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 29971 at http://specialevents.com <p><strong>New faces at Tolo Events</strong> (from left): Liz Sexton, Audrey Newman and Victoria Patterson.</p> ILEA Global Event Summit Purple Paper "Event Horizons" http://specialevents.com/datasheet/ilea-global-event-summit-purple-paper-event-horizons <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/ilea-global-event-summit-purple-paper-event-horizons" 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/ILEA-purple-paper-HERO.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div></div> ILEA Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:03:00 +0000 29961 at http://specialevents.com ILEA and VisitScotland Launch ‘Purple Paper’ Following Inaugural Global Event Summit http://specialevents.com/ilea/ilea-and-visitscotland-launch-purple-paper-following-inaugural-global-event-summit <div class="field-deck"> Event experts share strengths, threats to event industry worldwide </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ILEA and VisitScotland share the inaugural 'Event Horizons' industry outlook</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ilea/ilea-and-visitscotland-launch-purple-paper-following-inaugural-global-event-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ilea/ilea-and-visitscotland-launch-purple-paper-following-inaugural-global-event-summit#comments ILEA The Special Event Show Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:51:00 +0000 29951 at http://specialevents.com An Event Insider’s Look at Company Culture http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>“Company culture.” Surely you’ve seen this buzzword floating around the blogosphere and beyond--but what exactly is it? </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:43:00 +0000 29941 at http://specialevents.com We Go to Rio: Entertainment Experts Weigh in on Olympics Opening Ceremony http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Relying on &quot;gambiarra&quot;--the Brazilian knack for making something out of nothing--the team of <a href="http://www.cc2016.com.br/?lang=en" target="_blank">CC2016</a>&nbsp;led by executive producer <a href="http://balichws.com/" target="_blank">Marco Balich</a> created a lively salute to sport, samba and sustainability.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/we-go-rio-entertainment-experts-weigh-olympics-opening-ceremony#comments Entertainment Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:16:00 +0000 29931 at http://specialevents.com Lakeside Wedding: Danny Marx Ltd. Designs a Stunning Ceremony http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>For a couple from South Africa, Danny Marx Ltd. and team create a stunning wedding on a lake in Israel. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/lakeside-wedding-danny-marx-ltd-designs-stunning-ceremony#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:42:00 +0000 29921 at http://specialevents.com Melamine Terra Cotta Pots New from American Metalcraft http://specialevents.com/catering/melamine-terra-cotta-pots-new-american-metalcraft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new melamine terra cotta pots from American Metalcraft resemble garden pots but are safe for food. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/melamine-terra-cotta-pots-new-american-metalcraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/melamine-terra-cotta-pots-new-american-metalcraft#comments Catering Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:17:00 +0000 29911 at http://specialevents.com What’s "In" for Event Entertainment http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What's hot in event entertainment? Fabrice Orlando knows ... </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment#comments Entertainment Cocoon Events Fabrice Orlando special event entertainment Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Aug 2016 01:32:00 +0000 29901 at http://specialevents.com Dinner Underground: KBY Designs Designs a Dinner Party Under the Western Wall http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Some 180 guests enjoyed a stunning Shabbat dinner in the tunnels beneath Jerusalem&#39;s iconic <a href="http://english.thekotel.org/western_wall_sites/" target="_blank">Western Wall</a> thanks to the talents of <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"><em>Special Events</em> Gala Award </a>winner <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kobybaryehudadesigns/?fref=ts" target="_blank">KBY Designs.</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/dinner-underground-kby-designs-designs-dinner-party-under-western-wall#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:48:00 +0000 29891 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events This Week for Aug. 4, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-4-2016 <div class="field-deck"> News this week includes expanded roles for two top Freeman execs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>News this week includes expanded roles for two top Freeman execs</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-4-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-aug-4-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:32:00 +0000 29881 at http://specialevents.com <p>Freeman executives Albert Chew (left) and Ken Sanders are taking on expanded roles at Freeman.</p> A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A college course on risk management for special events--you'll find it right here</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Dr. Linda Robson security at special events Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:50:00 +0000 29871 at http://specialevents.com Penguin Party: 39th Lincoln Park Zoo Ball Keys on New Penguin Cove http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Women&#39;s Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago brought in a cool $1.35 million last month at the 2016 Zoo Ball. The black-tie affair treated 900 guests to an auction, dining and dancing--all to celebrate the new Penguin Cove, which opens this fall.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/penguin-party-39th-lincoln-park-zoo-ball-keys-new-penguin-cove#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +0000 29851 at http://specialevents.com