Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml/favicon.ico en Top 10 Event Trends Listed by Big DMC Pacific World http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-10-event-trends-listed-big-dmc-pacific-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Singapore-based Pacific World, included on the latest &ldquo;<em>Special Events</em> 25 Top DMCs,&rdquo; in collaboration with ACCESS Destination Services has released its 2017 Annual Destination Index, offering insight on the top industry trends for both clients and events professionals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-10-event-trends-listed-big-dmc-pacific-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-10-event-trends-listed-big-dmc-pacific-world#comments Corporate Events News The Special Event Show Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:26:00 +0000 32221 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Leolintang / © Getty Images Call for Showcasing Event Chairs for The Special Event 2018 http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-showcasing-event-chairs-special-event-2018 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As a TSE 2018 showcasing event chair, you will develop the concept and design of a showcasing event, as well as be responsible for the development and coordination of the event from idea all the way through to on-site execution. The main purpose of the showcasing event is to provide TSE attendees with an experiential learning opportunity where they can see new event trends, ideas and design in action.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-showcasing-event-chairs-special-event-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-showcasing-event-chairs-special-event-2018#comments The Special Event Show Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:49:00 +0000 32211 at http://specialevents.com <p>A bridal gown display at Wedding Event at The Special Event 2017, chaired by Cynthia Lopell of CL 22 Productions.</p> Photo by Special Events Who’s News in Special Events for Feb. 16, 2017 http://specialevents.com/news/who-s-news-special-events-feb-16-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Experiential and exhibits agency <strong><a href="http://www.hargrovexmp.com/" target="_blank">Hargrove</a></strong>, based in Lanham, Md., has promoted <strong>Jorge Mijares</strong> to director of creative services and <strong>Jayna Champeau</strong> to visual communications and experience design strategist.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/who-s-news-special-events-feb-16-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/who-s-news-special-events-feb-16-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:35:00 +0000 32201 at http://specialevents.com <p>Hargrove has promoted Jorge Mijares (left) to director of creative services and Jayna Champeau to visual communications and experience design strategist.</p> Innovative Ways to Boost Your Your Bottom Line http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Amy Green" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/02/15/Green_Amy_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />The new year is a great time to evaluate your business operations and look for ways to take your company to the next level. When you run your own business, there is always the question of how you could bring in more revenue. <strong>Even if you&rsquo;re satisfied with your current situation, it never hurts to boost your bottom line.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line#comments News The Special Event Show increasing event company revenue Special Events Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:18:00 +0000 32191 at http://specialevents.com Behind the Beauty: Designers Share their Inspiration from Design Gallery 2017 http://specialevents.com/decor/behind-beauty-designers-share-their-inspiration-design-gallery-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Six outstanding design teams share their insider secrets from Design Gallery 2017, a show-floor standout at The Special Event.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/behind-beauty-designers-share-their-inspiration-design-gallery-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/behind-beauty-designers-share-their-inspiration-design-gallery-2017#comments Decor The Special Event Show Silver Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:33:00 +0000 32171 at http://specialevents.com ‘Luminara’ Rechargeable Flame-effect Votives New from Table Decor http://specialevents.com/decor/luminara-rechargeable-flame-effect-votives-new-table-decor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Table Decor International now offers its line of “Luminara” rechargeable flame-effect candles in trays of 12 and 48 units. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/luminara-rechargeable-flame-effect-votives-new-table-decor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/luminara-rechargeable-flame-effect-votives-new-table-decor#comments Decor The Special Event Show Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:22:00 +0000 32161 at http://specialevents.com A Pricing Model for the Rental Industry that Works for Everyone http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Every industry is challenged to develop a fair pricing model for its clients. Pricing event rental equipment based on what a competitor is charging is not a long-term winning model. Pricing must be based on a business model, including operating cost, long-term goals and profit goals.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone#comments Rental The Special Event Show party rental pricing model Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:47:00 +0000 32151 at http://specialevents.com Special Events 2017 Event Rental Forecast Points to Good Year http://specialevents.com/rental/special-events-2017-event-rental-forecast-points-good-year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Some 93 percent of respondents to the <em>Special Events</em> &ldquo;2017 Event Rental Industry&rdquo; forecast say they will handle the same number or more events this year than they did in 2016.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/special-events-2017-event-rental-forecast-points-good-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/special-events-2017-event-rental-forecast-points-good-year#comments News Rental The Special Event Show Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:20:00 +0000 32141 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Turk Stock Photographer / © Getty Images The Cincinnati Kids: Viva Bella Designs a Wedding Celebrating a Cincinnati Couple http://specialevents.com/weddings/cincinnati-kids-viva-bella-designs-wedding-celebrating-cincinnati-couple <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>When the bride and groom asked for a romantic outdoor wedding and intimate reception in an iconic Cincinnati setting, the Viva Bella&nbsp;planning team went to work, creating a garden wedding on the banks of the Ohio River, an extravagant dinner in one of Cincinnati&rsquo;s most beautiful venues, and an after-party at an old-&shy;‐fashioned carousel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/cincinnati-kids-viva-bella-designs-wedding-celebrating-cincinnati-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/cincinnati-kids-viva-bella-designs-wedding-celebrating-cincinnati-couple#comments Gala Awards The Special Event Show Weddings Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:34:00 +0000 32131 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Feb. 9, 2017 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-9-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a new social secretary at the U.S. White House</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-9-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-9-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:40:00 +0000 32121 at http://specialevents.com <p>The Trump White House has a new social secretary.</p> Photo by Sean Pavone Photo / © Getty Images Trump Travel Ban Upends Meetings, Event Industry http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-upends-meetings-event-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The recent order from U.S. president Donald Trump banning travel to the United States from seven predominately Muslim nations has roiled the events and meetings industry. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-upends-meetings-event-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-upends-meetings-event-industry#comments News The Special Event Show Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:36:00 +0000 32111 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Peshkova / © Getty Images How Event Pros Can Stay Ahead of Big Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you are all about what is “in” or you have grown tired of the latest trends, it is important to be prepared for any requests that come your way. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends#comments Event Tools News The Special Event Show event trends Special Events Blog Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:36:00 +0000 32101 at http://specialevents.com Get More Gaga: A Photo Recap of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show http://specialevents.com/fx/get-more-gaga-photo-recap-lady-gaga-s-super-bowl-halftime-show <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sure, that football game Sunday was exciting, but for the event industry, the Super Bowl halftime show was the star. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fx/get-more-gaga-photo-recap-lady-gaga-s-super-bowl-halftime-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fx/get-more-gaga-photo-recap-lady-gaga-s-super-bowl-halftime-show#comments Entertainment FX The Special Event Show Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +0000 32081 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Al Bello / © Getty Images Floral Master Eddie Zaratsian Offers Design Book http://specialevents.com/decor/floral-master-eddie-zaratsian-offers-design-book <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new art book "Eddie Zaratsian: Custom Florals and Lifestyle," from master event design Eddie Zaratsian, showcases his signature style of capturing the natural and organic essence of the earth’s most beautiful gifts: flowers and plants.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/floral-master-eddie-zaratsian-offers-design-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/floral-master-eddie-zaratsian-offers-design-book#comments Decor The Special Event Show Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:44:00 +0000 32071 at http://specialevents.com 4 Keys to Long-Lasting Relationships with Creative Partners http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In the world of events, the people you know can truly transform your business. The question, however, lies in how to maintain and nurture your industry relationships in order to create mutually beneficial connections.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners#comments Rental The Special Event Show working relationships in the event industry Special Events Blog Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:18:00 +0000 32061 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Feb. 2, 2017 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-2-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Renee Radabaugh, CMP,</strong> president and managing director of <strong><a href="http://www.paragon-events.com/" target="_blank">Paragon Events</a></strong> of Delray Beach, Fla., has been named to the board of directors of the <strong><a href="http://www.womeninevents.org/" target="_blank">Association of Women in Events</a></strong>, a new organization aimed to provide women in the industry the tools and opportunities for career advancement.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-2-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-feb-2-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:32:00 +0000 32051 at http://specialevents.com <p>Renee Radabaugh, CMP, president and managing director of Paragon Events of Delray Beach, Fla., has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Women in Events.</p> Flowers for Mama: Tom Bercu, Floral Art Design Flower-filled 'Dear Mama' Gala http://specialevents.com/decor/flowers-mama-tom-bercu-floral-art-design-flower-filled-dear-mama-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Tasked with creating a floral wonderland for the VH1 Mother’s Day TV special "Dear Mama,” the team of Tom Bercu Presents and Floral Art worked to reach the client’s objective of rivaling the Macy’s Flower Show. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/flowers-mama-tom-bercu-floral-art-design-flower-filled-dear-mama-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/flowers-mama-tom-bercu-floral-art-design-flower-filled-dear-mama-gala#comments Decor Gala Awards The Special Event Show Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:07:00 +0000 32041 at http://specialevents.com 'Next Level' Experiences Among Top 10 Incentive Trends for 2017, IRF Says http://specialevents.com/news/next-level-experiences-among-top-10-incentive-trends-2017-irf-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Individualized experiences—dubbed the "next level" of experience—will be a top trend in incentives this year, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/next-level-experiences-among-top-10-incentive-trends-2017-irf-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/next-level-experiences-among-top-10-incentive-trends-2017-irf-says#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:13:00 +0000 32031 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Pogonici / © Getty Images New Year, New Color Palette! http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>With a new year comes the new event season! Hosting events can be extremely stressful and a logistical nightmare. From generating guest lists, selecting a venue and picking a caterer, all of these tasks can take the fun out of the planning process.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette#comments Decor The Special Event Show CORT special events decor color palette for special events event design Special Events Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:42:00 +0000 32021 at http://specialevents.com So Plastic: Joe Mineo Events Creates a Plastics Party http://specialevents.com/private-social-events/so-plastic-joe-mineo-events-creates-plastics-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The client’s occupation as a plastics manufacturer became the inspiration for design in this small-but-incredible dinner party for 12 close friends and family members.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/private-social-events/so-plastic-joe-mineo-events-creates-plastics-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/private-social-events/so-plastic-joe-mineo-events-creates-plastics-party#comments Private Social Events Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:23:00 +0000 32011 at http://specialevents.com Trump Travel Ban Roils Events, Meetings Industry http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-roils-events-meetings-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The travel and hospitality industries were knocked for a loop last week in the wake of the executive order from U.S. president Donald Trump restricting travel into the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-roils-events-meetings-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/trump-travel-ban-roils-events-meetings-industry#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:55:00 +0000 32001 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Bet Noire / © Getty Images Headshot Lounge Offers Professional Headshots for Guests http://specialevents.com/entertainment/headshot-lounge-offers-professional-headshots-guests <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A more sophisticated—and useful—alternative to photo booths that yield lighthearted photos of happy party-goers, the Headshot Lounge lets guests depart with professional-quality headshots. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/headshot-lounge-offers-professional-headshots-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/headshot-lounge-offers-professional-headshots-guests#comments Entertainment The Special Event Show Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000 31981 at http://specialevents.com The Two Things That Should Happen When You Have to Tell a Customer 'No' http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While professionals in the service industry are widely trained for the ability to try and say "yes" as much as possible to a client, there are times we have to say "no."</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no#comments News The Special Event Show client management Special Events Blog Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:38:00 +0000 31971 at http://specialevents.com Celestial Setting: The Venetian/Palazzo and DBD Dream Up a Heavenly Dinner Table http://specialevents.com/tabletop/celestial-setting-venetianpalazzo-and-dbd-dream-heavenly-dinner-table <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Grand Banquet for 120 guests keyed on the theme &quot;Dinner in the Clouds,&quot; where a 120-foot-long glass table appeared to have place settings suspended in mid-air. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/tabletop/celestial-setting-venetianpalazzo-and-dbd-dream-heavenly-dinner-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/tabletop/celestial-setting-venetianpalazzo-and-dbd-dream-heavenly-dinner-table#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Tabletop The Special Event Show Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:27:00 +0000 31961 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Jan. 26, 2017 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-26-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes promotions at LEO Events and the call for speaker proposals for The Special Event 2018</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-26-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-26-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:34:00 +0000 31951 at http://specialevents.com <p>Amy Manzanares has been promoted to senior vice president of events at LEO Events.</p> L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Shines as Event Venue Star http://specialevents.com/venues/las-beverly-hilton-shines-event-venue-star <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world is full of wonderful hotels, but when it comes to staging special events, it's hard to top the Beverly Hilton in L.A. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/las-beverly-hilton-shines-event-venue-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/las-beverly-hilton-shines-event-venue-star#comments Venues Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:35:00 +0000 31941 at http://specialevents.com Photo courtesy the Beverly Hilton Less Time, Less Budget, Same High Expectations http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You need to create experiences that impact on many levels … and to get it right the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations#comments The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:33:00 +0000 31931 at http://specialevents.com Road to Morocco: Kristin Banta Conjures Up a Moroccan-Inspired Reception http://specialevents.com/decor/road-morocco-kristin-banta-conjures-moroccan-inspired-reception <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Some 400 guests arrived at a landmark hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., to be transported to a Moroccan-themed engagement party thanks to Kristin Banta Events.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/road-morocco-kristin-banta-conjures-moroccan-inspired-reception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/road-morocco-kristin-banta-conjures-moroccan-inspired-reception#comments Decor Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 31921 at http://specialevents.com Getting Real: Virtual, Augmented Reality Move In on Events http://specialevents.com/entertainment/getting-real-virtual-augmented-reality-move-events <div class="field-deck"> Events and meetings are moving into a whole new dimension thanks to the emergence of augmented and virtual reality. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Events and meetings are moving into a whole new dimension thanks to the emergence of augmented and virtual reality. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/getting-real-virtual-augmented-reality-move-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/getting-real-virtual-augmented-reality-move-events#comments Entertainment The Special Event Show Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:52:00 +0000 31911 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Satura86 / © Getty Images Customer Service vs. Client Management: Which One Rules? http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Niki McKay" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/23/McKay_Niki_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />This past holiday season led one of my team members into her first predicament of customer service versus client management. <strong>When was it okay for her to be a &ldquo;yes&rdquo; person, and when was it better for her to be a &ldquo;yes, <em>and</em>...&rdquo; person?</strong> It is a valid predicament, a tough question and an ever-evolving answer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show client management Special Events Blog Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 31901 at http://specialevents.com