Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Hot List 2017: Michael Cerbelli Shares the Latest, Greatest at The Special Event http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/hot-list-2017-michael-cerbelli-shares-latest-greatest-special-event <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Event mastermind Michael Cerbelli of <a href="http://www.cerbellicreative.com/" target="_blank">Cerbelli Creative </a>shares his favorite new event options at <a href="http://www.thespecialeventshow.com/tse17/Public/Content.aspx?ID=1064636" target="_blank">The Hot List 2017</a>, a popular annual feature of <a href="http://www.thespecialeventshow.com/tse17/Public/Enter.aspx" target="_blank">The Special Event.</a></p> <p>Need some inspiration for your next special event? You&#39;ll find it right here!</p> </div> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/hot-list-2017-michael-cerbelli-shares-latest-greatest-special-event#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:26:00 +0000 31881 at http://specialevents.com Weddings Set to Music: The Wedding Event 2017 http://specialevents.com/weddings/weddings-set-music-wedding-event-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The team from <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-winners-named-special-event-2017" target="_blank">Gala Award-winning</a> <a href="http://www.cl22productions.com/" target="_blank">CL22 Productions </a>dreams up a winning Wedding Event at The Special Event 2017, with four design areas dedicated to music masters: Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Nicks, Beyonce and Keith Urban.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/weddings-set-music-wedding-event-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/weddings-set-music-wedding-event-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:19:00 +0000 31871 at http://specialevents.com Get Inspired in the New Year with Stylish Design Trends! http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kick off the New Year with modern rental furnishings that reflect 2017’s hottest trends in event decor! </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends#comments Decor The Special Event Show special event design trends 2017 Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 31861 at http://specialevents.com Confetti: Look Gala 2015--Here's Looking at Success http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/confetti-look-gala-2015-heres-looking-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A fledging fundraiser in only its second year, held in a region beset by economic doldrums. A venue that was an abandoned building, some 50,000-square-feet of &quot;blank canvas&quot;&mdash;which is putting it kindly. Did any of these challenges deter the event team? Not on your life.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/confetti-look-gala-2015-heres-looking-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/confetti-look-gala-2015-heres-looking-success#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:37:00 +0000 31851 at http://specialevents.com The Last Word: Doron Gazit is Flying High http://specialevents.com/decor/last-word-doron-gazit-flying-high <div class="field-deck"> As street artist, businessman and environmental activist, Doron Gazit has found inspiration and direction in the beauty of balloons </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Doron Gazit" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/17/Gazit-Doron-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Sometimes your parents</strong> tell you what to do with your life. Sometimes your teachers tell you what to do with your life. And sometimes, your heart tells you what to do with your life. Doron Gazit has always listened to his heart, and it&#39;s led him to a wonderful life.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/last-word-doron-gazit-flying-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/last-word-doron-gazit-flying-high#comments Decor Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 31841 at http://specialevents.com Roth-Oseary Honored at TSE 2017 Leadership Luncheon http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/roth-oseary-honored-tse-2017-leadership-luncheon <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Guests at the Leadership Luncheon at The Special Event 2017 in Long Beach, Calif., were treated to inspiring presentations and the naming of Joann Roth-Oseary for the Steve Kemble Leadership Award.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/roth-oseary-honored-tse-2017-leadership-luncheon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/roth-oseary-honored-tse-2017-leadership-luncheon#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:18:00 +0000 31811 at http://specialevents.com Geometric Stainless Steel Bowls Offered by FOH http://specialevents.com/catering/geometric-stainless-steel-bowls-offered-foh <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new line of stainless steel bowls from Front of the House comes in a range of geometric shapes and feature a distressed look. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/geometric-stainless-steel-bowls-offered-foh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/geometric-stainless-steel-bowls-offered-foh#comments Catering The Special Event Show Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:34:00 +0000 31801 at http://specialevents.com Gala Winners Named at The Special Event 2017 http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-winners-named-special-event-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Winners of the Special Events magazine 32nd annual Gala Awards were honored last night at the final-night celebration of The Special Event 2017 </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-winners-named-special-event-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-winners-named-special-event-2017#comments Gala Awards News The Special Event Show Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:31:00 +0000 31791 at http://specialevents.com <p>The team from Montreal-based Senik Events is jubilant after winning the Gala Award for Best Achievement in Logistics.</p> Sessions, Style and SEARCH at TSE 2017 http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/sessions-style-and-search-tse-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Special Event 2017 kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., yesterday with a packed schedule including education sessions, exhibit booths, the Wedding Event, and the annual SEARCH fundraiser.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/sessions-style-and-search-tse-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/sessions-style-and-search-tse-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:27:00 +0000 31781 at http://specialevents.com Design Gallery 2017: Six Stunning Vignettes at The Special Event http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/design-gallery-2017-six-stunning-vignettes-special-event <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From a gondolier ride down a Venetian canal to a dinner party in Oz--complete with a special seat for Toto--enjoy the six stunning vignettes at the latest Design Gallery, featured at<a href="http://www.thespecialeventshow.com/tse17/Public/Enter.aspx" target="_blank"> The Special Event 2017</a> in Long Beach, Calif.</p> </div> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/design-gallery-2017-six-stunning-vignettes-special-event#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:02:00 +0000 31771 at http://specialevents.com PR Etiquette as a Wedding Pro http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/11/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />Throughout my years working in the event industry, I have found that the best motto to work by is &ldquo;work hard and be nice to people.&rdquo;</strong> If you can succeed at both of these things, you&rsquo;ll go far. This is where those good old-fashioned etiquette rules your grandmother taught you come into play through establishing social norms that help us know how to behave in every kind of situation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro#comments The Special Event Show Weddings PR etiquette for wedding pros Special Events Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:50:00 +0000 31761 at http://specialevents.com The Special Event 2017 Gears Up in Long Beach http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/special-event-2017-gears-long-beach <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Special Event 2017 gets ready to hit the beach in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 10-12.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/special-event-2017-gears-long-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/special-event-2017-gears-long-beach#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:34:00 +0000 31751 at http://specialevents.com The Portable Bar Co. Offers Portable Modular Bars http://specialevents.com/catering/portable-bar-co-offers-portable-modular-bars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The company offers a wide range of portable bars that are designed to be set up and broken down in minutes. Also available is the company&#39;s Flash Bar system, which enables users to choose components to create bars in custom shapes; the bars can be broke down without the need for tools, enabling easy transport and storage.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/portable-bar-co-offers-portable-modular-bars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/portable-bar-co-offers-portable-modular-bars#comments Catering Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:49:00 +0000 31741 at http://specialevents.com Special Event Planner's Guide to Inauguration-Scale Events http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With the U.S. presidential inauguration looming on Jan. 20, event planners can take a page from some of the best in the business when preparing large-scale events. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show event security large-scale events Special Events Blog Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000 31731 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Names LoGuercio, Conway for Special 2017 Gala Awards http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-names-loguercio-conway-special-2017-gala-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>Special Events</em>&nbsp;magazine has revealed the names of its 2017 honorees for two significant awards. Richard LoGuercio (at left) will receive the 2017 Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement, while Tony Conway, CMP, will receive the Richard&nbsp;Carbotti&nbsp;Gala Award, which honors the spirit of volunteerism for special events.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-names-loguercio-conway-special-2017-gala-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-names-loguercio-conway-special-2017-gala-awards#comments Gala Awards News The Special Event Show Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:30:00 +0000 31711 at http://specialevents.com <p>Special Events magazine has named Richard LoGuercio (left) winner of its 2017 Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement and Tony Conway winner of the Richard Carbotti Gala honoring volunteerism.</p> Who's News in Special Events for Jan. 5, 2017 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-5-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Kini Sanborn</strong> has been named director of sales and marketing for the <a href="http://vintageestate.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Vintage Estate</strong></a> in Yountville, Calif., comprising the <strong>Vintage Inn</strong> and <strong>Villagio Inn and Spa</strong>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-5-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-jan-5-2017#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:49:00 +0000 31701 at http://specialevents.com Millennial Generation Heavily Influences 2017 Wedding Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kylie Carlson of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning on the impact that millennials will have on weddings in 2017</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends#comments The Special Event Show Weddings millennial wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:15:00 +0000 31691 at http://specialevents.com SEARCH Board Finds a Great Dinner http://specialevents.com/ilea/search-board-finds-great-dinner <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Having fine food and wine while strategizing how to best support event professionals in need--what could be better? That&#39;s what happened in November when the SEARCH Board--the organization dedicated to raising funds for event pros in crisis--met at the home of executive advisor <a href="http://sitk.com/" target="_blank">Joann Roth-Oseary of Someone&#39;s in the Kitchen </a>to eat, drink, schmooze and strategize.</p> <p>If you weren&#39;t there, here is a taste ... And if you want to get in on the game:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ilea/search-board-finds-great-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ilea/search-board-finds-great-dinner#comments ILEA The Special Event Show Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000 31661 at http://specialevents.com Current RMS Announces New Rental Software Features http://specialevents.com/rental/current-rms-announces-new-rental-software-features <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Current RMS, which provides software solutions to the rental industry, has just released a new functionality designed to highlight shortages in inventory.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/current-rms-announces-new-rental-software-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/current-rms-announces-new-rental-software-features#comments Rental Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:47:00 +0000 31651 at http://specialevents.com 3 Big Trends in the Brand Experience Industry for 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Peter McGrath" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/12/29/McGrath_Peter_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 184px; height: 229px; float: left;" />Every brand has a story to tell, and brand experiences are the best way to bring them to life. More than any other form of communication, they give brands the opportunity to craft a more enriching, intimate expression of their values.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017#comments Corporate Events News The Special Event Show creating brand experiences at events Special Events Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +0000 31641 at http://specialevents.com Editor's Page: 2017--Here We Come! http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-2017-here-we-come <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Do you like surprises?</strong> If the answer is yes, then you just might love the new year!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-2017-here-we-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-2017-here-we-come#comments News Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:01:00 +0000 31831 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Ashley Stalker/White Balance Photography Winter 2017 http://specialevents.com/2017-01-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><div></div></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>In this issue, the 2017 Gala Award nominees, our annual event planner industry forecast for the new year, cool new trends in VR for events, what to look for in menus, and words of wisdom from Doron Gazit of AirDD.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000 31821 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Dec. 29, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-dec-29-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong><a href="http://www.goldmoor.com/" target="_blank">The Goldmoor Inn</a></strong> in Galena, Ill., has named <strong>Glenn Griffith</strong> director of events.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-dec-29-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-dec-29-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:26:00 +0000 31611 at http://specialevents.com Mountain Marriage: Affair with Flair Creates a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/mountain-marriage-affair-flair-creates-beautiful-rocky-mountain-wedding <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The two grooms chose a wilderness retreat for their fall wedding at a resort offering space for both a reception tent along with a dining room for 29 guests.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/mountain-marriage-affair-flair-creates-beautiful-rocky-mountain-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/mountain-marriage-affair-flair-creates-beautiful-rocky-mountain-wedding#comments Gala Awards The Special Event Show Weddings Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:30:00 +0000 31601 at http://specialevents.com Are You a 'Vendor' or an 'Event Partner'? http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kerry Lee Doehr" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/12/26/Doehr_Kerry_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 239px; float: left;" />Words carry incredible power. Words have the power to tear down, build up, convey nuance, inspire, depress, encourage purchasing, and so much more. Wars have started over the wrong words. Peace has been accomplished because of the right ones. <strong>How you choose your marketing words to convey your brand is essential. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner#comments News The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:25:00 +0000 31591 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for December 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-december-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Your favorite <em>Special Events</em> articles this month? No surprise--you have loved seeing the stunning nominees for the 2017 Gala Awards. Here your your top 10 picks ...</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-december-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-december-2016#comments News Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:51:00 +0000 31581 at http://specialevents.com It's a Snap: Why and How to Use Snapchat at Your Events http://specialevents.com/news/its-snap-why-and-how-use-snapchat-your-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tips on using social media platform Snapchat for special events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/its-snap-why-and-how-use-snapchat-your-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/its-snap-why-and-how-use-snapchat-your-events#comments News Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:29:00 +0000 31571 at http://specialevents.com Holy Fundraiser! Fifth Element Creates 'A Knight in Gotham' Gala http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/holy-fundraiser-fifth-element-creates-knight-gotham-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Canadian Hospitality Foundation&rsquo;s Black and White fundraising gala put an elegant new spin on the &quot;superhero&quot; theme thanks to Fifth Element Group. Instead of featuring Batman and his villains, &quot;A Knight in Gotham&quot; took place in Bruce Wayne&rsquo;s &quot;Wayne Manor&quot; (actually the Royal York Hotel in Toronto)</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/holy-fundraiser-fifth-element-creates-knight-gotham-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/holy-fundraiser-fifth-element-creates-knight-gotham-gala#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers The Special Event Show Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:50:00 +0000 31561 at http://specialevents.com Frost 321 Experience Creates Instant Frozen Desserts, Cocktails http://specialevents.com/catering/frost-321-experience-creates-instant-frozen-desserts-cocktails <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Frost 321 Experience system is a liquid-nitrogen system designed to create frozen desserts and cocktails before guests&#39; eyes. The treats are made in less than two minutes, the company says, using fresh, all-natural ingredients. The company&#39;s servers are trained to interact well with clients and guests.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/frost-321-experience-creates-instant-frozen-desserts-cocktails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/frost-321-experience-creates-instant-frozen-desserts-cocktails#comments Catering Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:19:00 +0000 31551 at http://specialevents.com Trend Alert: Experiential Weddings in 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We are seeing the rise of experiential weddings–weddings that include and engage their guests rather than simply having them watch the proceedings as a spectator.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings experiential weddings millennial weddings Special Events Blog Mon, 26 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000 31541 at http://specialevents.com