Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Top 2015-2016 Trends from the 50 Top Event Firms http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-2015-2016-trends-50-top-event-firms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biggest companies in event planning share their take on the top trends shaping the world of special events for 2015-16</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-2015-2016-trends-50-top-event-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/top-2015-2016-trends-50-top-event-firms#comments Corporate Events Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:07:00 +0000 24241 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Sept. 3, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-sept-3-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business this week includes Richard Toscano joining Freeman XP as vice president of special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-sept-3-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-sept-3-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:03:00 +0000 24231 at http://specialevents.com L.A. and the 2024 Olympics: Here Comes the Hard Part http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/la-and-2024-olympics-here-comes-hard-part <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If Los Angeles can win the bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, a landslide of event business will head to the U.S. But even though L.A. already had venues in place from its 1984 stint as host city, the fight to win the bid has only just begun</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/la-and-2024-olympics-here-comes-hard-part" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/la-and-2024-olympics-here-comes-hard-part#comments Corporate Events News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:26:00 +0000 24221 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Kit Leong / © Getty Images Edgy Upfront: Russell Harris Event Group Showcases Disney TV to Buyers http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/edgy-upfront-russell-harris-event-group-showcases-disney-tv-buyers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A simple soundstage becomes an exciting showcase for Disney Media Distribution's TV shows thanks to Russell Harris Event Group</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/edgy-upfront-russell-harris-event-group-showcases-disney-tv-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/edgy-upfront-russell-harris-event-group-showcases-disney-tv-buyers#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:27:00 +0000 24211 at http://specialevents.com Gala Award Entries Due Sept. 18--and Sept. 25! http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-entries-due-sept-18-and-sept-25 <div class="field-deck"> The deadline is getting closer--get going on your Gala Award entry! </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The deadline is getting closer--get going on your Gala Award entry!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-entries-due-sept-18-and-sept-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-entries-due-sept-18-and-sept-25#comments Gala Awards Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:00 +0000 24201 at http://specialevents.com Do you have the correct event planner’s insurance? I thought I did… http://specialevents.com/blog/do-you-have-correct-event-planner-s-insurance-i-thought-i-did <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Think you have proper insurance coverage for your business and your events? Think again.</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/do-you-have-correct-event-planner-s-insurance-i-thought-i-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/do-you-have-correct-event-planner-s-insurance-i-thought-i-did#comments archive insurance coverage for event planners Special Events Blog Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:15:00 +0000 24191 at http://specialevents.com New Menu Chalkboards, Cooper's Hawk Wine, Giant iTab Screen http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-menu-chalkboards-coopers-hawk-wine-giant-itab-screen <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new line of Mini Silhouette chalkboards from American Metalcraft features a 5-inch pick, making them ideal for displays of cakes and pastries. The company also offers standalone chalkboards in four sizes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-menu-chalkboards-coopers-hawk-wine-giant-itab-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-menu-chalkboards-coopers-hawk-wine-giant-itab-screen#comments Event Tools Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:08:00 +0000 24181 at http://specialevents.com Chic Sangeet: Decor and More Puts a Modern Spin on Indian Style http://specialevents.com/weddings/chic-sangeet-decor-and-more-puts-modern-spin-indian-style <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Decor and More puts a modern vibe on Indian tradition for this sangeet--the joyous celebration preceding the wedding</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/chic-sangeet-decor-and-more-puts-modern-spin-indian-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/chic-sangeet-decor-and-more-puts-modern-spin-indian-style#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Weddings Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:28:00 +0000 24171 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Aug. 27, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Kathy A. Newby</strong>, senior event consultant with Milpitas, Calif.-based <strong><a href="http://www.stuartrental.com/" target="_blank">Stuart Rental Co</a>.</strong>, has earned the designation of Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP), offered exclusively by American Rental Association. It is the only rental-specific certification program for those in the party and event rental industry. She is one of 12 in the state of California &hellip;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:36:00 +0000 24161 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top SpecialEvents.com Articles for August 2015 http://specialevents.com/themed-events/what-youre-reading-top-specialeventscom-articles-august-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From chic 50th birthday parties to a surreal Alice in Wonderland party, here are your favorite Special Events articles for August 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/what-youre-reading-top-specialeventscom-articles-august-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/what-youre-reading-top-specialeventscom-articles-august-2015#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Themed Events Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:33:00 +0000 24151 at http://specialevents.com Branding through the event client's experience http://specialevents.com/blog/branding-through-event-clients-experience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/07/Ely-Meghan-Aaron-Watson-Photography-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 192px; height: 224px; float: left;" />The concept of branding elicits thoughts of logos, websites and marketing brochures. But in this day and age, it&rsquo;s imperative to think beyond your event company&rsquo;s initial &ldquo;look&rdquo; to understand that branding also focuses on how you make your clients <em>feel</em>.</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/branding-through-event-clients-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/branding-through-event-clients-experience#comments News branding special event company Special Events Blog Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:22:00 +0000 24141 at http://specialevents.com Nifty at 50: A Sophisticated 50th Birthday Party from Something New Events http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/nifty-50-sophisticated-50th-birthday-party-something-new-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>It's fun to turn 50 when the party is so chic</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/nifty-50-sophisticated-50th-birthday-party-something-new-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/nifty-50-sophisticated-50th-birthday-party-something-new-events#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:40:00 +0000 24131 at http://specialevents.com Wedding 'Moments' We All Dread http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-moments-we-all-dread <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Oh, come off it: Despite your glowing Facebook posts, we know there are plenty of &quot;can&#39;t be missed&quot; moments at your weddings that you in truth would just rather miss. So, how about these:</p> <p class="rteindent1">Cue the urge to leave a wedding; bathroom break, anyone? These moments are ones brides, grooms, guests and wedding planners all told us they encounter with a roll of their eyes. Among their most dreaded ceremony or reception moments:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-moments-we-all-dread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-moments-we-all-dread#comments Weddings Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:11:00 +0000 24121 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Prostooleh / © Getty Images New CORT Wilshire Collection, Roasted Duck Legs, Wearable Touch Interface http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-cort-wilshire-collection-roasted-duck-legs-wearable-touch-interface <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>CORT&#39;s New &#39;Wilshire&#39; Furniture Line Features Hollywood Regency Look</strong></p> <p>The new Wilshire Collection from CORT Events features a chic Hollywood Regency style. The line includes a sofa, chair, ottoman, padded bench, end tables and accessories.<br /> <em>Visit </em><a href="http://www.freeproductinfo.net/se" target="_blank"><em>www.freeproductinfo.net</em></a><em> and check the box for 101</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-cort-wilshire-collection-roasted-duck-legs-wearable-touch-interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-cort-wilshire-collection-roasted-duck-legs-wearable-touch-interface#comments Event Tools Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:22:00 +0000 24111 at http://specialevents.com Esprit Award Winners Named at ISES Live 2015 http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-named-ises-live-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Sugar Mill in New Orleans was the celebration site last night as ISES named the winners of its 2015 Esprit Awards. Photos by Special Events.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-named-ises-live-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-named-ises-live-2015#comments ISES News Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:14:00 +0000 24101 at http://specialevents.com ISES Live 2015 Launches Today in New Orleans http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2015-launches-today-new-orleans <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ISES Live, the annual international conference held by the International Special Events Society, launches today in New Orleans. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2015-launches-today-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2015-launches-today-new-orleans#comments ISES News Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:01:00 +0000 24071 at http://specialevents.com Down the Rabbit Hotel: MGM Creates an Alice in Wonderland-theme Incentive Event http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/down-rabbit-hotel-mgm-creates-alice-wonderland-theme-incentive-event <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Multiple Gala Award winner MGM Resorts Event Productions creates a surreal Alice in Wonderland-theme incentive event</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/down-rabbit-hotel-mgm-creates-alice-wonderland-theme-incentive-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/down-rabbit-hotel-mgm-creates-alice-wonderland-theme-incentive-event#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries Thu, 20 Aug 2015 02:22:00 +0000 24091 at http://specialevents.com ASAE Gives Solid Reviews to Host City Detroit http://specialevents.com/venues/asae-gives-solid-reviews-host-city-detroit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Although perennial convention favorites Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago get all the attention, Detroit proved to be a winner for the latest ASAE convention, held Aug. 8-11.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/asae-gives-solid-reviews-host-city-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/asae-gives-solid-reviews-host-city-detroit#comments News Venues Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:57:00 +0000 24081 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Duha127 / © Getty Images Special Events Business News for Aug. 20, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business this week includes a new hire at Action Impact and DMC Japan joining Euromic</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:14:00 +0000 24061 at http://specialevents.com Showtime: Emerald City Designs Accents a Vintage Theater for a Romantic Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/showtime-emerald-city-designs-accents-vintage-theater-romantic-wedding <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Gorgeous floral--used wisely--is the perfect accent to this utterly romantic wedding in an historic 1920s venue</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/showtime-emerald-city-designs-accents-vintage-theater-romantic-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/showtime-emerald-city-designs-accents-vintage-theater-romantic-wedding#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Weddings Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:58:00 +0000 24051 at http://specialevents.com Event Desserts Go DIY, Top Caterers Say http://specialevents.com/catering/event-desserts-go-diy-top-caterers-say <div class="field-deck"> Creative, hands-on dessert stations take the dessert course down a whole new road </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Creative, hands-on dessert stations take the dessert course down a whole new road</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/event-desserts-go-diy-top-caterers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/event-desserts-go-diy-top-caterers-say#comments Catering Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:07:00 +0000 24041 at http://specialevents.com Isaac Hernandez Middle East event trends 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/middle-east-event-trends-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Adrian Bell of Action Impact" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/07/Bell_Adrian_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 177px; height: 220px; float: left;" />Despite the crucial role of technology in the Middle East (the audience is fascinated by the new new thing!), the real value the meetings and events industry has become more and more apparent: bringing people together and enabling social interaction. Even with the increased use of new devices and technologies at events, people still are the most important asset to the industry.</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/middle-east-event-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/middle-east-event-trends-2015#comments Corporate Events Adrian Bell geo-fencing iBeacon Middle East special event trends 2015 new technology Special Events Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:53:00 +0000 24031 at http://specialevents.com New Timbertrac Frame Tents, 'Draper' Mid-century Modern Furniture, Tiny Single-service Pieces http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-timbertrac-frame-tents-draper-mid-century-modern-furniture-tiny-single-service-piece <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include Timbertrac Frame Tents from Aztec Tents, 'Draper' Mid-century Modern furniture from CORT Events, and tiny single-service pieces from Fineline Settings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-timbertrac-frame-tents-draper-mid-century-modern-furniture-tiny-single-service-piece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-timbertrac-frame-tents-draper-mid-century-modern-furniture-tiny-single-service-piece#comments Event Tools Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:39:00 +0000 24011 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Pros Reply: When the Desperate, DIY Bride Comes Begging with a Lowball Bid http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-reply-when-desperate-diy-bride-comes-begging-lowball-bid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When the desperate clients calls after the lowball vendor fails--what do you do? Here, some smart answers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-reply-when-desperate-diy-bride-comes-begging-lowball-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-reply-when-desperate-diy-bride-comes-begging-lowball-bid#comments Weddings Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:36:00 +0000 24001 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Timothy Large / © Getty Images Stylish Start: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Stages a Stylish Launch http://specialevents.com/hotels/stylish-start-springhill-suites-marriott-stages-stylish-launch <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.innovatemkg.com/" target="_blank">Innovate Marketing Group</a> helps the new <a href="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bursh-springhill-suites-los-angeles-burbank-downtown/" target="_blank">SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Burbank Hotel</a> showcase its stylish look with an art-themed grand opening. Photos courtesy Innovate Marketing Group.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/hotels/stylish-start-springhill-suites-marriott-stages-stylish-launch#comments Corporate Events Hotels Photo Galleries Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:04:00 +0000 23991 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Aug. 13, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-13-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes the expansion of Kool Party Rentals to Hawaii</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-13-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-aug-13-2015#comments News Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:05:00 +0000 23981 at http://specialevents.com A Rental Pro Replies: What to Do When the 'Desperate' Client Calls http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pro-replies-what-do-when-desperate-client-calls <div class="field-deck"> Party rental expert Dan Hooks of Party Reflections on the problem of last-minute clients asking vendors to save the day </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Party rental expert Dan Hooks of Party Reflections on the problem of last-minute clients asking vendors to save the day</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pro-replies-what-do-when-desperate-client-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pro-replies-what-do-when-desperate-client-calls#comments Rental Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:13:00 +0000 23971 at http://specialevents.com Rental Pros Sound Off: Do You Match the Desperate Client's Lowball Bid? http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pros-sound-do-you-match-desperate-clients-lowball-bid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>A Facebook post about a bridal client who initially turned down a &quot;too expensive&quot; vendor only to return at the last minute in desperation&mdash;and asking for the same lowball price the failed vendor promised&mdash;has launched a tidal wave of comments. Here, Special Events shares the comments of rental professionals on how they deal with this dicey issue:</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pros-sound-do-you-match-desperate-clients-lowball-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-pros-sound-do-you-match-desperate-clients-lowball-bid#comments Rental Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:15:00 +0000 23961 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Medioimages/Photodisc / © Getty Images Mission Possible: A Stylish 'Mission Impossible' Bar Mitzvah http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/mission-possible-stylish-mission-impossible-bar-mitzvah <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A team of talented designers creates a sophisticated 'Mission Impossible' theme bar mitzvah with a palette of white and vivid red.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/mission-possible-stylish-mission-impossible-bar-mitzvah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/mission-possible-stylish-mission-impossible-bar-mitzvah#comments Bar-Bat Mitzvahs/Children's Events Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:28:00 +0000 23951 at http://specialevents.com The life of a lowly rental company in today’s DIY and competitive market http://specialevents.com/blog/life-lowly-rental-company-today-s-diy-and-competitive-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><em><img alt="Tania Newman of Chair Decor Etc." src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/07/Newman_Tania_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 173px; height: 215px; float: left;" />A Facebook post about a bridal client who initially turned down a &quot;too expensive&quot; vendor only to return at the last minute in desperation&mdash;and asking for the same lowball price the failed vendor promised&mdash;has launched a tidal wave of comments. Here, the insights of Tania Newman, general manager of <a href="http://www.chairdecor.com/" target="_blank">Chair Decor Etc</a>.</em></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/life-lowly-rental-company-today-s-diy-and-competitive-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/life-lowly-rental-company-today-s-diy-and-competitive-market#comments Rental coping with lowball bids special events rental Special Events Blog Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:27:00 +0000 23941 at http://specialevents.com