Event Types http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7407/more en Sunshine and Showers: An Event Designer Creates Her Own Baby Shower http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/sunshine-and-showers-event-designer-creates-her-own-baby-shower <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Event pro Angela Butorac, co-founder of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/EventTrender/98106242385" target="_blank">EventTrender</a>, celebrates her own brand-new baby boy with a cute and charming baby shower. Wait till you see the rubber ducky punch ... Photos by Sue Keels of the <a href="http://www.royalparkhotel.net/" target="_blank">Royal Park</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/EventTrender/98106242385" target="_blank">EventTrender</a> co-founder.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/sunshine-and-showers-event-designer-creates-her-own-baby-shower#comments Bar-Bat Mitzvahs/Children's Events Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 18471 at http://specialevents.com Big DMCs List Top Trends for 2014-2015 http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-list-top-trends-2014-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Yes, lead times are still tight, but yes--business is getting better! </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Yes, lead times are still tight, the big DMCs say, but also yes--business is getting better!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-list-top-trends-2014-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-list-top-trends-2014-2015#comments Corporate Events Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:11:00 +0000 18461 at http://specialevents.com Recommended Reading for Special Events for July 9, 2014 http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>2022 Winter Olympics Finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan</p> <p>Will we be back in Beijing in 2022? The IOCC has us wondering if the Big Games will return to the site of the summer Games of 2008, an extravaganza praised by many special event pros for its unforgettable opening and closing ceremonies:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/recommended-reading-special-events-july-9-2014#comments Fairs/Festivals Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 18331 at http://specialevents.com <p>A moment from the closing ceremonies at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.</p> Photo by Feng Li / Copyright Getty Images The Last Word: Randi Lesnick Makes Event Magic in Music City http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/last-word-randi-lesnick-makes-event-magic-music-city <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Randi Lesnick is the go-to event maven in Nashville thanks to her high standards, creativity and loyalty. Yes, afer 16 years, she still has her very first client. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Randi Lesnick is the go-to event maven in Nashville thanks to her high standards, creativity and loyalty. Yes, afer 16 years, she still has her very first client.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/last-word-randi-lesnick-makes-event-magic-music-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/last-word-randi-lesnick-makes-event-magic-music-city#comments Corporate Events Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:57:00 +0000 18601 at http://specialevents.com Confetti: Blowout in Bali http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/confetti-blowout-bali <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> FACTOR168 pushes scores some fabulous firsts to treat a sophisticated group to an unforgettable incentive </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Having long-term clients:</strong> wonderful. Having to top your own events for them every year: not so wonderful. FACTOR168, with offices in Hong Kong and Sydney, faced just such a challenge this year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/confetti-blowout-bali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/confetti-blowout-bali#comments Corporate Events Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:12:00 +0000 18521 at http://specialevents.com 10th Annual Special Events' 25 Top DMCs http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/10th-annual-special-events-25-top-dmcs <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> It's our annual look at those who know what's hot, where it is and how to get it--destination management companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's our annual look at those who know what's hot, where it is and how to get it--destination management companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/10th-annual-special-events-25-top-dmcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/10th-annual-special-events-25-top-dmcs#comments Corporate Events Silver Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:44:00 +0000 18571 at http://specialevents.com The transforming world of incentive events: Tailored, not tried-and-true http://specialevents.com/blog/transforming-world-incentive-events-tailored-not-tried-and-true <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>At the recent World Meetings Forum in Cancun, <a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/world-meetings-forum-2014-cancun-addresses-trends-events-meetings#slide-3-field_images-18041" target="_blank">SITE global president Paul Miller said that optimism about incentive travel is at a four-year high.</a> <em>Special Events</em> asked incentive specialist Darren Kerr, founding partner and executive director of Hong Kong-based <a href="http://factor168.com/" target="_blank">FACTOR168 Creative Event Co.</a>, for his perspective. He shares his expert opinion on the incentive travel world today:</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/transforming-world-incentive-events-tailored-not-tried-and-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/transforming-world-incentive-events-tailored-not-tried-and-true#comments Corporate Events corporate special events incentive events Special Events Blog Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:17:00 +0000 18241 at http://specialevents.com Majority of Event Pros Predict Bigger Budgets for Corporate Events in 2015 http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/majority-event-pros-predict-bigger-budgets-corporate-events-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> A third of corporate pros expect the event count to rise in 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 13th annual "Corporate Event Forecast" from Special Events magazine shows optimism about both the number of events and budgets for events to be staged by corporate event pros in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/majority-event-pros-predict-bigger-budgets-corporate-events-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/majority-event-pros-predict-bigger-budgets-corporate-events-2015#comments Corporate Events Silver Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:09:00 +0000 18221 at http://specialevents.com Copyright Ayagiz, ThinkStock 25 things we’ve learned in 25 years in the events industry http://specialevents.com/blog/25-things-we-ve-learned-25-years-events-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Reflecting on the last 25 years of planning meetings and events, so much stands out. It&rsquo;s amazing how the industry has changed.</p> <p>I can recall hand-registering thousands of attendees for an event as their paperwork rolled off a noisy fax machine, and planning major conferences without the benefit of a smartphone, tablet or even the Internet.</p> <p>In 25 years, my one-woman party planning business in Boca Raton, Fla., has evolved into a multi-faceted, award-winning corporate event planning firm with over 30 employees and office locations in eight cities worldwide.</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/25-things-we-ve-learned-25-years-events-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/25-things-we-ve-learned-25-years-events-industry#comments Corporate Events special event production Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:50:00 +0000 18131 at http://specialevents.com World Meetings Forum 2014 in Cancun Addresses Trends in Events, Meetings http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/world-meetings-forum-2014-cancun-addresses-trends-events-meetings <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>MICE industry leaders gathered in Cancun to study trends shaping meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions at the 2014 World Meetings Forum/World Trade Show Forum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/world-meetings-forum-2014-cancun-addresses-trends-events-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/world-meetings-forum-2014-cancun-addresses-trends-events-meetings#comments Corporate Events Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:32:00 +0000 18041 at http://specialevents.com