Corporate Events http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7409/more en Why Fortune 500 companies are hosting holiday parties in summer http://specialevents.com/blog/why-fortune-500-companies-are-hosting-holiday-parties-summer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Nicole Lavin of Kapow Events" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/07/Lavin_Nicole_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="float: left;" />Corporate entertainment &ndash; the face of which is the annual company holiday party &ndash; has changed over the years. Once an occasion for employees to gather around the punch bowl to celebrate the winter holidays and a year of hard work, holiday parties have turned into dynamic, exciting (often off-site) events for not just employees, but families and clients, too.</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/why-fortune-500-companies-are-hosting-holiday-parties-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-fortune-500-companies-are-hosting-holiday-parties-summer#comments Corporate Events corporate holiday parties corporate special events Special Events Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:24:00 +0000 23801 at http://specialevents.com Big DMCs Forecast Top Trends for 2015-16 http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-forecast-top-trends-2015-16 <div class="field-deck"> Here, a taste of top trends big DMCs see for 2015-16 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here, a taste of top trends big DMCs see for 2015-16</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-forecast-top-trends-2015-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-dmcs-forecast-top-trends-2015-16#comments Corporate Events Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:15:00 +0000 23451 at http://specialevents.com Masterpiece Meal: MGM Resorts Events Creates an Intimate Museum Dinner http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>MGM Resorts Events Productions treats 58 lucky guests to a masterpiece meal at the&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:11:00 +0000 23411 at http://specialevents.com Add it Up: The Real Cost of a Bad Corporate Event http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you&#39;re feeling pressured to cut the budget for your next event&mdash;don&#39;t. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2015/06/24/the-real-cost-of-a-bad-corporate-meeting-or-event/" target="_blank">Small &quot;fails&quot; can add up to one big failure</a>, and a colossal waste of time and money for a poorly executed event:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event#comments Corporate Events Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:27:00 +0000 23341 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Stokkete / © Getty Images Vintage Vibe: Lori Parks Corporate Events Creates the 'Vintage Amazing Race' http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://loriparks.com/" target="_blank">Lori Parks Corporate Events </a>takes 33 guests on a classic competition in beautiful Napa Valley, but all with a classy&nbsp;vintage spin. The event won a <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">2015 Special Events&nbsp;Gala Award.</a> <em>Photos courtesy Lori Parks Corporate Events.</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 +0000 23131 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Shares 2015-16 Corporate Event Forecast http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Almost a quarter of special event professionals predict an increase in corporate events in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast#comments Corporate Events Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:31:00 +0000 23101 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Oakozhan / © Getty Images A day in the life of a DMC operations manager http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As a little girl, if someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I probably would have responded with a dream typical of any child: a princess, a super hero, maybe even an astronaut. Fast forward to today and I&rsquo;m none of these things because as I grew up, so did my career aspirations.</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/day-life-dmc-operations-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager#comments Corporate Events destination management company DMC Special Events Blog Mon, 25 May 2015 15:41:00 +0000 22851 at http://specialevents.com Kevin White Has the Last Word http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kevin White" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/White_Kevin_2014_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 177px; height: 220px; float: left;" /><strong>The FBI lost out</strong> on a good one.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word#comments Corporate Events Thu, 21 May 2015 23:14:00 +0000 22811 at http://specialevents.com Branding Now Crosses Corporate, Social Events http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> When it comes to events, branding creates the culture, sells the product and tells the story—for both corporate and, increasingly, social events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to events, branding creates the culture, sells the product and tells the story—for both corporate and, increasingly, social events </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events#comments Corporate Events Thu, 21 May 2015 12:06:00 +0000 22781 at http://specialevents.com <p>Total Event Resources brings sponsors&#39; brands to life at an event celebrating the beauty industry.</p> Photo by Matthew Kaplan Photography/www.makphoto.com Big-time Event Producer Melanie Fletcher on Secrets of Special Events http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Melanie Fletcher, partner of London-based <a href="http://www.doneanddusted.com/" target="_blank">Done + Dusted</a>, has overseen spectacles including the 2012 London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. Up next, the <a href="http://www.nbc.com/red-nose-day" target="_blank">Red Nose Day fundraiser</a> slated for May 21. Here, some insider stories on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glassceilingcom/live-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-make-it-special_b_7308014.html" target="_blank">how she gets her job done:</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events#comments Corporate Events Wed, 20 May 2015 20:21:00 +0000 22761 at http://specialevents.com <p>Guests stream into the Olympic Stadium in London.</p> Photo by Nick Spalding / © Getty Images