Corporate Events http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7409/more 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 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 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 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 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 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