The Special Event 2016 Orlando

The Special Event show is an annual conference that we have attended many a times. TSE moves around the country and this year, in Orlando, the show featured a robust trade show floor, education for fresh and seasoned #eventprofs, and industry awards. The International Special Event Society ISES co-located for leadership training pre-TSE and this year NACE – National Association of Catering and Events joined in.  This all creates a great meeting of event peeps so yes we run with the wolfpack and a good time was had by all!

I presented on 2 panels. The Marketing All Stars talk on Social Media, my topic being Instagram. VDA’s Bob Russo, ALPSSteve Way and me, Originators Design‘s Debra Roth spoke on…design in Splurge, Purge and Feed the Urge.  Thanks VDA for sponsoring us, Meghan and all that you do. Also, for Marketing All Stars, thanks Michelle Bergstein, Nick Borelli, Heidi Brumbach and Jaime Oristano for pinch-hitting.

The tradeshow floor was more alive then other years of late. I saw the exhibitors showing their wares in action. This created more energy and idea possibilities right on the floor.  Several sculptural nods to fashion were seen and there were many flower companies, furniture, and assorted panel walls similar to Atomic Design.

I spent some time around the Orlando Eye with Michelle Bergstein and got to hang with her family.  Michael Cerbelli’s Hot list was a great list of entertainment properties.  Check it out.

The Gala Awards and after party were a little sparsely attended however, they were to the point.  The Living Fountain’s performance at the after party were beautiful as always and the band really rocked the house.

Enjoy the pics peeps!

#eventprofs #tse2016 #WeAreISES @AllAboutTheNACE


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