Monday, December 19, 2016

Wishing YOU Happy Holidays!

Since we are a team we always ensure that our events are completely inclusive.

This afternoon, we will celebrate our EventWorks Holiday here at 340 West 131 Street. A LOT of work went into planning our own little affair.

Should you be in the area, please come by for a clear cup of tap water.

Please watch the video to learn more.

From your Friends at EventWorks


Monday, December 12, 2016

Event Report: The Challenge of Wowing an Exhibitions and Events Trade Association in Anaheim

Standing from left to right:
Candace Bisconte, Mindy Abel, Debbie Juliani, Janet Elkins and Jessica Barganski.
Front Row: Brynne Peña and Lindsey Walker.

The Event: Expo! Expo! Opening Event
Date: December 6, 2016, 7-10:30pm
Guest Count: 1,500 - 2,000
Location: Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza

Event Producer Brynne Peña:
"We had the wonderful opportunity to work with our partners and friends from Visit Anaheim, ACCESS - Orange County and Aramark in Orange County, California, last week to kick off Expo! Expo!, the 2016 IAEE Conference. Our common goal: to highlight Anaheim's many facets outside of the immediate Disneyland and Convention Center area to approximately 2,000 exhibition and event professionals.

We brought the most exciting aspects of this ever more cosmopolitan city into the Grand Plaza."

It was a pleasure to produce the headline entertainment: Andy Grammer, who delivered an energized, tight set that had the crowd dancing and cheering.

Mindy Abel, CMP, CTA.
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Visit Anaheim:

"Anaheim offers a variety of options to meeting, trade shows and events. 
Our dining scene continues to thrive, with unique tastes popping up 
throughout Anaheim.
Our Convention campus, which includes 4000 guest rooms footsteps from the Anaheim Convention Center, can accommodate large city wide groups to multiple meetings and events occurring simultaneously. It’s easy to navigate, convenient and it allows groups to be the main focus when here.
The IAEE guest reaction was great! All week we heard how we blew them away, best opening event ever…a lot of "I’ve been attending IAEE for over 10 years and never experienced an opening so fantastic and memorable". 
We loved the Twitter reaction!" 

Anaheim has developed into an American capital of craft beer brewing and many new, eclectic restaurants have energized the local culinary scene in recent years. On Opening Night guests could chose from a large variety of cuisines from Anaheim's best food trucks who lined the Grand Plaza as part of the event.

We added a Whisky and Cigar Bar Vignette and a Brew and Wine Grotto at the Western end of the plaza. This area provided a quieter, sophisticated seating area for networking and conversation.

The end result: Destination Anaheim really impressed our guests!

 Candace Bisconte, Partner, ACCESS - Orange County:

“It’s always a pleasure to come together as a team to create important events such as IAEE’s Welcome Reception on the Grand Plaza.
We are especially proud that we can showcase so many great event components and talent each time we design something for an engaged client."

We are very grateful to our wonderful friends and partners for this collaboration.

Mindy Abel, CMP, CTA. Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Visit Anaheim
Debbie Juliani, Director of Marketing, Aramark
Candace Bisconte, Partner, ACCESS - Orange County.

Photo Credits:
Event photos: many thanks to John Fitzpatrick, allure:ventures

Group Shot: Greg Bisconte/ ACCESS - Orange County 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Event Decor Report: Creating Customized Vintage Tuscany in California

The Event: A General Session
Date: November 2016
Location: Mar Vista Ballroom at The Resort at Pelican Hill
The Challenge:
Creating a Custom Vintage Tuscany Decor to Match and Enhance the Existing Look and Architecture.

Alisa Walsh was happy to manage our assignment at the gorgeous Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA.
"The client loves Pelican Hill and its Italian architecture and style. They contacted us to incorporate and enhance the Tuscan character for their General Session and to bring Tuscany inside the ballroom. However, they desired to go further. Pelican Hill is very modern. The client wanted to give the ballroom an authentic vintage Italian "ambiente". Our solution: our team of craftsmen build the custom pieces!" 

"We brought in top-tier audio and video technology that we wrapped and surrounded with "vintage" custom-built wrought iron screen frames and faux masonry stone texture boxes to hide the equipment. All these decor items were created and built in our workshop." 

Adding unique vintage chairs, sofas, lamps and decor items to the ballroom further enhanced the look. 

Finally, we brought the resort Tuscan ambiance indoors with florals and green foliage. 
Our craftsmen never cease to amaze us. Our clients imagine it, our crew creates it in our workshop in Los Angeles.
A big round of applause to our  team with Production Manager Carolyn Vasi.