In the 25-plus years I have been in the security industry, the subject of special event security has been the most challenging and also the most rewarding. Each event is always unique, involving different sponsors, locations, topics, products and attendees. This challenge forces one to think outside the box.
I am always hesitant to leave the office for a period of time. You have to try to anticipate what may happen while you’re gone, and what will be waiting for you when you return.
When you decide to have a party on the roof, and the only way up is a passenger-sized elevator, what do you do? Bring in a 265-ton hydraulic crane, of course, and hoist everything up, from tents and furniture to HVAC units.
For many of your clients, the days leading up to an event can be an exhilarating swirl of fun, high emotion and unforgettable moments. But most likely, underneath the excitement they may dreading the dreary stuff that comes after the event—such as writing thank you cards.
The Arab nation of Oman, located in southwest Asia, may not get as much attention as many of its neighbors recently—it’s one of the most developed and stable countries in the region—but when it comes to its annual Muscat Festival, it knows how to pull out all the stops and let the bells and whistles blow.
One of the toughest decisions at Idea Factory last month may have been which education sessions to attend. Almost every time slot had multiple topics of interest – and it’s tough to be in two or three places at once.
The most demanding customer of color matching may not be an automaker or paint manufacturer, but the mother of a bride who is inspecting the table settings at a wedding reception—or worse, the bride’s new mother-in-law.
Planners from around the world gathered in Las Vegas last month to attend the 2011 Event Solutions Idea Factory Conference and Expo. They came to learn, network, seek out exciting new technologies and products, and to discover new strategies for growing their careers.
The 2011 Spotlight Award winners were announced and presented with their trophies at the Spotlight Awards Event in Las Vegas during the Event Solutions Idea Factory. All the finalists and recipients deserve congratulations and recognition for their work in the previous year. The recipients are as follows:
Ready to break away from the oh-so-boring boardroom? Here are some clever ideas on themed meetings from the Westin New York at Times Square.