The 2011 The Special Event Show was in Phoenix, AZ earlier this year. The show brought together elite event professionals from all over the world for great education, networking, and discussions about the latest wedding and event happenings.
The conference education was top notch, with seven separate tracks covering all aspects of the events profession. A highlight was the wedding lunch with Sasha Souza, who put together a program filled with all her favorite ideas for weddings. According to Sasha, metallic colors are a hot trend for 2011, and brides are going crazy for them.
The ever- popular Michael Cerbelli’s: Hot Event & Entertainment Ideas 2011™, talked about all the different up-and-coming vendors. One impressive vendor was Pixal Paint, which allows you to actually spray paint onto a large screen using a fake spray can. One entertainment idea that was different was Flash Mob, where entertainers actually break off into dancing throughout the event space.
Some hot items at this year’s expo had everyone talking as well. Freestanding backdrops, new photo booth options, and wireless, battery-operated LED lights were the buzz on the tradeshow floor.
Once again, The Special Event Show was fantastic. We can’t wait for 2012 TSE in Tampa, FL!