special events

Mahaffey Fabric Structures Purchase $24.2 Million from Classic Party Rentals

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has bought more than $24.2 million from Classic Party Rentals, including structure frames, tents, fabric pieces, and specialty structures. This purchase allows Mahaffey, already the leading provider of temporary turnkey structures and shelter solutions in the U.S., to expand their network of products and personnel in order to provide for corporate events, sporting events, festivals large-scale activations, film productions, and other special events nationwide.

Meeting and Event Planning Company Reaches Partnership Agreement with Raleigh-based Corporate Travel Management Company

The Special Event Company of Raleigh, N.C., announced a partnership with Raleigh-based Travel Management Partners.

TMP provides clients with a local planning experience with access to global resources, customized program strategies, cost savings and 24/7 customer service.

The partnership gives The Special Event Company’s clients access to TMP’s services. TMP’s clients will also be able to access the company's meeting and event services.

Antlers at Vail Announces New Assistant General Manager

Antlers at Vail hired Kim Rediker as the new assistant general manager. Rediker will replace former assistant general manager Magda King, who was promoted to general manager after Rob LeVine’s retirement.

Rediker has lived in Vail since 1992 and has experience working in Vail hospitality at places like Simba Run Resort, the Inn & Suites at Riverwalk and Tivoli Lodge.

Register for WEC

Exciting times are ahead with Meeting Professionals International’s annual World Education Congress in August.

The event is slated for Aug. 1–Aug. 4., and while that seems ages away, the time is sure to come quickly; summer—as it always does—will fly by.

Gain Accreditation in the Special Events Industry

Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.

The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.

Dealing with Murphy: Use Planning Templates, Not Guesswork

Special events are different from other projects. An event is a one-time activity with fixed boundaries and there is little to no wiggle room. Once the date, time and location are set, you face a hard deadline. Ready or not, the show must go on!

According to Murphy, if something does go wrong, the client looks to the event planner—whatever the circumstances might be. This is why meticulous planning is paramount, and using templates will streamline the process.

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