Special Events

Gala winners named at The Special Event 2004

A crowd of 900 guests at black-tie gala Jan. 9 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center, Las Vegas, applauded the winners of the Special Events Magazine Gala Awards competition, considered the most prestigious in the special event industry. The Gala Awards ceremony concluded The Special Event trade show.

Winners competed in categories ranging from Best Floral to Best Achievement in Event Rental Support. The winners were chosen by the Special Events Magazine advisory board.

A special award recognized the late Clifford Wallace, a widely beloved event professional and ISES leader.

The winners will be profiled in the March issue of the magazine, which will also include a wrap-up of the show.

The gala was the grand finale of The Special Event trade show and conference, produced by Primedia Business Exhibitions to serve the special event profession.

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL

Shapiro & Co.

, Plano, Texas

BEST INVITATION
Imagination Ltd. , London

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST FOOD PRESENTATION
Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

BEST FUND-RAISING EVENT
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
EventScape Inc. , Barrington, Ill., and Kehoe Designs, Chicago

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 TO $2,000 PER GUEST
Yifat Oren & Associates, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET ABOVE $2,000 PER GUEST
John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lori Parks Corporate Events, Bloomfield, Mich.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
Create Food Ltd., London

BEST FLORAL DESIGN
Matthew David Events, New York

BEST TENT INSTALLATION
De Boer Vinings LLC, Atlanta

BEST USE OF LIGHTING
Pacific Destination Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Q1 Production Technologies, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
PRI Productions, Jacksonville, Fla.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

BEST NEW INNOVATIVE EVENT PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
Graphic Globe, Orlando, Fla.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000
John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif., and New Century Dance Co. , Miami

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
ASE Group, Overland Park, Kan.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Center of Attention, Burbank, Calif.

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Automotive Marketing Consultants, Marina del Rey, Calif.

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
E=MC2 Event Management, Calgary, Alberta

BEST THEME DÉCOR: TOTAL DÉCOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles, and Steve Kemble Event Design, Dallas, Texas

BEST THEME DÉCOR: TOTAL DÉCOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000
EventWorks, Los Angeles, Calif.

BEST THEME DÉCOR: TOTAL DÉCOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, and Dick Walsh, New York

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
Festivex Special Events, Gatineau, Quebec

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
Moving Venue Management, London

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
Rare Indigo, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas

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