Special Events
THE SPECIAL EVENT 2007

THE SPECIAL EVENT 2007

LOS Angeles is known for blockbusters, and that goes for The Special Event trade show and conference, held Jan. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and other legendary venues in the city. This year's show broke all records in its 23-year history, with more than 8,000 attendees and the biggest exhibit floor ever.

Complementing exhibits on the show floor and the education program was the show's famed slate of showcasing events, including the NACE Welcome Event, the Opening Night Party, Wedding Lunch, Theme Lunch, and Gala Awards and Celebration. The Hands-On Hundred work-study program once again gave emerging event professionals the chance to work side by side with veteran pros. And the SEARCH Foundation raised more than $70,000 at its annual cabaret to assist event professionals in need.

OUR SHOWSTOPPING SPONSORS

From everyone at The Special Event, our heartfelt gratitude for the support of these outstanding show sponsors:

OFFICIAL SHOW PROVIDERS

Catch The Moment
310/858-7207
[email protected]

Florida Radio Rental
954/581-4437
[email protected]

PLATINUM PLUS SPONSORS

ASI Production Services
407/240-8080
[email protected]

BBJ Linen
615/399-6903
[email protected]

Chameleon Chairs
310/677-2500
[email protected]

Charles Banfield Productions
310/975-9401
[email protected]

Classic Party Rentals/Classic Tents
310/328-5060
[email protected]

Cort Event Furnishings
650/222-2399
[email protected]

EventWorks
323/321-1793
[email protected]

Exhibit Lighting Group Inc.
818/710-8152
[email protected]

Extraordinary Events
818/783-6112
[email protected]

GO West Events and Multimedia
805/557-0333
[email protected]

Los Angeles Convention Center Food Services
213/765-4515
[email protected]

PBG Event Productions
516/358-0800
[email protected]

The Jim Henson Co.
323/802-1608
[email protected]

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
213/612-1549
[email protected]

TLC Creative Special Effects
310/822-6790
[email protected]

Wayne Foster Entertainment
760/603-8000
[email protected]

PLATINUM SPONSORS

267 Infusions/Boz Spirits
714/830-0156
[email protected]

20th Century Props
818/759-1190
[email protected]

2nd Nature Productions Inc.
407/872-3288
[email protected]

AB Elements
818/442-1572
[email protected]

Absolut Spirits Co.
212/641-8747
[email protected]

An Original Occasion
323/467-2111
[email protected]

Berbere World Imports
310/842-3842
[email protected]

California Science Center
213/744-7523
[email protected]

Cloth Connection
626/795-1448
[email protected]

Dynasty Productions Inc. (Rat Pack)
770/530-8031
[email protected]

Entertainment Plus Productions Inc.
323/969-1756
[email protected]

Flower Council of Holland (2Dezign Creative)
+ 31 71 5659565
[email protected]

Images by Lighting
310/641-2500
[email protected]

lighting.com
Key Artist Group
727/360-6711, ext. 333
[email protected]

Los Angeles Party Designs
310/410-2650
[email protected]

Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
310/250-6000
[email protected]

MK Shannon Awards and Rewards
510/234-6765
[email protected]

Mountain Valley Spring Water Co.
443/535-9756
[email protected]

Patina Group
213/239-2508
[email protected]

Quest Drape
305/479-0275
[email protected]

Quince Imaging Inc.
703/802-7320
[email protected]

Revelry Inc.
323/931-1880
[email protected]

RPI Entertainment
323/656-9014
[email protected]

Someone's in the Kitchen
818/343-5151
[email protected]

The Ebell of Los Angeles
323/931-1277
[email protected]

Unique Option Event Furniture & Decor
407/852-5665
www.unique-option.com

Virginia Toy and Novelty
757/313-7000
[email protected]

Visions Lighting
714/223-3956
[email protected]

Vox Entertainment Inc.
310/535-5510, ext. 357
[email protected]

GOLD SPONSORS

Choozi Entertainment
702/878-3377
[email protected]

Creative Artists Agency
424/288-2000
[email protected]

Form Decor
714/367-9272
[email protected]

Ice Magic
407/816-1905
[email protected]

InSpyrs
562/216-0095
[email protected]

Mike Colon Photography
800/992-6650, ext. 701
[email protected]

Pink Inc.
212/253-6666
[email protected]

Rose Brand
800/360-5056, ext. 415
[email protected]

Soul in the Machine
760/685-3351
[email protected]

TFS Studio
310/274-8491
[email protected]

That's Cool Events
562/942-0870
[email protected]

Velocity A/V Services
858/279-2255
[email protected]

Westcoast Sound
714/850-0471
[email protected]

SILVER SPONSORS

ACCESS Destination Services
562/427-0414, ext. 127
[email protected]

Brite Ideas
949/460-2070
[email protected]

Champagne Showgirls Inc.
702/430-9122
[email protected]

Churchill House VIP Events
805/496-3160
[email protected]

Cover 2 Cover Music
805/492-8150
[email protected]

Eventful
310/246-1830
[email protected]

Moss Inc.
847/570-6010
www.mossinc.com

Renée Strauss for the Bride
310/657-1700
[email protected]

ShowPro
323/805-8000
[email protected]

Square Root Designs
949/380-3320
[email protected]

Walking Billboards
320/251-4740
[email protected]

Wildflower Linen
714/965-7775
[email protected]

BRONZE SPONSORS

Airstar America Inc.
818/753-0066
[email protected]

Barefoot Bubbly
209/341-3646
[email protected]

Bella Sera Wines
209/341-3646
[email protected]

Boston Culinary Group — Pasadena
626/793-2122, ext. 238
[email protected]

Bravo! Productions
972/939-2525
[email protected]

Cafe Del Rey
310/823-6395
[email protected]

Candy Art USA Inc.
310/823-9800
[email protected]

Catered Occasions
310/568-1004
[email protected]

Cheers Catering Inc.
323/667-9060
[email protected]

David Tutera
212/229-9280
[email protected]

Dazian Rentals
818/287-3883
[email protected]

Debbie's Dinners Inc.
323/936-4545
[email protected]

Dish Functional Inc.
310/278-6365
[email protected]

Epic Entertainment
760/360-6668
[email protected]

Epicure Catering Co.
805/650-8772
[email protected]

Goodman Audio Services
562/693-6024
[email protected]

Gourmet Celebrations
310/253-7705
[email protected]

Gourmet Chocolate Fountains
866/499-7360
[email protected]

Grand Events
818/885-0566
[email protected]

Holo Walls
818/735-3565
[email protected]

Hospitality Frames by Benjamin Martin
800/952-0200
[email protected]

Hotel Figueroa
213/627-8971
[email protected]

iNet//Web Solutions
323/851-6400
[email protected]

International Event Products
877/773-7707
[email protected]

Kensington Caterers Inc.
323/935-4300
[email protected]

Layers Cake Design Studio
818/784-3918
[email protected]

Luna Gardens Events
310/281-2565
lunagardensla.com

Michael Walls
310/435-2487
[email protected]

Mirassou Winery
209/341-3646
[email protected]

Mix Entertainment
818/288-7511
[email protected]

Morganne
323/960-4378
[email protected]

Neptune Productions
323/662-8863
[email protected]

Nonnie Waller's Traditional Southern
937/313-4059
[email protected]

Ovation Chocolates
800/961-2387
[email protected]

Paramount Studios
323/956-8583
[email protected]

Party Pals
858/626-6613
[email protected]

Primo XL
310/441-0460

Room Service
305/757-7500
[email protected]

S&R Originals
818/705-1778
[email protected]

Schpilkas
213/948-9390
[email protected]

Sensation Showband
760/436-4389
[email protected]

Syeeda's Cake Design & Catering
323/292-4799
[email protected]

The Cake Studio
714/964-7338

The Lighter Side
310/338-8000
[email protected]

The Mutaytor
213/434-1585
[email protected]

The Passing Zone
630/584-6408
[email protected]

EXHIBITOR SPONSORS

Aggreko Event Services
281/985-8290
[email protected]

American Turf and Carpet
714/994-0718
[email protected]

Event Flooring Professionals LLC
714/994-0718
[email protected]

Unique Option Event Furniture & Decor
407/852-5665
[email protected]

OUR STAR-STUDDED VOLUNTEERS

These event professionals volunteered their time and talents to make The Special Event 2007 an outstanding experience for you:

NACE WELCOME EVENTCOMMITTEE

Event Chair: Jaimie Hastings
Churchill House VIP Events

[email protected]

Event Chair: Jessica St. Charles
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

[email protected]

Event Chair: Ryan Zynger
California Science Center

[email protected]

Dave Burns
Cover 2 Cover Music

[email protected]

Darice Goodwin
Perfect Success Event Management

[email protected]

Roy Hastings
Churchill House VIP Events

[email protected]

Deborah Henderson
University of California at Los Angeles

[email protected]

Diana Lansleen
Emily Rose Papers

[email protected]

Jorge Lopez
J & M Entertainment

[email protected]

Jennifer Musitano
Moorpark Country Club

[email protected]

Jeff Namson
Cappuccino Club

[email protected]

Yossi Rotem
Rotem Studios LLC

[email protected]

Juli Rycus
Gourmet Chocolate Fountains LLC

[email protected]

Marcia Santilli
Pierpont Inn

[email protected]

Kimber Lee Wilkes
Elegant Weddings

[email protected]

OPENING GENERAL SESSION COMMITTEE

Event Chair: Janet Elkins
EventWorks

[email protected]

Event Chair: Ted Bowers
EventWorks

[email protected]

Event Chair: Greg Holford
EventWorks

[email protected]

Melissa Armstrong
EventWorks

[email protected]

Dee Cannella
EventWorks

[email protected]

Stefan Depner
EventWorks

[email protected]

Rachel Mass
EventWorks

[email protected]

Jennifer Okamura
EventWorks

[email protected]

Katie Rogers
EventWorks

[email protected]

Mindy Strauss
EventWorks

[email protected]

Derek Zovak
EventWorks

[email protected]

WEDDING LUNCH COMMITTEE

Event Chair: Joann Roth-Oseary
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Event Chair: Gus Galanis
Classic Party Rentals

[email protected]

Event Producer: Kitty Silbereich
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Gregory Alexander
TFS Studio

[email protected]

Jackie Baird
S&R Originals/SRO Events Inc.

[email protected]

Rhonda Couchigian
Chameleon Chairs

[email protected]

Lonny Eggleston
Unique Tabletop Rentals

[email protected]

Danna Elias
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Cheryl Fish
High Rise Events

[email protected]

Creyna Franco
Candy Art USA Inc.

[email protected]

David Franco
Candy Art USA Inc.

[email protected]

Aimee Gallagher
Eventful

[email protected]

Liese Gardner
Mecca Communications

[email protected]

Sara Gaum
S&R Originals/SRO Events Inc.

[email protected]

Cindy Hassell
S&R Originals/SRO Events Inc.

[email protected]

Michelle Jurgatis
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Charlie Luna
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Richard Luna
Luna Gardens Floral

[email protected]

Clifford Miller
TFS Studio

[email protected]

Jason Perel
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Linda Pittelli
Eventful

[email protected]

Jessica Reekwald
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Karla Ross
Karla Ross Productions

[email protected]

Pamela Scrape
MyStar — Extraordinary Events

[email protected]

Susan Sheen
Cloth Connection

[email protected]

Karli Tanner, CMP
Simply Mumtaz Weddings

[email protected]

Michael Walls
Florals & Events

[email protected]

Harmony Walton
The Bridal Bar

[email protected]

Bonnie Weiler
Someone's in the Kitchen

[email protected]

Edgar Zamora
Revelry

[email protected]

OPENING NIGHT PARTY COMMITTEE

Event Chair: Charles Banfield
Charles Banfield Productions

[email protected]

Production Supervisor: Bonnie Covelli
Hostess with the Mostest

[email protected]

Monique Atwell
A Signature Wedding

[email protected]

Kimberly Bibb
BBJ Linen

[email protected]

Carolyn Chen
The Special Day

[email protected]

Christopher Childers
Choozi Entertainment

[email protected]

Michel Euliss
Gourmet Celebrations

[email protected]

Gary Freedline
Video Keepsakes

[email protected]

Jeff Gaffney
Gaffney Management

[email protected]

Ulrika Graaf
Ulrika Graaf Photography

[email protected]

Corrie Greathouse
Chameleon Chairs

[email protected]

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer's Event Management Co.

[email protected]

Lawrence Oberman
Exhibit Lighting Group

[email protected]

Jen Poyer
That's Cool Events

[email protected]

Jeff Rudner
Exhibit Lighting Group

[email protected]

Pamela Spyrs
InSpyrs

[email protected]

Howard Tabackman
Classic Party Rentals

[email protected]

Dorothy Williams
Cort Event Furnishings

[email protected]

THEME LUNCH COMMITTEE

Event Chair: David Merrell
An Original Occasion

323/467-2111

Event Chair: Cindy Wiedenheft
An Original Occasion

323/467-2111

Fastino Badillo
An Original Occasion

323/467-2111

Ben Bounds
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Tom Budas
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Randy Dupre
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Nick Gentile
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Ray Gosselin
Epic Entertainment

[email protected]

Kenneth Heidt
Paramount

[email protected]

Justin Howard
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Rob Kuehn
Town and Country Rentals

[email protected]

Erin Lamont
Fusion Entertainment

323/445-0980

Brad Levine
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Debbie Meyers
Bravo! Entertainment

[email protected]

Jose Reyes
An Original Occasion

323/467-2111

Michael Schwandt
Fusion Entertainment

[email protected]

Mark Sheldon
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Alfonso Sierra
An Original Occasion

323/467-2111

Rubin Sierra
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Curt Stahl
Images By Lighting

[email protected]

Carla Tesoro
An Original Occasion

[email protected]

Raymond Thompson
Images By Lighting

[email protected]

LEADERSHIP BRUNCH COMMITTEE

Event Chair: Carol Saunders
Grand Events

[email protected]

Joella Hopkins
Simply Mumtaz

[email protected]

Sarajane Landun
Grand Events

[email protected]

Ruby Mejia
Grand Events

[email protected]

Dwayne Smith
Grand Events

[email protected]

GALA AWARDS COMMITTEE

Event Chair: Andrea Michaels
Extraordinary Events

[email protected]

Event Chair: Chris Clark
Extraordinary Events

[email protected]

Event Chair: Evan Grey
Extraordinary Events

[email protected]

Zaid Al-Hakim
Berbere World Imports Inc.

Kimberly Bibb
BBJ Linen

Orit Blatt
Extraordinary Events

Rick Borja
GO West Events and Multimedia

Karen W. Cheung
Aramark

Greg Christy
Brite Ideas

Guy Conger
MSA Productions

Rhonda Couchigian
Chameleon Chairs

Brian Crandall
ASI

Colja Dams
Vok Dams Gruppe

Melissa Darpino
Patina Catering

Gregg Davis
Classic Party Rentals

Courtney Dunn
GO West Events and Multimedia

Janet Elkins
EventWorks

David Fischette
GO West Events and Multimedia

Richard Foulkes
Imagination

Eric Hanson
Brite Ideas

Sarah Hylton
GO West Events and Multimedia

Doug Johnson
Entertainment Plus Productions Inc.

Naz Keynejad
GO West Events and Multimedia

Kenneth Kristoffersen CEM, CEC
Experiential Events Corp.

Jayme LaForest
GO West Events and Multimedia

Steven A. Miedecke

John Morales
Kohler Rental Power Inc.

Ariel Mouzo
Brite Ideas

Halya Mugglebee
Extraordinary Events

John Mulhall
GO West Events and Multimedia

Coy Lea North

Kristi Phillips
GO West Events and Multimedia

Bill Rogers
Bill Rogers Productions

John Scirelli
ASI

Marty Theel
West Coast Sound Services

Cory Travalena
GO West Events and Multimedia

Curtis & Carin Tucker
Shelly Tucker Enterprises

James Vela
GO West Events and Multimedia

Fritz Williams
Form Decor

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