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Relive the The Special Event 2012

Relive the The Special Event 2012

The event scene was hot in Phoenix during The Special Event, the annual showstopping showcase of education, exhibits and events.

The industry's premier showcase of education, events and exhibits made a big splash in Tampa in January. Take the plunge with us and relieve all the excitement …

A Super Start

The Special Event gets rolling with a stirring Opening General Session, then keeps it all in high gear at the “Temptation” themed Opening Night Event.

Outstanding Education Program

Attendees can pick from sessions and workshops in nine tracks, from business strategy to wedding trends.

The Show Floor

The show floor hums with more than 230 exhibiting companies, the stunning Tabletop Gallery and lively Performance Stage.

Extra-special Events

A world of “wows,” from Michael Cerbelli's hit “Hot Ideas” session to the breathtaking Wedding Event.

Gala Awards and Celebration

The event world salutes Gala Award nominees and winners, then heads off to dinner in an amazing two-story tent.

See the full story in the March-April issue of Special Events.

Photos by Christie's Photographic Studios

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Ambassador Limousine and Sedan

Christie's Photographic

Sentry Event Services

Synergy Event Technology


A La Carte Event Pavilion

Bay Stage Lighting

Hello Florida Inc.

Hertz Energy Services/Hertz Entertainment

Karl's Event Services

Metropolis Productions

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Showorks Inc.

The Ritz Ybor

TS Productions


AFR Event Furnishings

CORT Event Furnishings

Dorene Collier's Event Show Productions

Engineered Events, A Division of Atlantic Professional Audio Inc.

Florida State Fairgrounds

Key Artist Group

La Vie en Rose Design

MK Shannon Awards & Rewards Inc.

Panache/A Classic Party Rentals Co.

Russ Wholesale Flowers

The University of Tampa - Fletcher Lounge

Totally Mod Furniture


Virginia Toy and Novelty

Wire-free LED


Anglo Couture

BRAVO! Entertainment

Chic Event Furniture

Dazian Creative Fabric Environments

Good Food Catering Co.

Party Guys

PRI Productions

PTE Productions

T. Skorman Productions Inc.


American Turf and Carpet

Botanica International Design Studio

Brett Culp Films


Tropics Entertainment

United Site Services Inc.


Amici's Catered Cuisine

Artistry Designs Group


Chocolate Pi

conceptBAIT Global Events & Floral Design Group

Delectables Fine Catering Inc.

Designs By Sean


Limelight Photography

MMD Events



Olympia Catering & Events

Quest Drape

Rebecca Bouck Photography

Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

Sigma Services Inc.

Three2oH Chef Designed Liquid Nitrogen System

T-Square Services LLC

uDream Events


VerTerra Ltd.

Zambelli Fireworks


A Piece of Cake

A1 Foliage Plant Rental

Accent Decor

Acolyte Technologies Corp.

American Audio Visual Inc.

Andy Frain Services Inc.

Angela Beasley's Puppet People

Atomic Rental

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services

Beat Creative [email protected]

Beth's Bouquets

Breezin' Entertainment

Café A La Carte

Cakes by Nomeda

Catch The Moment

Catering By The Family

Chantilly Cakes

Connie Duglin Linen

D.C. Rentals

Designs in Paper

Dragonfly Custom Design

Drape Kings

Epic Entertainment

Every Last Detail

Flora Culture LLC

Flutter Fetti

Fresh Garland Co.

Grymes Cannon Designs

Hollywood Fashion Secrets

IM Events

Island Breeze Affiliates Inc.

Marriott Waterside

Mayesh Wholesale Florist

Med Tech Wristbands

OAI Inc.

On Stage Gear

Oprah Double Take

Paper Freckles

Passion Growers

PKS Rentals Inc.

Quezco Entertainment Inc.

r.s.b.p. Events

Scratch Events



Sweetface Cakes

TBA Communications Inc.

The Cake Zone

The Gelato Carte

US Tent Rental & Linens by the Sea

Voilá Cinematic

Wildflower Linen

Wind Visuals

Wise Guys InterACTive Entertainment

Join us in Chicago in 2013!

The Special Event 2013 will blow into the Windy City Jan. 15-18. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Romano ([email protected], 203/358-4257); to exhibit, contact Wanda McKnight [email protected], 913/981-6143).

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