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The Special Event 2011

The Special Event 2011

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

A Super Start

The Special Event 2011 kicks off with the brand-new Off-the-Hook Teen Events session, while the TSE Starts Here party at Corona Ranch is a crowd-pleaser.

Day One

The Opening General Session looks at the toughest and smartest business decisions made by four event experts.

Essential Education

Attendees can choose from more than 100 hours of training in nine industry-essential tracks.

Wonderful Wedding Lunch

The Wedding Lunch and Gallery showcases showstopping wedding design.

The Show Floor

The exhibit floor jumps, with a wide range of booths, the custom Performance Stage and even a “flash mob” dance.

SEARCH Fundraiser Sizzles

Joann Roth-Oseary celebrates with a big donation to the SEARCH Foundation from AFR. Photo by Damion Hamilton.

The Masters Brunch

POP Kollaborative founder Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, accepts the Steve Kemble Leadership Foundation Award from Debbie Meyers at the Masters Brunch.

Legendary Carabriner founder Leslie Buckland keynotes the Masters Brunch, the annual meeting of the top minds in special events.

Gala Awards

Winners of the Gala Award — the highest honor in special events — show off their trophies.

Gala Celebration

Next, they dance the night away.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Catch the Moment.

Next page: Saluting our 2011 Sponsors

Saluting our 2011 Sponsors

Catch The Moment
[email protected]

Synergy Event Technology
Mark Buesnel, [email protected]

Arizona Grand Resort
Jessica Sprouse, CMP, jsprouse@arizona

Aventura & Phoenix Convention Center
Mark Rosendahl, [email protected]

Corona Ranch
Diana David, [email protected]

CORT Event Furnishings
Kevin Dana, [email protected]

Fresh Wata
Christine Bray, [email protected]

Graceful Tables
Beth Harmon, [email protected]

Steve Levine Entertainment
David Horen, [email protected]

Accent Decor
Margaret Hofland, [email protected]

Classic Party Rentals
Nicole Edwards, [email protected]

Creative Backstage
John Garberson, [email protected]

De Leon Productions
Nicole Flores, [email protected]

Event Producers
Kristen Kain, [email protected]

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Erin Hutchinson, [email protected]

Kool. Party Rentals
Jack B. Weiner, [email protected]

La Tavola Fine Linen
Emarie Chervinskas, [email protected]

Live-Online Television
Dave Jensen, [email protected]

M Catering By Michael's
Deirdre Furlow, [email protected]

Melissa Jill Photography
Melissa Jill, [email protected]

Camille Hill, [email protected]

MK Shannon Awards & Rewards
Kathleen Abney, [email protected]

Rentals Unlimited
David Price, [email protected]

Russ Wholesale Flowers
Russ Philips, [email protected]

Virginia Toy and Novelty
Tom Weigl, [email protected]

Flora Bella
Rob Hudachek, [email protected]

Key Artist Group
Lee McDonald, [email protected]

Pro Production Services
Donovan Mote, [email protected]

Wendell Design Group Florist
René Wendell, [email protected]

Wildflower Linen
Youngsong Martin, [email protected]

Leslie Buckland, [email protected]

René Van Rems International
René Van Rems, [email protected]

Scott Edwards, [email protected]

Amici Catering
Lori Harlig, [email protected]

AV Concepts
MaryEllen Gibson, [email protected]

BBJ Linen
Barbara Ellis, [email protected]

Bollotta Entertainment
Anthony Bollotta, [email protected]

Cachet Wedding Designs
Vanessa Rockafellow, PWC, vanessa@cachet

Candles West
Jason Munsayac, [email protected]

Champagne Creative Group
Heather Remillard, heather@champagne

Club 90
Peter Berliner, [email protected]

Cre8ive Event Rentals
Dawn Moseke, [email protected]

Creative Occasions
Corinne Carr, [email protected]

Encore Creative
Lydia Jenkins, [email protected]

Event Team Inc.
Rowan Pickering, [email protected]

Heidi's Events & Catering
Heidi Vail, [email protected]

Idieh Design
Heidi Bartlett, [email protected]

Lee's Cream Liqueur
Lee Turner, [email protected]

Living Energy
Rick Benton, [email protected]

Napa Valley Linens
Sharon Dexmier, [email protected]

Ormonde Productions
Tony Ormonde, [email protected]

Quest Drape
Joe Gill, [email protected]

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
Amber Weberpal, aweberpal@radisson

Raye C Marketing
Rhonda Couchigian, rhonda@rayec

Road Dog Show Pros
Mark Krall, [email protected]

Serendipity Videography
Taryn Bills, [email protected]

Southwest Scenic Group
Mark Anderson, [email protected]

Special Moments Catering & Events
Michelle Taylor, [email protected]

Starkey Productions
Chris Starkey, [email protected]

Table Top Etc.
Melissa Lewis, [email protected]

The French Bee
Brian Bertolucci, [email protected]

Tic-tock Couture Florals
Eddie Zaratsian, [email protected]

T-Square Services
Trisha Cheek, [email protected]

Tuff Txt
David Fischette, [email protected]

White Hot Events
Erika Vitaris, [email protected]

A Savory Affair
Chef Tim

Acolyte Technologies Corp.
Christy Kim, [email protected]

Adscope Media
Donal Moore, [email protected]

Gary Meador, [email protected]

Airstar America
Lisa Wessels, [email protected]

Appetizer And Inc.
Liza Fuller, [email protected]

Bright Ideas by Lisa
Lisa Griffin, [email protected]

Candy Rocks
Jody Stachel, [email protected]

Celebrations in Paper
René Showalter, [email protected]

Classic Cakes and Confections
Eleanora Levinson, [email protected]

Claudia's Custom Jewelry
Claudia Reali, [email protected]

Dad's Catering Services
Timothy W. Ferman, [email protected]

Dulce VAS
Vee Ronna Ragone, [email protected]

Espresso Subito
Lee Goldstein-Holcomb, [email protected]

Events of Distinction
Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, joyce@eventsof

Exquisite Events
Kelli O'Brien DuBeau, [email protected]

Fireworks Productions of Arizona
Kerry Welty, [email protected]

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Joni Rhyan, [email protected]

Glam Lounge Artists
Diane Aiello, [email protected]

God's Garden Treasures
Karin Crawford, [email protected]

Good Gracious! Events
Pauline Parry, [email protected]

GreenScreen Entertainment and Novelties
Barb Shapiro, [email protected]

John Orton Events
John Orton, [email protected]

Kelly Ashworth Design
Kelly Ashworth, [email protected]

La Dolce Pesca
P.J. South, [email protected]

La Fiamma Entertainment
Renee Walker, renee@lafiamma

Let Them Eat Cake
Barbara Gardner, [email protected]

Lip Story
Pamela Fox, [email protected]

Kate Miller, [email protected]

Mark Bradley International/The String Angels
Brad Wilson, [email protected]

Med Tech Wristbands
[email protected]

Michael Daigian Design
Michael Daigian, [email protected]

Raise The Cake
Kathy Jo Peterson, [email protected]

Rendezvous Catering & Events
Ron Pacioni, [email protected]

Robert's Catering
Robert Richter, [email protected]

S. Walter Packaging
Nicole Ranieri, [email protected]

SCA Events
Stasia Anthony, [email protected]

Set the Mood Floral
Dortha Fudurich, [email protected]

Kelly Mace, [email protected]

Spa Fit AZ
Sara Gullickson, [email protected]

Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design
Joyce Holland, [email protected]

Sub Zero Ice Cream
Adam Tashman, [email protected]

Tammie Coe Cakes
Tammie Coe, [email protected]

The GameTruck
Tawnya Sauer, [email protected]

Twirl Boutique
Keri Chantler, [email protected]

Wendy Joblon Events
Wendy Joblon, [email protected]

World: Life: Music
Rani Gharfeh, [email protected]

JOIN US IN 2012!

The Special Event 2012 hits the beach in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 24-27.

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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