Photos by Sacha Bouchard & Melissajill Photography
Wow Wow Wow, is the only way I can explain TSE 2011 that the EBE Team and I attended this past week in Phoenix. The weeklong conference and trade show is the largest of its kind in the world and it is what I would call the Superbowl of event information and ideas for event professionals around the world.
Throughout the week we attended many classes, courses and seminars from the leading experts in our Event field and had the opportunity to meet some of our favourite mentors and inspirations including Sacha Souza, Michael Cerbelli, Nikka Khan, Joyce Becker and more. One of my favourite things from the week was the Wedding Luncheon hosted by Sasha Souza (who I just admire – and we got a photo with her) the luncheon and wedding decor gallery was absolutely amazing.
The tradeshow floor was amazing with hundreds of the best event suppliers/vendors in the world and we had the chance to chat with them all (including one of my favourite linen suppliers – Wildflower Linens) and had the opportunity to see some of the most innovative event creations and products we hope to soon bring to Manitoba!
Not only was the conference wonderful, so was the weather! We had the chance to relax, wear flip flops and sit out every night on a patio….. we even went swimming at our outdoor pool.
The week ended with some fantastic shopping and a Gala Event that just blew our minds with an impressive award component (recognizing the best event producers in the world – these are people who produce the Oscars, events for Porche, Disney, events for queens, etc. – just blew my mind) the amazing food and menu (created by Executive Chef Jesus Cibrian – he did the food for the Olympics -so delicious), drink, decor and entertainment – including the best DJ in the world DJ Roonie G, Oceana, Shelley Morningsong, Silhouettes, The Urban Quartet, La Fiamma Entertainment, De Leon Productions, Automatic Response Dance Crew, Flippenout, Champagne Chandelier and Static!
What a fabulous week to learn, laugh and pump up our team up for our clients and a new year of events!
If you thought we were filled with energy and ideas before — Look out event world here EBE Comes!