ISES NYC’s first Special Interest Group meeting held in late March drew more than
50 event planning pros from New York eager to share ideas and get inspired by others.
The event included seven subject tables:
Entrepreneurs/Startups, led by Reed Baker of Sophist
Business Owners, moderated by Paul Neuman of Neuman’s Kitchen
Building Sales, chaired by Mitchell York of Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Wedding Planning, led by Claudia Hanlin and Matthew Anderson
Career Paths for Up-and-Comers, hosted by Meryl Hillsberg of UJA Federation-New York
Non-Profit Events/Fundraising, led by Liz Glover Wilson of Elizabeth Rose Consulting
Design and Décor, headed up by Mark Musters of Studio Mamu.
The Design & Décor group tackled a number of tough subjects, including how
to keep event design fresh, trendy and differentiated; and how to design in an
environment in which clients do upfront research on Pinterest and the Internet in
general without fully understanding the cost implications of recreating concepts
they find intriguing.
The Building Sales group discussed how to sell in a way that separates your
organization from others, starting with doing deep research on your prospects
through social media and Google searching and appealing to their interests beyond work.
The Entrepreneur/Startup group gave participants input on how to get an event
production company off the ground, considering everything from creative company
naming to building a sales and marketing plan and using customer relationship
management (CRM) software to help manage your pipeline.
Participants were highly enthusiastic about the first-time event and all said they’d
come to Special Interest Group events regularly. One change ISESNYC plans to make
next time is to enable attendees to meet with two groups for 45 minutes rather than
one group for 90 minutes. The next ISES SIG event will be held in Fall 2014 and
quarterly after that.
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WELCOME to the 13th Annual Big Apple Awards!
The ISES New York Metro Chapter welcomes you to the 13th Annual Big Apple Awards. The 2014 Big Apple Awards will be held on June, 9th, at The New York Historical Society. To purchase tickets to the 2014 BAA’s click here. Please also note that this will be a theater-style awards ceremony and a reception to follow.
The first annual Big Apple Awards were established in 2001 in an effort to unify and bolster our industry after the tragic events of 9/11. Thirteen years later we are still standing and as vibrant and inventive an industry as ever.
The ISES NY Metro Big Apple Awards reward achievement amongst the best and brightest event industry professionals in the NYC Metro area. The awards celebrate excellence in several categories that demonstrate integrity, spirit of partnership, creativity and best practices. The winners and nominees of the Big Apple Awards embody quality, sophistication and innovation and are the epitome of what you’ve come to expect from experts working in one of the world’s premiere event markets – New York City!
Whether you set the stage, cook the food, design the invitation or create an experience…you have the ability to enter your best work into the ISES New York Metro Chapter Big Apple Awards. And it’s never been easier with the new online submission process.