Tent & Rental Innovations Re-Cap

On Tuesday, January 10th the ISES NY Metro chapter hosted an EXCLUSIVE members-only event at Celsius at Citi Pond presented by KARL’s Event Services and IMG Fashion. Not only were members treated to a panel discussion with New York City’s top event tent and rental professionals, but the event was also free of charge.

Membership committee member Amber Mundinger brought together a fantastic panel and planned the event sponsored by Karl’s Event Services. Christina Neault, Executive Producer of IMG Fashion, and George Strickland of Karl’s Event Services revealed the secrets to running New York Fashion Week – plan, plan, and then plan some more!

The panel discussion, which was moderated by Amber, was eye-opening even for the most experienced event professionals. With so many moving parts in Fashion Week planning – tents, décor, NYC regulations and permits, union labor and unpredictable weather, to name a few – everyone in attendance received some valuable take-away from the session.

Photo courtesy of Karl's Event Services

As always happens at ISES gatherings, advice and ideas were shared by all. George described how designing, building, and constructing the huge tents used for Fashion Week in both Bryant Park and Lincoln Center is a process involving dozens of people from IMG, NYC, Karl’s and more! The tents constructed by Karl’s Event Services range from small pop-up event rooms to multi-leveled semi-permanent buildings, and the team uses many of these styles to create the different settings and venues required for Fashion Week. During an energetic Q&A session, George advised an ISES member on the best procedure for building tents in high-wind areas and suggested creative new event locations in the city, while Christina recommended that clients share resources when planning their runway shows.


Tuesday night’s event was a perfect example of the great benefits open only to ISES members. To take advantage of membership benefits, including future free members-only events, you can join today at www.ises.com. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of ISES, new members will save the $50 application fee when they list a current ISES member who referred them. If you have any questions about membership please contact Morgan Connacher, VP of Membership at morgan@isesnyc.com.

Contributed by Sara Mulz, Event Sales Manager, Tribeca Three Sixty. sara.mulz@isesnyc.com /212-625-8382

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