Unique Venues Something different

Unique Venues Something different. The flexibility of our space provides for a blank canvas for your imaginative occasion planning.  You can alter this space to fit nearly any style of event. Call us today to see how Scottsdale Hangar Parties can serve as your next fantabulous event!

Hangars range from urban to flawlessly finished. We have amenities not generally located in this kind of venue.

No other source that can provide such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

We are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Scottsdale Hangar Parties connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

SPEV and no other source provides such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

Hence we are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Venues of North Scottsdale connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

With that said if you want your event to be a marvelous accomplishment, you need to make sure that it is something special. With all the things tried and tested with regards to event management in Scottsdale, there is little room to improve on standard practices. That is why you need to think out of the box. We’re talking about something really out there when we say out of the box. A victorious event needs a really good theme.

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4 Things to Consider While Selecting Decorations for Your Business Events

Tips for Selecting Decorations for Your Business Events

Innovation in decorations is a must in any event especially if it is a corporate event that will mark the beginning of a new term or end of a successful one. In any case, the members of the senior management arriving from different states just to attend the conference will certainly be comparing the décor in your event to their own states.

In this case, the impression you ought to lay on them must be strong.

The décor defines your entire event with elegance and grace. The right choices show your thoughtfulness and the idea behind the conference. Some people just prefer to use flowers while others choose a more antique touch with ornaments representing history and myth. Whatever the choice, the decorations should be eye-catching.

Let’s have a look at a few of the things that you must keep in mind while selecting decorations for your business events.

1.     Choose the Linens Carefully

Many business events simply use white linen for their table cloth, the seat cushions and the napkins. However, being a bit picky with the linens is always good for your branding. Choose colors that may even be present in your business’ logo.

You can also decide to choose patterned linens that have trendy and popular designs that showcase your individuality as a brand and as a company. The identity of your business is expressed quite nicely through the linen selection.

2.     Use Centre Pieces that Stand Out of the Crowd

Make use of unique centerpieces that catch the eyes of all your guests. For instance, instead of some heavy centre piece or a large vase that keeps getting in the way of your guests, you can use bowls filled with different colored candies! The guests can much on them and enjoy while they take important notes in the conference.

3.     Use Appropriate Floral Options for Decorations for Your Business Events

Although many business event planners consider flowers to be more of a wedding thing, it is not quite true. Flowers have a great impact on business events as well. You can use Orchids, White Roses or other light colored flowers in business events. The important part is fragrance. Make sure all your floral arrangements are quite fragrant. The environment of the entire event depends on the odor they spread in every corner.

4.     Use Bright and Welcoming Colors

Whatever Decorations for Your Business Events you choose in terms of lighting and ambiance, make sure they are very colorful and bright.

The liveliness exhibited through bright colors makes a youthful addition to the gathering which makes it a nice, welcoming change from the everyday office life. Many of the guests may belong to departments where they are getting the opportunity to attend such an event for the first time in a long time. The bright décor can be a refreshing change for them.

Business events have particular significance in the corporate life and Venues of North Scottsdale understands this. That is why we provide the best decorations of linen works, lights and floral arrangements for all your corporate events. Contact us to arrange your business events at the finest Airplane Hangers and with the decorations that could even give the 4th of July celebrations a run for their money!

5 Things to Consider While Catering for Your Business Conference

Tips for Catering for Your Business Conference

Organizing your first business conference? Don’t know where to begin? Catering of course!

This is the only part of a business conference that is most looked forward to by every individual attending it. Therefore, it must be dealt with carefully and considerations of the majority of the crowd have to be taken into account.

Food is that one thing that everyone will remember after the conference no matter how well the presentation of the senior managers regarding their branding policy seemed. That’s what makes this one of the most difficult areas to manage.

Let’s have a look a few of the things that must be considered while catering for your business conference.

1.     Be Diverse in Your Food Choices

In a business conference, you will be catering to hundreds of employees at the same time making it rather impossible for you to know the preferences of each of these. The smart option is to keep a variety of things on the table so that everyone attending the conference has multiple options open to them. For instance, drinks other than tea and coffee, especially natural juices should be available for those who do not drink caffeine.

For menu items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items should be on the table so that everyone can eat without worrying about their diet plans. Some people are diabetics so you should keep some sugar-free items on the menu too to make sure they don’t have to starve themselves during the full day conference.

2.     Make Sure You Only Take Local Flavors

Your menu should comprise of items that are available locally and people are familiar with these foods. Otherwise, you will be faced with the issue of people not trying much of anything and most of the menu going to waste.

3.     Several Finger Foods

Your menu should have several finger foods that people can enjoy as snacks, such as zinger strips or chicken strips with variety of sauces. The finger foods add flavor and color to the dining table. They don’t create much mess and majority of the people love devouring them!

4.     Hassle Free Dining Arrangements

The dining arrangements should be such that everyone can eat with ease. For instance, many companies hold a buffet around which people can stand and continue their meal. However, it is a good idea to keep the participants seated and food is served to them on the tables.

Moreover, some conferences only have china or glass dishes leaving the participants looking for a place to leave these once they are done. Business conferences should use throw-away dishes so that everyone who finished eating can throw these away easily.

5.     Don’t Forget the Desserts

Again, there should be a variety of sweets on the table, not just cookies. Different sorts of truffles, pastries and fudge should be a part of the final course of the meal so that the participants have a unique and full dining experience

No matter how peculiar your catering needs are, if you are organizing your business conference in Scottsdale, you can have the best venues through the Venues in North Scottsdale. We can provide you with any and all catering needs exactly as per your requirements. Contact us to arrange an event your employees will never forget!

3 Outstanding Entertainment Ideas for Your Business Event

Scottsdale Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas for Your Event

Who doesn’t like to enjoy their time with their colleagues? Everyone does.

Making memories other than spending time in meeting rooms doing business review debates is something that every employee wants. In such a case, business events bring about wild opportunities for fun time with colleagues and making memories that last a lifetime.

But you need to make sure that the event you arrange allows everyone to have a blast!

Every business conference needs entertainment. But if you stick to the traditional orchestra or the piano playing artist for the ears of a few senior members of the management, the rest of the attendees will suffer dearly.

You can make sure that all the attendees have a great time at the event you organize.

Let’s have a look at a few outstanding options for entertainment in all your business events.

1.     Bring in the Corporate Comedian

Now you may be a bit apprehensive about this guy but if you have reviewed his script before and edited out certain insolent lines, you are quite safe with him. A good laugh is always appreciated!

You can add your own script with the latest on-goings of the Wall Street. This way, the comedian will be able to bring people up to speed on the latest happenings in the corporate world while keeping them well entertained.

2.     Set Up an Event Wall

An event wall will be an eye-catcher for everyone that walks into the event. In addition, guests will be able to take selfies and group photos while standing in front of it. The event wall will always be a memorable experience for the attendees.

In fact, you can even create a red carpet set up with one leading right to the event wall, allowing guests to take pictures by it then moving into the main conference hall.

One of the biggest advantages of an event wall is that it can be specific to the event or it can be used to promote the company’s branding policy or the core values or objectives of the business. In fact, it can also be used to reveal one of the products being launched by the company in recent times. This can be an excellent way to promote a recently launched product.

3.     Use Interactive Food Stations Instead of Buffet

You can always set up several food stations where the guests can go and have their favorite foods done on request rather than setting up a single buffet where everyone fills up their platter and walks away. The stations provide an opportunity for them to interact with the chefs, and amuse them with the different recipes they use to bring them the perfect meal!

You can avail all kinds of entertainment ideas for your business events at the Venues of North Scottsdale. Contact us to arrange an event with the best catering, outstanding entertainment ideas and with a wow-effect for impress the attendees!

3 Reasons to Organize Your Company’s Events at an Airplane Hangar

Tips to Organize Your Company’s Events at an Airplane Hangar

Scottsdale Airpark makes a perfect place for organizing any event for your business. Nothing is more motivational to the attendees as walking out into a packed hangar through the huge Airplane hangar doors. You will have the space for thousands of employees and in fact, members of the senior management flying in from different states will be able to park their private jets straight into the party!

Let’s have a look at a few of the reasons company events in an Airplane hangar are quite fabulous!

1.     The WOW-Effect

All your guests will be smitten at the sight of the huge Airplane hangar waiting to welcome them! You can easily create the wow-effect that is so seldom achieved in most business gatherings. Especially, if you have guests from the State department, Congressmen or other Guests of Honor, you will be able to impress them through one event that would be life changing for you and your company!

2.     Room for All Kinds of Entertainment

The hangar provides an excellent opportunity to arrange for any and all kinds of event décor and entertainment that you would like to use. For instance, you can set up a huge stage for a live band, orchestra or even a concert.

You can set up a huge circular bar in the centre and still have room for a front stage for an award ceremony, a musical gala or even a dance mania! Your guests will absolutely love the centre-bar!

In fact, the Scottsdale Private Event Venues can provide war birds, jets and the planes of VIPs as decoration in the event. During an award ceremony, attendees can applaud the award winners climbing down the ramp of a beautiful jet! Imagine showing these pictures to your grandchildren!

3.     Taking Your Event to a New Height

Hangar events are popular among the majority of corporate managers because they offer once in a life time opportunities. The large space available to the company adds the benefit of arranging many exciting options to the event. For instance, you can organize an open mic singing event on one corner of the hangar while on the other side a dance competition can ensue among the employees.

What can be better than small, fun competitions to make your event even better! You can develop attributes of team building, coordination and establish a flat structure of communication among the employees through such events.

Imagine an AVP level officer going head to head in a musical with one of the new members of your team! It can be a means of recognition and establishing mutual respect among the attendees of the event, not to mention the loads of fun you’ll have!

Venues in North Scottsdale is your first choice if you are looking for a suitable hangar for your company’s grand event, gala or an award night for the hard working members of your team. You will not only get the hangar you need but also the jets you choose for décor and the catering of your exact choice. Contact us now for arranging the best event your company has ever seen!

ShowGizmo launches new product suite

ShowGizmo launches new product suite. Event professionals around the world know how hard it is to choose an event app that perfectly fits their objectives. But now veteran event app provider, ShowGizmo, has made it easy with the release of a new product suite with features and enhancements. All designed to create more engagement, better event experiences and push the boundaries of technology.

“6 years ago we launched ShowGizmo, a product designed to make events more awesome and help event organizers better connect and create value for their attendees,”. Said ShowGizmo CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews. “Today we create a platform with an extensive suite of features to suit organizations of every type; from internal teams to associations and one-off events,” she added.

The new suite includes:

●  A low priced ‘Essentials’ option for single events that need simplicity without compromising on service.
●  A ‘Premium’ package with access to next-level engagement features and world class support
●  The ‘Professional’ platform for the ever increasing base of customers working on engagement all year round. Seeking to maintain a conversation with their community alongside their live events.

Highlighted feature updates within the suite include the ability for event managers to customize app features themselves. Promote upcoming events with an event ‘lobby’ and a digital swag bag.

The product release, aptly named ‘The Banoffee Release’ is a sweet taste of things to come for the long-standing event app company. Marketing Manager, Lara Simmons explains, “The Banoffee Release is a big celebration for the team, 6 years providing apps means we’ve seen and learnt a great deal,” she continued. “This release and the updates it includes were truly inspired by all of the clients we’ve worked with to date.”

“There’s plenty of basic DIY apps on the market, or simple solutions that bolt-on to registration systems,” said Dott Nemeth. The Melbourne based Customer Success and Production Manager, “but today’s event marketer is looking for proactive assistance to save time and stress – and looking for that to be local”, she adds. ShowGizmo has team members on hand for advice throughout the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

ShowGizmo are running a series of webinars on the new product suite – for more information visit  www.showgizmo.com/banoffee-webinar

https://showgizmo.com/blog/showgizmo-launches-new-product-suite-to-create-more-engagement-and-better-event-experiences

Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions

Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions.

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to attend a lot of events and conferences. While they all differ in scale, audience,  locations, and cultures, they almost all share certain elements.

For example, the flow is the same at most events. Attendees arrive at  a certain hour, register at the welcome desk, get a name badge, and get a coffee before gathering in a large room for the keynote presentation. That’s usually followed by some extra plenary presentations or workshop sessions, then lunch, and then more workshops in the afternoon. At the end of the day, attendees gather again for the closing keynote. The organizer expresses some words of thanks and invites everybody to have a drink and network.

There’s nothing wrong with this flow, but there may be other ways to organize the event that could have a huge impact on the attendee experience. What would happen if you broke the assumption on how the flow is supposed to happen?

What other assumptions do we hold about our events? One way to find out what things we accept as true or necessary—but that may not be either—is to look at what events have in common. It’s likely that 90 percent start and end at the same time and feature keynote speakers, for example.

Then see if you can find an event that did that element differently. I have found 21 common event assumptions, and some ways to break them. Here are a few examples:

• One stage, one speaker

At most meetings, you have one main speaker on the stage that everyone in the room listens to. But imagine having many speakers presenting from different points in that big ballroom, and audience members can choose which story they listen to by switching channels via their wireless headphones.

This exists! I had the opportunity recently to be one of four speakers taking part in one of these “silent conferences.” While it was a great experience, it also was very hard for the speakers because we had to compete for attendees’ attention. And it was hard for the participants because they had to divide their attention. But after the first round, it got easier for both sides.

To Read More of this article Today’s guest post is by speaker and author Cyriel Kortleven.

 

Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

First of all new technologies–such as virtual and augmented reality—and the continued role of social media are two of the major trends shaping special events this year. These insights appear in the 15th annual “50 Top Event Companies” article, featured in the latest issue of Special Events. Here are highlights:

“One of the biggest things we’re seeing in the marketplace is brands using live events as incredible content feeders–or ways for their brand to generate owned, shareable content,” EA management says. “This has truly put events and experiential at the center of the marketing mix, and extends to a brand’s approach to measurement as well. The focus is less about the numbers onsite at an event, and more about how that event was able to create shareable content that expands the reach, multiplies impressions and creates opportunities for measurable impressions.”—AgencyEA, Chicago

What’s coming:

As a result the event industry should be ready for more live-streaming, real-time collection of data through polling and Q&As, more accessible virtual and augmented reality, and an increased use of event apps/CRM software to simplify check-in and registration processes, management says.—Allied Experiential, New York

Big trends affecting the event and meetings industry include an increased focus on global security; “as the risk is heightened, and travel policies of big organizations react accordingly, fewer delegates will be willing to travel to different events around the world,” management says. Other forces at play: the emerging “sharing” economy, the speed at which new technology is adopted, the new possibilities that virtual and augmented reality bring, and the emergence of “positioning” technology. “We have been exploring how best to use the new technologies available to create and enhance sensory and personalized learning journeys,” management says. “By personalizing the experience and considering the individual attendee rather than the collective group, you can make it more meaningful and create specific event tracks, specialist interest groups, interactive signage, personal event maps and programs.”–Ashfield Meetings and Events, Ivyland, Pa.

“Social media is gaining a huge presence in the meetings/event space with user-generated content in the form of images and storytelling taking center stage, the Broadstreet team says. “Brands want event attendees to be a part of the whole experience, and using social media to generate content is an effective way to immerse them. Audiences have become more media-savvy, and the material they provide is more sophisticated, meaningful and memorable.”–Broadstreet, New York

“Today, it’s all about engaging the audience with new and exciting experiences that reinforce the overall message,” management says. “We see an increasing focus on what happens outside the ballroom, not just inside it. Event experiences are becoming more personalized through the use of virtual reality, 3D animation, augmented reality and interactive installations. Projection mapping is allowing companies to use the event space in powerful and creative ways, creating a greater emotional impact.”—Corporate Magic, Dallas

Furthermore

EEG management points to an uptick in live streaming during events, particularly user/developer conferences, via different software applications, as well as specialized geo-location tags via applications such as Snapchat. “Additionally, we see a continuation of requests from clients to get out of the ballroom and into unique venues: after-hours museums, refurbished warehouses, and concert venues are all on the table, particularly for tech clients. Last, we have noticed an increase in dividing the typical Silicon Valley user conference into two coastal conferences–one for West Coast users and one for their East Coast or European customers.” The bad news: “A trend that continues for third parties is the lack of availability and space from hotels and venues.”-Enterprise Events Group, San Rafael, Calif.

Attendee engagement in highly customized, branded and experiential events is no longer a trend, but the norm, they say. “Clients are looking to create ‘evergreen’ experiences and content generated from events that is fresh, relevant, sustainable and lasting post-event either in social media, traditional marketing channels or internal content. Progressive event decor and design, increasingly sophisticated entertainment experiences, and unique venues lead the charge in these efforts to put a client’s brand spin on attendee experiences. Every corporate event is essentially a business meeting in disguise.”—EventWorks, Los Angeles

“Continuing the trajectory seen in 2015, events have grown substantially as the cornerstone of corporate marketing strategies and engaging influencers at every level is still paramount,” management says. “Computer-generated realities continue to be the hot trend moving forward. Therefore VR environments are becoming more intricate while augmented reality has simply exploded with the launch of Pokémon Go. We can expect to see AR facial recognition during event registration and virtual floor plans come to life with information and engagement.”—FIRST, New York

See the full story in the Fall 2016 issue of Special Events. Not a subscriber? We can fix that—to subscribe, just click here.

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a ‘Beer Wall’

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a Beer Wall.

 A structure that will unite, not divide

Tecate thinks building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is a great idea. Our hope it’s 3 feet tall and is used as a meeting place for guys from both sides of the border (and all sides of the political spectrum) to get together and have beers.

The spot below, from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, will get a perfect media placement, too. It will debut Monday night on Fox News, Univision and Telemundo during the presidential debate between Donald Trump—who has proposed a much higher, less beer-friendly wall separating the nations—and Hillary Clinton.

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a ‘Beer Wall’

Filmed near the border town of Tecate, Mexico, where the Mexican beer originated. This is the brand’s first work targeting the general market. It usually focuses its efforts on a core Hispanic target.

Therefore this is a tremendous idea for Tecate. It really is the best idea. We worked with the best clients and hired the best people to work on it. Only the best. It’s terrific,” Chris Moreira, said at Saatchi, said in a statement (possibly after a few Tecates).”Building on the insight that the wall issue is extremely important to our millennial target consumers. Whether leaning more liberal or more conservative. We knew people would be watching the first presidential debate to hear each candidate’s side. We couldn’t think of a better stage to serve Tecate’s message of unity,”.  Jennifer Weiss, vp and director at Mediavest | Spark, which handled media. “We’re also hyper-focused on social to ensure we’re reaching legal-drinking-age adults 21+. Hopefully interested in politics on both sides of the aisle to drive conversation for #TecateBeerWall efficiently.”

Therefore “Tecate is using beer as the great unifier in developing a fun. Finally a Lighthearted and clever commercial where friends from two bordering countries share a couple of Tecates over a wall,”. “With this spot, Tecate is acknowledging an ongoing conversation. While raising a glass to beer’s uncanny ability to bring people together in a positive way.”

How to Work with Eccentric, Disorganized Creatives

Let’s face it, designers can be wacky. As a meeting planner, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of eccentric, opinionated, and disorganized designers—especially when they’re outside contractors. Yet if you want to make your event a success, you know you need them. So what can you do?

Here’s the good news: With a few tweaks to the way you work together, your graphic designer can become one of your biggest allies. Here are three keys to working with designers that will ultimately help improve your work process and bring your vision, and most importantly, your client’s vision to fruition.

Communicate with Words and Visuals. Have you ever outlined your ideas to your designer only to have the first round of layouts appear completely out of left-field? Equipping your designer with the right information from the start goes a long way toward getting just the right look and feel for your event.

Tani embraced a client’s love of Hawaiian watercolors to design a conference theme.

The more examples you can bring to the table of what you like and what you don’t—from overall themes to specific fonts, colors, and imagery—the more your materials will flourish. I recently had a client who loved Hawaiian watercolor paintings, and we were able to wrap an entire event around that design theme. Creative freedom is a wonderful thing, but really understanding the meeting or event’s vision and effectively communicating it to your designer is paramount.

Defining Those All-Important Due Dates. How is it that some of the most important deliverables—like your printed collateral—always end up as last-minute ordeals? Thankfully, there’s a simple way to avoid the stress. For starters, once you’ve established your key delivery dates, request a formal production schedule from your designer based on those precise dates.

In addition, it’s important to remember that all good things take time to develop and an effective creative campaign is no exception. So be sure you and your designer create a realistic production schedule that takes into account all the steps of a successful campaign, from design to printing to shipping. The designer needs time to conceptualize, research, develop, present, revise, finalize, and coordinate for print. Then the printing process has its own schedule, needing time for setup, ordering stock, reviewing proofs, printing, re-proofing, drying, trimming, binding, mounting, packaging, and shipping. And shipping should never be taken for granted—even the most efficient outfits encounter traffic and weather delays. Finally, don’t forget to build in a buffer for the potential hiccups that always seem to arise.

Instilling Trust in Your Relationships

Even under the best circumstances, a well-formulated production schedule can easily go askew—pulling rabbits out of hats is often just part of the job, right? Last-minute, complex, or even forgotten items are inevitable so having a trusted relationship with your creative partner can pay dividends in crunch time.

As with any good working relationship, these partnerships take time and effort to develop. Just as you have nurtured relationships with hotels and production companies, your designers have their own competent vendors that can help when the chips are down, including printers, sign producers, specialty item vendors, and shippers. When your back is against the wall, don’t be afraid to reach out to your creative partners to help you deliver your products, as expected, on time, or sometimes even out of thin air.

There’s a reason why you were hired for your position—because you’re great at what you do. Your best work likely results from the trust your client has placed in you. Learn the right way to place this trust in your creative team and the results can be equally dazzling. Set clear expectations, outline your vision, and establish mutually-agreeable timelines. The better you can organize and communicate with your designers, the more likely it is you’ll end up with showcase-worthy materials and, more importantly, highly valued, long-lasting partnerships.

Devin Tani, an innovative designer based in Portland, Oregon, runs a creative studio specializing in the meeting and incentive industry. From graphic design, promotional, and copywriting services to a comprehensive array of printing and finishing solutions, Devin has worked with clients such as Chevron, Goodyear, and Gallo Wines for over a decade, helping them elevate the attendee experience. DevinTaniDesigns.com