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2017 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

January 10, 2017

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource: “2017 Event Trends”

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How Detroit’s meeting planners are juggling diet and other special requests

May 2, 2016

From social engagement technologies and unique social activities to gluten-free, vegan and other food options, meeting planners are juggling a host of new requests and requirements as they create group events. Even the quoting process preceding the events is changing, said Dawn Marie Barth, group sales manager at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit and president…

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2016 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

January 29, 2016

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource,“2016 Event Trends”. Our creative team recently participated in The Special Event, the industry’s premier tradeshow and conference, and are excited to share some great ideas and predictions for coming events. Enjoy!  

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Why single-day registrations make sense for your next meeting and potential pitfalls

June 11, 2015

Reasons to offer a day pass to your conference: When you have a large number of stakeholders who traditionally don’t register because the overall cost is too high. For instance, entry level professionals who are unable to attend a multi-day event may be able to get permission and funding for one day. If you hold the…

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Fifty Shades of Green: Special D Events’ #EarthDayEveryDay Standard

April 20, 2015

As “green” enthusiasts, we are always excited for Earth Day each year. However, as part of our company’s People/Planet/Profit mission, our staff works to minimize negative impacts on the environment every day. More and more of our clients and vendors are taking the environment into consideration in their events, but there is definitely varying degrees…

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Wellness Activities Will Boost Satisfaction at Your Next Meeting

March 18, 2015

At Special D Events, we recently planned a series of 4 day meetings across the US. Making sure that we included self-care and wellness activities in the agenda for attendees was a top priority for our client. Below is just a sampling of ideas Special D Events came up with for this project. Informational Suggestions…

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Creative Holiday Ideas for Your Next Event

December 16, 2014

Follow Special D Events on Pinterest  Not just for the holidays….trending events are using nature in the décor.           Gingerbread house décor is hot again – sometimes the houses are inspired by the company or venue itself!           Retro Entertainment like carolers or oversized games are popular. Here’s…

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A Time for Thanks

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here and we are all excited about having family and friends together for the celebration. Besides the amazing food, America’s Thanksgiving Parade® here in Detroit, and the four-day weekend, Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to reflect on 2014. It has been a banner year for the team at Special D Events, taking…

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Best List of Hotel Contract Concessions

October 24, 2014

Navigating hotel contracts can be a confusing and scary process for planners.  Here at Special D Events we have a wide range of client types; so over the years we have compiled a go-to list of concessions we can negotiate on behalf of our clients.  The concessions which we are successful in negotiating into the contract will…

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Special D Events Wish List

May 8, 2014

We as event planners spend our time listening to our clients and creating events that are exactly what they envisioned.  From simple requests to over the top production, it’s our job to make their ideas come to life. If you could have one wish for your dream event, what would it be? “I would like…

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Need Internet for Your Meeting? Here Is What You Need to Know

April 9, 2014

Avoid surprise invoices after the event and difficult conversations by arming yourself with some of the latest tips from industry experts on buying WiFi or wired internet for your meeting. Meeting planners may rely a little too much on their technology partners to guide them down the right path. You could be overpaying the hotel…

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