How To Select the Right Events Management Company

Event management is crucial to the success of your trade show, corporate meeting or other special event. But how to select among the numerous event planning companies available to you? The following are seven of the top features and characteristics to look for in an event management company: Attention to Detail Excellence is in the details and forms the cornerstone of successful event planning. Choose an event management company that is known for thorough attention to detail no matter how complicated the event. Innovative Does your event management company have a commitment to improving and innovating, or have they stayed static throughout the years? Don’t settle for event planning companies that aren’t using the best products, components and processes available in the market. Fair Pricing High quality service should not have to cost a fortune. Screen for event planning companies that provide high value to customers at a reasonable cost. They should work within your budget and craft the ideal plan for a truly superior event...
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21st Century Expo Group Welcomes New Intern Paige Perminter

Bloomfield College Student to Intern at Nationally Renowned General Contractor For Trade Shows and Exhibits 21st Century Expo Group, a nationally renowned general contractor for trade shows, special events and exhibits, is pleased to announce the addition of Paige Perminter, Intern. Ms. Perminter's primary responsibility will be supporting various departments and business functions as a Support Assistant. These include exhibit services, trade show services, warehouse and fulfillment services, social media, customer support and marketing. Paige brings enthusiasm, a team attitude and a heart of service to the 21st Century Expo Group with her experience as an athlete, in customer service and a photography ambassador. "There are tons of similarities between playing a sport and the professional workplace. I'm thrilled to transfer some of these skills over to the professional world," said Paige. A native of Maryland, Paige joins 21st Century Expo Group as a student currently enrolled at Bloomfield College where she just completed her sophomore year on a basketball scholarship.   She is...
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Impressive Trade Show Booth Design Ideas

Impressive Trade Show Booth Design Ideas

When you're working on trade show planning, it can be easy to forget the most important part - your audience! How do you develop a trade show booth that will attract prospective clients and impress them enough that they remember your business after the show? Here are some easy ways to get started creating a booth and approach that will produce strong real-world results after the show is done. Impressive Trade Show Booth Design Ideas Custom trade show booth design. Tired of seeing nothing but booth after booth with a banner, table and brochures? So is everyone walking past your booth. Add color and a well thought out custom trade show booth design to draw in traffic. Consider adding interactive displays, raising the tables to waist height and open up the interior to make your booth more inviting to your prospects. Giveaways. Who doesn't love free stuff? At large events, a free bag to put swag in is a great way...
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What Does a Special Events Planner Do?

What Does a Special Events Planner Do?

What Does a Special Events Planner Do? Whether you're looking to plan a gala dinner or trying to put together your annual meeting, planning a special event can be extremely challenging. Organizations that attempt to handle such events using their own staff often regret trying to manage and coordinate all of the details in-house, and the drawbacks of this do-it-yourself event planning approach often show in the final results. Unfortunately, many organizations don't know about the advantages and expertise that a special events coordinator can bring to the event planning process. With that in mind, let's take a look at what exactly a special events coordinator does and how hiring an experienced planner can benefit your company. 1. Collaborate With the Client to Understand the Event's Needs and Goals When working with a special events planner, the first step in the process is a meeting between the client and the coordinator to outline the parameters of the event, set expectations, gain an understanding...
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10 Myths About Trade Shows

People have strong opinions about trade shows, ranging from whether they are worth your time to how to manage logistics. The truth is the path to a successful trade show is deep in the jungle with decoys and traps camouflaged as cliches, old adages, or words-of-wisdom. But if you’re reading this post, you’re about to obtain the ability to distinguish the facts from the fables. Below are 10 common myths, and why you shouldn’t believe them. It doesn’t matter which trade show you attend, what is important is that you meet people. A successful trade show begins when you choose which ones to attend. Participate in ones that draw your target audiences, are specific to your industry, or allow you to have a unique and valuable presence. All you need to do is set up and man the booth. This is actually a recipe for disaster. Trade show planning is a must, and includes market research, booth design, and more. Expert support can help you develop the perfect trade...
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21st Century Expo Group Hires Talented Corporate Events Coordinator

Monet Clements joins the growing team at 21st Century Expo Group as a Corporate Event Coordinator. She most recently served as an Area Manager at The Winery at Olney. While serving as Area Manager, she was responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships, communicating strategic sales and marketing goals with upper management, meeting core business objectives, and improving marketability of products through display onsite at customer locations. "She is an extraordinary addition to our team," says Ray McFarland, CEO. "Monet's experience coordinating highly-detailed and logistically challenging projects is a tremendous asset to the company as we continue to diversify and attract new business." As Event Coordinator, Clements will provide support to our Corporate Display Management (CDM) department headed by 21st Century Expo Group's COO, Iman McFarland. While serving on the CDM team Monet's responsibiites include aiding corporate clients with any and all of their tradeshow and special event needs, assisting in strenghting corporate relationships and partnerships, as well as new business development. "I...
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Featured in Chicago MSDC Magazine

21st CEG in the News! We are excited to announce the featuring of 21st CEG in the Spring 2016 edition of Chicago Minority Supplier Diversity Magazine. “Grand Opening Of The Major League Baseball www.clashroyaleboom.com Diversity Business Summit At The George R. Brown Convention Center In Houston, Texas For Which 21St Century Expo Group Served As General Service Contractor.” Check out the full feature article at McFarland Family-21stCEG article....
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