Category: Event Tips

New Event COVID Safety Technology

The pandemic may be waning, but the coronavirus is still out there. If you’re planning a convention, meeting, or corporate gathering in the next few months, you’ll want to incorporate the newest COVID event safety measures and technologies. 


In addition to concerns of attendees becoming ill, companies have a financial incentive to ensure the health of their employees. Those who contract COVID-19 not only face days of missed work, but possibly weeks or months if they’re one of the estimated 30 percent who suffer from long COVID afterward.


And chronically ill employees lead to lower productivity an increased health care costs.


So wouldn’t you like to make your next event

How To Host a Conference That’s Unforgettable

If your company is going to host a corporate conference, you need to make sure that all the planning and expenses are worth it, not only for the attendees, but for your company’s return on its investment.


To do this, you need to overcome the concept most people have of just another humdrum, tedious conference.


So what can you do to ensure your firm’s conference is one people will be talking and posting about in glowing terms during and afterward? Here are a few tips.



Determine the conference's goals


Before you begin to make

Are Hybrid Events Here to Stay?

The demands of the pandemic forced us all into new ways of living our lives, from ordering groceries online to wearing masks to attending Zoom meetings in shorts and flip-flops. One of the biggest challenges for event planners was how to hold events safely. The answer was the hybrid event: partially live and partially virtual.


Now that more people are feeling confident about resuming their old way of life, at least for now, many are asking, does that mean the end of hybrid events?


The answer from most experts seems to be no, for several reasons.



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Finding the Right Vendors for Your Event

Organizing an event is no easy task because there are so many moving parts that all have to go just right. One important piece of event logistics is finding the perfect vendors for your event, because often they can spell the difference between a roaring success and disaster.


So here are a few things we've learned from working with countless event vendors over the years.



Search widely


Start by looking for at least five vendors for your event. Compile a list of what you want from them. What you need from a florist will be different from what you need in a cater

Newest Cocktail Trends for 2022

The pandemic changed a lot of things over the last two years, one of which was our taste in drinks. If you’re planning an event at Miami’s hottest event space, the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building, you’ll want to know what they are.


So here’s a sample of what your guests will be looking for in cocktail and beverage trends this year.



Traditionals with a twist


This year, whiskey, rum, gin and especially tequila and its smoky cousin mezcal are seeing a resurgence, but in exotic new ways, like a chocolate martini, for instance.


People are becoming more appreciative of tequila because of the time it takes to harvest the agave plant—up to 20 years

Think Outside the Conference Room

Even before the pandemic, event planners were beginning to look beyond the traditional ballroom and conference room to host their business venues. But one thing the two-year coronavirus reset did was cause many to rethink the way they’d been doing things.


Plus, a more informal business culture that was created when employees were forced to work from home. This combination has led to a new way of engaging employees in traditional workplace events.



Built-in advantages


That includes breaking boring corporate conferences out of the box. Not only does selecting a non-traditional event venue help spark more creative thinking, such an atypical location generates anticipation from those who are used to spending eight hour

How to Boost Attendance at Your Event

Once you’ve booked your event at Miami’s most in-demand event space, the historic Alfred I. duPont Building, you’ll want as many people as possible to attend. Here are a few ideas on how to increase attendance at your event.



Generate buzz


As soon as you have decided on the main outline—one or two featured guests/artists, a few activities, general location and prospective dates—start letting people know. You don’t have to have every single detail locked down, just the overall picture. 


You can tease your prospective event attendance with a few enticing tidbits to pique interest with regu

Where to Stay in Miami

If you’re planning an event in Miami, of course, you’ll want to hold it at Miami’s best event space, the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building.

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And if you’re bringing in guests from out of town, they’ll want to know where to stay while they’re here. Here are a few of our favorites:

Luxury accommodations


According to U.S. News and World Report, Miami is home to three of the top 50 hotels in the country. Each year the magazine releases its list of the nation’s best lodging, ranked on the comfort of accom

Thinking Green for Your Wedding Reception

Want to keep your reception as eco-friendly as possible? Many people do these days, especially considering the amount of waste produced by the average wedding. One survey, for example, found that a wedding reception hosting 100-120 people produces about 400-600 pounds of waste. So if you want to create a sustainable wedding reception, here are a few ideas.

Combine sites


One way to cut down on travel for the wedding party and guests, thus reducing carbon emissions, is to find a venue that can accommodate both the wedding and the reception.

The historic Alfred I. duPont building in downtown Miami is a perfect example of a venue that can serve dual purposes. With its dramatic interiors and convenient location, it makes

How To Select the Perfect Theme for Your Event

Wedding planners have been creating theme weddings for years: garden weddings, winter weddings, rustic weddings, and so forth.

But have you thought about creating a perfect theme for other types of events? Conferences, baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, trade shows, anniversary parties, benefits . . . any type of event can be kicked up a notch with a compelling or fun theme.

The perfect theme can even help attract media attention and, thereby, more attendees. But don’t worry that you need to come up with the greatest theme ever for your event. To be memorable, it just has to be right for your attendees.

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