One Night In Singapore: 2020 Gala Award Winner for Best Event Produced for a Private Individual: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest!Last week, Special Events Magazine had their 2020 Gala Awards at The Special Events (TSE)/Catersource 2020 in Las Vegas. The TSE Gala Awards are considered the industry's premier global awards with entries submitted by amazing planners from all over including Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Thailand, and the United States.
Corinthian Events was proud to submit three events for consideration. We were nominated as finalists in two categories and were honored to win Best Event Produced for a Private Individual: Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest for a private birthday celebration entitled:
One Night In SingaporeThis spectacular 110 guest 50th birthday was hosted at a local Southeast Asian restaurant. Our goal was to convert the urban Boston street-front venue into an intimate Singaporean experience: A fully themed space that encouraged conversation, energy, culinary adventure, and lots of dancing.
Though we bought-out the venue for the evening, it still posed many challenges. We needed to exercise our creative talents when it came to the layout, window exposure, and storage. To define areas for cocktails, dining, and dancing, the layout was reworked. The restaurant furnishings were thinned and then augmented with perfectly selected decor pieces; it then came to life with spectacular florals.
To mask the exposure from the floor to ceiling windows, our in-house graphic designer artfully designed custom window clings that portrayed the busy streets and markets of Singapore. These beautifully themed details served to provide privacy and create an atmosphere of intimacy. We worked closely with the chef to create a tailored menu and amazing specialty cocktails. There were numerous passed hors d'oeuvres followed by interactive Noodle Boat Station, Build Your Own Bahn Mi, and a Shrimp and Crab Boil!
No birthday party is complete without live entertainment. We worked secretly with the honoree's wife to surprise him with two drag Singapore singers from NY. A unique and flamboyant addition that made for a completely memorable experience.
We take great pride in our ability to create not only large highly produced events and conferences, but distinct intimate ones as well. To win such prestigious global recognition for our talents is a great honor. Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners!
...Or Should We Say, Jamie Hellesen, DMCP!DMCP – What is it and who cares? Well, the designation as a Destination Management Certified Professional is the highest professional certification that is awarded by the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) to professionals that have experience, education and involvement in the DMC Industry. Individuals are tested on 4 core competencies…
….AND JAMIE HELLESEN HAS JOINED THE RANKS!
Jamie Hellesen, a Director at Corinthian Events, has been in the DMC industry since 2006, and we have been lucky to have her on the team at Corinthian Events since 2013. To prepare for the exam, Jamie used her free time to study, she read the entire Best Practices in Destination Management book, and she even took a three-hour study session the day before the test just to be safe – all while juggling her responsibilities as Director AND working to obtain her bachelor's degree in hospitality management at Johnson & Wales University.
Keep an eye for another update this May when she graduates – congratulations Jamie!
For more information about Jamie or any of our staff members, visit our About Us page.