IAA deadline extended to June 30

June 18, 2013

The deadline for the annual International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has been extended to the end of this month—June 30, 2013. For the 2013 awards, there are thirty categories. Since many former entrants expected the traditional IAA deadline of July 15, as it has been for years, the deadline …

Arena Group acquires Asia Tent Intl.

June 13, 2013

The Arena Group, which recently purchased U.S.-based Karl’s Event Services, has also acquired Asia Tent International Sdn. Bhd. for £3.5m (approximately U.S. $5.5 million). The Malaysian acquisition enhances the company’s logistical capabilities, storage facilities, personnel and stock quota for the delivery of temporary event structures throughout Asia. “This is a strategic first step into growing …

Creating an enlightening experience

June 1, 2013

Q & A with lighting designer Brian Toner. By Melissa Paul Lighting is the fairy dust at events, the invisible element that transforms a room from boring to beautiful. The most stunning centerpieces, table linens, menu cards and product displays are for naught if the space is poorly lit. Especially for evening events, lighting is …

Partnering for an african venture

Röder UK and Custom Covers partner to enter East African market. When Pauline Nyachae of Wonderland Events Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya, went searching internationally for a supplier for a new structure, she connected with Nick Lavy, director of Röder UK, a division of Röder Zeltsysteme und Service AG. Nyachae met Lavy in the Röder UK offices …

Greener power at outdoor festivals

Report on power use at outdoor festivals outlines opportunities for greater efficiency and sustainability. A U.K. group dedicated to “greener” outdoor music festivals has released a free PDF document, The Power Behind Festivals: A Guide to Sustainable Power at Outdoor Events, on its website. Designed for promoters and festival organizers, the guide pools information gathered …

CORT Event Furnishings opens new distribution center

Event furniture, lighting and accessories rental company CORT Event Furnishings has opened a new distribution center in the Denver, Colo. region. The new facility serves the trade show and event market in the Denver area with a range of rental furnishing options. Located in Aurora, the facility opened April 1 and is part of a …

Atlas Sales & Rentals opens new offices

Atlas Sales & Rentals Inc., Torrance, Calif., distributor of portable air conditioning equipment for the non-residential market, has opened full-service offices in Miami, Fla., and Oklahoma City, Okla. A third office in Austin, Texas, opened by Atlas last year, has relocated to a larger facility. Products offered include the complete line of MovinCool® spot coolers …

An arts-centered wedding reception

Chattanooga Tent Co. meets logistical challenges for a wedding reception at the Hunter Museum of American Art. An arts-centered venue with stunning natural views is an inspired and inspiring choice for an upscale wedding reception in Chattanooga, Tenn. For the March 2013 event, Chattanooga Tent Co. created a seamless transition from the Hunter Museum of …

Capturing the client’s vision

Creating events that capture the client’s vision—with panache. To carry a design theme throughout every element of an event—and bring an extra dash of flair to the client’s vision—is at the heart of Allison Sargent Events, Montclair, N.J. Design driven The company, founded in 1991 by owner and president Allison Sargent, plans, designs and executes …

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Eye-catching tent graphics

Tent graphics distinguish outdoor events. By Holly O’Dell There are many techniques to dress up a tent: fabric swags, pendant lighting and LED light shows, to name a few. Add printing on tents to the list of ways to distinguish an event. Whether your client is a multinational corporation that wants to emphasize its brand …