Design tips from the pros

August 1, 2008

Bring tented event layouts to life with these design tips. By Meleah Maynard Your clients may think they have the perfect “vision,” but it’s very difficult for most people to imagine how their event will look. CAD—computer-aided design—provides the link between a client’s dreams and the reality you can create for them. Visualizing reality Designers …

Tents in the music industry

December 1, 2007

Collaboration and customer service are keys to pleasing your music industry clients. By Maura Keller On summer evenings across the country, drummers drum, banjo players strum and singers serenade concertgoers—all underneath elaborate tent structures. For the music industry, tents add a dramatic flair to outdoor concerts and music festivals. And as more event planners embrace …

Styling the perfect small event

August 1, 2007

Choosing the right tent and accessories can make or break small events. By Sonja Hegman Most everyone would love to have an elaborate, large-scale event, but not all events (or budgets) fit this bill. Sometimes, small events require that big-event feel. For smaller events, it’s important to provide the right tent layout dressed with the …

Creating eco-friendly events

The latest event trend is sustainability: Prepare your business for green opportunities ahead. When the bombardment of global-warming headlines first began, event professionals may not have given them a second look, aside from maybe vowing to recycle more at home. But today, there is a strong movement to “go green”—and it’s no longer just for …

Pre-game planning for sporting events

By Jake Kulju Sporting events pose unique challenges for tent installers. High pedestrian traffic, hard-to-access areas and tight schedules are all factors that contribute to stressful installations. Before heading to the site, consider the following. Are there specific times you are allowed to be onsite? Heavily used sporting areas such as golf courses rarely stop …

Working the festivals scene

By Janice Kleinschmidt When you’re working in the business of festivals and fairs, you’re more often dealing with a volunteer than with a dedicated staff person, says Pete Van de Putte, of the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). With other events, you may be dealing with promoters, producers or others who count the event …