• Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: Suppliers & Planners Participate in Partyfest 2015

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

During this year’s Partyfest trade show, dozens of event and entertainment resources were on hand for the thousands of visitors who made their way through Dallas Market Hall. The event, which took place February 25, included educational seminars in addition to the trade show organized by Applause Productions. A silent auction benefitted The Family Place, a nonprofit organization in Dallas that provides free, comprehensive services that prevent violence and offer support to victims.

—Photos courtesy of Applause Productions. 

When it comes to planning events, planners must be choosy when determining the venue. Setting priorities like location, size, and technological capabilities sets them up for a successful event, but often forces them to weed out dozens of venues due to their limitations. Although sometimes, a venue comes along that provides the perfect location, high-speed technology, and much more without having to compromise.

 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

According to the city's chamber of commerce, Amarillo – which is Spanish for "yellow" – earned its name from the color of the subsoil of Amarillo Creek and the flowers of the area's yucca plants. The Texas Panhandle city is at the crossroads of the desert and southern plains, as well as a tenacious ranching lifestyle and a creative urban vibe. Here, you'll find the wild beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and the quirky artistry of Cadillac Ranch.