This past January, the Star Trax Events Team hopped on a plane to NOLA to attend the Special Events Conference for the first time. We had the opportunity to sign up for classes with guest speakers in all things event-related: food and beverage, client management, and, our personal favorite – design trends. Learning the hottest tips and tricks sparked so much excitement within the four of us – we couldn’t wait to share what we learned with our clients! After the classes, we walked through the conference center on a search for the latest and greatest in the industry. We met new vendors, saw the latest technology and were inspired by all the creativity around us.
Our evenings were filled with opening night parties, wedding expos, and, of course, touring the city that never sleeps. We ate at the trendiest restaurants, walked the infamous Bourbon Street, and made sure to do every ‘touristy thing’ imaginable before heading back to the Mitten.
The best part of our visit was definitely Michael Cerebelli’s Hot List! We arrived onsite almost two-hours prior to the show just to make sure we had good seats (I would be lying if I said we didn’t rush to the very front row as soon as the doors opened). We saw live music & entertainment, specialty linens, rental and dessert vendors, video mapping, and the newest in lighting and tech. The energy in the room was contagious – there is no better feeling than being in a room full of people who share your passion. This trip was an incredible experience – our team had the best time!