My Project Experience
I have planned and executed many Corporate Events, Workshops, and Trade Shows including:
Long Beach, CA - Themed Blue's Brothers event aboard the Queen Mary for 300 guests with a technical workshop preceding a seated dinner event. For entertainment, I hired a Blue's Brothers look-alike comedy act and a great local band. Bus transportation was included from another venue to and from the Queen Mary. Spouses of workshop attendees were treated to a separate event during the workshop to a Ghost Tour on the Queen Mary.
"Big events, with big teams and bigger budgets, can be a nightmare to coordinate, but not for Ann" - Travis, Creative Manager
New Orleans, LA - Themed Mardi Gras event with a Brass Band customer parade from the technical workshop preceding the seated dinner event. The focus was on a rebranding of the company by New Orleans Funeral in which we buried the old company name and introduced the newly branded company. The event was complete with Mardi Gras decor, a brass band celebration after announcing the new company name.
Chicago, IL - Museum of Science and Industry themed dinner event with entertainment, a workshop and spouse event. Guests were treated to a tour of the Museum, followed by the dinner event for 250 guests. It was a perfect venue for a company with an industry focus.
"This was one event of many managed by Ann – a true example of her talents, coordination, work ethic and
commitment to delivering the best." - Jerry, Project Manager
New Orleans, LA - A Warehouse location that was perfect for a themed event of the Prohibition Era in the 1920's. This event for 300 guests was complete with door bouncers that required a password for entry, a fan dance performance, a great dance band and all the decor that reflected on the prohibition era. As special event included a Police Raid where they arrested a predetermined guest, handcuffed them and took them off to jail for a short while. Also, a hit was a casino area where guests enjoyed the tables and vied for a Biggest Winner, Biggest Loser award.
Washington, DC - A grand event at The Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue "Residence of the Presidents". This grand hotel was the venue of choice for a 250+ technical workshop and themed customer dinner "Taste of the America" where we featured decor buffet stations and various cuisines from other cultures.
New Orleans, LA - Club 44 adjacent to the New Orleans Superdome was a venue of choice for a Mardi Gras themed event following a technical workshop. The venue was complete with mardi gras decor.
Chicago, IL - Technical workshop for 300 guests, venue selection, theater seating, a stage for five speakers, 15-foot backdrop and advanced audiovisual coordination for taping of audio and video for later duplication to attendees.
Richmond, VA - One-day Technical workshop for 100 engineers, venue selection, continental breakfast, breaks and buffet lunch, classroom seating, A/V coordination, email invitations to selected attendees, RSVP tracking and post-workshop presentation follow-up.
Raleigh, NC - One-day product workshop for 100 engineers, venue selection, breakfast, buffet lunch, breaks and A/V coordination. Email invitations to selected attendees and RSVP tracking.
East Coast Multi-city - 3-days back-to-back Technical workshops, travel, and speaker coordination, A/V, venue selections, travel for speakers, group hotel block, bus transportation to airports, Dinner for 55 guests.
"As a regional sales manager, I relied on Ann to coordinate and execute dozens of elaborate sales and training events
involving hundreds of clients and guests at various locations around the US." - Matthew, Regional Sales Manager
Multiple webinar coordinations for 100+ attendees, email invitations, tracking of attendance, moderating, real-time polls and follow-up audio & video presentation to attendees.
Product training webinars for 100+ attendees with follow-up on audio/video presentations.
Experience with webinar platforms include WebEx, Zoom, Go To Meeting.
"Highly knowledgeable and always in Control even under tight deadlines." - Mudit, Product Manager
Trade Show Planning & Coordination
Planned and coordinated up to 20 Regional and State tradeshows per year throughout the U.S.
Planned and coordinated National tradeshows from 500 sq. ft. up to 4,000 sq. ft. booths including layouts and graphics displays, equipment logistics, show services, audiovisual, pre-show exhibit staff and post-show lead generation follow-up.
Coordinated on-site tradeshow product launches and company press announcements with show management.
Planned and coordinated off-site management meetings, client dinners, and technical workshops during tradeshows.
"I witnessed her expertly coordinate and manage enormous events with teams numbering well over 50 people. Events were always well thought out, organized and everyone involved was informed and taken care of. Even day-of challenges and requests were always met with positive responses and results! " - Travis, Creative Manager