FEB 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 16 The CREATIVE Issue Beer The Specialty Drink Reduce costs by replacing the full, hosted bar with a beer and wine bar. For a limited time, add a signa- ture specialty cocktail that's named and colored after the event client. ■ Event Furniture Trends CORT Event Furnishings, which just won "Best Overall Booth Appearance" at The Special Event Show in Nashville, recently launched its "Revolution" campaign. "We're urging event planners to revolutionize their events. Throw out traditional event design rules and mix disparate styles to create something fresh and innovative," said Kevin Dana, CORT Events. "At the Special Event Show, we showcased the Napoleon collection and launched the new Rustique and Elements collections, including rustic accessories and greenery." ■ Learn more at Be Mod With Hip Places To Lounge Lounge areas help bring attendees onto the expo floor and interacting with exhibitors. Matched with WiFi connectivity, these areas can be comfortable spots for attendees to check their emails and send a text. While many facilities now offer their own furniture, you can rent furniture from national and regional ven- dors that are located in nearly all major metro areas such as CORT, which can be found on- line at CORT's Lounge 22 collection offers modern and hip furniture. ■ Idea Example Shared By Austin (Texas) Convention Center 08-26 CS FEB 2014_Layout 1 1/31/14 3:45 PM Page 16

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