Wednesday, May 25, 2011
At the conclusion of the tournament, which features celebrities and PGA tour professionals playing along with junior players and guests, Vince and wife Amy Grant hosted a Celebrity-VIP party at their
GMP would like to thank Vince Gill and the team of great people involved in making The Vinny such a successful event, and look forward to next year when the event celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The pre-con ended with the hotel GM and executive team hosting a brief pinning ceremony accompanied by refreshing smoothies served high atop the hotel's 30 story tower. Of course we eventually did go through the BEO reviews, but even that seemed less tedious in light of our insightful tour. My compliments to the Hilton Bayfront for creating an innovative approach to building customer relationships!
GMP worked with NAED planners Becky Burgess and Lesley Wall to create a dynamic environment for education, networking, and customer interaction through two days of general sessions, educational speakers, and recognition programs. We supported communication guru Stacy Brown's general session content with three wide-format projection screens used for video playback, live I-Mag, and Keynote presentations. The business session stage set featured large 16' tall sogi screen panels used for elaborate lighting effects that changed throughout the conference. NAED attendees represent cutting edge manufacturers of LED lighting products, so our technical approach incorporated (pun intended) the use of state-of-the art LED instruments. The closing awards banquet decor was also designed and executed by our GMP team, incorporating chocolate and copper linens with southwest-themed centerpieces that complimented the hotel's color palette. It was a beautiful night!
We always enjoy working with the NAED staff and members as evidenced by this being our 60th conference produced for them. In fact, the NAED management team surprised us backstage with a champagne toast in appreciation of our long and successful relationship. I was totally shocked and flattered by this awesome gesture! A heartfelt thanks goes to NAED for allowing us to support your efforts for so many years!
NAED meeting planning team Lesley Wall and Becky Burgess present plaque of appreciation to Gary at NAED's NELS event.