Yesterday (Wed. March 30), my fabulous assistant Gabriella and I visited the annual Cdn Special Events expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, meeting old friends and making new biz connections. I’d like to intro you to some of the great suppliers of entertainment, edible goodies and services to the events industry. One of the first exhibits was this beautiful display of event furnishings…lovely, dontcha think?Then on we went to say hello to the lovely ladies of IGNITE Magazine (below) www.ignitemag.ca/ a great trade magazine offering advice and solutions for event planners. Next door was the super deelish booth of SUCCULENT CHOCOLATES (below) who tickled eveyone’s tastebuds with their samples. www.succulentchocolates.com/confections/ We then chilled out at the GLISSE ON ICE display which showcased the beautiful and artistic skating prowess of two lovely ice dancers (below). The shows tour the world and I was thrilled to reconnect with founder, Chantal Fry (bottom pic) who was once a star herself of the Stars on Ice shows www.glisseonice.com
After watching the pretty ice ballerinas, Gabriella and I joined the chilly festivities over at ICE CULTURE INC. who were taking cute pics thru a carved block of ice, so of course we obliged! www.iceculture.com …and I was so happy to meet up with my previous intern/assistant, Nicole Green (below) who has just started building her own PR/Mkt’g business. Bravo, Nicole.Next, we had fun with the fellas from CREATIVE CLUB CORPORATE at their Lego booth…oooh, look – Minions! www.creativeclubcorp.com Gabriella had so many great photo opps, including this one with giant chess pieces!!And of course, any opportunity for silly snaps were not ignored…. We loved the display of food and furnishings at ECLECTIC EVENTS INT’L – they always deliver innovative and exciting booth displays. This year, they had an intergalactic theme and we enjoyed the space treats and the spacey floor and wall coverings. www.eclecticeventsintl.com I loved this Moroccan-themed showcase…where’s the camel?One of the scarier booths was this wildlife encounter company. I was thinking about posing with the ‘gator or one of their snakes (which I’ve done in the past) but there was such a long line-up I decided to keep walking. I hope this poor little critter was enjoying itself but I’m not so sure.We then stopped in to say hi to Joni DeAngelis at the DeANEGELIS ENTERTAINMENT booth where this lovely aerial artist was contorting herself while Joni’s husband, the incomparable Bob DeAngelis, played his groovy clarinet. www.deangelisentertainment.com
We dropped in on the wacky folks of BANGER BINGO, a corporate events & team building group who obviously embrace the weird and wonderful! Such nice people and we had such a blast at their booth. www.bangerbingo.com All in all, it was a far smaller event than last year but Gabriella and I enjoyed chatting with the vendors and snappin’ saucy pics at their booths. Hope you enjoyed this virtual visit to the Canadian Special Events showcase in Toronto.