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[caption id="attachment_1376" align="alignright" width="300"] Taj Mahal[/caption] In my last post, I spoke of the chaos that enveloped me while in India.  I could write for days about what I observed there and even though it’s been over a month since my last journey, I am reminded...

[caption id="attachment_1352" align="alignright" width="300"] Mumbai Train Station. Managing through chaos: corporate event management[/caption] I just returned from India, and am still processing all the typical western reactions to the country: the chaos, the traffic, the crowds. But one thing that stuck with me was a brass...

Fire.  It was an event manager’s nightmare.  The exclusive wine and lunch pairing that we’d so meticulously planned for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars went up in smoke two days before the event, when the Per Se kitchen caught fire. Disasters of that magnitude are, by their very...

When it's time to start the food and beverage planning with a hotel catering team, event producers are most likely to be handed a big file of "banquet menus" presented with fancy wording and packaging. Buffets, plated dinners, themed events, and food stations - you know...

This is one of the underlying principals in what we call The WILSONWEST Way: our approach to the design, development, and execution of corporate event services. By following this powerful and simple corporate event planning strategy: we listen to our clients, ask lots of questions,...

Making things happen, and making them happen quickly and perfectly is part of the universal job description for event producers. I was very fortunate to be thrown into high-level corporate event planning very early in my career and I learned from pros like Ellen Proxmire...