Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Special Event 2009

We're back from an amazing week at the Special Event Show 2009 (TSE) in San Diego, California. We had such a great time! From the educational workshops to the evening events, we did it all!

Although we didn't take home the Gala Award in our category, it was an honor to be nominated and we can't wait to submit for the 2010 Gala Awards!

Enough talking from me... why don't you check out some photos of the team having a ball in San Diego:

Here's Liz & Dana on the first day of the TSE. They're standing beneath the TSE signage at the San Diego Convention Center. Get excited!


The team decided to meet for cocktails after our first day of classes. Here's Kate, Liz and Dana sitting in the Lobby bar.


The Opening General Session is always great; Dana, Liz & Susan are getting into the spirit!


Ali & Cher are getting into the Opening General Session too!


You can't go wrong with lighted wands! Here are Lindsay & Kate at the Opening General Session!


Although this picture is a little dark, we had to post it. Here's Dana & Liz in the ladies restroom at one of the off-site events. Yes, that's them standing with champagne in-hand in front of a fabulous ice sculpture with loads of chocolate covered strawberries. Brilliant!


Here we are at the NACE Welcome Event at the nightclub, On Broadway. Liz, Dana, Lindsay & Kate had a ball exploring the venue, trying the fabulous food, and dancing the night away!


Here's Ed, PFI's Art Director, with a few of "his girls' at the NACE Welcome Event. Take a look at his buttons!


As you know, PFI was nominated for a Gala Award at the 2009 TSE. Here's a look at our nomination write-up on the Gala Boards on the Tradeshow Floor.


Here we are enjoying dinner at Jimmy Loves in the Gaslamp District of San Diego. What a cool area. We loved San Diego so much, we're pushing to open a west coast branch!


Here's Lindsay, Susan at Cher at the Gala Awards Ceremony last Friday night. The band, NRG, is performing on stage right behind them; they were really great!


Here we are at the Gala Awards Ceremony - Kate, Lindsay, Dana & Liz. Yes, we all got the black memo!


We had a great time at this year's TSE and can't wait for next year's conference in New Orleans!

Eventfully yours...

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