Corporate Event Planning Philadelphia PA

Local resource for corporate event planning in Philadelphia, PA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to corporate event ideas, corporate event solutions, meeting management, technical support, audiovisual services, session management, and database management, as well as advice and content on corporate event management.

The Theme Factory of Philadelphia
(215) 227-7677
2901 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
David Roth Group
(215) 923-0800
401 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
Exhibittree Design Services
(410) 942-9202
6112 Wissahickon ave
Philadelphia, PA
 
BuzzCommunications LLC
(215) 985-2899
1625 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
philadelphia print and color
(215) 563-2200
1900 jfk blvd
philadelphia, PA
 
InnerLeaf Communications
(215) 231-9870
1333 Race Street, Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA
 
Soko Inc Marketing & Special Events
(215) 472-3034
P.O. Box 34285
Philadelphia, PA
 
Global Events Partners
(267) 514-2620
1600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
Original Concepts LLC
(215) 569-3253
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
High Impact Events
(888) 525-3535
High Impact Events
Philadelphia, PA
 

Party ideas for businesses: Business party: Professional events getting friendlier

Business parties have always been a mainstay of the winter holiday season. But today, companies are planning parties throughout the year. And more parties than ever. If you're already thinking about your own company's next event--whether it's a catered summer picnic for employees or a client-focused gathering--here are some helpful insights from an experienced Long Island business event planner.

Business Party Glasses

Kristie Koppe Galvani, vice president of event planning at HJMT Communications, a public relations, marketing, and event planning company in Westbury, New York, says that in recent months, HJMT has seen the Long Island corporate party business become not only more active, but also more interesting.

"Business parties are definitely more people-focused, these days" says Galvani. "Events are purposely being planned around relationship-building. They're smaller, with more time built in for mingling and for people to get to know each other better," she says.

Enjoyment is the goal

"Cocktail hours are longer, and programs are shorter," Galvani continues. "What we're seeing is that businesses want less formality and more fun."

Of course, some companies, particularly larger ones, choose hotel banquet halls for their product launches, holiday gatherings, or other corporate events, she says. "But we're also seeing an interest in doing something different. Some businesses are looking to have parties in museums, at airports, or on the rooftops of restaurants."

HJMT is also planning business parties in venues that only a few years ago might never have been considered, says Galvani. Among them: sports arcades and bowling alleys.

Casual parties for clients

The value of entertaining seems to be apparent to a growing number of businesses. "Parties definitely are being written into more company marketing plans," says Galvani. "We're doing client appreciation-type cocktail receptions that aren't even tied to specific holidays or promotional events," she says.

"Companies have casual get-togethers in their offices. They invite clients and hire caterers to provide passed h'ors d'oeuvres or informal pick-up fare, or even just wine, cheese, and crackers," she says.

Galvani also notes another popular business party trend that shows no sign of abating. (See Tasty & Trendy: What's Now and What's Next .) "At business as well as social events, desserts are being passed around," she says. "People want mini-cheesecakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, small ice cream...

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