Tuesday, April 17 — 8:00am - 9:30am
135 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
During this breakfast, we plan to explore setting up large temporary sites, these could include tented events or large convention centers. When it comes to setting up a work space often little thought goes into cabling, camera positions, and or where to pull power from. In this discussion we will talk about ways to look at your site past the guest experience and focus on the technical staffing experience. Warning this could lower your labor bills!
Brian Winthrop of Blue Wave Events was always interested in entertainment, production and food. He has had a long and fascinating career managing his own exclusive talent booking firm including G. Gordon Liddy, Timothy Leary, the Dead Kennedys, Father Guido Sarducci, Franken & Davis, and major tours, from Kodak’s Earthwalk, Coca-Cola’s Club Coca-Cola, Wild Video Dance Party to Club Big Wave, Saturn V The Laser Light Rock Concert to the Big Wave Drive-In Movie that has performed at more than 10,000 sites around the country. He is involved with International Special Event Society and MPI, and received his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and his Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) accreditations.
Today Brian runs Big Wave Events, Inc. producing major events in the university, association, corporate, fashion, benefit and private party markets offering clients event management, layout, design and their own state-of-the-art audio, video, lighting and décor. Additionally, he has a second firm, Big Wave LED that provides installations in the school and country club markets.
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most influential live events around the world.
ILEA is a community centered around celebrating all aspects of live event production and management. This enables our members to deliver the very best work to their clients through collaboration, thought-leadership and idea sharing.
ILEA members include event planners/producers, caterers, meeting planners, decorators, audio-visual technicians, convention coordinators, entertainers, educators, journalists, photographers, hotel sales managers and more.