On January 12, 2016, 5,000 event professionals from all over the world gathered in Orlando to kick off The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow. Hello! Destination Management was honored to create the Opening Night Party at Pointe Orlando.
The world's top event professionals can be a hard crowd to please, but Hello! pulled out all the stops, taking over Pointe Orlando with a bold and exciting party. As special event professionals, we enjoy a certain kind of freedom. We are celebrated for our bold ideas, we can express our style through the environments we create and we can imagine experiences that foster relationships and leave lasting memories.
Hello! invited TSE guests to kick off the conference with a journey through three exciting Orlando venues for an evening celebrating Freedom!
Inside Cuba Libre we offered a space that encouraged guests with the Freedom to be bold! Within a courtyard setting surrounded by colorful buildings reminiscent of a street in Cuba we celebrated the sounds and flavors of this forbidden destination. Guests enjoyed Cuba Libre's signature rum punch and mojitos, along with delicious bites from all of the delicious Pointe Orlando restaurants.
Latin Ambition kept the crowd dancing with Latin American Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Cumbia seamlessly blending into American Top 40, Pop, and Rock. The music was enhanced with Latin Dancers and Drummers, bedecked in their tropical finest to fit the Cuban setting.
Next door at RA Sushi Bar we celebrated Freedom of Expression. Guests expressed themselves at our photo activity, enjoying music from a DJ set up with a 3D twist. A Star and Clouds Canopy hung from the ceiling in the shape of clouds and stars hang throughout the patio. They had fun playing with the Giant Light Bright – delighting each guest's inner child with a 7 foot tall and 8 foot wide Light Bright. The John Holley Duo kept an edgy vibe going with rock, roots and blues music. The Gliders brought the excitement- combining cutting edge innovation with our creative performers on hoverboards.
Just over the bridge outside of Cuba Libre, guests crossed over to BB King's Patio where Hello! designed a space with the Freedom to Imagine in mind. This outdoor setting featured a chill atmosphere with a few surprises that allowed guests to recharge and start the week with a playful tone. Event profs enjoyed their FREEDOM to celebrate as Orlando welcomed them to TSE 2016!