"Working with Event Solutions and being a part of this year’s Idea Factory was an outstanding experience for us. AFR had the good fortune of being a sponsor of the i-stage and creating the Design Challenge, which, with the participation of David Merrill, Frank Clemente and many vendors from the trade show floor, was a huge success! We look forward to growing our partnership and being an important part of the Idea Factory in the years to come. Event Solutions continues to be a significant resource for event professionals and we are happy to be affiliated with them."
- AFR Furniture Rental
"We had a great time as sponsors of the 2011 Idea Factory. The show allowed us to showcase our expansive inventory and network with a myriad of potential clients."
- Fresh Wata and FWR Rental Haus
"Backdrops Beautiful continues to find Event Solutions / Catersource to be the perfect forum for connecting to new quality customers and showcasing our product. We’ve had a really successful show this year and the previous with lots of interest from event planners and caterers that want to add value to their events. It’s been a good experience for us and we will continue to partner in the years to come."
- Backdrops Beautiful
"The Event Solutions Idea Factory was the right place for us to meet new and existing customers in the event and catering industries. It gave us an opportunity to present to the US market and generate business from it."
- Cees Smit®
"We sponsored Event Solutions with our sophisticated mobile event app EventPilot and attendees were absolutely thrilled using it. As sponsors, Event Solutions offered a great opportunity to demonstrate our conference app to event planners and acquire new clients as a direct result of our sponsorship."
- ATIV Software – Makers of EventPilot
"The Show combines in one venue two important markets for our products:
event companies and caterers. We couldn’t be happier. It is an extremely
cost effective way to reach a large number of potential customers at one time."
- Mayesh Wholesale Florist
"Event Solutions is a vital part of our overall marketing strategy where we look forward to reconnecting with current customers and generating new business potential. The professional staff takes great care to assure we achieve our corporate marketing goals by providing a venue that maximizes client exposure and promotes valuable networking."
- CORT Event Furnishings
"This was our second year at Event Solutions and it keeps getting better each year. The array of educational sessions was great and the show generated several sales. See you again in 2012."
- Pro AV
"Since the 2011 show, we have already shipping to new clients in 9 different states! Becoming nationally recognized from this show has brought us closer to the clients that may not have found us. This success has encouraged our expansion and allowed us to build on those relationships for the future!"
- Kool Party Rentals
"Event Solutions Idea Factory has transcended from just a “special event gathering” to becoming the “ultimate summit” of event creators, innovators and experts."
- Encore Creations
"The quality of attendees was beyond expectation. Over 1000 people stopped by our booth and we generated 100s of leads."
- Dress My Cupcake
"This is the first year we participated in the Event Solutions/Catersource tradeshow. We were very pleased with the number of people who stopped by our booth and showed an interest in not only our rental furniture, but also our custom manufactured furniture. We will be back next year!"
- Somers Furniture
"The Event Solutions Tradeshow was the venue we chose as the launching pad for our new business, Event Outfitters. We could not have been more pleased with the results! We had so many sales from the tradeshow floor, we had to re-stock more than 60% of our product. Post show sales from the contacts we made have continued to pay off more than any other marketing avenue we’ve taken."
- Classic Events, Inc., Event Outfitters
"We exhibit at 5 shows per year and this is the best one by far! We make our original investment back before the first day is even over. It is fantastic to talk to so many well-educated, serious business owners who know they need the latest tools to keep their businesses growing."
- QE Software
"The attendees are serious buyers. They are excited about seeing new things and open to exploring new ideas. It enables me to show exciting new trends in fabrics. Allows me to reconnect with customers from across the country."
- Over The Top Rental Linens
"Well attended, both in terms of attendee level and quality, The show opened up catering and event companies as a new category of customers for our products to reach. Our post-show follow up always reveals how valuable the show is. The show has become a permanent addition to our exhibiting calendar."
- American Beverage Marketers
"First time exhibitor with lots of exposure we would have not gotten through any different marketing method."
- Creations in Lucite
"We saw good traffic at the booth, wrote orders at the show, and have received orders from attendees since the show."
- Event Equipment Sales LLC
"As a UK start-up launching a new product innovation, it was essential that we picked the right forum for entering into the US. This proved to be exactly what we were looking for."
- Safetray Products
"We signed up for a booth in 2012 TWICE the size of our 2011 booth to handle all the traffic! Show site purchases more than QUADRUPLED from previous years."
- Total Party Planner
"Great show! It was my first time at a show, and completely blew my socks off!"
- G Media Wraps
“In all the years we’ve been attending, which is over ten, 2010 was one of the strongest shows to date! It showed me that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
- International Event Products
“Celina Tent attended several shows starting January 2010, we were in New Orleans, Orlando, Scottsdale and Winston-Salem. The Show had by far the largest crowd and we received the largest amount of leads. Great show….Thanks.”
- Celina Tent
“Very well ran and planned. Great attendance.”
- Melvin S.Roos and Co Inc.
“Event Solutions is at the forefront of the events industry and as a sponsor, CORT appreciates the opportunity to participate in the conversation and share ideas with attendees. The tradeshow floor provides valuable access to existing clients and a valuable space to generate new leads and have meaningful conversations about our new products and services.”
- CORT Event Furnishings
“…quality of attendees is always by far the best of the 12 show I do per year.”
- Best Event Products, LLC
“…I had several large orders placed directly at the show!”
- Bedazzle My Bonbons
“The show was AMAZING for us. We did close to what we did in 2008, which was our best year ever. If things keep looking up like this, next year will be phenomenal.”
- Caterease Software
“…good new leads and were able to show existing customers new products.”
- Jomar Table Linens
“…a great show, a healthy assortment of caterers, rental companies and the military.”
- Ultimate Textile
“I realize after attending the tradeshow and conference this year that we need to send more of our staff in future years, to educate them on the many aspects of the event industry and for us, as a company, to stay on top of trends.”
- Event Rentals Unlimited, Inc.
“Need more exhibit hours!”
- Fortune Products, Inc.
“I see you not only as “Event Solutions” but “Small Business Solutions” “Idea Solutions” “Economic Solutions” – you are where people go to for solutions in their business which centers around events and you should feel great knowing that you exceed the event side and improve people's livelihoods and lives.”
- White House Strategies
“I liked how sponsors/tradeshow participants were able to also demonstrate at the Xperience room. It gave an opportunity to get to talk to them and then again at the tradeshow.”
- University of British Columbia
“Loved the combination of vendors from the Catersource AND the Event Solutions side. Made for a more well rounded trade show floor.”
- Fabulous Functions
“VERY VERY VERY Good. I loved the fact that there was soooo many different areas and things to see. I like the fact that the vendors took time to really create an environment in their spaces.”
- Red Carpet Event Planning
“This was my first experience with the conference, as a floral and event designer I was unsure if there would be enough to interest and inspire me. I was pleasantly surprised. I was also a speaker and found it both creatively inspiring to prepare a topic that attendees could have real take away knowledge that could be easily integrated into the operations.”
- Claire Bean Floral & Event Design
“I thought the Tradeshow was a good mix of decor and food.”
- Eventmakers International
“Although I ended up not using the lounge area, I thought that was a great idea. It showcases rental items and has a functional purpose. I think you struck the right balance with standard booths, display areas and action areas.”
- Pinehurst Resort
“Our first year coming....we really learned a lot and met so many future business associates by networking our way through the trade show. It was laid out well, and there was a good variety of vendors. We are so glad we decided to go to the show. We will be back in 2011. The 'only' thing I may change is to extend the hours on Wed. til 4pm....we loved it. Thanks. We attended the Anthology Party and were very impressed. It was well organized and the only problem was that it went by too fast. But overall, we LOVED it. Very Fun !!!”
- Blue Ribbon Goods & Services
“I always enjoy the energy of the attendees and the creativity and talents of the other speakers and expo participants.”
- Exhibit Experts
“It seemed like at every moment there was always something exciting going on.”
- Mikel Marketing
“The tradeshow was awesome. I was extremely impressed with how many vendors you had there, from all aspects.”
- Warner Pacific Insurance Services
“This show had a lot of moving parts, from concurrent sessions and competitions to the bookstore and tradeshow. It was great to be able to pick and choose what applied to my professional level and interests.”
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute
“What a tremendous week it was in Las Vegas! THANK YOU!! The conference was wonderful. We learned so much and met so many wonderful people. I was impressed with the speakers and their willingness to share ideas and mentor others. And the tradeshow! What a wealth of opportunity and creativity! You have created quite a wonderful environment for sharing and learning. THANK YOU!!”
- Children’s Cancer Network
“Every year I attend Event Solutions, I always leave with at least a dozen ideas for new products or services to add to our events.”
- Fiesta Bowl
“The speakers were informative and inspiring. I can’t wait to take their suggestions back home and see how I can translate them into my own business successes.”
- Encore Creations