Amway Tour for Rosen College Event Management Students

Amway Tour for Rosen College Event Management Students

Tweet What does it take to run Central Florida’s premier sports and live entertainment venue? Lecturer Brian Avery’s Hospitality/Event Risk Management class found out during an exclusive tour of the Amway Center on Nov. 19. Phil Hastings, director of arena operations for the Orlando Magic, served as their guide, providing a front of house and back of… [Read More]

Event, Tourism and Attraction Signage… What is the Message?

Event, Tourism and Attraction Signage… What is the Message?

Tweet First and foremost, let’s start with the basics. A sign is something that suggests the presence of a fact, condition, or quality not immediately evident; an indication an action or gesture used to convey an idea, desire, information, or command. Additionally, it can be a board or placard displayed in a place to advertise… [Read More]

Near Miss NOT Enough to Save Scare Actor… Another Halloween Themed Event Claims a Life

Near Miss NOT Enough to Save Scare Actor… Another Halloween Themed Event Claims a Life

Tweet It goes without saying the popularity of Halloween. Halloween has been a growing source of revenue for numerous industries for several decades, an 8+ billion a year industry. This once happy-go-lucky kid-centric holiday has been hijacked by teenagers and adults seeking extreme experiences and encounters. Anyone with a T.V. can attest to the fact… [Read More]

Hayride Safety… Planning a Successful Event

Hayride Safety… Planning a Successful Event

Tweet Fall is a great time of year for the events industry. The weather cools, kids are back in school, parents are settled into a routine, and the holidays are fast approaching. Event planners and organizers capitalize on the autumn air and the eager community by providing attractions and experiences at art shows, festivals, pumpkin… [Read More]

Staking 10×10 Tents at Festivals and Events

Staking 10×10 Tents at Festivals and Events

Tweet When installing temporary structures such as tents at festivals and events, it is imperative that consideration be given to the following safety related concerns: Obstructions, location, weather, wind exposure, access, exits, and anchoring stability. Event organizers and planners are responsible for identifying materials and standards that provide requirements for the proper set-up and use… [Read More]