Inspiring Ideas From Your Peers

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The 2013 Event Solutions Idea Factory attracts some of the most creative minds in our industry. Through the many contests during the show, attendees are invited to show off new and exciting concepts to their peers for a chance to win cash, prizes, recognition and bragging rights for years to come. Each year, we gather to view these incredible entries and vote for our favorites.

Through these extravagant displays attendees can derive ideas for themes, linens, lighting, plating, structures and more. This sharing of ideas brings our industry together and allows you and your company to enhance your events by implementing trends from around the world, and ultimately helping you succeed in your market. Winners of the 2013 Buffet and Tabletop Contests were announced at the Closing Session on March 13, 2013. View the inspiring winning entries from both competitions below.

2013 Buffet Contest Winners

First Place
Eighteen Sixty Seven
By Global Event Group
1867Buffet

Second Place
Code Green
Caesars Palace & Next Level Global Events
CodeGreenBuffet

Third Place
Spring Seduction Suspended
The JDK Group
SpringSeductionBuffet

2013 Tabletop Contest Winners

The Tabletop Contest brought us even more innovative ideas. Contestants set up their displays during the tradeshow and were set on display for voting on Wednesday. Guest judge David Tutera joined the group of contestants on Wednesday to discuss their concepts and then chose a winner for the coveted Tutera’s Pick award.

Best in Show, Most Creative and Tutera’s Pick
Japanese Tea Garden
Common Plea Catering
CommonPleaTabletop

Most Innovative
The Fireman
Exclamations! Catering
ExclamationsTabletops

Most Viable Concept
Steel Elegance
Abilene Christian University
AbileneTabletop

To view images of all the creative contest entries and general pics from the Idea Factory, find us on Facebook and Pinterest.

About the author : Alyssa Brooks

Alyssa Brooks

Alyssa Brooks is the Marketing Manager for Event Solutions and Catersource. She enjoys planning and marketing events and is always seeking fun and creative new ideas to share with the industry.

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