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Recently, I have been stressed. Really stressed. In the face-to-face events industry, stress to event planners is like a sunburn to a roofer. I’m not just making this up.

“Every Obstacle Is For Good”

I am in the process of planning a city-wide event in the city of Athens Greece. I have been there twice in the past three months and have met some amazing people in a historic backdrop. I definitely hope that anyone that gets a chance can experience Athens and their incredible culture, history and …. Yes, food!

Lucky, Happy, And…..Well Lucky!

This past weekend I was going through 2023 pictures to sort of recall the awesome and crazy year we just had at Show Ready Events! So many thoughts and feelings worked their way in and out of me as I re-witnessed our challenges and successes.

Crazy October!!

We were full throttle in October at Show Ready Events! I arrived in Singapore on September 29th for a near two-week ride that oversaw the installation and operation of the FIRST Global Event at the Singapore Expo. This is a busy venue that had lots of activity pre-show and during our event.

Planning in Harmony

We are in the midst of planning several live shows here at SRE. The FIRST Robotics Competition schedule is such a challenging thing to work on. We assist in the process of finding over 50 venues in over 50 cities to manage a 6-week long robotics competition schedule that literally changes the world.

Mindy with clients in Singapore at the Gardens By The Bay

Step One- Site Selection and the Planning Process!

Contrary to most social event management companies, SRE spends most of its summer schedule in the planning process for fall, winter and spring shows. We travel, meet key vendors, see new venues, make new friends, and most importantly build the foundation for the “80%”.

Steve with Kerrell, recipient of the 2023 Show Ready Events "Kicked Ass Award"

From A Donkey To Hawks!

We started off the FIRST Championship week with a Donkey. Not just any donkey you see….but the Show Ready Events “Kicked Ass Award” donkey. Kerrell McNeal is this year’s winner of this prestigious award!

FIRST Robotics Competitions 2023

What A Month!

The past month plus, the SRE team has been engaged in finalizing details for and running dozens of events. Most of these events are FIRST Robotics Competitions, which we have been working on for many, many years. These events took us from Australia to Mexico City and over 50 destinations in between. Suffice to say, that it will be a few weeks for the noise of the crowds to stop ringing in our heads!

Show Ready Events team in Singapore

Singapore Slinging!!!

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Singapore with Vince, Stephanie and Kate from FIRST Global to essentially look at the entire city as a canvas for the forthcoming 2023 FIRST Global Event.

Image of stage with lights

The Kickoff is really the Kickoff!

Earlier this month, SRE again had the honor to work on both FIRST’s Founder’s Reception and
the FRC Kickoff Events in New Hampshire. We were not challenged with crazy New England
weather this year which made the onsite experience better.