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“With Love From Paris” scoops up more awards in San Antonio, Texas

A corporate Holiday event set in Paris garners 2 international event awards

With Love From Paris, a corporate Holiday event produced by Bright Ideas Event Agency in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 10, 2022, was awarded two international awards last Thursday, August 10, 2023 in Texas.

The ILEA Esprit Awards Gala was held at the historic The Aztec Theatre located in San Antonio, Texas. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner at The St. Anthony Hotel prior to the ceremony and attended several after-party celebrations.

​​About the Event – With Love From Paris
The pandemic was ending & employees had the travel bug. Trip itineraries were top of mind and it was time to explore the world. NorLand Limited, a Familial group of specialized businesses, recognized the need to create the feeling for their employees of having travelled to a sought-after destination. This was also the first time they were able to host this annual event post-pandemic and they knew it was important to bring their employees together in a spectacular setting.

Upon arrival at the venue, guests were transported to the heart of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as the focal point surrounded by historic monuments such as the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and famous Parisian cafés flanking a snow-covered park. Bright Ideas Events partnered with Grant Harasyn, Benoit Waller and Tedd Kuchera from Vancouver Art Department for their creative design services, strategic event solutions and artistic theme development. The production and installation of realistic Parisan landmarks and shops provided the perfect backdrop for an immersive guest experience.

The streets of Paris were bustling with activity, as guests explored the iconic monuments, savoured the delicious French cuisine, and mingled around the cafés, soaking up the relaxed Parisian way of life. The event was a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the event team behind it, who never lost sight of their client’s key objective – “design an event that transports guests to an iconic destination”.

A myriad of uniquely, engaging activities were provided for guests to enjoy. A Paint-by-Numbers activation encouraged guests to work together to complete a stunning mural of Paris, which now hangs in the client’s office, creating a lasting event memory of this Parisian experience.

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Bright Ideas Event Agency, an event agency based in Vancouver, BC, has been producing award-winning corporate events since 1988 and has garnered 57 event nominations resulting in 44 awards. Founder Sharon Bonner has recently launched her event consulting business, Sharon Bonner Consulting, which supports the event industry during a time of labour shortage and surging requests for in-person events.

For more information or media requests, please contact:

Bright Ideas Event Agency – Sharon Bonner, Founder & CEO

604.303.7707, info@brightideasevents.com


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