Vendors and Partners of Accent on Indianapolis
'Not Your Typical Cup of Tea'


City: Indianapolis, Indiana

Attendees: 160



The challenge:


When showcasing to the top hospitality industry professionals in the city, you can’t be caught planning a cheap event. Therefore, the largest challenge with this event was the budget, as we were our own client. Being the first company to offer this type of recognition event in the city, we had a unique opportunity to present to our favorite vendors. We were planning an evening that would get vendors together that would never necessarily be in the same room together again. Leveraging this opportunity helped reduce our final cost.


Our plan:


We rely on a great deal of support from not only the countless vendors and venues we utilize, but also our hoteliers and CVB team. We set out to create an entire event dedicated to honoring all of those individuals in our industry that contribute to our team’s success. It wasn’t about the company they work for or the brand they represent, but more about what they personally do to help our team succeed throughout the year. We decided on an avant garde Alice in Wonderland concept that would allow for the needed business elements as well as the overall event which we aptly named “Not Your Typical Cup of Tea.” The concept was complete with costumed characters, musical transitions, over-the-top décor, plus unique food an beverage presentations.


Our solution:


The program began with an introduction of our team members that were rolled down the aisle in a royal throne. Dinner service began with the first course of the meal: dessert! Yes, we served the meal backwards, starting with dessert, followed by the entrée, and concluding with a salad. Between each course, we recognized 4 award categories each. Each nominee was listed on a power point presentation. The winner followed the checkered path to the stage, along with customized music, while our team MC gave examples of how their contributions benefitted the success of our team.


Award received:





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