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The Forté Events Team to hit the Special Events Conference 2012!

TSEThis years The Special Event Conference is going to be extra special for us.  There will be five of us from Forté Events attending this year and Tami will be speaking at three different classes!   We’re very excited that basically the entire team will be able to experience this event.  Many have been multiple times before, but for others it will be their first.  People ask us all the time what’s the value in attending this conference (which is the largest in the event industry).  Here’s some of the reasons we go:

It’s one of her favorite things to do and a way of giving back to the industry.  If you have ever attended one of her classes,  you know how much fun they are and how enthusiastic Tami is.  This conference is especially fun for her since it’s all week-long; she gets more time with everyone who comes to her classes.

  • Certifications

Tami at 2009 TSEThere’s lots of educational opportunities all in one place to get an industry certification.

Where else can you learn what are the current trends and find out what others are doing at events across the country?

  • Relationship Building

This is the biggest reason we go.  As planners, we don’t go expecting to get direct business from it (we’re sure vendors do), but we strengthen and make new relationships with our event peers.  We’ve met so many friends, interns and employees at The Special Event over the years.  These days most businesses are national, if not international.  You never know when a client may call on you to do an event in Ohio and with the network of peers you can create from TSE, you’ll be able to do a great event from wherever you are.   We’ve gotten many referrals throughout the years from people we’ve met at TSE as well as calls from other planners who needed help planning an event where we’re based.  One recent example was from an event we did last year that tied in a premiere event with the latest Batman movie.  When we had a question about the movie itself, we were able to call on the event planner from Warner Brothers, who we’d met at a past TSE.  Without the relationship we developed at TSE we wouldn’t have gotten that direct help.

We’re looking forward to seeing old friends & making many new ones later this month in Chicago!

Forté Events Inc. wins prestigious ISES ESPRIT AWARD from the International Special Events Society

espirit awardForté Events Inc., a Colorado Springs-based strategic event design and production firm is an award recipient for the prestigious ISES Esprit Awards from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of “Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000.”  Along with this award, Forté Events also won this year’s ISES Denver Excellence Award for “Best Wedding Budget Over $50,000” in June.  These awards make Forté Events the winner of the best wedding produced in the state of Colorado in the year of 2011 and the best wedding produced in the world in 2011 as judged by the event industry.

Forté Events Inc. has been in business for six years and it’s CEO, Tami Forero celebrated her 20-year anniversary as an Event Planner in 2012.  In that time, Forté Events Inc. has also won an Colorado Expression ICON Award for best non-profit event and Tami’s been awarded the Rising Star Award by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

The winning wedding was an Alice in Wonderland themed event that was truly a dream job for Forté Events.   We were given full creative control and a generous budget from the client.  A 100’ x 100’ tent on the grounds of the Fountain Valley School became a fantasy world that included a rabbit hole entryway, shrinking room, hedge maze, a 75’ long Mad-Hatter table, and characters from the story.  Over 5,000 flowers created a ceremony archway like no other and a truly magical feeling forest atmosphere.  The culinary selections were unlike anything you’ve ever seen at a wedding with food displayed as growing out of the forest floor, hanging from trees and even included a station of items that tasted “not what they seemed” (beef and sour cream tacos that looked like desert canoli’s for example.)  For a full set of photos go to

Tami Forero, CEO of Forté Events Inc., says”  “It was one of our favorite weddings we have produced.  The family was a pleasure to work with and our ability to be creative was limitless which is a rare privilege.”


About ISES:

ISES honors industry excellence through its prestigious awards program, the ISES Esprit Awards which fuel a spirit of competition within designated categories. ISES Esprit Awards gain global visibility and recognition for ISES members. It honors special event professionals who exhibit a “spirit of excellence” in their work.  The importance of global industry recognition helps improve industry standards internationally and further promote our professionalism.  ISES is dedicated to recognizing excellence in events and rewarding those individuals whose vision and creativity make their events “Special.”

About Forté Events:

Forté Events is a strategic event design and production firm specializing in corporate, non-profit, and social events worldwide.  Based in Colorado Springs, CO, this small company of seven produce events worldwide from Fortune 500 clients to families and charities.  Forté Events specializes in helping clients attain goals, realize return on investment, and achieve the most unique, creative experiences.